Kate Therrian is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Newark, NY and grew up outside of Cleveland, OH. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design before moving to Brooklyn in 2008 to attend Pratt Institute, where she received her BFA in Fashion Design in 2012.
In 2016, she founded her graphic design company, Split Graphics, creating work for clients including The Gordon Parks Foundation, Pratt Institute, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and Mother West Records. She had her curatorial debut in 2019 with “re/GENERATE,” a large-scale outdoor exhibition in the center of Pratt’s Brooklyn campus, which is now an annual installation.
Publications include two books of illustrations worldPOWER (Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, 2017) and Where Have They Gone? (Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, 2019) and a book of photography FRESH (Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, 2021).
Solo exhibitions include “Kate Therrian: Insides,” Pfizer Building, Brooklyn (2018) and “Insides,” The Emerson, Brooklyn (2018). Group exhibitions include “Grass of Memory,” Pratt Photography Gallery, Brooklyn (2018) and “Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci,” Macy’s Herald Square, New York, NY (2011).
Her work has been featured in publications including Elle Décor, Interior Design Magazine, and WWD. Therrian’s work often confronts human arrogance by exploring commonalities that reveal we are all part of a greater whole.
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