Featured Artist ||| Monster Kat (Los Angeles, CA) ||| Curator/ Illustrator/ Creature Designer/ Monster Scientist
Twice a year San Francisco hosts the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair and I get all excited and want to buy and embellish every thing I own with something cool and crafty. A great chance to see lots of cool artists and D.I.Y ideas in completed phases, all under one roof.
In any case, this year amongst the treasures I found…Monster Kat! A Los Angeles based artist who’s booth was filled with monsters and lots of people eager to buy Monster Kat pieces! Unfortunately for me, I did not purchase a piece that day but to my delight, there were many other one-of-a-kind monster pieces to discover online and for me to share here. Monster Kat is a busy lady- between curating and creating she is also traveling the states with visits to San Francisco, Los Angeles and on September 8 & 9 she will be at the Chicago Renegade Fair
For more info on the artist, show schedule and images, visit Monster Kat’s website.
Article by Shayna (aka Shayna Shenanigans), Art Director of Paint Pens in Purses.
Bio: Monster Kat has been a curator for the past 15 years. She has a keen interest in science and nature, with a special emphasis on both Monsters and entomology. She studied scientific illustration and entomology, and currently helps curate a science gallery in Downtown LA. Monster Kat regularly exhibits Monster and recycled art around the country. Past projects have included a bike-based gallery handmadestoreonabike.com and current shows include Monsters on Bikes at the Notebaert Museum in Chicago. A creature designer, animal wrangler, scientific illustrator, prop building, vegan gal with a whole lot of imagination!