Kate MacDowell

Portland, Oregon / USA

With her porcelain sculptures, artist Kate MacDowell addresses cutting-edge issues such as climate change caused by human activity and environmental pollution. The artist lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her works have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. Her art has also been published in several books and magazines, and she regularly collaborates with musicians on record covers. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019. […]

Biography / Kate MacDowell

With her porcelain sculptures, artist Kate MacDowell addresses cutting-edge issues such as climate change caused by human activity and environmental pollution. The artist lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her works have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. Her art has also been published in several books and magazines, and she regularly collaborates with musicians on record covers. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019.

MacDowell focuses on the romantic ideal of the unity of man and nature. However, this idea is in stark contradiction to our impact on the planet. She forms every single work by hand. Each form is created piece by piece and thus gives her the possibility of intensively studying the respective structure. The paradoxical characteristics of porcelain, its fragility and at the same time its durability over thousands of years, highlight both the resilience and the transience of the natural forms of our dying ecosystem.