Kate Bingaman Burt

presents her work Saturday June 2, 2012
American illustrator Kate Bingaman Burt has been making work about consumption since 2002. Her first book, Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? was published in April 2010. Kate is Assistant Professor and the co-program coordinator of Graphic Design at Portland State University. Moreover she makes piles of work about consumerism: zines! pillows! dresses! drawings! paper chains! photos! Kate photographed everything she purchased between 2002 and 2004 and in 2004, she started drawing all of her credit card statements until they were paid off (finished in 2010). In 2006, she started to draw one thing she purchased everyday (and is still drawing!). At the Illustration Biennial, she tells about her fascination for consumption and how she captures it. katebingamanburt.com