Kate Trafeli

Kate Trafeli

London, United Kingdom

About Kate Trafeli

I am a painter and mixed-media artist. I moved to London in 2017 after 10 years developing my practice, showing my work, and living in Italy. My studio is now located in the London N22 arts district.

I make abstract expressionist paintings and mixed media works. Organic shapes, luminous colour and structured compositions are hallmarks of my 'magical realism' works, while intense brushwork and tempestuous land-sea scapes reflect a different aspect of my practice. I have been deeply influenced by growing up in the Western United States and by my time and experience in Italy, as well as by classic modernists’ works and colour theory. Occasionally I take on commissions for large works. I am currently represented by AfterNyne Gallery in Holland Park, London. Previously I was represented by Lamberty Gallery, London and Skylark Galleries, South Bank London.


Education

I received my degree in the arts in the United States (Gonzaga University (BA, honours)); I also hold a graduate degree (JD, honours) from the University of Michigan. In addition I studied graduate politics and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Events

Solo Showcase with AfterNyne Contemporary at the AAF Battersea, London, March 2020

The London Art Fair, Islington, London, January 2020, represented by After Nyne Gallery

The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London, October 2019 with AfterNyne Gallery

The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art, Kings Cross, July 2019

"Desire Lines" - Solo Show at After Nyne Gallery, London, 25 April - 11 May 2019

The Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London, 9-12 May 2019 with Skylark Galleries

Art Below - from 24th September 2018 running through Frieze week at Regent's Park Underground and group show at Anemoi Art at 41-43 Brook Street, London (Mayfair).

The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London, 18-21 October 2018 with Skylark Galleries

The Other Art Fair - New York, 8-11 November 2018

Skylark Galleries 2 OXO Tower, London: 'Beyond the Past' - solo showcase, 10th to 30th September 2018

"Spotlight on Asylum" - Charity Art Auction Private View 13 September 2018 for vulnerable women asylum seekers in the UK. Anthony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Rachel Whiteread, Alison Wilding and Mark Wallinger are among the 100+ participating artists.

N22 Chocolate Factory Open Studios London, 28-30 September 2018

The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles - The Majestic, March 2018

Roy's People Art Fair @ The Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf - London, April 2018

Winter Arts @ The Chocolate Factory - London, December 2017

The Other Art Fair at the Truman Brewery in East London, October 5-8, 2017

N22 Open Studios Weekend 22-24 September 2017 (Wood Green, London).

Exhibitions

Solo Showcase with AfterNyne Contemporary at the AAF Battersea, London, March 2020

The London Art Fair, Islington, London, January 2020, represented by After Nyne Gallery

The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London, October 2019 with AfterNyne Gallery

The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art, Kings Cross, July 2019

"Desire Lines" - Solo Show at After Nyne Gallery, London, 25 April - 11 May 2019

The Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London, 9-12 May 2019 with Skylark Galleries

Art Below - from 24th September 2018 running through Frieze week at Regent's Park Underground and group show at Anemoi Art at 41-43 Brook Street, London (Mayfair).

The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, London - 18-21 October 2018 with Skylark Galleries

The Other Art Fair - New York, - 8-11 November 2018

Skylark Galleries 2 OXO Tower, London: 'Beyond the Past' - solo showcase - 10th to 30th September 2018

"Spotlight on Asylum" Group Show of Commissioned Works in benefit of vulnerable women asylum seekers. Karamel, London, 7 September - 20 November 2018

N22 Chocolate Factory Open Studios - London, 28-30 September 2018

Skylark Galleries @ OXO Tower - May 2018 - ongoing

The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles - The Majestic - March 2018

Roy's People Art Fair @ The Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf - London - April 2018

Lamberty Gallery - Chelsea, London - December 2017 - March 2018

Winter Arts @ The Chocolate Factory - London - December 2017

The Other Art Fair - London - Truman Brewery - October 2017

Open Studios N22 - The Chocolate Factory - London - September 2017

Group Exhibition at the 44th Annual Mostra dell’Artigianato (Piazza Maggiore - Mondovi - Italy)

Solo Exhibition of “Dream Stories” at Okra Concept (Mondovi - Italy)

Group Exhibition “Grammatica Cromatica II” at Il Baluardo (Mondovi - Italy)

Exposition Arte at “La Meridiana Tempo” (Mondovi - Italy)

Solo Show “The Storyteller” at Il Bertaina (Mondovi - Italy)

Solo Installation “Diffusion II” at Il Balurado (Mondovi - Italy)

Solo Show “Diffusion" at Al Saraceno (Varigotti - Italy)

Solo Installation of “Flight” at Il Castello di Grinzane Cavour (Alba - Italy)