bio

Kate Shields (pronouns She/Her/They) is an artist living and working in Brighton, making process-driven work in a diverse range of media.

Often using references to queer aesthetics and culture, her work aims to escape the trappings of normative identities, gender, and physical and mental health difficulties.

Through the systematic documentation and recording of body-based experiences - movement and stillness, grief and anxiety, illness and recovery- she creates mixed media work with the digital/physical body that expresses the desire to survive, process and move forward.

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
'Body/Nobody' group exhibition with NewGrounds collective. Online + physical exhibition.
'LOOP' Gallery Lock In, Brighton. October 2019
FreeRange Truman Brewery, London. Group degree show. July 2019
Northbrook MET degree group show. May 2019
'Death + Rebirth', PopUp Gallery, Brighton. March 2018
'OBJECTS', Brush Gallery, Brighton. Feb 2017


FILM SCREENINGS:
'Balancing feathers on our fingers.' Translucent @ VO Curations, London. Aug 2019


SELECTED PERFORMANCES/COLLABORATIONS
Regular life drawing performances at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, with Artists, Models, iNK. 2019 - present
'The Safety Map': Ongoing LGBTQ map project documenting safety in the city. Exhibited at Marlborough Theatre, Trans Pride Brighton Dome and Fabrica. Collaboration with Abby Butcher and Rosana Cade. 2016 onwards
'Artists, Models, iNK' Life model, co-Director and founder with collective of life models. Various performances/events based around life drawing. 2011-present


SELECTED PRINT
'Extraordinary Acts' zine by Emma Frankland. Contributor, Feb 2020
Fabrica 'Response' magazine (various)

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