About Me : Kate Lee Short

At the core of my creative practice is a deep passion to unveil sacred moments in everyday life.  I primarily create large immersive installations that by scale alone ask people to engage all of their senses and come on a journey with me in search of these cherished spaces.  I seek to understand where the physical parameters of the work can give way to transcendent moments of awareness.  The work I do is often categorized as Sound Art and while it has a sonic element to it, I am most interested in engaging all of our senses in the pursuit of a larger goal.  I am concerned with how places embody power and can command a particular presence from people within them.  The architecture of a space commands our bodies and minds to react in accordance with its intention. Through creating, modifying and transforming space, I am looking for ways to harness that inherent power to help find new ways of seeing, understanding, and transforming the world we live in.

After 22 years of living in the San Francisco Bay area, I moved to Wonder Valley in December of 2016 to pursue working on large scale sound art installations and to allow a new chapter of my art practice to unfold. 


image by Anja Ulfeldt

To hear an interview with me talking about my experience coming to the desert by Dawn Davis of Desert Lady Diaries please listen the link below.