I am searching for the connection points between truth (observed science) and beauty (the wonder of existence) and the ripples that are generated by their imperfect match.

    There is a rhythm to life. It beats with every motion, every step, every sunrise. The melody of life is stunningly beautiful and full of terror. I want to learn the tune so that I may teach the song. However, all that I see in life fills me with so much wonder that I fear my heart may burst. It is all so beautiful.

The world is so quiet when observed from unbelievably far or unbelievably close. It is only when we are embedded within our own scale of life that we hear the noise. I am working every day to accept my humanness, all humanness: the struggle to recognize that the universe is built upon nothing more than beautiful energy that becomes information to me. I must lay down my protection, my judgement, my self, no matter how difficult, in order to see my connection as fabric. I am my environment. I am all. I am. We are.


     Kate Hooray Osmond (b. 1983) is an American painter and installation artist based in Charleston, SC. Kate Hooray earned her MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and her BA from Saint Mary's College of Maryland. She was named the State Fellow for South Carolina by the SouthArts Commission and Lowcountry Artist of the Year. She exhibited her first solo museum show at the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum in 2018. Her paintings were included in the 2019 Biennial by the Center for Contemporary Art of South Carolina.

In 2020, she formed the CRISIS Residency Project, an In-Place Artist Residency with more than 200 international creatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. In late 2022, she will participate in the The Arctic Circle Residency, Svalbard, Norway.

She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited internationally. Her work can be found amongst the collections of the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, HBO productions, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and other public and private collections.

Currently, her series, “SPECTRA,” serves as a meditation on experiential landscapes. Kate's work takes a micro and macro view of the forces that drive the current systems of which we are all part. Her pieces that contain chemical structure diagrams are influenced by physical science and are chosen based upon the importance of the substances to her own personal biography. 


Miller Gallery

Charleston, SC

149 1/2 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Spalding Nix Fine Art

Atlanta, GA

425 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Northeast, Suite 30-A, Atlanta, GA 30305



MFA Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2019

BA Fine Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2005

Solo Shows

Cant Stop, Wont Stop Miller Gallery. 2019

Wonderwheel Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD 2019

Light Shine Down Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, SC 2019

Oversight Miller Gallery. SC 2017

Get Low Redux Contemporary Arts Center 2017

Select Two Person and Group Shows

Fourth LaGrange Regional. Juror Daricia Mia DeMarr.  LaGrange Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd Art Center. 2022

ArtFields. SC 2022

PAINT2021. Silver Mine Gallery. New Canaan, CT 2021

Earthly Delights. The Miller Gallery. Charleston, SC 2021

Hope. University North Carolina Pembroke, NC 2021

Urban Escapade. Eli Center for Contemporary Art. New Haven, CT 2021

Prototype for a Landscape Collaboration with Alice Keeney and Mary Stuart Hall. City Gallery. Charleston, SC 2021

The Power of She. A Permanent Collection Exhibition. Franklin Burroughs Simeon Chapin Art Museum 2020

Stop. Listen. A collaboration with Laura Dargan. The Miller Gallery Charleston. 2020

Prototype for a Landscape collaboration with Mary Stuart Hall. The Bakery Atlanta 2019

South Carolina Biennial 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Columbia, SC 2019

Hot Line Spalding Nix Fine Art. Atlanta, GA 2019

ArtFields Lake City, SC 2018

Abstract Mind CICA Museum. Seoul, South Korea 2017

ArtFields Lake City, SC 2017

Grants and Awards

Piccolo Spoleto Poster Commissioned Artist, 2021

Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Recipient, 2019

State Fellow. South Arts Commission. United States, 2018

Finalist, Best Exhibition of 2017, Charleston City Paper "Best Of" Awards, 2018

Lowcountry Artist of the Year/ Griffith-Reyburn Award, 2017

Finalist. Chippendale World Art Residency. Sydney Australia, 2017

ArtPop Billboard, Jury Selection Winner. Charleston, SC region. 2017

Inspirational Pathways/Charleston Promise Neighborhood selection recipient. 2017

Merit Award, ArtFields, 2017

Semifinalist, Bethesda Painting Awards, 2017

Third Place, The Artist's Magazine Annual Competition, Student Category. 2017

First Place, “Global Landscapes” Maryland Federation of Art, 2016

Juror’s Selection, “American Landscapes” MFA, 2016

Semifinalist, Bethesda Painting Awards, 2016


City Paper "Kate Hooray Osmond paints a colorful ‘Song of Charleston’" June 2, 2021

Shoutout Atlanta "Meet Kate Hooray Osmond"  April 22, 2021

Introspetive Magazine "The Hilma af Klint Effect: How the Future Forward Painter Inspires Artists Today" March 14, 2021

VoyageATL "Meet Kate Hooray Osmond" . May 27, 2020

Art and Cake LA "Living through a Pandemic: Artists Experiment, Inspire and Persevere" May 10 2020

HYPERALLERGIC "A View From the Easel" . May 24, 2019

Charleston Magazine "High Flier" . April 2019

ArtMag "Birds Eye Views. . Spring 2019

Charleston City Paper "Kate Hooray Osmond finalist for $25,000 Southern Prize". . February 2018

Charleston City Paper "View from Above." . November 1, 2017

Artmag "8 Artists Bringing the Heat the Summer." . Summer 2017

Publications and Collections

Hooray, Paintings by Kate Hooray Osmond volume 1. Blurb Press. 2018

Franklin Burroughs/ Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. “Barbapapa”’

Medical University of South Carolina. “Ever”

College of Charleston. “Little Boxes 2”

Righteous Gemstones television series. Rough House Productions. HBO. “Port”

Art Fairs

Affordable Art Fair, NYC 2020, 2019, 2018


Spalding Nix Fine Art. Atlanta, GA

Miller Gallery. Charleston, SC

The Gallery at Sweetgrass. Isle of Palms, SC


The Arctic Circle Residency.  Svalbard, Norway 2022

CRISIS Residency Project, founder 2020-2021

Artist Residency in Motherhood, founded by Lenka Clayton. 2016- present

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Maryland 2015-2017