Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Kate Newby

Painters & Sculptors Program

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Kate Newby

Brooklyn, NY
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Kate Newby was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include: Nothing in my life feels big enough, Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Wild was the night, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne (2019); A puzzling light and moving, lumber room, Portland, OR (2019); Nothing that's over so soon should give you that much strength, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2018); I can’t nail the days down, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2018); All the stuff you already know, The Sunday Painter, London (2018); Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2017); and I feel like a truck on a wet highway, Lulu, Mexico City (2014). She has been included in recent group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); Art : Concept, Paris (2019); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2019); 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (2018); and SculptureCenter, NY (2017), among others. Kate has undertaken residencies at The Chinati Foundation, TX (2017), Artpace, TX (2017), Fogo Island (2013), and International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York (2012).


"I am committed to putting pressure on the limits and nature of sculpture. I am invested not only in space, volume, texture, and materials, but where and how sculpture happens. My installations draw directly from their situational contexts in different cities, specific natural environments, and the interrelationships between."


  • I feel like a truck on a wet highway, 2014, cord, thread, porcelain, stoneware, glaze, paint, dimensions variable

  • I’m actually weirdly exciting, 2018, bronze, white brass, brass, silver, wire, PVC coated wire, dimensions variable

  • Wild was the night, 2019, floor cut: glass, silver, bronze, ceramics, cut concrete, window: glass, dimensions variable

  • I can’t nail the days down, 2018, bricks, found glass, bronze, coins, ceramics, silver, brass, white brass, silver, pink silver, 85 x 22 feet

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.