Kate Raudenbush is a self-taught, Burning Man–bred sculptor and designer, known for her large-scale, geometric works. Her immersive, experiential environments are spaces for exploration, human connection, and intellectual curiosity. Informed by a range of cultures, symbols, and myths, her otherworldly and sacred works serve as allegories for social and environmental concerns.
Kate Raudenbusch has exhibited her work in No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, the Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, South Korea, and the American Film Institute Film Festival in Hollywood. Kate Raudenbush’s gateway sculpture leads to the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada. She created the first Burning Man sculpture to be collected straight from the desert and into the permanent collection of a US museum, the Nevada Museum of Art.
Kate Raudenbush has spoken at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the SFMoMA, and the NMA, and given two TEDx talks about creativity at Burning Man and in Tulum, Mexico.
She has been featured in the New York Times, The London Times, Rolling Stone, Current TV, Intel IQ, and on the cover of CODAworx Magazine’s Architectural Art issue.
Her art has been featured in the Taschen publication The Art of Burning Man, The Burning Book (Simon & Schuster), and on the cover of Burning Man – Art on Fire. She was recently featured in the creative vanguard of artists in the 2020 documentary film Burning Man: Art on Fire.
In 2019, she received the National Citizen Artist Award from Americans for the Arts at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington DC. In her award speech she urged leaders to design their cities to address climate change. She was a World Technology Network Nominee for the Arts in 2016.