Kate V Robertson makes objects and installations that are often simple, basic or pared down, but with expansive or poetic conceptual concepts and concerns. Materials and processes are a part of her practice Kate relishes in, and are closely wedded to the her ideas. The artist chooses materials because of their associative connotations, and use a fairly limited palette or syntax. Bodies of work often become a conversation between very specific and directly expressed concepts, and the fruits of accidents or experiments.
Kate V Robertson received her Masters of Fine Art with distinction from Glasgow School of Art in 2009, and lives and works in Glasgow. During her MFA she completed an exchange semester at Hunter College, specializing in Monument and Social Sculpture. The artist had solo exhibitions in Galerie Feinkost, Berlin, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Intermedia, Market Gallery, Glasgow amongst others. Group exhibitions include Paper at MAMAC, Nice, Running Time in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and ‘Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental Influences on recent art from Scotland’ at Hunter College, New York. Working across mediums, she also installs work in public, and was commissioned to create an audio artwork as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2009, her proposal was shortlisted for the ‘Artists Taking the Lead’ commission for Scotland, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Kate recently co-curated an exhibition for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, called Reclaimed the Second Life of Sculpture. The artist is a studio holder and board member of Glasgow Sculpture Studios and is represented by Patricia Fleming Projects.