I won Los Angeles' BEST ARTIST 2022
I have been an artist as soon as I had pen in hand...
I won my first art award at 9 years of age from R.I.F. the Nation’s leading literacy program (Reading is Fundamental) - entitled “Find your Fantasy.” I have tried to stay with that theme, creating fantasy worlds in my art capturing imagery that otherwise could only be pictured in your dreams.
I have since delved into many mediums of art from glass work, photography, computer graphics, painting, sculpting, to writing. I have published work since my late teens including 4 anthologies and writing still 3 books including a children’s tale. I have shown in galleries and museums since the 80's and have won awards, scholarships and certifications regularly for my work.
I exhibit from London - Los Angeles - Laguna
I just wrapped up a show in London at Boomer Gallery on the London Bridge Tower with much success.
LOUPE ART – channel has added me to their Artist’s Collection. I am now on TV and streaming my new line 24-7 internationally - I have my own channel online.
I won the Latino Art Museum in Pomona’s Artist Colony awarded by the city of Pomona for my Artistic Contribution.
I had a yearlong exhibit: “Gilded Wings” 30 Years-30 Pieces in Palm Springs. My site: www.kattworks.com has my latest series of work; Drawings, photography, paintings, sculpture and computer graphics are all part of the collection.
For the last 5 years I’ve been teaching art and guiding the hands of creation. I teach methods, various mediums and art history opening up the full scope of the art world to my students focusing on their personal strengths.
My public art paintings adorn many cities including Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Sherman Oaks.
I participated as a muralist with my piece, “Butterfly Skies” in Los Angeles’ “Mural Row” on the 101 Hollywood FWY where my work was seen my millions weekly.
My art has been covered in many books, magazines and newspapers, where editorials have encompassed my work.
The Sun Newspaper dedicated their entire Living Section front page to me highlighting my work and featured my Mural work.
I was also named “Artist of the Year” by Inland Empire Magazine where four full pages focused on my own Art Style “Kattmopsheres”.
I made the cover of MVIBE ART Magazine this year.
I also have been featured in UK's - Art Hole Magazine December 2021.
March 2020 my art made the cover of ‘Arts of Poetry’ Magazine along with several of my art pieces highlighted and featured poetry.
I find I create about people that are tied to a struggle that binds them from freedom (flight). Even on the edge of the sea where the winds carry my worries away the tides bring them back in. So close to paradise yet so far –
I have been guest Judge in Museums and Art Association exhibits and sat at the board of directors for the Fine Art’s Institute at the County Museum. I was Art Director for IONA and VOWS magazines where I advertised my work and created various design lines working with models and fashion directors.
Inspired by Morganne Picard and her influence in the art world,
I created her infamous image from Greg Gorman’s photo for l.a.Eyeworks that now is on display in Hollywood 2020.
I have my own studio, Kattworks, where I exhibit my work regularly and freelance for many clients in many fields. My clientele ranges from businesses, Politian’s, educational boards, celebrities to individuals.
My greatest creation is my son Drake, my true masterpiece. He is my true muse and I look forward to creating new works through his eyes and inspiration.
I create Art that moves people, that changes people and gives expression to share with the World. I want to be a part of this change and give people hope through Art.
Commission picks artist to represent city on Acrisure Arena mural wall
A city sponsorship of $10,000 is required for the mural, with most of the money going to supplies for the artist. Funds will come from a budget for grants and sponsorships.
The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission voted unanimously this week to have local artist Kat Trevino paint the mural representing Palm Springs inside the 10,000-seat Acrisure Arena currently under construction in Thousand Palms.
First things first: Representatives from the future home of both concerts and the new American Hockey League team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, asked that each of the valley’s nine choose an artist to design and paint a 20-foot-high, 10-foot-wide mural for the arena’s Iceplex — the public ice rink inside the arena. The collection of murals could be viewed annually by an estimated 200,000 people.
Members of the Palm Springs City Council were poised to choose the artist at last week’s Council meeting but opted to have the Public Arts Commission pick the artist instead.
“Whatever design is decided, it should be reflective of our city, not just something generically ‘desert-oriented,’” Mayor Lisa Middleton remarked, stressing that a local artist should get the chance to paint the mural.
“Palm Springs has a very unique and distinct look. It’s known for its mid-century modern architecture, pool parties, fun, entertainment, and excitement. We don’t want some generic cactus or desert scene.” — Commissioner Russell Pritchard.
Kat Trevino poses last year next to a traffic equipment box she painted in Downtown Palm Springs.
Meet Kat: Trevino was recommended by Pritchard because he said her designs “capture a vibrancy” of the city. He also pointed out that her work is already visible on installations around town, including on a bench at the Palm Springs Convention Center and a utility box at Indian Canyon and Amado.
Trevino grew up in Palm Desert and has exhibited her work all over the world. She also teaches master classes at the Desert Art Center.
By the numbers: A city sponsorship of $10,000 is required for the mural, with most of the money going to supplies for the artist. Funds will come from a budget for grants and sponsorships.
Up next: Trevino will work on several proposals for a design and the commissioners will pick one to recommend at their meeting on Sept. 21. The city manager and city attorney will have the final say on the design, not the Council.
Painting at the new arena should begin in November and be completed by January 2023.