Hear from a Quilt National '17 artist about her work and career.
Kate Gorman is a visual storyteller. She loves stories, and telling them through pictures. She works in fabric because of the tactile and textural qualities inherent in cloth, and does narratives because the story is a natural starting point for her. Her background is in illustration and literature. After working for many years as an illustrator-for-hire working in watercolor and pen-and-ink, she fell in love with textiles and began making contemporary narrative art quilts.
When not in her studio, Kate works at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, in Columbus, Ohio, creating art with adults with disabilities. She is an Ohio Arts Council residency artist, traveling around the state sharing her love of narrative quilts with schoolchildren of all ages.