Kate Trafeli is an American-British painter and curator currently based in London, UK. She makes her works in a north London studio held by arts charity Collage Arts. You can view a video of Kate in studio here and read an interview with Kate in New York's JIMON Magazine here.
Colour synesthesia, symbols/shapes and visible brushstrokes evoke mood and narrative in Kate's works. The fragments visible in her paintings originate out of many avenues: literature and music, architecture, light’s effect on the picture plane. Her practice is grounded in moments and histories from her own and others’ lives, expressed through abstraction and mark making. Kate's paintings seem familiar and yet otherworldly, with the representational components providing touchstones for the viewer while evading definite answers. The resulting ‘story-pictures’ create an immersive environment, a resonance between the viewer and the work.
For updates on current shows please check the "News" page on this site, or Kate's Instagram page. To discuss commissions or meeting at Kate's North London studio (by appointment), please contact Kate. Regarding Kate's curation work, please review the @katmapped information here.
In England Kate is currently represented by After Nyne Contemporary in London and the bowie gallery in Devon; in Japan she is working with Biome KOBE. Due to the difficulties still associated with travel, Kate is making some work available out of her studio.
Kate is on the lookout for galleries across the UK/Europe/US to showcase and represent her work, so do get in touch to discuss if you are a reputable IRL gallery and believe Kate's work would be a good fit for your portfolio.
Kate shows her work in solo and group shows with well regarded galleries and agents, as well as at curated fairs including The London Art Fair, STARTArt at Charles Saatchi Gallery, AAF and TOAF in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Kate welcomes and has created numerous large scale commissions, please contact her directly regarding these projects. She also participates in collaborative efforts with other artists, including curating and creating exhibitions.
Thank you for your interest in Kate's work.