Kate Giles grew up in Norfolk. Having completed a degree in English at New College Oxford she trained at Camberwell and Falmouth Schools of Art. She has exhibited regularly ever since, particularly in London and East Anglia but also internationally. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections in the UK and abroad including the Britten Pears Foundation, Aviva and Banco Sabadell.
Exhibitions have arisen from a variety of commissions and residencies (e.g. at The National Theatre, The Whitechapel Bell Foundry and Kazan Cathedral, St Petersburg.) Her work has, for many years, mainly focused on a keen and intimate vision of the landscape of her native East Anglia. From 2005 to 2011 she lived in Suffolk and worked in a studio at Butley Mills (a bronze foundry) and now divides her time between studios in North and West Norfolk.
In 2016/17 her work was hung alongside th
at of Constable, Turner and Kossoff in “Beyond Constable” (part of the Tate’s Aspire Project) at the Salisbury Museum . Other recent exhibitions include “Small is Beautiful” (Flowers Gallery Cork Street, 2017), “Inheritance” (Norwich Castle Museum, 2018), Cley 18 (NNEP), Black Barns Cockley Cley and “Seeing Through Drawing a Celebration of John Berger”” and the Annual Winter Show (both at Mandell’s Gallery Norwich 2017/18.)
Paul Barratt (curator, Norfolk by Design) chats with Kate Giles in her studio, North Norfolk 2018.