Kate Nielsen is inspired by textures found in everyday life and outsider art, her process often involves building up layers of acrylic paint that are then peeled, cut, and reincorporated into new forms.
My recent body of work uses cut paper layered with soot and encaustic to trace the gradual
reconstruction of a city after a natural disaster. These salvaged materials are reassembled into
forms that are both timeless and transient.
Through mixed media paintings, graphite drawings, and object-oriented installations, my work
explores interpersonal relationships and the human condition to consider how one’s actions affect
the surrounding human landscape.
I integrate painting, found objects, text, dance and sound to create installations that link my personal history to lesser-known history; I am currently working on a project about maids in the United States as I was a maid as an art student
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ka-Son Reeves grew up cultivating his natural artistic ability by
watching the creative processes of his fatherâ€“a portrait artistâ€“and his eldest brotherâ€“a local Graffiti