Kat Kleinman is a photo collage artist from the Sacramento, California area. She began her career as an artist in 2016, after she retired as a psychotherapist, working with homeless people for 20 years. Her past work is referenced because it does inform her current work with a focus on positivity and making people feel better, if only for a moment.
Kat specializes in floral collages, because the individual flowers combine to create a new and cohesive form, reflective of the healing process. She takes her own photographs, which is important to Kat, because it separates the integrity of her work from those who use more impersonal internet downloads as a source. Each flower is hand cut, a process she calls meditative, and a single collage may require dozens of individual blossoms.
Kat is enthusiastic about the potential for color to positively influence emotions, ultimately leading to better relationships between people. Her work is featured in international gallery books. Kat's work has been seen in international exhibitions in Tokyo, Barcelona, and Hong Kong, as well as numerous books and magazines, both nationally and internationally.