“SPECTRA and Wheels”
Created for HATAK
By Kate Hooray Osmond

About this work:
“The works that I have included are a part of my SPECTRA series, which serves as a meditation on experiential landscapes. My work takes a micro and macro view of the forces that drive the current systems of which we are all part. The pieces that contain chemical structure diagrams are influenced by physical science and are chosen based upon the importance of the substances to my own personal biography.”

About the artist:
Kate Hooray Osmond (b. 1983) is an American painter and installation artist based in Charleston, SC. Kate Hooray earned her MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and her BA from Saint Mary's College of Maryland. She was named the State Fellow for South Carolina by the SouthArts Commission and Lowcountry Artist of the Year. She exhibited her first solo museum show at the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum in 2018. Her paintings were included in the 2019 Biennial by the Center for Contemporary Art of South Carolina. She serves on the faculty of the Studio Art program at the College of Charleston.

In 2020, she formed the CRISIS Residency Project, an In-Place Artist Residency with more than 200 international creatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. In late 2021, she will participate in the The Arctic Circle Residency, Svalbard, Norway.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited internationally. Her work can be found amongst the collections of the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, HBO productions, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and other public and private collections.