Former child actress, Kate Zaremba, grew up around theater sets and sound stages, where her love for anything art-related grew strong. But it wasn’t until years later that she found her niche in wallpaper art.
Receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Art Studies from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri, her focus was textiles, but she was always “a paper person.”
“I was learning surface design and weaving I was also creating sculptures and installations out of cut paper,” she told the Urban Outfitters blog. “I went on to work for Jonathan Adler who is a master of interiors. The unique and storied objects he creates continue to inspire me. Wallpaper seemed like a melding of my life experiences, I want to make things that enliven a space, that provide creative energy and inspiration for its inhabitants.”
She now sells her uniquely designed wallpapers, with the aim of adding a pop of color to their surroundings with minimum hassle. “An idea for a pattern can really pop up out of nowhere or sometimes it’s in a museum looking at works of art or it might come out of playful experimentation in my studio,” she explained. “You can’t force the creative process so I always have multiple things in the works. Some designs take longer than others and some are formed in a momentary sketch.”
Check out some of her work below. Do you have a favorite?