Introducing our Board: Kate Watson-Wallace
Kate and Shanna met 10 years ago at a mutual friends bachelorette party. Their friendship deepened as they realized they had similar temperaments and life passions of helping artists and creators find sustainable lifestyles where ever they decide to settle.
Education is a key component of making that happen.
Based in Brooklyn, NY Kate's work has been funded by the Map Fund, Doris Duke Foundation, Creative Capital, Independence Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
She is a Pew Fellow in Choreography and has toured internationally as a performer, choreographer, and educator, most recently showing work in New York at Summerstage Central Park, and choreographing St. Vincent’s performance of “Los Ageless” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
She was a 2011 Bessie Schoneberg Fellow at The Yard, a 2015 resident artist at UCLA, a 2017 Artist Resident at the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art (Sey›isfjör›ur, Iceland), and a 2016 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.
She has choreographed music videos for St. Vincent, Animal Collective, Panda Bear & Black Dice. She worked as a facilitator for Artists U for the last 10 years, a program dedicated to the sustainability of individual artists throughout the U.S. and is currently partnering with David Thomson on The Sustainability Project, a research project that looks at long term financial, artistic and personal sustainability for artists in New York City.
As an educator, she worked in after school education for seven years in Philadelphia public school system, and has been a guest artist at Universities across the U.S. including University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, UCLA, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and Bryn Mawr College. She has an MFA in Studio Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Check her out at www.katewawa.org