Kate Rasche

b. 1990


Kate Rasche is a Massachusetts-based painter whose work infuses traditional landscape painting with the visual influences of digital culture. Using Google Maps as a vehicle, she embarks on virtual road trips through familiar and foreign territories. Screenshots of carefully composed vistas, navigational markers, and digital distortions inform the paintings that follow. The finished products, at once abstract and representational, purposefully eliminate and actively highlight evidence of human activity within the environment. Rasche’s Google Maps series suggest a romantic relationship with the landscape and American road trip culture, and a curiosity about the impact of digital technologies on our understanding of place.