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. 

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
A place once travelled, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Views To Remember, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford
Views to a room,Kings Artist Run, Melbourne
Pictures, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor
In Transit, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor
Moving Still, Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy

Group Exhibitions
Private Eye, Oigåll Projects, Melbourne 
Spring 1883, Lon Gallery, Melbourne
New Landscapes, Lon Gallery, Collingwood
Small Mercies Fundraiser, River Studies, West Melbourne
Dimensions, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford
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
VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts
#fromwhereistand, George Patton Gallery, Melbourne
Magic Fountain, Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts
Summer Salon, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor
Chalk and Cheese, Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor
Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey, Abbotsford
Colour in Action, Penang, Malaysia
Daylesford Group Residency Exhibition, D11, Docklands
Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
Brunswick Street Gallery 40×40 Art Prize Exhibition, Fitzroy
Expanded Studio Practice- Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne
Group show, Cato Gallery, The Victorian Artist Society, Melbourne
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

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