Kate Mary is a Glasgow-based artist and designer working predominantly with oil pastels and acrylic. She completed her honours degree in Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2019.
Kate’s practice is largely 2D drawings and paintings. These are detailed, idealised representations of places; collaged together to form immersive and calming visions of escapism. They are influenced by memories of local and far-flung journeys she makes, and the architecture, light, and pattern within them. Kate’s work explores and responds to our built environment, capturing moments of intrigue in order to create intimate and otherworldly scenes.
Kate is the 2022 winner of the Delphian Gallery Open Call for both residency and group exhibition. In the past year Kate has exhibited in London, Seoul, Tusson (France) and Glasgow. Alongside this she has completed two residencies; Delphian Gallery Open Call Residency and Print Club London’s Screen printing programme. She has been featured in The Sunday Times, Baptista Magazine, Floristry Magazine and Reclaim. She was long-listed for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2023. Upcoming shows include a group show in London, and a solo show in New York.