Kate Budd was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1969 and grew up near Aberdeen, Scotland before moving to the U.S. for graduate study.
Kate’s sculpture, tiny carved wax and bronze hybrids that reference organic forms and ancient artifacts have been shown in numerous group exhibits. Solo exhibits include “tableau” at William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio; “Thorny” at Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas; “Kate Budd: On Site Ohio” at the Akron Art Museum and “Talisman” at Kenyon College, Ohio. Kate has received three Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, New Art Examiner and Sculpture magazines and she is currently represented by William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio. Her work is in the collections of ProcessCreative, Cleveland, Ohio; Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; and Progressive Insurance Casualty Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
Before coming to the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, Kate taught in the sculpture department at the University of Texas in Austin for three years. She is now an Associate Professor of Art at the Myers School of Art where she has taught 3-D Design and Sculpture since 1998.
MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale BA (hons.) degree from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland