During the closure of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey due to the ongoing health crisis, we’re working on ways to bring art to you at home, virtually. This is one such effort, which we’re playfully calling Cabin Fever Artist Talks. For these, we’ve asked artists to tell us a little about themselves and their work. In some cases, they’ll be answering questions provided by the Art Center. In others, they’ll be showing us around their studio or highlighting works in progress.
For this installment, we hear from Kate Dodd, an artist and teacher based in New Jersey. She has exhibited her artwork nationally in museums, galleries, and colleges, and has been teaching art in public and private schools for 25 years. Kate has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Papermaking, the Connemara Conservancy, Cummington Community for the Arts, the Vermont Studio School, and numerous schools in the tri-state area. In addition to site-specific installations, Kate has large scale works commissioned by NJ Transit in Bayonne, Newark, South Amboy, and Hoboken. Kate’s installations provide a heightened sensory experience for the viewer\occupant while reexamining institutional and conventional notions of architecture and its relationship to the environment.
For more information about Kate and her work, visit her website here: www.katedodd.com.