Kate Crash is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, producer, filmmaker, writer and multimedia artist. In her teen years she made weird art, wrote poetry books, and played in punk and industrial bands.
After graduating from CalArts, she moved to Palestine to do humanitarian work. She then went to Tokyo where she performed her music in surreal street shows and made ridiculous short films such as "Sub: Way of Samurai" with Hiro Super.
When Crash moved back to L.A. she was discovered and cultivated by legendary producer Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire). Launay produced three EP’s for her that were released under Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records and George Martin’s Grand Master. She has also released a dance-pop EP, co-produced by herself and various Grammy winners including Jimmy Harry, Jason Evigan, and Ryosuke Sakai. Her self-produced video album "To You, Never Again" was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and her next album "Confetti Suicide" is slated for June of 2018.
Crash’s multimedia art and films have been shown at the Armory Center for the Arts, Barnsdall Art Gallery, 18th Street Art Center, the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time, and Highways Performance Space. She has been featured in pieces by the renowned performance artist Barbara T Smith; as well as Emmy-winning multimedia-art-star Kate Johnson; Michael J. Masucci; and SIGGRAPH. In August of 2017 Echo Park Film Center held a retrospective of her video art.
Crash is an honorary member of EZTV and sponsored by Fender Guitars and MAC Cosmetics.
Her current obsessions include: developing a TV show with director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilgiht, 13, Lords of Dogtown) and producer Debbie Liebling (South Park); writing and directing short content; writing and producing video albums; creating futuristic multimedia art with long time collaborator and friend Michael J. Masucci for European museum shows and hacker conferences; and assembling wild fashions that you can enjoy on her Instagram.