Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London who began her career in the public visual arts sector at Riverside Studios in 1984 where she curated exhibitions of, amongst others, Bethan Huws, Tim Rollins + K.O.S and Ilya Kabakov. She co-founded Drawing Room in 2000 and since that time has co-devised the organisation’s vision and programme.  Alongside her extensive curatorial work she has edited 14 Drawing Room titles, most recently ‘Graphology: drawing from automatism and automation’ co-published with ARA.MER, Ghent and M HKA, Antwerp and ‘The Peripatetic School: Itinerant Drawing from Latin America’, co-published with Ridinghouse, London.  Her writings on contemporary drawing include: ‘David Musgrave: Faulty Images’, Tate Papers, Issue 15 (2011), ‘Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing’,  Jack Southern & Mick Maslen (eds.) (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2011); ‘Drawing off the page’, in A. Lammert et al (eds.), Räume der Zeichhnung (Berlin:Akademie der Künste, 2007); ‘Investigating the Status of Drawing’, ‘The Drawing Book’, Tania Kovats (ed), (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005).  Kate studied art history and education at Cambridge University (1979-83). Recent exhibitions include ‘Graphic Witness’ at Drawing Room, ‘Line’ at Lisson Gallery, London, and ‘Dove Allouche – Mea Culpa of a Sceptic’, The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris.  She is contributing a chapter to ‘A Companion to Contemporary Drawing’, published by Wiley Blackwell in 2018.