Riot No. 2, 2015
Kate Iverson's Riot No. 2 painting is the piece that started it all. CEO Kelly Groehler saw Kate post a photo of this piece on Instagram and said "I want that as a skirt!" and the rest is history. Riot No. 2 features black, white, and grey brushstrokes overlaying bright pops of neon underpainting. A maze of structural lines, abstractions, and spiked edges, this painting is both gestural and defined. A little bit punk rock and a little bit avant garde, this painting is a bold statement -- and a piece of Alice Riot history.
Created with tempera and acrylic on a 40 x 40-inch gallery canvas, Riot No. 2 easily takes center stage in any room without being overwhelming in size or color palette.
Kate is a painter and mixed media artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. She has exhibited locally and nationally, often focusing on the parallels between nature and design. Kate’s work tells vibrant yet thoughtful color stories that move between flat and dimensional objects. She has worked in multiple mediums including acrylic, tempera, watercolor, charcoal, spray paint, washi tape, photography and more, often mixing mediums and even collaborating with other artists in the process.
In addition to being an artist, Kate is also co-founder and current board chair of award-winning art space, Public Functionary, and makes her living as a copywriter for local, national, and global brands and organizations. She has won numerous accolades for her work in arts and media, including a coveted slot on the Business Journal’s 2011 “40 Under Forty” list; nods in the Twin Cities Business Magazine’s “200 Minnesotan’s You Should Know” issue, Minnesota Monthly's "Power" issue and more.