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Artist ID: 2309

I am searching for the connection points between truth (observed science) and beauty (the wonder of existence) and the ripples that are generated by their imperfect match.
There is a rhythm to life. It beats with every motion, every step, every sunrise. The melody of life is stunningly beautiful and full of terror. I want to learn the tune so that I may teach the song. However, all that I see in life fills me with so much wonder that I fear my heart may burst. It is all so beautiful.

The world is so quiet when observed from unbelievably far or unbelievably close. It is only when we are embedded within our own scale of life that we hear the noise. I am working every day to accept my humanness, all humanness: the struggle to recognize that the universe is built upon nothing more than beautiful energy that becomes information to me. I must lay down my protection, my judgement, my self, no matter how difficult, in order to see my connection as fabric. I am my environment. I am all. I am. We are.

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.

In late 2022, she will participate in the The Arctic Circle Residency, Svalbard, Norway. Kate is currently a member of the Studio Art faculty at the College of Charleston.

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.

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