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*Kate VanVliet*

Kate VanVliet is a sculptor and printmaker practicing from her home studio in Elkins Park, PA, and at BYO Print in Philadelphia. She earned her BFA in 2007 in sculpture and printmaking at Moore College of Art & Design before co-founding BYO Print in 2010, a collective of printmakers and shared community printshop providing 24/7 access to printmaking equipment at an affordable price. With the support of her co-directors, VanVliet transformed BYO Print into BYO Printmaking Collaborative, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in 2023.

VanVliet was a resident at Vermont Studio Center in 2017 and was the 2018 - 2019 printmaker in residence at Cheltenham Arts Center. In 2022, VanVliet co-curated a portfolio of prints, Solastalgia: Redefining Home in Precarious Times, as part of Our Shared Future, the annual Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Madison, WI. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including The Free Library of Philadelphia, SGCI Archives at Zuckerman Museum of Art, William Penn Foundation, Bowes Art & Architecture Library at Stanford University and Moore College of Art & Design. She teaches printmaking at Cheltenham Arts Center, Second State Press, and offers one-on-one tutoring at BYO Printmaking Collaborative.

In the studio, found and collected materials are the main component of her work - becoming graphic elements of prints and physical building blocks of sculptures and installations. She is interested in leftovers of daily routines that have accumulated over time, and personal collections of those she holds dear. She is represented by Paradigm Gallery + Studio, in Philadelphia, PA.

Her affinity for multiple-making applies to her personal life, and is a mom of twins. She is also an original teammate of Velodash, a trans/femme/NB/cis women cycling team (PA+CA+KY+VT). Photo courtesy of Constance Mensh.

Please email if you wish to be added to Kate VanVliet's digital collector preview list for all of her upcoming projects and exhibitions, or submit your request HERE.

Kate VanVliet's newest collection Heirloom Machine is for purchase below. Read the press release for Heirloom Machine here.