Kate Boucher

b. 1972, UK. Lives and works in the UK

“In experiencing places, we simultaneously encounter two closely related but different landscapes. The one lying beneath our feet, […] the other is the perceived landscape, consisting of sensed and remembered accounts.” Muir.R.

KATE BOUCHER’s work is created in response to landscapes that are in some way, transitional. These landscapes are recorded in the liminal states of twilight and daybreak, where the separation seems thinner between the real, the sensed and the remembered. Boucher responds to these landscapes through a drawing and making practice, exploring this tension between the sensed and the known.

She records these complex responses to her chosen landscapes through intense study, habitual practices and serial working, travelling through them, on repeated and habitual routes. Procedures created by her for each site, outline methods for recording through sketchbooks, photography, drawing and assemblage.

Each piece in a series attempts to better express or expose the underlying reason, whilst lost in thought and immersed in the landscape, her attention might have been drawn to one thing over another. The works are not intended to be portraits of a place but rather to capture a more universal, emotive response to landscape.

KATE BOUCHER studied at Chelsea School of Art in the early 1990s, graduating from West Dean College with a Master of Fine Art 2016. She is a QEST Scholar and has received several awards. Her work has been exhibited with that of David Nash RA, Alice Kettle and Tai Shan Schierenberg and held in private collections internationally.

Selected CV

Education

Master of Fine Art, with Distinction (Dissertation: On Residency), West Dean College, 2014 -2016

BA (hons), Public Art, Chelsea School of Art, 1991-1994

Exhibitions (selected)

2021      Forces of Nature, Gallery 42, Glyndebourne 28th June -18th September

2020      Summer Exhibition, Zimmer Stewart

Lost in Thought, South Hill Park Gallery, Bracknell.

2019     Works in Progress, Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkestone

Shelter for the individual and collective dreams, West Dean Gardens, Chichester

Edition(s), Unit 1 Gallery|Workshop, London

If not now, then when, Stiwdio Maelor, Corris

2018      Summer Exhibition, Unit 1 Gallery|Workshop, London

Temporal Connections, Maltings Gallery, Farnham

2017      Good Nature, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester

Continuum, Menier Gallery, London

Inarticulate Landscapes, Unit 1 Gallery|Workshop, London

Chalk, Flint, Clay, Shore, Gallery 57, Arundel

2016      Celebration of Craft, Victorial and Albert Museum, London

The Mediated Landscape, Connect, London

Publications

2021      Right to Roam, Inside the Outside Photographic Journal

2020      Issue 01, Black River Photographic Journal

Awards (selected)

2018      Stiwdio Maelor Residency Bursary

2016      QEST/Radcliffe Scholar

2015      Edward James Foundation, The Anniversary Scholar

2014      Coats Foundation Bursary

Commissions/residencies/competitions (selected)

2020     Artist-in-residence, Caervallack, Cornwall

Artist-in Residence, Mawddach Cresent Residency

2019      Artist-in-residence, Stiwdio Maelor

2017      Artist-in-residence, Candida Stevens Gallery