Approved: 16.08.2006

Kate Smith

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is exclusively drawing based and investigates activity and gesture. Relating to the individual moving through space it reveals, recreates and documents ensuing residual marks and indicators of contact. Work ranges from large, meticuously rendered drawings to collections of accidental, intentional and found marks.
Alongside the traditional, I am currently exploring how digital drawing - created

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  • Location: Derby, East Midlands
 

Biography

My work is exclusively drawing based and investigates activity and gesture. Relating to the individual moving through space it reveals, recreates and documents ensuing residual marks and indicators of contact. Work ranges from large, meticuously rendered drawings to collections of accidental, intentional and found marks. Alongside the traditional, I am currently exploring how digital drawing - created with a digital pen and tablet - can be utilised as both source and outcome. The digital drawing has to be projected or printed in some way to become a physical piece of work and this has rasied a number of questions relating to surface, process, terminology, value and audience encounter.

CV & Education

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2011   Touch and Trace,  Derby Museum and Art Gallery

            Mark and Movement, Deda Gallery, Derby

2006    Surface and Space, Green Door Gallery, Derby

            Drawn Threads, Mezze, Derby

2004    Drawings and Prints, School of Education, University of Nottingham

            Prints, City Gallery, Leicester

            Small Stuff, The Big Blue Gallery, Derby

2000    The Crompton, Derby

1999     Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

1998     Main Library, Burton on Trent

1995     Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hants

1994     Black Swan Guild, Somerset

1989     Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester

1987     The Garden, Loughborough,

             The Loseby Gallery, Leicester

1986     The Showroom, Bethnal Green, London

             Milton Keynes Development Corporation

1986     The Great Barn, Milton Keynes

 

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015      Black on White, Oriel Gallery, Mold

             Inbox, HMS, Long Eaton & Art-Athina Greece

            Chinodoxa, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2014     Bundle of Sticks, Building 6, Spode Factory, Stoke on Trent

            Grey, HMS, Long Eaton

2013     The Mark, HMS, Long Eaton

2012     Xmas BOGOF, WW Gallery, London

2011     Drawing Connections, Sienna Arts Institute, Italy

             Contemporary Drawing, The Bohemia Space, Liverpool

             OPEM, The Collection, Lincoln

2010     SCRIBBLE AND SCRAWL?!, The Crompton, Derby

             Art Matters, LCB Depot, Leicester

2009     Movement, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

2008     Spring Selection Show, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

2006     National Drawing In-Print Exhibition, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing

             Center, Ohio, USA

             The Postcard Show, Green Door Gallery, Derby

             Top Draw, Ropewalk Gallery, North Lincolnshire

             Magnitude Seven, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Ohio, USA

             Temporary, The Upper Gallery, Cambridge

2005     Freehand, The Pied House, Slough  

             3D/ Installation Open, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2003     IN-PRINT, Carlisle Institute of Arts, Cumbria and The Bookcase Gallery, Carlisle

2002     Derby City Open, Derby Museum and Art Gallery

             Midlands Open, Harborne Gallery, Birmingham

             Café Gallery Open, Bermondsey, London

             Nottingham Annual Open 2002, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

             Prints, Britannia Mill, University of Derby

2001     Nottingham Annual Open 2001, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

             Breaking Barriers, Usher Gallery, Lincoln

             Boundaries, Assembly Rooms, Derby

             Beer Mats, Tate Britain, London

             Connect, City Gallery, Leicester

             Beer Mat Art, The Crompton, Derby

2000     Derby City Open, Derby Museum and Art Gallery

             Christmas Show, Banks’ Mill Studios, Derby

 

RESIDENCIES/ COMMISSIONS

2004   Artist in Residence, School of Education, University of Nottingham

2004  Private balcony Commission, East Midlands

2001  Artists Access to Art Colleges, University of Derby

2000  Artist in Residence, Mackworth College, Derby

2000  Playground Mosaic, Becket Primary School, Derby

1986   Artist in Residence, Milton Keynes Arts Trust, Milton Keynes

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

The Villager, 'Drawing on the Invisible; Transcribing the space of movies, motion and other worlds.' Debra Jenks Volume 77, Number 41, March 19 – 25, 2008

Printmaking Today, Material benefits Spring 2003, p. 29  

AN Magazine, Art Mats June 2001, p. 23

Printmaking Today, Soak up the Art Spring 2001, p.7

Art Quarterly, Beer Mat Art in Derby Autumn 2000, p.13

AN Magazine, Beer Mat Art September 2000, p.5

 

FUNDING

2002    Solar-plate Etching, Florence, Italy. East Midlands Arts Training and Development      

2000    Year of the Artist, East Midlands Arts

1999    Axis Database funding, East Midlands Arts   

 

COLLECTIONS

East Midlands Arts

Leicester City Council

Leicestershire Education Authority

Milton Keynes Development Corporation

Milton Keynes Arts Trust

Work in private collections in Europe, Egypt and America

 

PUBLICATIONS

Drawing Paper #2, Liverpool, Summer 2010

Drawing Papers 75, Selections Spring 2008,  Drawing Center, New York

Manifest National Drawing Annual, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Ohio, 2006

Papermaking Techniques, John Plowman, Quarto Press 2000

Create Your Own Jewellery” Quarto, 1994   

Jewellery and Accessories Letts, 1994

The Art and Craft of Jewellery,   Mitchell Beazley, 1992

“Modelling in Formello”, Dryad leaflet no. 544, 1990  

 

EDUCATION

2002 – 2004  M.A. Printmaking (distinction), University College Northampton

2000 – 2001  Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Practice, University of Derby

1998 – 1999  City and Guilds 7323, Foundation Certificate in Training and Development,

1979 – 1982  B.A. (HONS): Fine Art (Painting), Leicester Polytechnic

1978 – 1979      Foundation Studies, Loughborough College of Art