Kate Pincus-Whitney intermingles in her art the three basic human needs: food, security, and love, something she came to envision through her upbringing in which the kitchen, as a physical and emotional space, played a very important role. In her canvases, the many symbols attached to sharing a meal and to the theater of the dinner table are mobilized to establish a colorful and dense relationship with contemporary concerns of cultural identity. At the same time, by doing this, Pincus-Whitney places her work in a dialogue with the long tradition of representation and meaning of food in the history of art.
Kate Pincus-Whitney holds an MFA in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend Yale Norfolk in 2015. She has been an active Artist Ambassador for the Kennedy Center in Washington Dc.