Kate Sammons was born in Seoul, Korea, naturalized as a US citizen one year later and raised in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Early in life she exhibited a flair for arts and crafts that developed later into a passion for art. In 2002 she graduated from the University of Illinois with a BFA in painting before continuing on to study and apprentice at several studios to focus on representational painting. Sammons started her professional career in 2007, going on to exhibit work in galleries and museums around the country including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Butler Institute of American Art. Her paintings have been featured in magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine and American Art Collector, among others. With a blend of representation and imagination, her work is described as beautiful and refined with a lighthearted spirit that reflects her personality. Among the varied subjects she paints, she often returns to themes of humanity with nature.
Sammons moved to Los Angeles in 2010, teaching art part time and creating studio work. Since then Kate appears locally at exhibitions like the annual California Art Club Gold Exhibition and the LA Art Show. In addition to seasonal shows, her art is available for purchase at several exclusive galleries in Pasadena, Denver and Orleans. From the beginning of her career, Kate has been dedicated to preserving the traditions of fine art, making originality and handcrafted quality the hallmarks of her brand. Her annual production is low as each painting is entirely unique in its identity and design. At the heart of Kate’s enterprise is a taste for art that is independent of popular conventions- timeless, distinctive and free in spirit.
2013 Brennen Galleries, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Butler Institute of American Art, “Inspiring Figures”, Youngstown, OH
2009 National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Portrait Exhibition
Newspapers & Magazines:California Art Club Spring Newsletter (2016 ), Fine Art Connoisseur (2012 ), American Artist Drawing Magazine (2010)
Portrait Society of America Members Competition 2nd place
Art Renewal Center International Salon Award for Best Portrait
Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition Second Place Award
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