Kate Walker is a New Zealand artist currently based in the United States. Her work encompasses painting, performance and video. Often collaborating with groups in the community, these include choreographed performances or staged events that speak to contemporary social issues. Recent projects focus on queer bodies, and utopian and dystopian imaginings in popular culture. Her current project Disaster Karaoke has been supported by The Idaho Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and The Idaho Film Collection.
Walker has shown her video work nationally and internationally at venues including; City Gallery Wellington, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson, Toi Pōneke Gallery Wellington, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, Spaceworks, Tacoma WA, West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, WV University School of Art and Design, WV, Queer Cultural Center’s annual exhibition, SOMArts, San Francisco CA, University of West Florida Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL, Abstracta, International Cinema Exhibition, Rome and 28th Festival Les Instants Video, Marseilles, France amongst other venues.
Walker received her MFA from the University of Arizona in 2005.
Disaster Karaoke, The Performance Arcade, Wellington
Cloudship, Masons Screen, Wellington
Disaster Karaoke, Lucky Dog Tavern, Idaho, USA
C.R.E.T.A, Rome, Italy
Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand, California, USA
The Arrow, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
Holding What Can’t Be Held, Ming Studios, Idaho, USA
Certain Ways (solo), Toi Poneke, Wellington
Intersexions II, Surels Place, Idaho, USA