Kate McLeod


Contemporary Art Practice, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Kate McLeod (she/her) is an artist, researcher and lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice and a specialist in Sculpture. Her practice-based research explores a contemporary sculptural language around materiality, chance, anti-monumentality, dialogic inter-relationships and classical figuration through a series of sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, performance, writings and exhibitions. Exhibitions connected to practice-based research have featured at The Royal Society of Sculptors, London; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; JGM Gallery, London; Andipa Gallery, London; Post Box Gallery, London; ME108, Lisbon. Residencies include CoLab, London; Brian Mercer Bronze Residency, Pietrasanta, Italy; University of Worcester; Merz Barn, Littoral Arts Trust, Ambleside.

An important strand of the recent practice-based research has been concerned with the nature of creative collaboration. In 2016 McLeod began collaborating with the painter James Fisher (he/him) on a print project. The Voice Imitator is a suite of large-scale monotypes which was exhibited at York College Gallery. More recently they made a series of Studio Models that were exhibited at the University of Gloucestershire and JGM Gallery in London. This collaboration focuses on issues such as authorship, ekphrasis, authenticity, style and imitation.

McLeod trained at Goldsmiths College and the Slade School of Fine Art. In between studying she spent 3 years working for Anthony Caro at his studio in London.