Kate Long Stevenson ’99

Kate Long Stevenson '99 Professional Artist


Headmaster’s List every semester
National Honors Society
Winner of the Gold Key Scholastic Art Award
Attended The Governor’s School of North Carolina for studio art

After GDS:

B.A. in Studio Art at Sewanee: The University of the South, with honors and cum laude
Abstract expressionist painter with representation in Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago
Involvement in the Komen Race for the Cure, Spoleto USA, Redux Contemporary Art Center, The Greenhill Center for the Arts, and the Junior League of Charleston.

Kate Long Stevenson has had a passion for art her whole life. Her talent was nurtured and encouraged by both her family and her teachers at GDS, who instilled the discipline and work ethic she would find invaluable as a professional, working artist. After graduating from GDS in 1999, Stevenson enrolled at Sewanee: The University of the South. Never intending to study art, but after stumbling into a painting class, she has never looked back. Since college, Stevenson has worked as an abstract expressionist painter, exhibiting and selling her work in several galleries throughout Charleston, SC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Dallas, and Chicago. Stevenson’s gestural brushstrokes and a passion for color are characteristic to all of her pieces, ranging from figurative paintings to wild abstracts. A life-long lover of music, Stevenson relies on mostly classical compositions to guide her as she builds a painting, layering chords of color over energetic swirls of charcoal and paint.

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