Lives and works in Sydney
Kate Nielsen is a Sydney based Australian painter who primarily works with oil paint on linen. She is interested in interior, still life painting that explores a relationship with an exterior view. Her work is recognised by obscured indoor/outdoor views coupled with tilted picture planes and ‘tablescapes’ with intense colour and composition combinations.
Kate's complex interiors also reveal a narrative of place and memory, an intriguing glimpse of a life lived and its stamp on time and space. The work unfolds at its own pace revealing shifting discoveries and offer a familiarity that connects us.
“My work researches and explores places that hold memory - recording intimate stories of people's lives and personal spaces. Throughout my professional life, I have been dedicated to artistic exploration and education of all kinds and to the development of creative communities. Through connecting with people and place, I learn more about my own art practice, which paints the sounds, rhythms and vibrations of life.”
Kate holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting from the National Art School graduating in 2005. She has had group and solo exhibitions across Australia and America. Kate has three times been selected as a finalist for the Mosman art prize, has been a finalist in the Hawkesbury and Hornsby art prizes and has also won the ‘Emerging artist’ award in the Hornsby art prize 2019.
7 December 2022
We're thrilled to present an online exhibition of new works by Kate Nielsen—her first as an associated artist with Nanda\Hobbs. Her oeuvre has focused on the beauty that is in herent on the everyday—the folds of patterned linen, a table set for dinner, the glimpses of an outside world.