b. 1984, Blacksburg, VA
Lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Kate Sable’s paintings of curvilinear and gridded abstract forms in oil and gouache are studies in color, line, and depth of field, in an ongoing investigation of her own studio process. The work directly engages personal metaphor and inquiry, navigating the tension between the unpredictable and the analytical, while remaining strongly grounded in the painting process. Originally from rural Southwestern Virginia, Sable moved to Washington, DC in 2007 to attend American University, where she received an MFA in 2009. Sable also holds a BFA from Virginia Tech, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History.