Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Tate grew up spending summers in Chautauqua with her grandfather. Working for Chautauqua Institution during summer 2017 was a lovely opportunity to connect with fellow artists and the welcoming Chautauqua community while exploring the beautiful Institution grounds. She has a BFA in Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University and an Associates in Textiles from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. She studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London.
While living in New York City, Tate created original print and textile artwork, color design, graphics, and product packaging for Marc Jacobs, Coach 1941, Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, Roller Rabbit, and Anthropologie. She has worked on the runway and her work at Marc Jacobs was included in the 2019 MET Gala: Camp. Her fashion work and artwork are not dual practices; in fact, she finds that each practice informs the other equally. Tate currently creates artwork out of Portland, Oregon.
Tate has worked with the Mattress Factory Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Chautauqua Institution. She was an Artist in Residency at Bunker Projects and has exhibited work in Pittsburgh, Denver, and New York. Her work is a part of the collection of Eric Shiner, currently a leader of Pioneer Works, formerly Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s Fine Art Division and Bill Benter of the Bill Benter Foundation, among others. Tate has been featured on the blogs and social media of The Glassblock, Pittsburgh; ArtMaze Magazine, Issue 3; Field Projects Gallery, New York; Instyle; Garage Magazine; Architectural Digest; Vogue Brazil; and AnOther.