Our Sculptors

Kate Parsons MRSS

Kate's practice is an amalgamation of art and anthropology. She uses cross-cultural symbolism to reflect themes of mortality and the human life cycle. Her work is process-led, using the inherent properties of materials to enhance the meaning.
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Installation / Land / Site-specific
Mixed media
South West

Biography: I trained at Chelsea School of Art (BA Hons Sculpture), Goldsmiths College (Post Grad Art Teacher’s Certificate), De Montfort University (MA Art & Design Education), and University of Gloucestershire (Practice-Based PhD Sculpture). My work is committed to communicating aspects of both my own culture and that of the African Continent. Exhibiting nationally and internationally my work is process-led, conceptual, and symbolic, often starting from anthropological research, leading to a hybridisation of sculptural forms, materials, and subject matter. Mortality is a recurring theme displaying fragility, decay, and regeneration.

Recent activity: Exhibitions: Finalist in Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice (2018), ‘In House 2’, Pangolin Gallery (2017), ‘Reproduction’, Uganda House, London (2016). Residency: Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, Uganda (2014), Lecture collaboration 32 Degrees East, Makerere University, Uganda (2014). Publication: ‘From an African Score’, Richard Fardon & Joy Onyejiako, SOAS (2017).

I make sculptural work for Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and other artists and my studio is based at Spike Island, Bristol.