Artist Statement & Bio
I am a mixed media artist who uses found objects, textiles, and homespun techniques to create caricatures of my personal experiences. My work is a buffet of joy and anxiety, with just a dash of dark humor, for the viewer to feast upon. My latest obsession with indigo dye and shibori (Japanese resist dye techniques) are slowly seeping into all aspects of my art making. I enjoy overlaying embroidery onto my shibori textiles.
I received my BA in Visual Art from Ramapo College of NJ in 2005, as well as K-12 NJ Art Teacher Certification. I attended artist residencies at _gaia studio (Wonder Women 9: Superfood) in 2015, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University (Summer Sculpture Intensive) in 2012, and completed the Creative Capital Blended Learning Professional Development Program for NJ Artists in 2016. I frequently show my work, and teach art, throughout the state with concentrations in Trenton, Jersey City, Newark, and Monmouth County.
I enjoy comics, sci fi, Renaissance faires, geocaching, petting zoos, Crossfit, and spending summers in Port Loring, Ontario with family. I live and work in New Jersey with my family.
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Instagram at kate.eggleston