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Ms Kate Bright
Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
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  • Associate Professor
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Included in the British Art Show 1990 my paintings have been exhibited widely in both the UK and internationally.

Selected exhibitions:
Dumbpop, Jerwood Gallery, London/Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK
Another Country: The Constructed Landscape, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, USA
Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Exploration of the Environment-Landscape Redefined, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami USA
Shimmering Substance, Cornerhouse, Manchester,  and Arnolfini Gallery Bristol
Getting away from it all, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK
Backwater, Laing Art Gallery and Museum, Newcastle, UK
Kate Bright, Casa Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Bright, New Art Gallery, Walsall
Vitamin Art, Turin, Italy

Represented by Locks Gallery Philadelphia Kate Bright lives and works in London.

Research Themes
Research Summary
Interested in depicting the landscape and exploring the value and interpretation of materials, my paintings are made with the addition of glitter, glass, polystyrene or resin collaged to the surface of the canvas.

Colluding with mass culture the paintings explore the value of the sublime and the illusory aspects of ‘straight’ painting. Extending the landscape genre through this use of unorthodox materials, the collage element (my understudy for the twinkle of frosty snow, white horses crashing on the beach and the lazy ripple of the boating lake) enforces a low grade interactivity onto what might appear to be the static familiar genre of landscape painting.

Highlighting the underlying artificiality of paint the trompe-l’oeil and the figurative, the work confronts the viewer to re-assess the notion of painting and what might make a landscape painting contemporary.

Academic Background
1996   Master of Arts Goldsmiths College
1988   Bachelor of Arts Camberwell College of Art
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