Kate Wright Illustration



Kate Wright


“I have always been interested in "style,"  whether it was clothing, furniture,  decor, or one’s own individuality.”

Kate’s personality and artistic styles embrace her taste for fashion and the fashionable. She approaches her illustration with passion and excitement, with a glimpse of charisma and youthful fun. Kate is not afraid of bold interpretation that portray an attitude, and at the same time, elegance. These emotions are revealed in her use of bold colors, rough textures, and the utilization of fanciful papers, fabric and metallic paint.

Kate’s creative endeavors are much like investigations, sometimes spontaneous and other times solved with much research and precise order. They allow a journey to take place exploring concepts, forms, shapes, and materials.

“When illustrating the world is forgotten and I find myself thoughtfully lost in my own ideas. As the journey progresses, past experience, combined with present discovery, wonderment, and adaptation of materials create newly found solutions."


Many styles are utilized, depending on the project and use of media, however, some underlying themes in Kate’s work often display:  fashion, youthful characters, textures, and bold, rich, saturated colors. Some of her favorite fine artists include:  Monet, Klimt, Basquiat, Van gogh, Matisse, Seurat,  and Dalí. Also, the fashion illustrators who have influenced Kate's work are:  Barnes, Perez, Iliya, Tinabe, Brooks, Eula,  and Downtown.


Kate works in collage, multi-media, acrylic paint, soft pastels, markers, colored pencils, Conté pencils, and watercolors. She works with many different kinds of outlets, including:  canvas, illustration board, watercolor paper, and wood board on various sizes typically ranging from 4” to 3 feet and everything in between.


As The Crow Flies Studio, gallery co-exhibition, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2007

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Art Educators Show, Albany, NY 2003

Silver Needle Fashion Show, Marist College, 10-piece fashion design collection featured, "The Funk and Punk of the London Streets," among others, Poughkeepsie, NY, April, 1995


Free Fall's Journey and Pure Movement Fashion Lines, featuring fashion illustration/design for company's start-up, promotional materials, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2008

Threads of Wiawaka Charity Fashion Show, fashion illustration and collage art featured for all of event's printed pieces, Saratoga Springs, NY, June, 2007

Silver Needle Fashion Show, Marist College, fashion designs featured, Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY, April, 1995

Fashion Predictions for the Millennium featuring fashion illustration for Ursula of Switzerland, Inc. by Kate Wright, Times Union, Albany, NY, January, 2000


Marywood University, Scranton, PA, MFA Visual Art (Illustration) 2003-6

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, BPS Fashion Design/Merchandising 1991-5

London College of Fashion, England, Study Abroad Program 1993-4


New York State Teaching Certification, Permanent, Art, K-12

New York State Teaching Certification, Permanent, Fashion Design Technology, K-12

Related Experience     

Art Educator, City School District of Albany, NY, PK-7, 2003-present

Art Educator, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, NY, PK-8, 2001-3

Assistant Fashion Designer, Ursula of Switzerland, Inc., Waterford, NY, 1998-2000

Assistant Merchandiser/Designer, JAJO, LLC., Albany, NY, 1998

Co-Manager, Victoria’s Secret, Inc., Albany, NY, 1995-8

Fashion Show Assistant, Bill Blass, NYC, 1993-8

Tent Captain, Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC, 1993

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