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


the curve that warms, Leila Greiche, New York


Memory of place, LON Gallery, Melbourne

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


Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Three Hares, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton


Blue, LON Gallery, Melbourne 

Traces, NARS Foundation, New York

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

Selected Bibliography


Pippa Mott, Profile feature, Artist Profile, Issue 61, Sydney   

Diego Ramirez, 50 things collectors should know, Art Collector, Sydney


Giles Fielke, ‘Kate Wallace, Views to Remember, Travis MacDonald, Clock Face’, MeMoReview, Melbourne

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