Kate Piekutowski is a contemporary printmaker with an Australian/Polish heritage. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Piekutowski finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the University of Tasmania and later completed her Masters of Fine Arts (June 2013). She has exhibited in over 50 solo and group exhibitions in Gallery Pejean, Colville Gallery, Inka Gallery, Moonah Art Centre, The Stable Gallery, Manyung Gallery, Goulburn Street Gallery, Sidespace Gallery, BSG Gallery, The Long Gallery as well as attending a number of artist fairs in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.

 

Through the medium of etching, Piekutowski explores cultural identity and a sense of belonging within her practice. She reflects on the disconnection with her Polish heritage and ancestors, as well as investigates historical and folkloric narratives. Being a first-generation child of migrants, her work naturally triggers a sense of nostalgia, loss and memories of a romanticised world. She draws inspiration from childhood stories including Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, where motifs such as an umbrella or ruby shoes are symbolic of returning home.

As well as exhibiting internationally, Piekutowski has completed multiple artist residencies including in Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain, New Zealand and India. Residencies ultimately fuel her practice, allowing her to work within a community and connect to place. She currently works between Hobart and Brisbane teaching at various Community Art Centres, freelancing, working with a number of design markets and exhibiting around Australia and Internationally.

EDUCATION
                                   
2010-2011 Diploma of Fine Arts, School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
2009- 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
2012-2013 Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking, School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
2014 Diploma of Visual Arts, Jewellery, TAFE Tasmania
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2011-08 Entrepot Gallery, Salamanca TAS - Oh Nostalgia, how did you find me? 
2012-02 Rebecca Roth Gallery, Salamanca TAS - A European Nostalgia
2012-03 Preachers, Salamanca TAS- Works by Kate Piekutowski
2012-04 Goulburn Street Gallery, West Hobart TAS – Birdsong
2012-08 Inka Gallery, Salamanca TAS- The Depiction of a Romantic, Solo Exhibition
2012-12 Rebecca Roth Gallery, Salamanca TAS- Solo Exhibition of prints
2013-01 Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca TAS- Collaborative Exhibition of works with Chris Kurrish and Steph Parkyn
2013-06 Gallery Pejean, Launceston TAS- Solo Exhibition of Prints
2013-12 Agora Gallery, New York City- Group show
2013-12 Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Exhibition of Prints
2014-06 Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS- Solo Exhibition
2014-11 Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS- Solo Exhibition
2015-04 The Search for the Lily of the Valley, Melbourne, FAWN Gallery, Solo exhibition     
2015-09, Solo Exhibition,Lightness of Being, Gallery Pejean, Launceston
2016 Solo Exhibition, Colville Gallery
2016-11 Solo Exhibition, Lightness of Being, Gallery Pejean, Launceston
2017-08 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, TAS 
2017-09 Solo Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS 
2018-04 Solo Exhibition, Between Worlds, Manyung Gallery, VIC
2018-07 Solo Exhibition, Concrete Jungle, Daddy Bar, Brunswick, VIC
2018-10 Solo Exhibition, Tiffany Jones Art Consultant, Buderim, QLD
2018-11 Solo Exhibition, a/tered states, Colville Gallery, Salamanca, TAS
2019-09 Pop Up Exhibition, The Make It Collective, Melbourne
2019-10 Solo Exhibition, Between Cities, Gallery Pejean, Tasmania
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2011-05 Entrepot Gallery, Hunter Street TAS- Exhibition Newsprint
2011-08 Inka Gallery, Salamanca TAS- Gallery Member
2011-09 The Long Gallery, Salamanca TAS- A collaborative exhibition
2011- 12 The Stable Gallery, Moonah TAS- Mini print and painting exhibition
2011 -12 Inka Gallery, Salamanca TAS- Blank canvas exhibition
2012-02 Inka Gallery, Salamanca TAS- Blue
2012-05 Inka Gallery, Salamanca TAS - May Sale Exhibition
2013-04 Mixed Borders & Hybrid Identities, Riccione ITALY
2013-05 Kingborough Art Prize and Exhibition Group Show
2013-11 Fawn Gallery, group exhibition
2013-12 The Long Gallery, Images of Tasmania, Group exhibition
2013-2012 Colville Gallery, Group Exhibition
2014- 03 The Long Gallery, Running with Scissors, Group Exhibition
2014-11 Mini Print Exhibition, Sidespace Gallery, Group exhibition
2014- 12 Colville Gallery, Group Exhibition
2014-12 UTAS Art School, Group Exhibition of Jewellery
2014-12 Images of Tasmania, Group Exhibition, Sidespace and Long Gallery, Salamanca
2015-06 Gather ye rosebuds, Sidespace Gallery, Hobart, TAS, Solo exhibition
2015-10 Iron Pot Bay group exhibition, East Coast, Tasmania
2015-11 Mini Print Exhibition, Sidespace gallery, Salamanca
2015-12 Images of Tasmania, Long Gallery, Salamanca
2016-06 Members Group Show, Hunter Island Press, Rosny Barn, Hobart
2016-11 Mini Print Exhibition, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart
2017-01 Running with Scissors, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, TAS 
2017-05 Curated HIP exhibition, Unique State, MAC, Hobart, TAS
2017-07 Curated HIP exhibition, Rosny School House Gallery, Rosny, TAS 
2017-09 Curated Exhibition, Sydney, NSW
2017-11 Curated HIP exhibition, Mini Print, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, TAS 
2017-09 Group Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Malvern, VIC 
2018-09 Group Exhibition, Pop-up Gallery, Art-to-Art, VIC
2018-11 Curated HIP exhibition, Mini Print, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, TAS 
2019-10 Pop up exhibition, Art to Art, Melbourne, VIC
MARKETS 
2016 The Barn Market, Rosny 
2014-2018 The Market, Masonic Temple, Hobart 
2017-2018 The Cuckoo Market, Shambles Brewery, Hobart 
2017 Deloraine Craft Fair, Deloraine
2018 Rose Street Market, Fitzroy, VIC
2018 Sisters Market, Brunswick, VIC
2018 The Melbourne Collective, Federation Square, VIC
2018 Hatch Craft Market, Craft Victoria, Collingwood, VIC
2018 Heide Makers Market, Heide Museum, VIC
2019 Finders Keepers, Brisbane, QLD
2019 Bower Bird, Adelaide, SA
2019 Canberra Handmade, Canberra, ACT
2019 Deloraine Craft Fair, Deloraine, TAS
 
ART FAIRS
 
2017-11 Singapore International Art Fair, Represented by Manyung Gallery
2018-05 Hong Kong International Art Fair, Represented by Manyung Gallery
2019-11 Singapore International Art Fair, Represented by Manyung Gallery
PUBLICATIONS
 
Clyde Selby, Salamanca a tribute to Duke’s Glory, Saturday   Magazine, The Mercury, 07.01.2012
Amanda Ducker, Home Work, Style, The Mercury , 16.02.2012
 
PRIZES
2013- 02 Selected for the SHE Competition, Dandenong and Walker St Gallery
2013-05 Kingborough Art Prize and Exhibition, Won Best of Show
 
RESIDENCIES
 
2012 June/July- Artist residency in Venice, Italy
2013 September/October - artist residency Skopelos Island, Greece 
2014/2015 - artist residency Mt Bruce, New Zealand
2015 - artist residency, Portugal
2017 Cradle Mountain Artist Residency, Cradle Mountain, TAS
2017 Chaaap Art Residency, Vadodara, India 
2019 - artist printmaking residency, Spain
CONTACT
Kate Piekutowski
kate@katepiekutowskiartwork.com
0408 365 658
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