Kate Worley

Region: Midwest

 Kate Worley’s work is concerned with dichotomies of space, bodies, and media. The tactile quality of acrylic lives alongside mixed media and photographed figures. She is interested in examining ideas surrounding icons, homes, media, neighborhoods, and the practice of home and self-renovation.

Her most recent series is a reflection on living in the 38th and Chicago neighborhood in Minneapolis during the George Floyd murder and protests. She is inspired by the imagery of Gee’s Bend quilts and uses Instagram images, newspaper collage, and metal substrate to create depictions of outer and inner societal structures and power imbalances.