Kate Rowekamp is a printmaker, illustrator, and animator from Covington, Kentucky. Her work fuses zoology with musings on human development to generate organisms exhibiting idiosyncratic behaviors, surreal adaptions, and whimsical costumes. These invented hybrid creatures serve as personifications of anxiety stemming from the perceived disparity between one’s current status and age-based sociocultural expectations. Each creature builds on a developing personal folklore that addresses the struggle of reconciling these differences.
Rowekamp earned 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 currently lives in Hamilton, Ohio with her husband and two cats, Buckaroo Banzai and Kyouko.