Katherine Sheers’s artwork arises from experiences which are at once both monumental and intimate. For her, the act of making art is an extemporary and visceral one. In order to access a degree of physical empathy in her work, Sheers often employs sensory processes and rituals in her practice. Movement, touch, scent, music, discomfort and arousal are all utilised as an integral part of creating new work.
Trained at Chelsea College of Art, Sheers originally worked internationally as a lingerie designer. Arising from this background, femininity and feminism are themes which often occur throughout her drawings and paintings. And while she has recently broadened her enquiry to encompass the body, motherhood and identity, the duality of the monumental and intimate, always form the foundation of her artwork.
July 2019 – A Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painters, Cyfartha Castle Museum & Art Gallery
November 2019 – PZ Gallery, Penzance Cornwall
February 2020 – Solo exhibition, Gallery at Home, Llancayo
2019 (current), Nature Nurture Nudes, The Table Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2019, Newlyn School of Art, Chapel House, Penzance
2018, Constellations, Gallery at Home, Llancayo
2018, Undercurrent, The River Cafe, Glasbury
2018, Glasbury Arts Exhibition, Glasbury
2016, Christmas Exhibition, The Table Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2016, Traces, The Tabernacle, Talgarth
Katherine’s work is held in private collections throughout the UK, USA, Qatar & Italy.