About the Artist
Born outside of Philadelphia, Kate Longmaid has always been drawn to art and an understanding of what it means to be human. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in “Psychology and Art: Theory and Practice” at the University of Michigan. Relocating to Brooklyn and then Maine, she continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and the Portland School of Art. Longmaid went on to obtain a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. In 1994, she moved to Vermont and resumed painting. Longmaid was the recipient of the Shelburne Farms Vermont Studio Center Residency Award at her first juried show. She has studied with Gail Salzman, Catherine Kehoe, Stanley Bielen, and Peri Schwartz.
Longmaid was one of eight women selected for the 2010 exhibition “Body of Work: New Perspectives on Figure Painting” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C. This exhibition was part of the museum’s biennial exhibition series Women to Watch which features emerging artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. Most recently, Longmaid was selected to participate in The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Brooklyn. Longmaid’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums on the East and West Coast and in Canada and are held in private collections throughout the U.S.