Kate Newby

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Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, bricks, pennies and coins, silver, porcelain stones, aluminum, glass, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, pink silver, white brass, aluminum, bronze, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, glass, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, I memorized it I loved it so much, wood, boulder, wax, concrete, mulberries, paint, ceramic and metal stones, Installation view, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Leap, oh leap!, white stoneware, debris, glaze, Installation view, Lauren Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Ah be with me always, colored mortar, brick, porcelain, bronze, 304 x 710 x 609 mm, Installation view, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, stoneware, porcelain, glass, wooden surface, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, stoneware, porcelain, glass, wooden surface, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Laura, Lucy, Mark and Felix, stoneware, rope, Installation view, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 2014

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, concrete, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, red rope, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, painted mural on riverside, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, cotton thread, Installation view, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, colored cement, porcelain, bronze, Installation view, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain, glaze, rope, silk thread, Installation view, La Loge, Brussells, 2013

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in (Drew), porcelain skipping stone, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

Kate Newby, The January February March, porcelain stoneware, earthenware, Installation view, Hobart and Margaretville, The Catskills, NY, 2015

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in (Jack), porcelain skipping stone, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, pink silver, white brass, aluminum, bronze, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, I memorized it I loved it so much, wood, boulder, wax, concrete, mulberries, paint, ceramic and metal stones, Installation view, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Ah be with me always, colored mortar, brick, porcelain, bronze, 304 x 710 x 609 mm, Installation view, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, stoneware, porcelain, glass, wooden surface, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, concrete, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, red rope, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, cotton thread, Installation view, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain, glaze, rope, silk thread, Installation view, La Loge, Brussells, 2013

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in (Drew), porcelain skipping stone, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in (Jack), porcelain skipping stone, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

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Consisting of site-specific projects that form relationships with locations through actions, Kate Newby’s work engages with a wide range of situations using every-day actions and materials in order to displace and challenge how contemporary art is exhibited, viewed, and archived. These projects draw directly from the locations in which they are presented. Kate’s work bounces backwards and forwards between initial observations, the process of working, and the sites that she works in. Kate’s working methodology is immediate and responsive to events and people around her. 

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: Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2017); Big Tree. Bird’s Eye, Michael Lett, Auckland (2016); The January February March, The Poor Farm, Wisconsin (2016); and Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (2015). 

Kate Newby currently lives and works between Auckland, New Zealand and Brooklyn, New York.

 
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Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, bricks, pennies and coins, silver, porcelain stones, aluminum, glass, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, pink silver, white brass, aluminum, bronze, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, Two asprins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, glass, Installation view, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015

Kate Newby, I memorized it I loved it so much, wood, boulder, wax, concrete, mulberries, paint, ceramic and metal stones, Installation view, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Leap, oh leap!, white stoneware, debris, glaze, Installation view, Lauren Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Ah be with me always, colored mortar, brick, porcelain, bronze, 304 x 710 x 609 mm, Installation view, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, stoneware, porcelain, glass, wooden surface, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, stoneware, porcelain, glass, wooden surface, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Laura, Lucy, Mark and Felix, stoneware, rope, Installation view, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 2014

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, concrete, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, Mr + Mrs Hands, red rope, Installation view, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, concrete ramp, rocks, crystals, cotton fabric wall, yellow paint, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, Crawl out of your window, painted mural on riverside, Installation view, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, 2010

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, cotton thread, Installation view, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014

Kate Newby, I feel like a truck on a wet highway, colored cement, porcelain, bronze, Installation view, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014

Kate Newby, Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain, glaze, rope, silk thread, Installation view, La Loge, Brussells, 2013

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in (Drew), porcelain skipping stone, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013

Kate Newby, The January February March, porcelain stoneware, earthenware, Installation view, Hobart and Margaretville, The Catskills, NY, 2015

Kate Newby, Let the other thing in (Jack), porcelain skipping stone, Installation view, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013