Kate Bones is a GIF Artist and Photographer based in London. After studying Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art, she found herself drawn to portraiture through moving image; and it is through a mixture of talent, perseverance and sheer obsession that she has carved a unique path for herself as a GIF artist. Her kaleidoscopic hyper-real 3D animations instinctively bridge the gap between still and moving image. It’s an on-going experimental journey in which she is constantly pushing the boundaries of the GIF medium by fusing analogue and digital technologies. This rebel approach sees her twisting everything into mix, delighting in the synthesis of low-fi and hi-tech techniques, from shooting on vintage 1980s 3D cameras, incorporating hand drawn, rotoscoping skills, to pulling her ideas through the latest 3D software to build mesmerising 360-degree portraits. This puts Kate right at the forefront of exploring the potential of the GIF format as a visual language to connect with the post-millennial generation. She intuitively creates narratives that celebrate diverse characters who are often under-represented in mainstream media. Working with drag queens was a pivotal moment for her, their exuberant creativity inspired a burst of colour and fun in her work that has been evident ever since. Kate's inventive & artistic dynamic gives her the tools with which to bring the people she meets vibrantly to life, framing them in joyously hypnotic never-ending moments.

Kate has a huge following on Instagram and Giphy where her work has racked up hundreds of millions of views. Her work has been widely featured in publications including Hunger, Dazed, Wonderland and Love, and her commercial clients includes Nike, Facebook, The Globe Theatre, Smirnoff, Red Bull, Rimmel, Block9, Glastonbury, Baileys, The Grammy’s and Missguided.

 

SELECTED PRESS

The Guardian - Gorgeous Creatures of NYC Downlow captured in 3D

Creative Review - 'New Talent' GIF artist Kate Bones on combining analogue and digital technology

Marie Claire - Being a GIF artist is an actual thing and this is what it's like

Sleek Mag - The London-Based Creative Taking over the Fashion Industry One GIF at a Time

Route - In Conversation with Kate Bones

Kate Bones in Dull Magazine: GIF Queen

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORK

The Love Magazine - 'Do People Still Wear Hats?'

Beauty Papers - Obsessions: The Goat Dancer

Models.com - GIFs from Matty Bovan's fanciful first solo show

Crack Magazine - Kiddy Smile - Time to shine

Creative Review - On Brief: Kate Bones teams up with Creative England for 'Be More Boss' campaign

INTOMORE - Living for = Kate Bones

Love Magazine - Bea Sweet and Kate Bones explore the Beauty in Diversity

Paper Magazine - Meet the Bright Young Things of London's Art & Fashion scene

Opening Ceremony - LFW Autumn/Winter '17: Mimi Wade

Go behind the scenes of Matthew Dunster's Imogen at Shakespeare's Globe

Capturing a Drag Mecca in GIFs

Rollacoasta X Sink The Pink

Introducing Internet Rap God Candy Ken

GIF Artist Kate Bones gets up close with Candy Ken

In GIFs: Abra at The Ace Hotel for Crack Magazine

ABRA Surprise set at Crack Magazine Launch Party

Molly Nilsson: Planetary Vistas

D.I.Yourself Opening Party at House of Vans London

GIF Queen Kate Bones shot the LFW Marques'Almeida show for us

Building Up: An interview with Anna Meredith

Erika Bowes for Hunger Magazine

5 GIF artists celebrate the 58th Grammy Nominees for Song Of The Year

Liam hodges Collection GIFs

Up Close and 3D with Liam Hodges' petrolheads boys

Red Bulls Best Albums Of 2015 – brought to life as GIFs

Behind The Scenes with Peaches at Electric Ballroom for The 405

Behind The Scenes with LA Priest in London for The 405

24u24: These people are the future of London

Bully for Crack Magazine

Novelist 18th Birthday Secret Warehouse Party with Red Bull Music

We Have Band music video premiere on Dummy mag

We Have Band music video feature on Promo news