KATE BLACKLOCK Born 1957, lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Although she began her career in ceramics, multimedia artist and designer Kate Blacklock has explored a variety of mediums throughout her career. From oil painting through photography and scans printed on aluminum to 3D-printed ceramics, Blacklock’s diverse body of work still exhibits her fascination with particular themes. Seamlessly integrating new technologies with traditional practices such as European Porcelain and still life painting, Blacklock creates something altogether new and contemporary, exploring aspects of nature as a metaphor for beauty, fragility and the passing of time. Her Flora paintings are inspired by time spent in her garden observing the flowers which she planted herself; her delicate 3D Ceramic works brings to mind the interwoven branches of ancient trees. In her treatment of these subjects, Blacklock carries the viewer to a place where realism, abstraction, and illusion all become one.

Based in Providence, Kate Blacklock has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions around the country. She received her MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence where she now teaches.

Seamlessly integrating new technologies with traditional practices such as European Porcelain and still life painting, Blacklock creates something altogether new and contemporary, exploring aspects of nature as a metaphor for beauty, fragility and the passing of time.
Selected Works