Kate Cusack is a Brooklyn-born artist who makes glamorous jewelry entirely from zippers. Her innovative Zipper Jewelry designs are unique sculptural creations.
Kate’s elegant Zipper Jewelry reminds us about the power of imagination and the joy of discovering the beauty in something that we encounter every day. “There is an exciting “a-ha” moment when someone realizes that there is more to my creation than they initially expected.”
Kate earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in costume design from the Yale School of Drama. Kate's artistic experiences culminate in the Zipper Jewelry. All of her work relates to the body, combining theatrical influences and her love for the transformation of ordinary materials into pieces of exceptional art.
Kate’s Zipper Jewelry has been featured in numerous fashion and design magazines in America and internationally. Her Zipper Jewelry is exhibited in galleries and boutiques across America and is included in many private collections.
Rachel Rader , Mixed Media and Performance, Tuesday
Yoshiyuki Minami , Fashion, Wednesday
Lauren Skelly Bailey , Ceramics, Thursday
Adam Ledford, Ceramics, Friday
Lucia Cuba , Fashion and Social Science, Saturday
Ariel Jackson , Video, Animation, Sculpture, Sunday
Camille Hoffman , Painting and Mixed Media, Wednesday–Sunday