One Cool Thing. The art of Kate MccGwire

Visceral, vaguely sinister, a haunting grace that compels… You can’t take your eyes off it.

In the world of art there are countless numbers of talented people, many if not most lie dormant and are never seen by the wider public eye, some are well marketed, achieving renown and critical accolade.  Others… an exceptional few! Extremely talented artists, rise to the fore and challenge our perceptions,  provoking us to see the world in new ways. Kate MccGwire is one of those few.

Fortune led me to Kate MccGwire’s art, by way of an accidental introduction from a source, no less authoritative than a tweet. Kate has allowed me to share some of her art with you . To see all Kate’s work; Please visit her site:  www.katemccgwire.com it’s well worth the visit.

1964 Born Norwich
Lives and works in London
2004 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art
Awarded Distinction for ‘Hair’s-Breadth’, dissertation on the use of hair in contemporary art practice. Short-listed for Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award
2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1st
University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham
Award

Winner of the ‘Heart of Glass’ Award 2008
Curated by Flora Fairbairn & Paul Hitchman
Judges, Marc Quinn and Gavin Turk, art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Paul Hobson (Director of the Contemporary Art Society), Irene Bradbury (Associate Director, White Cube) and Philippa Adams (Director, Saatchi Gallery).
Solo show at ‘Concrete and Glass’ Festival London 2009

Residencies

2008 (July) Art Omi International Artists Residency, New York
2006 Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, China

There you have it, stunning art.

Thanks Kate

Xross that Line

Cheers Steven.

Image Credits: Copyright belongs to the artist K. MccGwire, 2004. All rights reserved

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