The Art and Design of Kate Church




BFA Rhode Island School of Design 1978


Institute of American Doll Artists 2008


The line and gesture of her work draws on a continuing practice and study of the human figure. Drawing, painting and sculpting are a major part of Kate’s work life. Beautiful fabrics in unusual combinations reflect a background in textile design, her major course of study at RISD.

The intention of the work is to carry a silent imprint or sense of emotion through the posture and expression of the figure evolving in front of her. Built using a process that is movable throughout its construction, a tangible sense of emerging comes naturally to the finished sculpture. In fact most of the figures can be altered and adjusted; movement is part of their design.


Each piece is meant to become an artful muse for those who collect them.