Kate Burnim is a visual artist based in Vermont



At The Kent Museum’s Backstory Exhibition

about kate

Kate was born in Wimbledon, England in 1976. Most of her childhood years were spent in New England, though her formative years of adolescence found her overseas again, living in the heart of London, and traveling throughout Europe and Israel. Each summer, her life has brought her to a rural New England lake.

Kate studied art from a young age with her grandmother, a painter, printmaker and sculptor; and later at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan CT. As an adult, Kate studied at The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland CA, and The Academy of Art University in
San Francisco, CA.

Kate believes in the humanizing force of art and design and seeks to make that connection with each work. Currently, Kate lives with her two children and two dogs in Montpelier Vermont. She works out of her home studio and is a member at the Front Gallery in Montpelier.


I paint to find a still point. To express the spaces in-between and within the fast past busyness of our society. My work is informed by the spirit of the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi — beauty often described as “ imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”. It is informed by the passage of time, and the echo of what has been, by what is reveal in the weathered surface.