Kate Doyle, “Ultamarine 1”, upcycled oak slice, paint, lacquer 2017

Employing a variety of disciplines, Kate Doyle explores the beauty and impact of natural systems. She questions human relationships with nature, with preservation, and with the prospects of climate change.


An established working artist for 35 years, well known for her painting and painting-photo fusions, Kate has exhibited in New York, across the USA, and in Europe. Her work has been collected internationally by museums, corporate collections, and private collectors.


Kate became involved with sculpture and installation work in order to focus more directly on nature, preservation, and a human place within the earth’s robust yet delicately balanced systems. She considers herself to be collaborating with nature. This philosophy is currently manifesting in two major bodies of work: intimately scaled sculpture and mixed media works, and larger walk-through sculptural installations.


Wooden sculptures begin as thin-cut end grain slices from an 1860’s oak that fell in a storm and was intended for firewood. The slices engage with conditions in her studio; nature creates the forms; Kate then adds finishes or lacquers.


Larger works and installations are made of cast-off or recycled materials: felt made locally from recycled soda bottles, fallen trees and branches, musical instruments fashioned from found things. Kate asks visitors to engage with a question and leave a message or commit to an action. The messages left behind are often deeply personal, sometimes shocking. She hopes to contribute to dynamic reflection and change.


The largest and ongoing project, Ouroboros, began in 2016, when Kate became directly involved with climate change science. She conceived the idea to make art from satellite data in order to provide an immersive and intense aesthetic experience based directly on nature. She is currently artist-in-residence at Goddard Institute for Spage Studies, and collaborating with GISS and NASA on new projects.


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Art…might be partially defined as an expression of that moment of tension when human intervention in, or collaboration with, nature is recognized.
– Lucy Lippard, Overlay, 1983