KATE MCCGWIRE /// STATEMENT
Kate MccGwire's practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of opposites - at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level - that characterises the way we conceive the world. She does this by appealing to our essential duality as human beings, to our senses and our reason, and by drawing on materials capable of embodying a dichotomous way of seeing, feeling and thinking. The finished work has a consistent 'otherness' to it that places it beyond our experience of the world, poised on a threshold between the parameters that define everyday reality.
Lives and works in London
MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art
Awarded Distinction for 'Hair's-Breadth'
Dissertation on the use of hair in contemporary art practice
Short-listed for Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award
BA Fine Art, 1st-class honours
University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham
☁ KATE MCCGWIRE