Kathy Kubicki trained as a painter at Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design in London in the early 1990s. Subsequently she obtained an MA in Visual Culture from Middlesex University (formerly Hornsey College of Art). Middlesex's new course was at the centre of debates on the relationship of theory to practice, philosophy and contemporary art and culture.
Kubicki has written for many contemporary art magazines since the mid 1990s, including Make; the magazine of Women's Art, Art Review and Modern Painters. Kubicki has also written for and guest edited the independent magazine Filmwaves, writing about movies such as those from the Dogme 95 avant-garde filmmaking movement started by the Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, and on video art in the Venice Biennale and elsewhere in the section entitled, 'Art in-Sight'.
Kathy Kubicki has undertaken interviews for 'Audio Arts' with the artists Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle and others, these are now archived as sound pieces at Tate Britain and highlights can be accessed via the Tate website. Kubicki has written many catalogue essays on contemporary art, video and photography, and she is the founding Editor of The Journal of Photography & Culture published by Berg, which was launched in July 2008.