Kate Watson-Wallace is a choreographer, movement director and visual artist based between Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Hailed for creating work where “wild imagination ruled,” by the New York Times, she creates experimental performance for the stage, site-based locations, and music videos.
She has toured internationally, most recently showing work in New York at Summerstage Central Park, and choreographing St. Vincent’s performance of “Los Ageless” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She has choreographed music videos/tour footage for St. Vincent (dir. Alex Da Corte), Animal Collective, Panda Bear & Black Dice (dir. Danny Perez). Recent Projects include: choreography/movement direction for Alex Da Corte’s Rubber Pencil Devil at the Carnegie International and Venice Bianale, a durational performance as part of Molly Zuckerman Hartong’s exhibition Learning Artist, and The Sustainability Project, a research project with David Thomson that looks at the long term sustainability of artists in the U.S.
Her performance work has been funded by the multiple Map Fund grants, Doris Duke Foundation through Creative Capital, Independence Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the PA Council on the Arts, The Cultural Fund and Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. She is a Pew Fellow in Choreography. She was a 2008 Susan Hess Resident Artist, 2011 Bessie Schoneberg Fellow at The Yard, a 2015 resident artist at UCLA, a 2016-18 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, and a 2017 Artist Resident at the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art (Seyðisfjörður, Iceland).
Major works include CAR, a performance for three audience members inside a moving vehicle, STORE, a performance installation inside an abandoned pharmacy, Mash Up Body, a dance in collaboration with electronic composers HPrizm and Christopher Sean Powell, and ALT/MODE, an interdisciplinary stage show in collaboration with composer RYAT and video artist Gavin Gamboa [teaching machine].
She has been a guest artist/lecturer in the departments of visual art and dance at the Pratt Institute, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, Swarthmore College, University of the Arts, University of California Los Angeles, Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University and Moore College of Art and Design, Muhlenberg College, Colgate University, Indiana University of Pensylvania.
Her current research is on care as a radical feminist act, and fuses writing, performance making, health and well being practices, and social practice.
She is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Low Residency MFA in Studio Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.