Kate Rowekamp is a printmaker, illustrator, and animator from Covington, Kentucky. Her work fuses zoology and personal perceptions with developmental psychology to generate imaginary creatures. These curious monsters serve as metaphor for resistance toward significant life changes, primarily the responsibilities that accompany aging, as seen from the perspective of a Millennial experiencing emerging adulthood. Each creature features either adaptions to help it deal with its difficult surroundings or represents a troublesome roadblock the other beasts may encounter. Her artwork is strongly influenced by pop culture imagery and themes found in cartoons, graphic novels, horror films, video and tabletop games.
Rowekamp earner her MFA in 2-Dimensional studio with a concentration in printmaking from Miami University in 2015. As an undergraduate she attended Thomas More College where she earned her BA in studio art and an AA in Art History in 2012. Rowekamp exhibits both solo and collaboratively with her studio group, Escape Hatch Collective. She currently lives in Hamilton, Ohio with her fiancée and two cats, Buckaroo Banzai and Kyouko.
Collaborative Work: Escape Hatch Collective (links to an external site.)