Kate Wilson is a Toronto-based visual artist whose practice is fluid between site-specific large-scale wall drawing installation projects, painting, and digital applications. Wilson has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a recipient of awards from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts including the Canada Council for the Arts International Residencies (Paris)
Exhibitions include Real Estate Flowers at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia; Microbial Baroque, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; CAFKA.09: Veracity, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, Kitchener, Ontario; Collages in Motion and Artificial Dreams at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia; Curious Lights at the Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Cultural, Temporal and Imagined: Land-scape in Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia; and Ecotopia curated by Amanda Cachia, at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and toured to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, Alberta), Nickle Galleries University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta) and the Kenderdine Art Gallery (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Recent residencies include the Ontario College of Art & Design University Digital Painting Atelier, Toronto, Ontario; Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program through the Ontario Heritage Trust, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Late Spring, Artist in Residence (BAiR) program in Visual + Digital Arts.
In 2016, Wilson participated in On Your Mark, a drawing exhibition curated by Anik Glaude, at the Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario. She has also participated in group exhibitions at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France; University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo, New York, USA; HeK (House of Electronic Arts) Basel, Switzerland; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Emerson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, USA; Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, amongst others.
Recent exhibitions include Chemosphere, a large-scale site project curated by Sonya Blazek at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia, Ontario and the body may be said to think with works by Doris McCarthy and Kate Wilson curated by Stuart Reid at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, the University of Toronto Scarborough in conjunction with Fictional Winds, a series of nineteen drawings installed in the Instructional Centre vitrines at the University of Toronto Scarborough, organized by the Doris McCarthy Gallery. Wilson’s work can be found in many private, corporate and public gallery collections in Canada and the United States including the Whitney Museum of American Art, BMO Financial Group, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Museum London, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.