kate lain is a los angeles–area multidisciplinary artist working in film, video, clay, and other media.
in her varied works, kate plays with material, texture, traces, and movement and is interested in ways humans understand and interact with nature. her preoccupations include family, memory, gender, land, texture, color, and place. she is drawn to places where structures and materials break down.
kate’s experimental film and video work verges on documentary and spans a wide range—from essay film to stopmotion collage to impressionist portraiture. her works have screened at festivals and venues internationally including the black maria film + video festival, edinburgh international film festival, videoex experimental film & video festival, los angeles filmforum, and the portland underground film festival.
her work in clay highlights sculptural forms and delicate colors, shapes, and textures of desert landscapes and geothermal regions of the western and southwestern u.s.
kate has an mfa in science & natural history filmmaking from montana state university in bozeman.