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.
My studio is located in Outlet which is my project space located in Portland, Oregon. I am also an Associate Professor of Graphic Design a Portland State. 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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