We had the good fortune of connecting with Kate Hooray Osmond and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kate Hooray, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I learn more from my failures than my successes. Maybe a particular color or element in my painting isn’t right. Or perhaps I have a misstep or lose an opportunity. Each time something doesn’t work out as I hope, I’m challenged to use my creativity and drive to find a new path forward. Often, my next steps are more vibrant and satisfying, and provide opportunities for exploration than if things has turned out the way I had planned.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I always believe that my voice is important. Optimism is not a subject that has been easily embraced in Contemporary Art but it resides at the core of my work. Existence is beautiful, and difficult, and scary. And it’s something worth pursuing. I like to create questions in my work and to give viewers the agency to seek the beauty within their own selves. In my creative process, I ask myself, “What if everything we will ever need is already present within us.” From that perspective, the world is colored very differently.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Spalding Nix Gallery and stay for an artist talk any trail. get outside, breathe air, and move Atlanta Botanical Garden The Garden Room for cocktails High Museum, for sure
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to thank and Spalding Nix Gallery in Atlanta and the Miller Gallery in Charleston for supporting my work and fostering in-depth creative conversations that enliven the community. I gain so much from them and am grateful for their support.