Kate Budd

Kate Budd

Title: Professor, Sculpture Area Coordinator
Dept/Program: Sculpture
Office: Folk Hall 182
Phone: 330–972–8208
Email: kbudd@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.katebudd.net


Kate Budd was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1969 and grew up near Aberdeen, Scotland before moving to the U.S. for graduate study. She is now a Professor of Art at the Myers School of Art where she has taught 3-D Design and Sculpture since 1998.
Kate’s sculptures - tiny carved wax and bronze hybrids that evoke organic forms and ancient artifacts - have been shown in numerous group exhibits, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s “State of the Art 2020” exhibition. Solo exhibits include “tableau” at William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio; “Kate Budd”, Gallery Vaudeville, Fredericksburg, Texas; “Kate Budd: On Site Ohio” at the Akron Art Museum and “Talisman” at Kenyon College, Ohio. Kate’s work has been recognized with four Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and has been reviewed in Art in America, New Art Examiner and Sculpture magazines. Her work is in the collections of ProcessCreative, Cleveland, Ohio; Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; and The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, Ohio.


MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.


Kate Budd deity artifact 2021

deity artifact, 2021 
gold-plated bronze
0.75 x 2.75 x 0.6 inches

Kate Budd quaich 2021

quaich, 2021
gold-plated bronze  
0.3 x 1.25 x 1.5 inches

Kate Budd curved horn & goblet  2019/2023 

curved horn & goblet, 2019/2023 
1.25 x 1.3 x 1.8 inches

Kate Budd mortar & pestle (ceremonial) 2023 

mortar & pestle (ceremonial), 2023 
2 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches

Kate Budd catcher & tapered club 2023 

catcher & tapered club, 2023 
1 x 2.2 x 1.75 inches