Kate McHugh is a New York City based visual artist specializing in narrative and editorial illustration. She received her BFA studying Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in 2020, and her work has been featured in print publications, murals, promotional material and more.

Her work focuses on narratives of childlike wonder that have a dark underlying charm to them, suggesting story telling clues with motif and a keen eye for detail.

Capturing personality and character through visual elements is what she enjoys most about creating her work.


  • "Art Rock Hart Bar" - Art exposition at Hart Bar, Brooklyn NY - February 2020

  • Fresh Art National juried fine arts exhibition at Marin Society Of Artists, San Rafael CA -November 2020

  • "2020 School Of Visual Arts Illustration Portfolio Book" - December 2020

  • Polyester Zine - Illustrated interview article for The Dollhouse, London, UK - February 2021

  •  "Outside The Lines" - Group show at  Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA - Septermber 2021

  • Spectrum Journal - Illustrated article "The Influence of Debauchery" - February 2022

  • Shein x Artists - contributed designs for clothing line collaboration - April 2022