Kate Hammersley is an interdisciplinary artist who explores what it is like to live in a world in a state of flux. She has a particular interest in materials and materiality frequently pushing materials to the limits of their capability, using and creating new combinations of media to produce works encompassing drawing, ceramics, text, installation and film. She investigates fleeting experiences and moments and whether it is possible to make these concrete. Current projects focus on the connection between art and science and involve working with scientists at the cutting edge of research into cooling technology for spacecraft re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.
Kate Hammersley MRSS has a BA (Hons) First Class and MA in Art and Art History from the University of Wales and is an elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. She is the first artist-in-residence at the University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science (supported by Arts Council England). Since being selected to take part in Sotheby’s International Young Art programme she has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Royal Society of Sculptors London, the Elizabeth Foundation New York, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Oxford as well as many other galleries. Awards include a Presidential Fellowship from Savannah College of Art and Design USA and her work is included in public and private collections in the UK and overseas.
CV & Education
1996 MA Art and Art History - The University of Wales
1994 BA Art and Art History (Hons) First Class - The University of Wales
2019 Artist-in-Residence University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science
Grants, commissions, prizes and awards
2019 Arts Council England Grant
2018 Commissioned by University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science to create a piece of artwork inspired by their research
University of Oxford
Booth Museum Brighton and Hove Museums
Hospitalfield House Scotland
University of Wales
Private collections, UK, Japan and USA
Membership of Organisations
Current member of the Royal Society of Sculptors