KAT O’NEILLArtist Profile
Kat is an award-winning photographer, mixed media artist and writer. Her work has been described as provocative, imaginative and unexpected. Street art is mixed with city images, rocks turn into characters, words convey a story and paint adds dimension as her pieces are born. All Kat’s images are limited editions, museum quality archival pigment prints or digital C-prints. Her work has been featured in numerous websites and publications including The New York Times and is owned and displayed by collectors, museums and galleries both nationally and internationally.
Kat is intrigued by a myriad of catalysts. Both masculine and feminine. Her images are burned into metal because of its beauty, simplicity and the fact that it can withstand the elements. “There is nothing like an outdoor gallery where light changes the image throughout the day.”
As a writer Kat has had her full-length plays produced at several theaters in Manhattan as well as at Guild Hall in East Hampton. She was an artist in residence and optioned screenwriter with Orion Pictures and Ridley Scott Productions and an award-winning SVP/Partner/Creative Director/Writer at several global and boutique advertising agencies. She is Founder and Chief Creative of Big Bidness, Inc. http://www.bigbidnessinc.com. In addition she has contributed a fiction series titled Uncle Jack’s to The East Hampton Star newspaper since 2006.
What I love about printing photography on metal is how it removes the boundaries created by mats and frames thereby allowing the viewer to really focus on the vibrancy of the image. By mounting the piece a half-inch off the wall a floating effect is created.
The two photographs in the gallery at present are Dinner’ll be right up and Not a bad place to work. Each captures the elements that make the East End of Long Island so unique.
Dinner’ll be right up
Unites light that seems to transform itself moment by moment in a fall sunset with surf casters chasing the stripers down the shore. Shot at Main Beach, East Hampton.
Not a bad place to work
A fishing boat with a million dollar view of the August sun cascading from Gardiner’s Bay into 3 Mile Harbor.
I paired these pieces because together I think they tell a beautiful story of life on the East End. But they can also stand alone.
Metal prints are designed not to fade and have the same life as archival prints.