Kate Davis

Kate Davis (b.1977 in Lower Hutt, NZ) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. 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 shows include: Nudes Never Wear Glasses, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh (2017); The Unswept Floor, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (2016); The Unswept Floor, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ (2016); Not Just the Perfect MomentsThe Drawing Room, London (2013); Eight Blocks or a FieldTemporary Gallery, Cologne (2012); Peace at last!, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2011); Ranziges Fett, Galerie Kamm, Berlin (2011); ¿Qué tenemos que hacer con una habitación propia?, Museo de la Ciudad and La Galeria de Comercio, Mexico (2010); The Long Loch: How Do We Go On From Here?, CCA, Glasgow (with Faith Wilding, 2010); Your Body is a Battleground Still, Tate Britain, London (2007); Stop! Stop! Stop!, Kunsthalle Basel (2006). 

Recent group exhibitions include: Chips and Egg, 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); 35th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (2018); NOW | Susan Philipsz, Michael Armitage, Yto Barrada, Kate Davis, Hiwa K, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2017). For more information visit: