Kate Parsons is a video artist and educator living in Los Angeles. She obtained her M.F.A. in Media Arts from UCLA and an M.A. in Digital Art and Video from CSU-N. She is the co-founder of FLOAT, a VR/AR art studio, and founder of Femmebit, a video art festival and platform celebrating Los Angeles female artists working in video and new media. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Communications Studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, and Instructor at Art Center College of Design.
Much of Kate’s practice surrounds human connection, meaning-making and our relationships to the biological and environmental systems we inhabit. Her graduate studies involved research into the myriad ways humans mourn and express grief.
She has participated in solo and group residencies at Stanford University, Signal Culture, The Media Archaeology Lab at the University of Colorado, Coaxial Arts Foundation (courtesy of the Pasadena Arts Council) and Dublab. Her work has shown at SFMOMA, Art Toronto, TIFF, and SXSW, Human Resources, Coaxial Arts, Machine Project, and Ghosting.tv, and has been featured in the LA Times, CBC, BBC News, Forbes, Flaunt, Hyperallergic, and more.
She has had the pleasure of working with director Mark Pellington and artists such as Toro y Moi, Silversun Pickups, Daedelus, Kid606, Eras, and RYAT.