About

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Slipping between the notions of fashion and art, Kate Langrish Smith's practice crosses disciplines: contemporary fashion, ceramics and sculpture. Using hand building, casting and mould-making techniques in ceramic and synthetic compounds, her practice explores the notion of object, worth and desire, with an instinctive approach to display using a continued theme of balance, gravity, composition and assemblage.

After completing a BA in Art and Visual Culture in 2006, Kate spent time working, developing and internationally exhibiting her headwear label  collections. In 2012 Kate was awarded the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Grant to study on the prestigious Fashion Artefact MA at London College of Fashion. The MODE METONYM Collection developed on the MA course and first exhibited in 2014 has been exhibited internationally. In 2014 she furthered her material interests in ceramics and polymers at the Haute École d'Art et Design in Geneva at 'CERCCO'  - The Centre for Experimentation and Realisation in Contemporary Ceramics. She is currently based in Sheffield at the Yorkshire Artspace.

 

EDUCATION:

2015: DAS Ceramics and Polymers - Haute École d'Art et Design Geneva, C.H

2014: MA (Master of Arts) Fashion Artefact  - London College of Fashion U.K

2006: BA Art and Visual Culture - Bristol School of Art, Media & Design U.K

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:


2019: Experimental Fashion in the Context of Contemporary Art, City Museum of Rimini, Italy

2019: WHY-WHAT-WHO/10 YEARS OF FASHION ARTEFACTS, National Museum of Decorative Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2019: What is the Matter? Materials, Commodities, Narratives, Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield, U.K

2018: WHY-WHAT-WHO/10 YEARS OF FASHION ARTEFACTS, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China

2018: Experimental Fashion in the Context of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

2018: WHY-WHAT-WHO/10 YEARS OF FASHION ARTEFACTS, Design.Ve, Tana Art Space, Venice Biennale, Italy

2017: Experimental Fashion in the Context of Contemporary Art, Quatier 21, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

2017: Les Archives du feu, LiveInYourHead Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2017: Experimental Fashion in the Context of Contemporary Art, Centre of Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland

2017: Experimental Fashion in the Context of Contemporary Art, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, U.K

2016: What Lies Between, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan                       

2015: Barbotine Conspiracy, Haute École d’Art et Design Geneva, Switzerland

2015: Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea

2014: FashionClash Festival, Maastricht, The Netherlands                           

2014: MA14, Victoria House Gallery, London, U.K                                           

2011: Premiere Classe, Salon d’accessoires de mode, Jardin Tuilleries, Paris, France         

2010: Premiere Classe, Port de Versailles, Paris, France                                                         

2009: Game Play, Stephen Walton Fine Art, Bury St. Edmunds, U.K                             

2009: Tatlin’s Tower and the World, Whitechapel Gallery, The Shop, London, U.K

2006: Carnival to Comic, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, U.K.                                                   

2006: Art and Visual Culture Final Show, Spike Island, Bristol U.K

 

AWARDS/GRANTS:

2019: Arts Council funding as part of collective Material Voice

2019: A-N Artist Bursaries 2019 recipient

2016 - Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City Artists in Residence     

2015 - 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale - Honourable Mention

2015 - NHS Professionals - Grant

2014 - Eaton Trust - Grant                                                                           

2014 - Golsoncott Foundation - Grant

2012 - AHRC Studentship Award for MA Fashion Artefact                                   

2010 - Hat Designer of the Year - Première Classe, Paris and The Hat Magazine, London