San Francisco, CA

June 17, 2010 – June 29, 2010

Kate is a painter and mental health specialist who also spends a great deal of time making sushi. Since 2003, Kate’s work has been focused upon collaboration with people in institutional settings. Kate spends as much time as possible in state psych hospitals, forensic wards and prisons, making are with people who have been identified as ‘unsuitable for community life.’ Much of Kate’s work is about America’s obsession with diagnosing and criminalizing people. In practice, she looks to utilize art and the activity of art making as a tool to work with people to successfully return to community life and cultivate a kind of inner peace that the loveless protocols of correctional and mental health systems will never synthesize.



Fear in a Bag