Visiting Artist's Talk — Katrina Palmer

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Katrina Palmer.

Katrina Palmer locates sculpture in narratives, using writing, sound and found objects. Palmer’s work explores sculpture as a language-based enquiry into recurring themes: material insecurity, memorial, a proximal intimacy to landscape, and the awkward sensuality of the body in relation to conceptualism.

Her recent solo exhibitions include ‘The Coffin Jump’ (Yorkshire Sculpture Park and 14-18 NOW, 2018), The Necropolitan Line (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2015), and End Matter (Artangel, London, 2015). Her publications include The Dark Object (Book Works: London, 2010) and Absalon’s Cells in The Object (Documents of Contemporary Art series, Whitechapel Gallery/MIT, 2014).

Palmer received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists in 2014. She teaches at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and lives in London.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

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Katrina Palmer, End Matter (2015). Photo: Brendan Buesnel.