:: Bio ::
Kate Raudenbush is a New York-based, Burning Man-bred artist, who resonates deeply with environmental issues, and the perils and potential of our evolving humanity. She is a creator of monolithic, immersive & allegorical sculpture works that catalyze social engagement and intellectual curiosity, while exploring themes that range from technological sustainability to creation myth, and from self-empowerment to environmental awareness.
She synthesizes materials such as steel, wood, mirror, aircraft cable, Tyvek and L.E.D. light programing together with methods using 3D rendering software, mechanical engineering, interactive programming, solar power, welding, laser-cutting, pyrotechnics, rigging and cranes to construct her sculptures, stages and ritual spaces.
As a self-taught sculpture artist, the power of her work lies in its ability to raise awareness of important social and environmental concerns without compromising beauty and aesthetics, often creating what feels to be a sacred space. Kate’s work and words have been published, commissioned and collected in art museums from Seoul to Reno, in international art fairs from Miami to the Hamptons, and in festivals from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, Santiago, San Fransisco, New York City, and in the creative vanguard of many epic, fiery gatherings at Burning Man.
Actively involved at The Nationals Arts Club, the Sculptor’s Guild, and the International Sculpture Center in New York, Kate is also an advisory board member of Burning Man Arts in San Francisco.
She loves to dance.
I strive to create enveloping environments and sacred spaces that invite both intellectual curiosity and visitor exploration. My wish is for you to feel held, elevated and empowered by intentional space. In this way, the artwork and its intention is not just an object to behold, but also a spatial, symbolic experience to be lived, loved and learned from.
I create with the belief that conscious creativity has a connective and awakening force, sharing the conviction that throughout our human history, artistic expression and invention has been, and will continue to be, an indicator of an evolved society, showing an awareness of its own identity, belief systems, and a connection to both earth-bound and spiritual presence.
My work’s motivating force is an endeavor to create art and experiences that both question and inform reality, and include and elevate human-beings. My creativity is an on-going attempt to foster an awareness of our evolving humanity and our relationship with our earth, that will resonate with the empathic conscience of our collective culture, now and in the future.