Exhibitions, Commissions and Training

"There is real style in Kate Ault's huge shadowed glimpses of landscape" The Scotsman

Katie's paintings have been exhibited with New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries, with Society of Women Artists and United Society of Artists at Westminster Central Hall, and at other venues in and around London including Gallery Focus, Churzee Studio Gallery and Windsor Art Centre. Art fairs and festivals include Battersea Contemporary Art Fair and Wandsworth Arts Festival.

Solo exhibitions have included Wigmore Hall (London), Cotman Gallery (Wimbledon), Europa Gallery (Sutton), Gallery Focus (New Malden), Clapham Picture House and Sutton House (National Trust, Hackney).

In 2012 Katie was commissioned to design and paint the Creation Triptych for St Barnabas Church Southfields. Other commissions have included portraiture, murals, a wide variety of illustration, and the design and production of sets for theatre.

In 2018 Katie was artist in residence for the Jigsaw Players, including display of work to complement musical performance (www.jigsawplayers.co.uk/about-us/)

Katie studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art (MA in Fine Art - tutored by Glen Onwin RSA), at Manchester University (Post-graduate Diploma in Museum & Art Gallery Studies), and has recently completed a Masters in Art History at The Open University with Distinction. Her dissertation was runner-up for the Association for Art History's post-graduate dissertation prize 2017 (https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/postgraduate-dissertation-prize-winner/) She is a PhD candidate at The Open University, supported by CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England).

As well as developing her own painting she has worked for a number of museums and galleries, (including Barbican Art Gallery and Royal Collections Trust) organising exhibitions and displays, cataloguing and caring for collections. Research includes fourteenth century Italian painting: Ault, Katharine 1991. 'A Predella Panel from Cecco di Pietro's Agnano Altarpiece', The Burlington Magazine, November, No. 1064, pp. 766-770.