Kate Clements is a glass artist whose work blurs the boundaries between body and object, beauty and repugnance, outer and inner. She aims to show the interplay between fashion and modernity and how taste, even ‘bad’ taste, can be celebrated and mimicked by different social spheres.
She was first introduced to glass in 2007 while working on her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and continued her focus by completing her MFA in Glass at Tyler School of Art, where she was awarded a University Fellowship. She has shown nationally at venues including the DCCA in Delaware, Urban Glass, Bullseye Glass Galleries, Sherry Leedy Contemporary in Kansas City, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington State, and Ken Saunders Gallery in Chicago.
Her work has been featured in Italian Vogue Gioiello magazine and she was the recipient of the Academic Gold Award from Bullseye Glass Emerge 2016. She has completed residencies at the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and S12 Gallery in Bergen, Norway.