BIOGRAPHY Dubai Artist
Kathryn Wilson (born 1982) is a British artist who investigates new ways of seeing water. Originally from the Lake District UK, Wilson returned in 2017 to live & work. With a degree from Oxford University & a background in fine art, she emerged with her 2016 solo exhibition 'Saturate' at Fn Designs Gallery, Alserkal Avenue Dubai. Wilson is interested in contemporary art for positive change and continues to explore ways of advocating this through her work.
An associate member of Tashkeel, her work has been featured by N Dot Interiors, The National, ING Creatives, Beachroad Magazine, Hype Magazine, Shortlist Magazine, Art Report, Time Out Dubai, Capsule Arts & AMOR. In 2013 Wilson worked together with 8 other FN Designs artists on the Dubai Urban Art Wall in support of Dubai Expo 2020. The project was initiated by The Cultural Office of H.H. Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bint Rashid Al Maktoum.
'The inspiration for my work comes from contemporary culture and our unique relationship with water. The organic forms within the work appear to take on a life of their own, seemingly providing the viewer with perceptions of shelter, protection and energy. Subtle messages of hope and well-being are portrayed, seeking to redefine a subject matter that plays a vital role in life itself. Clean lines and translucent layers of colour invite the viewer to be absorbed by and connect with the work, in doing so to also complete it.'
Brownbook magazine & Tory Burch Dubai / Brand Dubai & Dubai Canvas / Nine Degrees Spa (Fairmont Ajman) & Esadore International / Surge & Mojo Gallery / The Domino & DIFC Art Nights / The Domino & The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix / Project Mega & Dubai Mall / Xpoze 'The city is your canvas' / Cartier & Dubai Polo / The Cultural Office & 'Alydar' / Al Jalila Foundation & Street Nights / ING Creatives & 'Creat-ING off the wall' / Asarasi Tree Water /