Kate Carr chooses materials for her sculptures that are associated with utility, usually very familiar (such as felt and plywood), though overlooked in our daily lives. The formal quality that concerns her most is line, the simplest mark that both differentiates while connecting space. She uses simple geometric forms as they allow her materials to be seen and encountered clearly, unencumbered by their shape.
Carr is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Rachel Allen Printmaking Fellowship and the MacDowell Colony Fellowship. She has been a Ucross Foundation Resident in Wyoming, and an artist-in-residence at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, NM, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. She received the award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2003. She is represented by Garvey|Simon Art Access in New York.