Kathryn Maple

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Year 2021
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Nominated by Jacqui McIntosh

About the work

I wait at the lights and turn around to see if she is there, not hoping, but just wondering.

My home stride, the daily walk, not wanting to say, ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘no’.

I step up the pace and confront the blank rudeness I am sure is seen clearly on my face.

Time has been offered but left in suspension, there is too much ground to cover, people don’t stop.

About the artist:

Born 1989 Canterbury, Kathryn Maple lives and works in South London. Graduated from Foundation Diploma, The Arts Institute Bournemouth (2007-2008); Fine Art Printmaking BA, The University of Brighton (2009-2011); and The Drawing Year Postgraduate Programme, The Royal Drawing School (2012-2013).

Maple’s paintings are based on landscapes, both imagined and travelled through that are reconstructed into paintings. I am interested in exploring the potentials of drawing, mark making and colour. My most recent paintings investigate our relationship to the environment, interrogating the present and revealing something of a changed space.

Selected exhibitions include The John Moores Painting Prize, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2020); Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London (2020-2021); The Just, Virtual Exhibition, Aleph Contemporary, London (2020); Works on Paper, Frestonian Gallery, London (2020); The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Everything’s Wrong, Ain’t Nothing Right?, Assembly House Studios, Leeds (2019); A Showcase of Paintings and Design, Albert Bridge Studios, London (2019); The Summer Open Exhibition, Wiltshire (2019); The Current Under the Sea, The Pie Factory, Margate (2018); Fresh Paint, Messums, Wiltshire (2018); and John Moores Painting Prize, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2018).

Awards include First Prize Winner of The John Moores Painting Prize (2020); Times Watercolour Competition Winner (2014 and 2016); and Printmakers Council Award (2011). Residencies include at locations in India (2014/2015); Dumfries House (2014); and The Muse Gallery (2012).


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