Artists

Katie Schwab

b. 1985, London. Lives and works in Glasgow, UK

Works

Katie Schwab, Sampler, Hessian, Grandma's wool, pine, sapele Together in a Room, Collective, Edinburgh (2016). photo: Tom Nolan

Katie Schwab, Leftovers 1, Glazed stoneware, black clay and terracotta, household paint, birch plywood, steamed beech, 2017

Florence Dwyer, Katie Schwab, Simon Worthington, Making the Bed, Laying the Table Katie Schwab, Mural, Household paint Ed Emery and Katie Schwab, House, MiniDV converted to HD; HD, monitor, 2014/16 Making the Bed, Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2016). photo: Max Slaven

Florence Dwyer, Katie Schwab, Simon Worthington, Making the Bed, Laying the Table Making the Bed, Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2016). photo: Max Slaven

Katie Schwab, Lines, wood-block printed cotton dustsheets Katie Schwab, Stripes, steamed beech, steel, wood dye Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London (2016)

Katie Schwab, Covers, HD video and hand-scratched 16mm film converted to SD, monitor, headphones Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London (2016)

Bio

Katie’s practice interweaves personal, social, and craft-based histories, often drawing from traditions of living, making and working collectively. Her artworks take the form of installations of embroidered, woven and printed textiles, ceramic tableware, furniture and videos, drawing on the bright colours, bold shapes and abstract forms of twentieth-century modern design. She has a particular research interest in the textile works of female modernists and, drawing on the multiple roles these women undertook as artists, designers, writers and teachers, her work similarly moves fluidly between gallery, learning and domestic spaces.
Katie Schwab completed her MFA at The Glasgow School of Art (2015). Recent exhibitions include Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London (2016), Making the Bed, Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2016), Together in a Room, Collective, Edinburgh (2016), Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Backlit, Nottingham and ICA, London (2015) and Fresh, British Ceramics Biennal, The Original Spode Factory Site, Stoke-on-Trent (2015). She undertook the 2015 Hospitalfield Graduate Residency and is the recipient of the 2016 Nigel Greenwood Art Prize and the 2017 Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Residency. She has run workshops at galleries including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Serpentine Galleries, Arnolfini, The Fruitmarket Gallery, The Common Guild and Camden Arts Centre.

Education

2013/15

MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (exchange student at Hunter College, NYC, 2014)

2005/08

BA Fine Art & Contemporary Critical Studies, Goldsmiths College, London

2004/05

Foundation course in Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

Upcoming

Atrium commissions, mima, Middlesbrough

Upcoming

Future Plan Project, Hospitalfield, Arbroath

2016

Making the Bed, Laying the Table, fellowship exhibition, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow

2016

Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London

2016

Together in a Room, Collective, Edinburgh

2016

Breakfast Plates for Hotel Ufer, Drop City, Düsseldorf at Hotel Ufer

2013

The Palace of Green Porcelain (with Dan Scott), Breese Little, London

2012

My (We), Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space, London

2011

FREEDOM TO! POWER TO! LimaZulu, London

2010

L’Usine Abandonnee, with Rosanna Mclauglin LimaZulu, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

Upcoming

31 Women, Breese Little, London

2017

Live Work, with Lotte Gertz and Shona MacNaughton, 27 Leven Street, Glasgow

2017

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour (on the bedpost overnight)?, J Hammond Projects, London

2016

The Science of Imaginary Solutions, Breese Little, London?

2016

Drop City Centre, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2015

My love is like a red red rose. Art in Scotland from 18th to 21st Century, Musée du Château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard

2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Backlit, Nottingham. ICA, London

2015

Fresh, British Ceramics Biennial, The Original Spode Factory Site, Stoke-on-Trent

2015

The Grind, Voidoidarchive, Glasgow

2014

Lip, Mouth, Neck, Shoulder, Belly, Foot, Temporary Agency, NYC?

2013

Project Visible, Tate Modern, London ?

