Kate Anderson references art history, popular culture, and dialogue with her knotted non-functional teapots, cups and saucers. Their subjects have ranged from Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart to works by American artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. Anderson encourages a reconsideration of historic images by placing them in a new context. She has incorporated poetry, politics and varying languages in her diverse works. In her words, she engages in “reinterpreting the experience of how we are meant to perceive a snapshot of American history.” (adapted, Racine Art Museum, 2022).
Formally trained as a painter, Kate began knotting in 1996 after a workshop at Craft Alliance, St. Louis. Her knotted works reference pop era and mid century cultural icons, as well as varying languages. Over the past 40 years, she has had extensive professional experience as an exhibitor, gallery director, curator, juror, panelist and workshop leader. Her work has been exhibited in numerous traveling, group and solo exhibitions and can be found in several significant private and public collections including the Philadelphia Art Museum, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Racine Art Museum, and Muskegon Art Museum, Michigan. More about Kate at Kate Anderson Arts