Artist Proof Interview with Artist: Kate Robinette
Global Location: US
Kate Robinette. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, she does WHAT she wants, WHEN she wants, and you can’t tell her BOO! She’s a renegade artist on the rampage!
AP: How long have you been making art for and what lead you to start?
KR: I think since middle school. Honestly, I’m not quite sure what lead me to start. I just remember doodling and progressively getting better.
AP: Where do you currently live and work ? And how does this influence your work?
KR: I’m in Ohio. It doesn’t influence my work… except I might sketch more when we’re buried under snow.
AP: Did you have formal training if so what? If your self taught can you tell us what you prefer about being a self taught artist vs having formal training?
KR: Yep, I have a BFA in illustration. And before college I took a lot of art classes during the summer and on weekends.
AP: Can you tell us about where you make your work is it in your house, a studio , etc… and how it effects your work?
KR: I’ll typically work around my house. It plays a major role in my work because I’m surrounded by what inspires me.
AP: What are some of you favorite design projects/exhibitions you have worked on to date?
KR: I don’t really have a favorite, but the most amusing ones are when I’d experiment with medium… like, resin or hard/soft foam.
AP: What is your medium of choice?
KR: I do a lot of digital work (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Painter). Sometimes I’ll switch it up and do an acrylic painting or mess with some sculpy.
AP: What is the relationship between technique and content in your work?
KR: I use whatever I feel is best for that project. Normally when I have an idea I know exactly what technique I want to use. Occasionally when sketching I might decide to go in a different direction.
AP: In what direction would you like to see your work going over the next five years?
KR: I’m not sure, but I hope to have at least gained more experience and improved to some degree. I don’t stick to one thing so my work could go in a million different directions.
AP: What forth coming projects and or exhibitions do you have scheduled for 2011?
KR: Nothing is set in stone at the moment aside from personal projects.
AP: Take us on a guided tour through a day in your life as an artist.
KR: Heh, well, it’s not terribly exciting. Wake up, eat, work on a bunch of projects, network/look for work, eat some more, and sleep. Rinse and repeat.
AP: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions.