kate okeson



OM SS ON investigates access, privilege, and consequences when assumptions about one’s identity are made and left uncorrected. OM SS ON is an ongoing video project that employs collected stories to consider situations and environments in which sexual and gender identity are constructed by willful or accidental omission.

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belles lettres

Kate Okeson’s recent project, belles lettres, is a series of loosely bound writings from the artist/author to her self about the years before she gained agency. The work documents identity as a conversation between the visual self, its components, and plausible readings, and a self that is constructed by an oft un-chosen community. In these pieces, the artist contemplates the challenge, coexistence, and potential to dislodge the state of ‘becoming’ from the state of ‘being’.

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