2010

Idefix Bloc, Shop + Office, murmurart, London

2007

Stick*Stamp*Fly, Gasworks, London

Residencies

2017

Wilhelmina Barns- Graham Residency Award, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives

2016

Nigel Greenwood Art Prize, Longformacus, Scottish Borders

2015

Graduate Residency, Hospitalfield, Arbroath

Fellowships/ Awards/ Funding

2017

Wilhelmina Barns- Graham Residency Award?

2016

Nigel Greenwood Art Prize

2016

The Elephant Trust

2016

Dewar Arts Award

2016

Satellites Programme, Collective, Edinburgh

2015

The Glasgow Sculpture Studios Graduate Fellowshi

2015

The RSA John Kinross Scholarship

2015

West Dean College Weaving Bursary

2014

The Thomas and Margaret Rodden Trust Scholarship

Projects

Upcoming

Companion, Up Projects and Museum of London (with Huw Lemmey, Rosanna Mclaughlin & Alexei Schwab)

Learning Projects/ Workshops/ Resources

Upcoming

Cample Line, Dumfriesshire

2017

Family Residency, Arnolfini, Bristol

2016

Dear Friends, Serpentine Galleries, London

2016

ZigZag, Circle, Pillar, Porthmeor Studios with Tate Learning, Tate St Ives, St Ives

2014

Work Hands, British Folk Art Open Studio, Tate Britain Learning Gallery, London

2014

We Forgot The Lot, Touretteshero/ Tate Britain, London

2014

Workshops with Fresh Fruit/ Pier Group, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh/ Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

2014

‘T is for Tuttle’, ‘T is for Turner Prize’, ‘T is for Late Turner’, with Monica Rivas Velasquez, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Whitechapel Gallery, London

2014

Ceramics Workshops, Camden Arts Centre, London

2014

Adults workshops, The Common Guild, Glasgow?

2013

Schools & Teachers Workshops, Tate Modern/Tate Britain, London

2013

Artist in Residence, High View Primary School, Clapham, London

2003-

Peer- Workshop Leader, Raw Canvas (Tate Modern’s youth programme). Offsite projects include Rockingham

Selected Publications

Upcoming

Architecture Family Pack, Serpentine Galleries, London

2017

Satellites 2016 Publication, Collective, Edinburgh, co-edited with Anastasia Philimonos, designed by Maeve Redmond?

2016

World of Interiors with Alexis Lagimodiere-Grisé

2015

Reach Out and Touch Someone, Hunter College & The Artist’s Institute, NYC. Design: John Morgan Studio

2013

The Palace of Green Porcelain, with Rebecca Lewin, Dan Scott and Breese Little

2012

My (We), with Jamie George and Jerwood Visual Arts. Design: Helios Capedevila

Selected Articles

2017

Future Greats, selected by Ben Street, Art Review

2017

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)?, Liam Hess, thisistomorrow.info

2016

The Female Cover, Philomena Epps, Jerwood Visual Arts

2016

Jerwood Solo Presentations, William Rees, thisistomorrow.info

2016

Edinburgh and Dundee roundup, Catherine Spencer, April 2016, Art Monthly

2016

Together in a Room, Joy Harris, thisistomorrow.info?

2015

New Contemporaries 2015, 22 Sept 2015, a-n

2013

The Palace of Green Porcelain, Marie D’Elbee, August 2013, thisistomorrow.info

2012

Jamie George & Katie Schwab- Growing Up? www.dreck.co.uk

2010

Rosanna McLaughlin and Katie Schwab: L'Usine Abandonnee, Rebecca Lewin, thisistomorrow.info

Talks/ Events

2107

The Artists’ Studio, in conversation with Paul Johnson and Emily LaBarge, Camden Arts Centre, London?

2017

Foundations of a Creative Curriculum, Baltic, Newcastle?

2017

Dedications, Art Review Bar, London (co-organised with Rosanna Mclaughlin)?

2017

Contemporary Art Guest Lecture, Northumbria University, Newcastle?

2017

Dear. For. To., Making Women’s Art Matter, New Approaches to the Careers and Legacies of Women Artists, Paul Mellon Centre, London?

2016

One Work, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff?

2013

The Palace of Green Porcelain, with Rebecca Lewin and Dan Scott, Resonance FM