Kate Mothes is the founder of Young Space, an independent online and nomadic curatorial platform emphasizing contemporary art by emerging, early-career, and student artists. She is also Curator of the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Mothes is interested in alternative modes of art exhibition, education, and experience, with an emphasis on artist-run initiatives.
She has produced a number of local pop-up exhibitions and has collaborated with artists, curators, and organizers nationally and internationally. She earned her Bachelors in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in the History of Art, Theory and Display from Edinburgh College of Art. She currently lives in Northeast Wisconsin, in an artists’ cooperative in a former village police station, which also regularly doubles as an exhibition and performance space.