Melbourne based artist Kate Wallace looks to record and translate her own experience of place and urban living through the dialogue of representational painting. Using techniques such as scale, cropping, blur, repetition, montage and detail, her works are concerned with the translation of memory and construction of past through painting. Informed by photographs taken in wait or transit, Wallace considers our shared view of the world as an intimate counterpoint to the fast and constant experience of today.

Kate completed a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2018, receiving the Wingate Student Fellowship Art Prize. Kate has exhibited across galleries in Melbourne and is a recent recipient of a Career Development Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. 


Education

2018                  Master of Contemporary Art Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2015                  Master of Art Curatorship University of Melbourne

2012                  Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) RMIT University


Solo Exhibitions

2019

Views To Remember, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford

Views to a room,Kings Artist Run, Melbourne

2018    

Pictures, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor

2016

In Transit, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor

2013

Moving Still, Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy


Group Exhibitions

2020

New Landscapes, Lon Gallery, Collingwood

Small Mercies Fundraiser, River Studies, West Melbourne

Dimensions, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford

2019

Futures, Hyper Contemporary, Preston

Coalescence, Linden Projects Space, St. Kilda

The Museum of Platitudes and Aphorisms, Rubicon Ari, North Melbourne

The “F” Word, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray

‘Love me, love me, say that you love me’, No Vacancy, Melbourne

2018

VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts

#fromwhereistand, George Patton Gallery, Melbourne

2017

Magic Fountain, Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts

2016

Summer Salon, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor

Chalk and Cheese, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor

Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey, Abbotsford

2015

Colour in Action, Penang, Malaysia

2014

Daylesford Group Residency Exhibition, D11, Docklands

2013

Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 Art Prize Exhibition, Fitzroy

2012

Expanded Studio Practice- Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne

Group show, Cato Gallery, The Victorian Artist Society, Melbourne

2010

Top Arts 2009, Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne


Awards/ Grants/ Residencies

2022                Nars Foundation International Artist’s Residency, New York

2020                Career Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2020                Constant Ecology At Home Residency

2018                Wingate Student Fellowship

2012                Tolarno Hotel/ RMIT Painting Prize