Sarah Kate Wilson lives and works in London, her studio is based at Chisenhale Studios. She teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting programme at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.
She received her MFA (Painting) at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2010) and PhD from the University of Leeds (2017). Her thesis: ‘Durational Painting; Gifting, Grafting, Hosting, Collaborating’
She has staged large scale painting performances with the choral collective MUSARC at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017) and has had solo exhibitions at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and Armory Centre for the Arts, California, USA.
She is currently undertaking a research residency at West Dean College, pursuing her interest in Edward James’ involvement with ‘Les Ballets 1933’. During this research period she will delve deeper into Roger Caillois’, writing on insect mimicry and the laws of magic resulting in a ballet to be staged in October 2020. The ballet will address notions of mimicry, demonstrated by octopuses who imitate stones, butterflies who masquerade as owls, praying mantes who mimic plants, people who we refer to as chameleons and ‘deep fakes’.
Alongside her studio practice sits a curatorial practice, she recently curated Painting in Time, 2015, The Tetley, Leeds and Painting in Time: Part Two, 2016, The Sullivan Galleries, School of Art Institute of Chicago, USA. She also co-directs artist collective LeandaKateLouise.
Lives and works in London, and has her studio at Chisenhale Studios.
2013 - 2017 Practice Based PhD (AHRC funded) from the University of Leeds. Doctoral Project Title Durational Painting: gifting, grafting, hosting, collaborating
2008 - 2010 MFA Painting from The Slade School of Fine Art, London.
2018 Gifts, Skelf SITE, a virtual project space, accessible to anyone, everywhere.
2017 Wrapped, Project Space, University of Leeds, Leeds.
2016 Iris, BALTIC 39 | FIGURE THREE, Newcastle.
2015 Part 9: Expanding on an expansive subject: Sarah Kate Wilson, Projected Paintings, Armory Centre for the Arts, Pasadena, California, USA.
2018 Substantifs; New Painting and Materiality in the Screen Environment, ArtHouse1, London.
2018 Rainbows (performance) at the Royal Academy of the Arts London, on the occasion of the opening of the New RA Campus.
2018 New Relics, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London.
2018 Do Re Mi Fa So La Te, Perimeter Space at Griffin Gallery, London.
2018 Surfaced:Surface and Materiality in the Screen Environment, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London.
2018 Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking, Attercliffe™, Sheffield.
2017 Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In collaboration with MUSARC.
2016 Painting in Time: Part Two The Sullivan Galleries, School of Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, USA (Curated by Sarah Kate Wilson, organised with SAIC Faculty and Artist Claire Ashley).
2016 Pool, Griffin Gallery, London.
2016 Night Museum, Museum of London, Performance with MUSARC.
2015 Painting in Time, The Tetley Gallery, Leeds, UK. (Curated by Sarah Kate Wilson).
2015 Change and Interchange, Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University.
2014 Show-Off, Presented by LeandaKateLouise, London. (Curated with LKL).
2014 Sophia Starling / Kate Terry / Sarah Kate Wilson, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
2014 Embrace, FORT Gallery, London.
2014 TORTOISE, WW Gallery, Presented by LeandaKateLouise, London, (Curated with LeandaKateLouise).
2013 Painting Parade, Presented by LeandaKateLouise, London, (Curated with LeandaKateLouise).
2013 Part Three: Oblique Exchange, APT Gallery, London.
2013 The Creekside Open (Paul Noble Selection), APT Gallery, London.
2013 Uncle Vern’s Dog, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK.
2012 Assemble, Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.
2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Short-listed, (Touring UK).
2012 A Wall is a Surface, London, (Curated with LeandaKateLouise).
Conferences and Symposia
2019 Co-convening a panel with Dr Joanne Crawford (University of Leeds) at the 2019 Associate for Art History Conference which will be staged in Brighton.
2018 Paper given at, Teaching Painting: Painting the NEW, Royal Academy of the Arts London.
2016 Paper That Art Exhibits, on the idea of artistic curating and the tactics of display, 2016 EARN Conference, LUCA School of Art, Brussels.
2012 Paper Painting’s Sites and Processes, Chelsea College of Art, UAL, Symposium.
Writing about and by
2019 Catalogue introductory text Fully Awake, Issue 5 written by Sarah Kate Wilson.
2018 Tainted Love: Thoughts on 'Surfaced: Surface and Materiality in the Screen Environment', by John Bunker, InstantLoveLand (review).
2017 Painting in Time, Issue 2.2, The Journal of Contemporary Painting by Nadine Feinson (review).
2015 Painting in Time, The Tetley, Leeds. Paul Bramley, Corridor8 (review) (online 18.05.2015)
2015 Painting in Time at The Tetley. Dan Hewton, The State of The Arts (review) (online 05.05.2015)
2015 Painting in Time, Susie Stubbs, Creative Tourist (review) (online 17.04.2015)
2015 A Q&A with Sarah Kate Wilson, artist and curator. Jack Hutchinson, a-n magazine (online 08.04.2015)
2015 Breaking painterly boundaries, Nicola Cappleman, Yorkshire Art Journal (review) (online 08.05.2015)
2015 Painting in Time, This is Tomorrow, Matthew Hearn (review) (online 28.05.2015)
2013 Ahead of Painting, Bruce McLean and Klaas Hoek. Included in Publication
2012 LeandaKateLouise, A Strategy, Art Licks Issue 6. Publication Contribution.
2012 Painting as Object, Garageland Issue 13 PAINT. Publication Contribution.
2016 AHRC FundingResearch Travel Fund.
2016 International Mobility Research Award, Leeds University.
2015 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Fellowship, 2016.
2015 AHRC FundingResearch Travel Fund.
2014 Nominated for the inaugural ‘MKCF 2014 New City Prize for the Visual Arts’ partnership with Milton Keynes Gallery. The jury included Penelope Curtis (Director Tate Britain); Candida Gertler (Outset) and Anthony Spira (Director, Milton Keynes Gallery).
2013 AHRC funding Practice Based PhD, University of Leeds.
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