My subject reveals itself to me through the process of painting. It is abstract but can become quite specific. I am interested in a vivid sense of the overall structure, what Bomberg called ‘the spirit in the mass’ and in trying to fix the quiddity of my encounter with the subject.


Born in 1988. Lives and works in London, UK.

EDUCATION

2019

Drawing Intensive Royal Drawing School, London

2007-2010

B.A. Hons Fine Art [First Class] University College Falmouth

2006-7

Foundation Diploma [Distinction] Byam Shaw, London

AWARDS

2011

Richard Ford Travel Award, The Prado Museum [overall winner]

2010

Shortlisted Saatchi Gallery New Sensations

2010

Millennium/Newlyn Art Gallery/Falmouth University Midas Award [overall winner]

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, "new paintings" January 25-April 7

2012, Hoxton Art Gallery, London, "Opening Gambit" curated by Virginia Verran, October 12- November 12

2011, Millennium, St Ives, "Transpose" November 11-29

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Millennium, St Ives, "Drawing The Line", in aid of Freedom from Torture, November 30-December 7
ASC Studios, London, "Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition", July 18-20

2012

London Art Fair, "Art Projects", January 18-22

2011

Hoxton Art Gallery, London, "Winter Exhibition" November 25-January 19
The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, "Five by Five", December 6-January 3
Hoxton Art Gallery, London, "Symbiosis" May 20-June 17
Pop Up Gallery, London, "New Decade" March 31-May 8

2010

Saatchi Gallery, launch of the House of the Nobleman, London, "New Sensations" October 14
Newlyn Art Gallery, "The Midas Award", October 16-November 6
The Rag Factory, London "Stone soup" July 9-11

PUBLICATIONS

2012

Hoxton Art Gallery, London "Opening Gambit" catalogue:
London Art Fair, "Guide" [p.35]

2011

The Catlin Guide, London, "New Artists in the UK", curated by Justin Hammond
Hoxton Art Gallery, London "Symbiosis" catalogue

2010

Saatchi Gallery, London/Channel 4, "New Sensations" catalogue

MEDIA

2017

"Catching up with Katie Sims, Falmouth Fine Art Alumna" Falmouth University, November 15
Alumni Profiles: Katie Sims Falmouth University, November 16

2013

"Scene: Strong Shows at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. Katie Sims: new paintings" Art of England, Issue 100. (March):69

2012

"Katie Sims Discusses Her New Exhibition, Opening Gambit", Art of England, Issue 97. (December):56
"Katie Sims - Opening Gambit"