BIO & RESUMÉ

Kate Arthur is a South African artist currently based in Cape Town. 

She works predominantly in mediums of painting, drawing and printmaking, with a particular interest in portraiture and representations of the body.  In her work, she looks at aspects of queer identity and notions of the self, through both figurative and abstracted visual explorations.  Her practice involves traditional approaches to artmaking as well as more experimental processes involving intuition and play.  She has exhibited in various group shows around the country and in 2017 she won the Sanlam National Portrait Award.

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

The invisible realm of possibility, curated by John McNorton, FIAP Jean Monnet, Paris

Anon, curated by Sarah Jayne Fell, Pop Up Place, Cape Town

2018

Cubicle Series, Everard Read/CIRCA, Cape Town

Sunday Service, curated by Heinrich Groenewald and Brett CharlesSeiler, GUS, Stellenbosch

BOTANICA, curated by Adele van Heerden, Art.b Gallery, Bellville

SAME SAME, Gallery One11, Cape Town

Body Politic: Transformation (performance), Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Cape Town

Rain Dance, The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town

 

2017

Sanlam Portrait Award 2017 Top 40 Exhibition (travelling)

People and Portraiture, Everard Read/CIRCA, Cape Town

Pop Up // Joburg, Warren Editions, 44 Stanley, Johannesburg

Array, curated by Isabella Kuijers, The Gallery at Taj, Cape Town

A Panel of Patrons, Julia Meintjes Fine Art, Tokara Winery, Stellenbosch

Potblou Blou Pot, Woordfees Festival, Stellenbosch University Gallery, Stellenbosch

 

2016

Things You Can Tell (solo), The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town

HB, The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town
Fugly, The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town
Opening Exhibition, Loading Bay Gallery, Durban
BUZZART2016, KZNSA Gallery, Durban

2015

Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 Top 40 Exhibition (travelling)
P!nk, The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town
Anthropology III, Breathing Space Gallery, Durban
Min of Meer ’n Meermin / More or Less a Mermaid, Kamersvol Geskenke, City Hall, Cape Town
He Sells Seascapes By The Seashore, The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town

Wet Paint, The Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town
Frida Mash-Up, Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, Cape Town

2014
Drawingrooms (solo), City Soirée, Cape Town
Open City Event Vol. II, Church Square, Cape Town

2008
Epicene (performance) by Joni Barnard, New Voices Program, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

2007
Rhodes University Student Exhibition, Department of Fine Art, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

2006
stART Exhibition (co-curator), Student Arts Festival, St Aidan’s Cathedral, Grahamstown

2005
Rhodes University Student Exhibition, Department of Fine Art, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

2004
Rhodes University Student Exhibition, Department of Fine Art, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

 

 

FAIRS

 

2018

Cape Town Art Fair, Clarke's Bookshop booth, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

2017

Cape Town Art Fair, Warren Editions booth, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

2016

Turbine Art Fair, Warren Editions booth, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg

2015

THAT ART FAIR, Salt River Parkade, Cape Town

COMPETITIONS

 

2017

Sanlam Portrait Award (winner), Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville

2016

Barclays L’Atelier Western Cape Exhibition (regional finalist), Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville

2015

Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40 (finalist), Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville

2008

ABSA L’Atelier Awards (finalist), Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennale (finalist), Port Elizabeth

2007

Sasol New Signatures Competition (finalist), Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

2006

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennale (finalist), Port Elizabeth

RESIDENCIES

2019

Drawing Research Residency, DRAWinternational (Caylus) and L'AiR Arts (Paris), France

SELECTED ONLINE MEDIA

 

www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/south-african-artist-furthers-queer-visibility-body-portraits-n727636

www.indiechannel.co.za/kate-arthur-queer-bodies/

www.10and5.com/2016/11/08/painting-queer-bodies-in-kate-arthurs-latest-work/

www.warreneditions.com/kate-arthur/

www.everard-read-capetown.co.za/artist/KATE_ARTHUR/works/1940

www.galleryone11.com/kate-arthur

Kate Arthur