Kate Neckel creates paintings that record the energy and flow of her surroundings. For years, living in New York, her work reflected the kinetic, vibrating energy of the city, in vibrant and colorful topographic compositions. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, there is a noticeable shift in her work, where her brushstrokes have become bold outlines, like winding rivers mixing with totemic symbols. Her visual stories are spontaneous and pour from her, like ancient guides to her two homes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kate Neckel earned her BA from University of Maryland at College Park, and her MFAs from the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has collaborated with designer Zac Posen, Ace Hotel, Cole Hahn, The New York Times and the Seattle Seahawks. A resident of New York for seventeen years, she now makes her home in Seattle with her family.