Kate Newby was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1979. She graduated with a Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2015. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Walter’s Prize by international judge Mami Kataoka, chief curator at the Mori Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan. Recent solo exhibitions include The January February March, with Jennifer Kabat, The Poor Farm, Wisconsin, USA (2016); Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (2015); and Always Humming, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2015).
Kate Newby currently lives and works between Auckland, New Zealand and Brooklyn, New York.