Kate Gross was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute, NYC (2012) and an MFA in Studio Arts from SAIC, Chicago (2021). 

Her practice is focused on exploring how we materialize the significance of particular people, places and moments in our lives in order to retain, restore and share our memory of them. It is a process of collection, juxtaposition, abstraction and commemoration.


Her aim is to manipulate and amalgamate familiar objects and keepsakes in order to question how we articulate memory–presenting and examining the mementos we keep and create not only as souvenirs which evidence our fleeting existence but as lasting portraits and means of self-representation.

Kate currently splits her time between Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.