Kate Sable American, b. 1984


Kate Sable's paintings of curvilinear and gridded abstract forms are an ongoing investigation between analytical and intuitive use of color, line, gesture, and shape. Her practice directly engages personal metaphor and inquiry, while remaining strongly grounded in the painting process.


She started exhibiting in 2006 and has had numerous solo exhibitions and group shows. We can mention DREAM JOURNAL, a three-person exhibition curated by Alex Ebstein at Goucher College (Baltimore, MD), and a two-person exhibition at Equilateral Gallery (Los Angeles, California) curated by Sam Scharf. Recent group exhibitions include Slowly and a Soft Speaker at SHOEBOX SPACE in New York, We Go Fast, curated by Ryan Travis Christian at Left Field Gallery (Los Osos, CA), I Like Your Work Podcast’s juried exhibition Be Long at Dutoit Gallery (Dayton, OH) and Hen House’s All Female Tiny Show (Washington, DC). Her work is included in the Spring Issue 17 of ArtMaze Magazine and featured in the curatorial project Air in Space with the release Blurring All the Lines and the publication Friend of the Artist (Volume 8). She was recently included in the curated drop HOT PAPER X CHARLIE ROBERTS for GIFC Worldwide and was a guest on I Like Your Work Podcast, interviewed by Erika Hess. On October 14, 2022, her solo exhibition, The Line as Folding, was inaugurated at the Armory Gallery in her alma mater Virginia Tech. The show ran until November 18, 2022.

Reviews of her work and exhibitions have been published in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and Two Coats of Paint, among others.


Originally from Virginia, Sable earned a BFA from Virginia Tech and MFA from American University in Washington, DC. She lives and works just outside of Washington, DC in Reston, VA.