Kate Groobey: (in collaboration with Platform)
Kate Groobey’s work depicts personal and intimate moments from her relationship with her wife, the writer Jina Khayyer. Encompassing drawing, painting, live performance and video, the artist’s work explores the androcentric canon of painting from a feminist and queer perspective. Groobey’s work uses the tactics of British humor—innuendo, parody, absurdity, surreality, macabre and self-deprecation—to create punchy depictions of the human condition.
Kate Groobey was born in Leeds, UK in 1979. The artist received a BFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University in Oxford, UK and an MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art in London, UK.
Solo exhibitions of Groobey’s work have taken place at: Sean Horton (Presents) in New York City; Sim Smith in London, UK; RIBOT in Milan, Italy; and David Lynch’s Club Silencio in Paris, France.
Group exhibitions that have shown Groobey’s work have taken place at: König Galerie in Berlin, Germany; New National Museum in Gdansk, Poland; La Sira in Paris, France; and the Villa Lena Foundation in London, UK; among others.
Groobey’s work has been discussed in i-D/vice, New York Arts Magazine, and Dapper Dan Magazine, among others. The artist has also been included in the publications 100 Painters of Tomorrow (2014) and the Bloomberg New Contemporaries catalog (2011).
Groobey has received awards from the Arts Council England, the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, and the Royal College of Art in London, UK.
Groobey lives and works in London, UK and Paris, France.