With work spanning the mediums of sculpture, film, sound, installation and photography, Kate McMillan is a internationally exhibited artist who has held shows in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Berlin, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Conceptually and well as formally ambitious, McMillan’s appeals to the canon of phenomenological philosophy, poetic literature (specifically, the laureate Cecil Day-Lewis) and art history (via Barbara Hepworth) are demonstrative of a total integration of form, genre, notion and aesthetic. The artist’s most recent work, The Past in Singing in Our Teeth (2017), showed at Arusha Gallery in July 2018 as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, continues this syncretic thread.
A Celeste Prize finalist (2017), McMillan has in addition completed residencies in St Petersburg via the National Centre of Contemporary Art, as well as in Tokyo, London, Basel, Beijing and Sydney. McMillan lectures at Kings College London in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, and her PhD thesis, Contemporary Art and Unforgetting, is due to be published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2018. McMillan’s work is acutely sensory, and is therefore difficult to do justice to in words alone.