Kat Höelck Goble
I live & create in New York + Los Angeles with my partner Anthony and son, Lincoln.
I approach image-making as meditation, exploring the themes that arise as the work unfolds. These artworks are impulsive, mostly fleshed-out in a single sitting.
I've been drawing since age 12, using illustration as a way to communicate my experience as a young person growing in a rapidly-changing world. I learned to use portraiture as storytelling, processing life through the mirror of a human face. I began sketching clothing as a pre-teen and my mother, a skilled seamstress, would bring my designs to fruition. By age 16 I had a line of cocktail dresses that I peddled to my peers during prom season.
At 18 I began to study Fashion Design at Parsons the New School for Design and graduated with honors in 2011. For years I worked as a womenswear and childrenswear designer, seeing behind the curtain, learning the business and noting where the garment industry could use betterment. It is becoming increasingly clear that fundamental changes in the patterns of generating and buying need to occur, a different approach to the way we design and purchase our objects. In a cluttered, warming world, designers have the responsibility to create consciously, companies must call for thoughtful design. It is vital that workers are paid fairly by their employers and consumers pay the true cost of the goods. It is our responsibility as consumers to vote with our dollars and support ethical companies.
I am currently developing a line that is crafted in the USA using American grown fibers, styles designed with an emphasis on longevity. We operate with full transparency and aim to inspire change in the way clothing is made and bought in our society. Coming Soon.