Kate Teale on Drawing

Kate Teale, Liberty (detail) (2022). Acrylic on mulberry over canvas and board. 36 x 24 in.

DUMBO Open Studios is the perfect opportunity to see a wide range of drawing: working drawings tacked to the studio wall; drawings as part of a process or complete works in themselves; sketchbooks; book arts and cartoons; large wall drawings and installations.

These five artists take very different approaches:

Marsha Cottrell produces genre-defying minimalist works of great subtlety, by using an office computer and electrostatic laser printer as a drawing tool.

Caledonia Curry/Swoon took drawing to the streets, becoming one of the first female street artists to gain international recognition in a male-dominated field.

Rodney Ewing is a topic-based artist who layers visual elements and fully exploits the potential of different media to make narratives around events of the Black Diaspora.

Avram Finkelstein, artist and AIDS activist, makes mural-sized renderings from intimate note pages and sketches.

James Howard Collins, inspired by abstract expressionism, makes highly tactile, non-figurative drawings closely related to his paintings.

About Kate Teale

Kate Teale was born in England and moved to New York for graduate studies at Hunter College, C.U.N.Y in 1995. Her work was exhibited at two DUMBO venues last year, in HOLE at Undercurrent and BLURR at Platform Project Space. Kate showed with Studio10 Gallery (solo shows in 2016 & 2013, two person shows in 2017 & 2019), and in group shows at John Molloy Gallery, Monya Rowe, Jim Kempner, and Gallery Ho in Chelsea, NYC, and at The Boiler; Bushwick Basel with Valentine Gallery; Storefront; Sideshow and Schema Projects. Her work can be seen at Pierogi Gallery flat files.

Kate received a Joan Mitchell Foundation artist grant in 2013, a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Painting 2008, and was awarded a subsidized studio space as part of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy program 2019. She has written feature articles for the UK art magazine Contemporary Art. She curates, mainly as founder/director of Big&Small/Casual Gallery www.bigandsmallcasual.net
Kate’s first exhibition in the US was here in DUMBO – at Main Window in 1992.

In her studio, you’ll see wall drawings, paintings and works on paper.