Kate Davis is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Davis works with a variety of media including moving image, drawing, printmaking and photography to rethink the ways in which our understanding of an artistic language is constructed. This often involves exploring the aesthetic and political ambiguities of specific artworks and their reception.
Questioning how and where we place economic and personal values, Davis’ artwork frequently re-evaluates the voices or moments which are customarily absent or marginalised within the art historical canon. Davis uses self-reflective approaches to look at how art history has represented gender and shaped societal perceptions of the human body and the roles we embody.
Solo exhibitions include: Nudes Never Wear Glasses, Stills, Edinburgh (2017); The Unswept Floor, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ (2016); Eight Blocks or a Field, Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2013); Not Just the Perfect Moments, The Drawing Room, London (2012); Your Body is a Battleground Still, Tate Britain, London (2007).
Group exhibitions include: Chips and Egg, curated by Helen Nisbet, The Sunday Painter, London (2019); Class Reunion, MUMOK, Vienna (2018); A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists' Drawings, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2018); The Driver’s Seat, Cubitt Gallery, London (2018); NOW | Susan Philipsz, Michael Armitage, Yto Barrada, Kate Davis, Hiwa K, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2017).