Katie Whitford b. 1995 is an artist based in London. Her work explores the everyday soft intimacies of home.
Katie’s etchings and drawings are packed tightly with motifs and references. Her work is constructed from her own memories and experiences, woven with a range of visuals from films, museums, books and places. She carefully considers the spaces between objects and composes drawings and etchings rich in surface, pattern and tone. She is driven by a fascination with the gentle ordinariness of home and how objects charactarise a place while narrating and describing a life.
Drawing is at the heart of Katie’s practice, her observations are immediate and are not held by linear lines and perspectives. This immediacy sets a visual language that she takes into the print room, where she then slowly considers and builds scenes that hold small moments of narrative.
Katie studied for her BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths before accepting an 18-month scholarship at the Royal Drawing School, London. She has an MA in printmaking from the University of West England, Bristol. She has undertaken residencies and has work in private collections in Italy, France, UK, Ireland and America. She also has work in the Royal Collection and has exhibited at Bankside and Christies. In 2019, she was selected for the Paragon Press printing prize and has her first solo show this summer, 2022.
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MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, University of West England, 2021 - 2022
Post Graduate Scholarship on The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School, 2018-19
BA Fine Art Goldsmiths, University of London 2014-17
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Barton Peveril College 2016-17
Pigeon Pages 2019
Borgo Pignano Painting Residency with The Royal Drawing School, Italy 2019
The Paragon Press Printing Prize 2019
Sir Michael Moritz KBE, Italy
The Royal Collection, London
Soda Bars Ltd.
Bird & Blend Tea co.
The Long Pause: Online Exhibition curated by Pigeon Pages NYC
The Masters Relief, Bankside Gallery, London
Life on Venus, The Tub, Hackney, London
Royal Drawing School Summer Show
Works on Paper, curated by Davina Barber and Laura Lopes, Frestonian Gallery, London
Open Studios, Space Studios, London
The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition, The Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London
Best of The Drawing Year, Christie's, London
The Greek Street Art Show, Maison Bertaux, London
Deptford Advent Calendar, The Bohemians Salon, London
Mirrors in a Green House, Year long mural in The Greenhouse, Deptford, London
Goldsmiths BA Fine Art Degree Show, London