b. 1982, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia
Kate Mitchell’s practice spans video, public intervention and sculpture. The artist places herself in absurd cartoonish scenarios which talk to issues surrounding work, effort, opportunity, success and time. Mitchell’s video artworks are staged documentations of the outcomes of these situations and her conceptual sculptural works masquerade ultimately, as questions for the viewer to ponder the structural beliefs to which they hold. She often uses humour as a means of bringing the viewer into the present moment with the intention of reminding them that they exist only for a short time.
Mitchell’s work is included in leading public and private collections across Australia including: Kadist Foundation, Paris and San Francisco; Michael Buxton Collection, Melbourne; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. This year Mitchell was included in ‘Enter’ at the Lyon Housemuseum. The artist is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney.