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Kate Downie (Printmaker)


Bridge Bicycle Print III by Kate Downie, 2020

bike tyre and hand monoprint, ink on paper
H:56cm W:59cm
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The Quarry Path to the Sea, 2009

screenprint on Arches paper, edition of 100
H:70cm W:103cm
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The Winter Commute – Saturday, 2014

monotype and relief print, Variable Edition print
H:57cm W:76cm
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Estuary Spring and the Gairloch Line (Eye) I, 2016

screenprint, edition 12 of 16
H:54cm W:80cm
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Kate Downie


Born in North Carolina, Kate Downie studied at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen before travel and residencies took her to the United States, England, Amsterdam and Paris. Over the past two decades Downie has established herself as one of Scotland’s most prominent artists. Her skill not restricted to painting alone, she works across a diverse range of artistic medium. One recent project for Pittenweem Arts Festival saw Kate juxtapose large colour-field prints with architectural charcoal drawings with extraordinary results. The majority of her work is defined by geography, and the artist’s response to the landscape or subject in front of her. Kate’s constant search for new challenges and inspirations has seen her set up studios in such diverse places as a brewery, an oil rig, and for her most recent show an abandoned Hydroponicum. Her work is held in many public collections including Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art; Kelvingrove, Art Gallery: Reitveld Kunst Academie, Amsterdam; the BBC and Edinburgh Council.

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