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Kate Kato

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Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Using discarded paper, wire and thread, I try to capture the delicate detail and beauty found in nature. My work is influenced by plants, insects and found objects which I recreate as intricate, life-sized sculptures and arrange carefully into collections, installations and dioramas.
I have always been fascinated by nature and my work focuses on documenting what I discover and how we connect with the natural world. It often represents the experiences of myself or others, linking people to places and moments in time through curated collections of specific species.
I use discarded paper to encourage you to look closer and consider the small and hidden details that may normally be over looked. I leave aspects of the original materials visible so the sculptures looks real and not real at the same time, inviting you to question the objects you see and the worlds or experiences I have documented.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I create pieces for sale through galleries and online as well as worked to commission for both private and commercial clients. I run in person workshops and have developed online courses you can participate in through my website.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

BA (Hons) Graphic Design – University of the West of England – (2003-2006)
Diploma in Art and Design – University of the West of England – (2002-2003)

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2024
MAKE Southwest: 'PULP' 20th Jan - 13th April 2024, Bovey Tracey, Devon.​

2023
Byard Gallery: 'A Festival of Flowers' 20th April - 21st May 2023, Cambridge.
Llantarnam Grange: 'Showcase' 6th May - 29th July 2023, Cwmbran.
Craft Festival: 'Craft Festival' 9th -11th June 2023, Bovey Tracey.
Byard Gallery: 'Affordable Art Fair' 19th - 22nd Oct 2023, Battersea.
Chalk Gallery: 'Winter Exhibition' 23rd Nov - 24th Dec 2023, Devises, Wiltshire.

2022
Byard Gallery: 'Home and Garden' 23rd April - 22nd May 2022, Cambridge.
Rheged Gallery: 'Matisse and Contemporary Paper Artists' 28th May - 6th Sept 2022, Sailsbury.
Sailsbury Museum: 'Insect Odyssey' 25th June - 25th Sept 2022, Sailsbury.
Discoed Church: H.Art (Herefordshire Open Studios): 3rd - 11th September 2022.

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