Kate Hopkins was born in 1964. She trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship, the Elizabeth Greenshields Award and the Duveen Travel Scholarship. She lives in London and teaches part time at the Slade School. A figurative painter, she paints mostly still lifes.
“Still life is at the centre of my practice. I create sets in my studio which I observe over extended periods of time, scrutinising abstract patterns and colour relationships. In response, I make, revise, disrupt, and remake repeatedly, accumulating and obliterating, in a search of a tension, order and structural integrity across the picture plane, that satisfies my intentions. I am particularly interested in perception, the grand illusion created by our brain, and resulting issues surrounding representation and visual language in painting.”
Selected Group Exhibitions
1990, 1991 Leighton House Museum
1994 New Grafton Gallery
1995 Slade Gallery
1997 Air Gallery
1997,’99,’02,’10,’11,’12,’13,’14,’15, ’16 Browse & Darby