ABOUT The Artist
Kate Huser Santucci was born in 1971, and lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Wright State University in 1994 with a BFA in visual art, and participated in an encaustic painting workshop with Susan Mulder at the Krasl Art Center in Michigan. She has taught classes at the Dayton Art Institute and Rosewood Arts Centre, as well as private lessons for children.
Her work has been shown at the Dayton Visual Arts Center, Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, has been part of several exhibitions at St. John Gallery in Beavercreek, and hasbeen shown at various restaurants, pubs, and coffee houses in the Dayton area. Public work includes a mural in downtown Dayton on E. 3rd St. Her works are part of private collections in Dayton, Cincinnati, and St. Joseph, Michigan.
Kate started her career as a sculptor and is now working in encaustic and mixed media. The work combines wax painting with three dimensional techniques, found objects, and drawings. They focus on our place in nature, and our interconnectedness to the world outside and within our physical selves.
Stratum, a show of works in collaboration with Amy Kollar Anderson, opens at the Dayton Visual Art Center in February 2018.
Her newest commission is for the Southeast Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, and is expected to be in place for the opening of the new branch in December 2018.