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I am constantly influenced and inspired by my surroundings. Whether it be a piece of litter, a graffitied train car, or a beautiful sunset—my curiosity and awe leads me to build stories around the things I see. The work I produce is often a manifestation of these narratives.

Kate Speranza is a life-long Oregonian and a graduate of the MFA program at East Carolina University. She received her BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft in 2009. Her interest in the arts has been a steadfast pursuit. While her undergraduate work focused on metalsmithing, Speranza enjoys working in a variety of materials and formats. She has shown her paintings, sculpture, and jewelry in many national and regional exhibitions. She lives and works in Astoria, Oregon.