Depicting wildlife and wilderness of the high desert of New Mexico, Kat Kinnick works to create a culture of fondness & connectedness to our natural world. She is inspired by the magic & inexplicable nature of childhood and is drawn towards creating a sense of playfulness and curiosity while inviting us to turn our attention towards the abundant diversity thats unfolding around us. Her work is a celebration of our unique ecology in New Mexico.
Kat mostly works as a painter/illustrator, printmaker and ceramicist. Born in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, her parents, both having backgrounds in craft & design, ran their own business restoring & appraising Navajo rugs. She received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Sustainability & Social Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently lives near Lone Butte & the Cerrillos Mountains, south of Santa Fe.
Creating culture through art is like creating a value system. My work represents my heart and my values. I feel that if we paid better attention to our wild plants and animals, and were more connected to them, then we’d live in a healthier world.