About the Artist

==Kate Casanova, a multimedia sculptor, takes on glass blowing as a new medium to explore recurring themes of bodies and their environments.

Hanging daringly over the gallery or displayed on custom-made tables and shelves, Kate’s exhibition explores bodies and the foreign materials, such as clothing and skin piercings, that inhabit them. With a focus on organic shapes, Kate combines glass pieces with various metals, silicone, and bioplastic. She wants viewers to see her sculptures as strange yet somehow familiar.

Initially attracted to the fluidity and translucency of glass, Kate saw blown glass as the perfect medium to further explore recurring themes of bodily transformation and change. By incorporating glass with disparate materials that push and pull against each other, for example, a glass bubble blown into a copper net, which constrains and distorts the original glass shape, the sculptures imply that humans are biological entities that form, and are formed by, the material world.

Kate is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the posthuman through sculpture and video. Exhibited nationally and internationally, Casanova‚Äôs past venues include the Black Cube Nomadic Museum (Denver), the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis), and Doug Aitken’s Station to Station, an exhibition that traveled by train from New York to California. Kate is represented by Yi Gallery (Brooklyn) and Myta Sayo Gallery (Toronto). She received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2008. She serves as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Denver.