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Kate Giles | Elegiac (After Cranach) :: Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Canada
 
Elegiac (After Cranach)
Oil on Canvas : 36 x 36 inches ( 91 x 91 cm )
Inventory # 15346

Signed "Kate Giles" (on the reverse)


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Kate Giles
British,
Rooted in classical English and Dutch landscape painting, Kate's style is truly a contemporary impressionism.

"It is not enough to read a deep understanding of the English and Dutch landscape traditions and a keen awareness of contemporary practice in the paintings of Kate Giles. She forces a language onto the canvas that is indivisible from herself. Seeing landscape as paint, she inspects its surface as one would the surface of a finished canvas. Pigment will flow through culverts and paint will drain from the sky. Giles wrings every last drop of juice from the spareness of a particular part of Suffolk; she squeezes it onto her canvas, fusing rhythms and counterpoints with a particular emotional intellect. Ultimately, she finds harmonies that are unique to her."  Laurence Edwards, 2007

Public Collections
Norwich Union
Britten-Pears Library
Banc Sabadall 
Aldeburgh Music

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 Frost & Reed, London
2008 Art London, Frost & Reed, London
2003 Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, 56th Aldeburgh Festival
2002 Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery
2001 Sharon Arts, Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
         Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, 54th Aldeburgh Festival
2000 Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, 53rd Aldeburgh Festival
1999 Welsh National Opera, Sadler's Wells, London
1998 Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery
1992 Smith's Galleries, Covent Garden, London
1989 Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011  RA Summer Show
          RBA
          Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh
          Bultley Mills Open Studios, Suffolk
2010 63rd Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, festival artist soloshow
          “Antiphonal” Paintings from St Petersburg, Frost & Reed
          “The Retreat”, Great Glemham, Suffolk
2009 Paintings for Christmas, Frost & Reed
         Mixed exhibitions at Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh and Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Canada
         Five Suffolk Painters, Snape Maltings, Suffolk
         Art London, Frost & Reed
         Summer Exhibition, Frost & Reed
2008 Christmas Exhibtion, Frost & Reed
         The Retreat, Great Glemham, Suffolk
         Geedon Gallery, Essex
2007 Butley Mills Open Studios, Suffolk
         The Retreat, Great Glemham, Suffolk
2006 Arthouse, Aldeburgh
         The Big Shed, Iken, Suffolk
         The Retreat, Great Glemham, Suffolk
2005 Annual Show, Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone
         Annual Show, Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
2004 Autumn Show, Geedon Gallery, Essex
         New Landscapes, Thompson's Gallery, The City
         Autumn Show, Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone
         A Celebration of the River, Thackeray Gallery, Snape Maltings
         Annual Show, Thompson's Gallery, The City
         London Art Fair, Islington, Thompson's Gallery
2003 Affordable Art Fair, New York, John Martin Gallery
         Battersea Art Fair, Thompson's Gallery
         Autumn Show, Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone
         Annual Show, Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
         National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
         Art Fair, Islington, London, Thompson's Gallery
2002 Battersea Art Fair, Thompson's Gallery
         Annual Show, Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
         The Darkened World, The Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh
         The 30th Laing Sea and Landscape Competition, Mall Galleries
2001 Drawings, Mother Clap's Molly House, National Theatre
2000 New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
1999  Bankside Browser/Archive. Tate Modern, London
1997 Cheltenham and Gloucester Open Drawing, Cheltenham
1996 77 Cornhill, City of London. Art for Sale
1993 Stratford Open Studios, Delfina Trust, London
1992 The Guardian Art for Sale, Whiteleys, London
1991 Barnsley Open, Barnsley
         Tabernacle Gallery, London
1990 Cotton Centre, Hay's Galleria, London, FSAD

Education
2001        Printmaking, Morley College, London.
1997-98   Printmaking and Life Drawing, Morley College
1994-95   University of Brighton, PGCE, Art & Design
1994        Stained Glass, Vauxhall College, London
1986-87   Camberwell College of Art and Design, Foundation
1985        Printmaking, John Cass School of Art, London
1981-84   New College, Oxford, English Literature, BA Hons.