Kat Reeder is a Peruvian-American artist based in Honolulu, Hawaii. She grew up in Miami, Florida where art, music, and fashion from around the world inspired her bold style. Her interest in tropical imagery and calendar girls began with Barbie Dolls, Disney Movies, Pin-Up Art and 70s Latina Glam. She moved to Hawaii in 2009 with a dream of being a Graphic Designer. Being a creative busybody, she was always looking for opportunities to flex her artistic muscles via personal projects, freelance work, and connecting with artists. After attending events like the Haleiwa Arts Festival and Chinatown First Fridays, she discovered Hawaii’s vibrant art scene. Through encouraging conversations with local artists and gallery owners, she was inspired to exhibit her first works. Her art caught the eye of the organizers of the Vans Women’s Triple Crown of Surfing and she was tapped to design the 2009 official poster. This amazing exposure allowed her to leave her "day job" to begin her career as a full-time artist, with a focus on contributing to the artistic fabric of Hawaii, its people, and supporting her fellow artists.