Kate Parsons BA (Hons) Sculpture, Chelsea School of Art, ATC Goldsmiths’ College (Postgraduate Art Teacher’s Certificate), MA Art & Design Education, De Montfort University and Practice-Based PhD Sculpture, University of Gloucestershire.
Her work is committed to communicating aspects of the material properties of both her own culture and that of the African continent. It is process-led, conceptual and symbolic, often starting from anthropological research, leading to a hybridisation of sculptural forms, materials and subject matter.
Recent activity: invited to show at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Nr Penzance, Cornwall. Curator: Martin Holman and Vanner Gallery, Salisbury. Curator: Jacquiline Creswell. Applying for research and development funding (2023)
Exhibitions: Royal Society of Sculptors: Together We Rise, 2022, Chichester Cathedral, exhibition; Curator: Jacquiline Creswell; Pragmata Collective, for online show, 2021; 10gm Challenge, 2020, Milwyn Foundry, London; RWA Open Sculpture Exhibition, 2019; Artsite Gallery, Swindon; Finalist in Arte Laguna Prize, 2028, Arsenale, Venice; In House 2, 2017, Pangolin Gallery.
Publication: Featured in Fardon, R. & Onyejiako, J (2017), From an African Score , SOAS, London.
Selected collaborations and funders: ACE; AHRC; National Museum of Kenya; British Institute in Eastern Africa, Royal Commonwealth Society; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; National Art Gallery Abuja; Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation & 32 Degrees East, Uganda; Uganda High Commission, London; Gallery Pangolin; Royal College of Art; October Gallery and SOAS, London.