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Katie Whitford b. 1995 is an artist based in Bristol, UK. Her work explores the everyday soft intimacies of place. 

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 place 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. In 2023, she completed her MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of West England, Bristol. She has undertaken international residencies and has work in private collections in Italy, France, UK, Ireland and North America, as well as the Royal Collection. She has exhibited work at Bankside Gallery, Christies and The Mall. In 2019, she was selected for the Paragon Press printing prize and had her first solo show in the summer of 2022.

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MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, University of West England, 2021 - 2023
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

Printmaking residency, Dumfries House, Scotland 2023 

Borgo Pignano, Italy 2019

The Paragon Press Printing Prize 2019

Sir Michael Moritz KBE, Italy​
The Royal Collection, London

Contemporary drawing tutor at Bristol Folk House
Printmaking tutor at Young London Print Prize

Speaker at PROOF, Post Graduate Research Symposium, University of West England, presenting "Pressing Pause: An investigation into translating home and place, from cinema to print" 2022
Speaker at Museum of Home's 'Stay Home Stories' symposium, 2021




Soft Lighting, 35 North Contemporary Fine Art, Brighton, 2022

Summer Showcase, 35 North Contemporary Fine Art, Brighton
170th Open, RWA, Bristol 
Society of Women Artists, 162nd Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Bainbridge Open 2023, ASC Gallery, London
St Barbe Open, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington
Spring show, 35 North Contemporary Fine Art, Brighton
MA showcase, Paintworks, Bristol

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
169th Open, RWA, Bristol
Mini Print Exhibition, Southbank Printmakers, London
Society of Women Artists 161st Exhibition, Mall Galleries London
Royal Drawing School Summer Show, London
Laura Lopes, Spring Show

Life on Venus, The Tub, Hackney, London, 2021

Royal Drawing School Summer Show, 2020
The Long Pause: Online Exhibition curated by Pigeon Pages New York, 2020
Works on Paper, curated by Davina Barber and Laura Lopes, Frestonian Gallery, London, 2020
The Masters Relief, Bankside Gallery, London, 2019
Open Studios, Space Studios, London, 2019

The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition, The Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch, London, 2019
Best of The Drawing Year, Christie's, London, 2019
The Greek Street Art Show, Maison Bertaux, London, 2019
Deptford Advent Calendar, The Bohemians Salon, London, 2018
Goldsmiths BA Fine Art Degree Show, London, 2017

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