About.

Kate Saubestre is a French-American multimedia artist who was raised as a global nomad. Her professional background includes working in theater production, video and as a visual artist alongside musicians. Her multi-textured upbringing and background are often translated into her practice as she transitions across various mediums and creates works to examine and process experienced environments. 

 

Her current practice involves remedying the fictive and nostalgic version she was sold of the United States—through both media and visits of her grandmother’s suburban home in the Bay Area—with the more complex nuances and realities of the nation she began to unearth as an adult—a reality that was filled with cars, convenience and capitalism, ridden with detrimental societal and environmental consequences which continue to unfold in real time.

Education

MFA (Pending 2023) - University of California, Santa Barbara

BFA 2016 (Illustration) - Parsons School of Design, New York 

Selected Exhibitions

2021 - While You Were Sleeping (Solo Exhibition), Glassbox Gallery, Santa Barbara

2021 - Art is the Cure, Channing Peak Gallery, Santa Barbara

2021 - Into the Void, Glassbox Gallery (Remote), Santa Barbara

2017 - Beaches (Featured Artist) at Studio 121, Santa Barbara

2016 - End of Year Exhibition, Parsons Main Gallery 

2015 - Parallels: A One Night Experience, Brooklyn, New York

Theater Production Experience

2020

2019

2018

2017

Shrek: The Musical

Sense and Sensibility
Blithe Spirit
Measure for Measure
How to Succeed in Business Into the Beautiful North Significant Others

Harvey
Once Upon a Mattress
Death of a Salesman
The Legend of Georgia McBride The Last Lifeboat
School for Lies
The Games Afoot

Grease
Crimes of the Heart Communicating Doors
The Daffy Dame
Marriage of Figaro
Newsies
It’s a Wonderful Life
One Man Two Guvnors

Technical Director

Scenic Artist
Scenic Artist
Asst. Projection Des.

Charge Artist
Scenic Artist
Charge Artist

Charge Artist
Assistant Set Designer

ASM

Scenic Artist
Charge Artist
Charge Artist
Scenic Artist.

Charge Artist
Charge Artist
Charge Artist
Scenic Artist
Scenic Artist
Asst. Projection Des.

Scenic Artist
Scenic Artist

Dos Pueblos High School

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College

Ensemble Theater Company

Santa Barbara City College

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College

Laguna Blanca

Ensemble Theater Company

Ensemble Theater Company

Santa Barbara City College

Ensemble Theater Company

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College University California, Santa Barbara

UCSB Opera

Dos Pueblos High School

Santa Barbara City College 

Santa Barbara City College

Related Production Experience

2021

Paris 2017/8 Paris 2016 NYC 2016 NYC 2016 NYC 2016 NYC 2016 NYC 2015 NYC 2015 NYC 2014 NYC 2013 NYC 2013 NYC 2013 NYC 2013 NYC 2014 NYC 2013 NYC 2013

Director /Videographer

Illustrator, Graphic Designer Graphic Designer
Director, videographer

Director, videographer

Director, videographer

Director, videographer

Director, Projection designer Director, Projection designer Animation Design Assistant Scenic Artist

Scenic Artist
Scenic Artist
Scenic Artist
Projection Designer/Co-director

Videographer

Projection Designer

“Attn & Data”

“Atoms & Yves”

AWG
ASIA NOW
“Starscream”
“Sometimes”
“Brooklyn”
“Daydreamin’”
“Dignity: Video EP”
“Air Light: Video EP”
“Not Now nor Then”
“City and Colour Buzzsession” “Oberhoffer Buzzsession” “Shout Out Louds Buzzsession” “Stars Buzzsession”
“His and Hers” Tour
“Punk Rock Heart”
4-night CMJ Showcases

FiveSe7en Music

American Women’s Group
Paris Asian Art Fair 2nd edition FiveSe7en Music
FiveSe7en Music
The Brown Project
The Brown Project
Silence Breaks Records
Adesuwa Records

Children’s Museum of the Arts NY The Wild Honey Pie
The Wild Honey Pie
The Wild Honey Pie
The Wild Honey Pie
BKLYN 1834
Silence Breaks Records
Room 17 Studios