Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator & educator.
Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, large-scale participatory projects, client work, and a full-time role as educator, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange.
HELLO: I make work about the things we buy and the feelings we feel. The building blocks of my practice include: bright colors, hand lettering, inventories of illustrated objects, and input and interaction from the communities of awesome people who contribute to my crowd-sourced projects.
Rule based projects RULE my work. Almost all of my non-client work operates some sort of rule structure. The project I might be best know for is drawing 2,900 daily purchases for 8 years.
My roles as commercial illustrator, full-time educator, and project-based artist overlap to inform an intricate creative work flow.
I am the Associate Director of the Art+Design School at Portland State University and an Associate Professor of Graphic Design. My position as both leader and collaborator with my students is an integral part of my creative practice.
Have questions? Check out a few interviews. Want to work together? Let me know! For European inquiries, I am represented by Unit.
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