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paper insects
Kate Kato
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stone sculpture
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Kate Kato

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Artwork for Kate Kato

Entomology Display (2021)

Blue Morpho Butterflies (2021)

Woodland Study (2021)

Meadow Wild Flowers (2021)

Wild Pansy (2021)

Oak Leaves (2021)

Sea Holly (2020)

Entomology Display (2019)

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I create detailed and life-sized sculptures of plants and insects. I curate collections and installations which aim to document different species and our experiences of them and the natural world. I create the sculptures using recycled and discarded papers, wire and other reclaimed materials which are carved, cut, shaped and sometimes embroidered to bring the sculptures to life.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I describe myself as a Sculptor or paper artist.

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: 

Craft Festival: 'Craft Festival' September 2021, Bovey Tracey.
H.Art (Herefordshire Open Studios): 4th - 12th September 2021.

Unit Twelve Gallery: 'Reclaim/Reimagine/Repurpose' 16th January - 2nd May 2020, Stafford.
Craft Festival: 'Craft Festival' June 2020, Bovey Tracey. (Postponed until 2021 due to the Pandemic)

Thompson's Gallery, London: 'Small Wonder' 11th-24th December 2019, London.
Craft Festival: 'Craft Festval (Cardiff)' 3rd - 5th November 2019, Cardiff.
Found Gallery: 'Found in the Garden' 23rd September - 10th November 2019, Brecon.
Thompson's Gallery: 'Annual Exhibition' 8th June - 12th July 2019, Aldeburgh.
Craft Festival: 'Craft Festival' 7th - 9th June 2019, Bovey Tracey.
Artichoke Gallery: 'Coming Up Roses' 6th April -22nd June 2019, Ticehurst.
The Table at Hay: 'Nature, Nurture, Nudes' 26th April -18th May 2019, Hay-on-Wye.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Byard Gallery (www.byardart.co.uk)
The Flaming Lady of Hay (www.flaminglady.com)
Made By Hand Online (www.madebyhandonline.com)

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