Kate Davis

  • View large image The Glory of a Great Picture is in its Shame I, 2012

    Kate Davis, The Glory of a Great Picture is in its Shame I, 2012 Pencil on paper, digital pigment fine art print, glass and painted wooden construction 138 x 58 x 100 cm Image courtesy the Artist, Drawing Room 2012 Photo: Dave Morgan

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  • View large image Reversibility (Welliflex Camera with HB versions), 2011 & The Glory of a Great Picture is in its Shame I, 2012

    Photo: Dave Morgan Reversibility (Welliflex Camera with HB versions), 2011 Framed pencil drawing and screenprint on paper with rubber wellington boot, pencil, string, eraser and painted plinth 63 x 87 x 5 cm/35 x 10 x 26 cm & The Glory of a Great Picture is in its Shame I,

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    Curtain I - VII, 2011 Series of seven digital pigment fine art prints. Seven x 84 x 64 x 4 cm Image courtesy the Artist, Drawing Room 2012 Photo: Dave Morgan

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  • View large image Having Put Herself in the Picture,  2012

    Having Put Herself in the Picture, 2012 Framed pencil drawing and screenprint on paper with circular mirror 63 x 87 x 5 cm / 38cm Image courtesy the Artist, Drawing Room 2012 Photo: Dave Morgan

Born 1977 New Zealand, Kate Davis lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from the Glasgow School of Art (2001).

Her work in drawing, moving image, printmaking, installation and bookworks questions how to bear witness to the complexities of the past. Reconsidering what certain histories could look, sound and feel like, this has often involved responding to the aesthetic and political ambiguities of historical art works and their reception.

Selected exhibitions include The Driver’s Seat, Cubitt Gallery, London (2018); Here was Elsewhere >>FFWD, Cooper Gallery DJCAD, Dundee (2018); A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, Drawing Room, London and Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2018); NOW: Susan Philipsz, Michael Armitage, Yto Barrada, Kate Davis, Hiwa K, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2017); Charity, LUX, London (2017); Nudes Never Wear Glasses, Stills, Edinburgh (2017); The Unswept Floor, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2016); Not Just the Perfect Moments, The Drawing Room, London (2012); Eight Blocks or a Field, Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2013); Peace at last!, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2012); Ranziges Fett, Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2012); ¿Qué tenemos que hacer con una habitación propia?, Museo de la Ciudad and La Galeria de Comercio, Mexico (2010); The Long Loch: How Do We Go On From Here?, CCA, Glasgow (with Faith Wilding) (2010); Outsider, Sorcha Dallas,Glasgow (2008); Your Body is a Battleground Still, Tate Britain, London (2007); and Stop! Stop! Stop!, Kunsthalle Basel (2006).

Awards include the Margaret Tait Award (2017); Creative Scotland Artists Bursary Award (2014); and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington (2012).

Last updated: 09.03.2021

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