Kate Cusack

Kate Cusack is a Brooklyn-born artist who makes glamorous jewelry entirely from zippers. Her innovative Zipper Jewelry designs are unique sculptural creations.

Kate’s innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry reminds us about the power of imagination and the joy of discovering the beauty in something that we encounter every day. “There is an exciting “a-ha” moment when someone realizes that there is more to my creation than they initially expected.” In addition to her Zipper Jewelry, Kate is also known for creating sculptural/wearable items for window display, performance and installation. Notable clients include Tiffany & Company, Nordstrom and Fred Leighton.

Kate earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in costume design from the Yale School of Drama.  All of her work relates to the body, combining theatrical influences and her love for the transformation of ordinary materials into pieces of exceptional art.