Kate Kova studied painting, sculpture, music and ballet at the Slauvish School of Fine Arts in her native Ukraine prior to emigrating to Canada in 1998. She now lives in Montreal where she has pursued her studies in art. Her artistic vision has also been shaped by frequent travels to Europe.
Having experimented with multiple media during the course of her young career, Kate has recently begun to devote all of her considerable energy and passion to painting and the exploration of texture, aerography and half light. For her, the essence of a painting is matter and movement rather than subject. Relegating subject to secondary status gives full expression to a creative process that navigates between figurative and abstract.
Kate strives to imbue her art with the energy and emotion she feels. She is stimulated by the creation of works in situ which fuse with their space and environment.
Despite her young age, Kate has already garnered much praise and numerous accolades. She was recently awarded the distinction of "Artiste de releve" by the Academie internationale des beaux-arts du Quebec.