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 mostly 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 and gravity.

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.

 

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:

2018: Museum of Art, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

2018: Design.Ve, Tana Art Space, Venice Biennale, Italy

2017: Quatier 21, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria                                 

2017: Living in Your Head Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland                   

2017: Centre of Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland

2017: Austrian Cultural Forum, London, U.K                                   

2016: Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan                       

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

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

2014: FashionClash Festival, Maastricht, The Netherlands                           

2014: Victoria House Gallery, London, U.K                                           

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

2010: Port de Versailles, Paris, France                                                         

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

2009: Whitechapel Gallery, The Shop, London, U.K                                 

2006: Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, U.K.                                                   

2006: Spike Island, Bristol U.K

 

AWARDS:

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