Katie Pratt

Katie Pratt’s paintings generate emergent patterns that emanate from chaotic beginnings and then – through the painting process – develop an idiosyncratic internal logic. Systems are designed in response to chance and gestural features in the painted ground. Each painting develops its own set of rules that accumulate over time and give rise to contradictions and competing structures. This accretion of regulation adds complexity to the imagery, reflecting the organic intricacy of human organisation, both socially and politically.

Katie Pratt MA (RCA) (1998) is an abstract painter living in London. Winner of the Jerwood Painting Prize 2001. Recent exhibitions include Analysis, Disruption, System at Stiftung Konzeptuelle Kunst, Soest and Rosie Mullan : Katie Pratt at Kingsgate Project Space London.

In 2021 she curated Autumn Attic at Flowers Gallery. Other notable group exhibitions include Location /Dislocation… at Mark Rothko Center, Daugavpils touring to Dubulti Art Station, Riga, 2020; Patrick Heron, Jonathan Lasker, Katie Pratt at John Hansard Gallery Southampton, 2006; Landscape Confection, curated by Helen Molesworth at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio touring to Contemporary Arts Museum; Houston Texas and Orange County Museum of Art, California 2006.

Solo Exhibitions include at Galerie Peter Zimmermann, 2012 & 2016; Fine Art Society, London, 2012; Kontainer Gallery Los Angeles, 2003, 2005 & 2008; Forum d’Art Contemporain, Sièrre, 2003 and Houldsworth Fine Art London, 2001 & 2003.

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