Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Kate Atkin

Small Tree

Year 2017
Medium Pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21.0 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

Kate Atkin:

Kate Atkin (b. 1981, Odstock, Wiltshire, UK) lives and works in London. Atkin completed an MA in photography at the Royal College of Art (2005). Atkin's practice explores form and medium as well as the isolation of specific elements from their context. Her large scale, mostly black and white and intricate pencil drawings are an alternative, slow-paced response to photography. Residencies include ACME Studios Fire Station Work/Live Residency (2010-2015). Select solo and two person exhibitions include London Pleasures, Trinity Contemporary, Bruton Street, London (2012); Like A Stone, ACME Project Space, Bonner Road, London (2012); Wy Work (2 person show with with Tarka Kings), 52 Hoxton Square, London (2009); W (2 person collaborative show with Becky Beasley), Museum 52, New York (2008); and No Foreign Matter Unconsumed, Museum 52, London (2007). Select group exhibitions include The Wanderers Nightsong II, Curated by Ian Dawson, C&C Gallery, London (2015); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London (2013); Drawing Making: Making Drawing, Drawing Room, London (2014); Étrange Nature, Le Pavillion Blanc, Toulouse (2014); Aspiration Factory, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels (2012); The Thinking Line, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK (2012); Unknown Fields: Recent British Drawings, Young Gallery, Salisbury, UK (2012); NOAC, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK (2012); State of Flux: Drawing in London 2011, Trinity Contemporary, London & New York (2011); Naturalia, Vorstadt 14 Gallery, Switzerland (2010); On the Edge of the World, John Hope Gateway Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh (2010); The Agile Rabbit, The Lighthouse, Wick Lane, London (2010); Ultra Silvam (Beyond the Forest), WAS - Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen (2010); and Recent British Drawings, Trinity Contemporary, New York (2010). Her work is held in public and private collections including UBS Art Collection, London; West Collection, Pennsylvania; British Council, London; Massey Foundation, New York; and The Kabin Contemporary Art Collection, London.