KATI THAMO

Born in 1956 in Perth, Western Australia, to Hungarian parents, Kati studied art at Edith Cowan University and the Hobart School of Art, majoring in printmaking. Since 1980 she has lived mainly on the far south coast of WA, working from her home studio. The telling of tales has always been integral to her art practice, and she draws on personal stories and incidents along with grander narratives to devise a form of visual fable. Using a cast of characters including animals and objects, her storylines describe the mystery, frailty, hopefulness and anxiety of life. She says, 'I often think of my images as small theatre settings where various dramas are enacted'. Kati's art is often imbued with her Eastern European heritage, and a journey to trace her migrant family's homelands in 2010 is reflected in subsequent exhibitions, and in the development of a series of works.

More recently, Kati has been exploring the natural world, looking at ways to depict the fragility and complexity of natural ecosystems.

Kati's work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and is held in numerous private and public art collections in both Australia and overseas.



 
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EDUCATION/ WORK EXPERIENCE
 
2006 Casual Lecturer in Visual Art, Edith Cowan Uni, Albany, WA
2002/4 Casual Lecturer in Printmaking, Edith Cowan Uni, Albany, WA
2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, University of Tasmania
2000 Lecturer in Visual Art, Great Southern Regional College, Albany
1995-98 BA Visual Art, Edith Cowan University, WA
1985-95 Freelance graphic design, Albany, WA
1973-4 Associateship in Fine Art, WA Institute of Technology
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

Strange to Behold, Printmaker Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

Retold, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT

Timelapse, Turner galleries, Perth, WA

Chasing Shadows, Port Jackson Press Print Room, Melbourne, VIC

2012 Chasing Shadows, Turner Galleries, Perth, WA
2009 Casting shadows, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT
2005 Confabulations, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT
2004 Storylines, Byte Gallery, Perth, WA
2002 Relating Narratives, Artplace, Perth, WA
1997 Stories, Lies and Make Believe,  Artplace, Perth, WA
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2016

2016

2015 

2015

2012

Over Here, Nyisztor Studio, Perth WA

Notions, Port Jackson Press Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria

Beastarium, Dubbo Regional Gallery, Dubbo, NSW, 

Of Nothing, Kent River Studio, Kentdale, WA

Ten(t),  Albany Residency Museum, Albany, WA

2011 Paperartzi, Vancouver Art Centre, Albany, WA
2009 Continuum, Gorepani Gallery, Albany, WA
2009 International Print Triennial Krakow, Poland
2008 Shadow me Home, Moore’s Building, Fremantle, WA
2007 Christmas Collection, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, A.C.T.
2007 Paperartzi, Albany, WA
2007 Emblems of Belonging, Residency Museum, Albany, WA
2006 Unravelling Country, Gorepani Gallery, Albany, WA
2006 Hotspot, Albany Residency Museum, Albany, WA
2005 33, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Victoria
2005 Albany Dog Show, Vancouver Art Centre, Albany, WA
2003 Bacchanalia, Gorepani Gallery, Albany, WA
2003 Women Remembering Women, Moore’s Building Fremantle, WA
2003 Christmas Collection, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, A.C.T.
2001 Modo de Volar, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart, Tas.
2001 Small Passions, Fine Arts Gallery, Hobart, Tas
2001 Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring, WA
2001 Christmas Collection, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, A.C.T.
2000 The Feast, Albany, WA
1998 Small Figures - Big Lives, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
1997 5 Years Artplace, Artplace, Perth, WA
 
COMMISSIONS
 

2017

2013

Perth Children's Hospital, Perth, WA

Kwoorabup Community Park, Denmark, WA

2011 Harford Grove Public Art, Yanchep, WA
2009 Print Council of Australia, annual print commission, Vict
2007-8 Denmark Multi Purpose Health Centre, External Artwork Commission
2006 Southern Forest Sculpture Walk Commission, Northcliffe, WA
2004-5 Albany Justice Complex, Internal Artwork Commission, Albany, WA
2001-2 Albany Primary School Percent For Art Project, Albany, WA

2000

Print Council of Australia, annual print commission, Vic

 

AWARDS

 

2017

2016

2014

2012

Great Southern Art Awards, Print Prize

Western Australian Printmedia Awards, Regional Award

Western Australian Printmedia Awards, Regional Award

Centennial Art Prize, Print Award

2009 Banyule Works on Paper Award, Highly Commended
2009 Print(Ed) Award, Judge’s Choice Award
2009 Western Australian Printmedia Award, Best Edition Award
2007 Albany Art Prize, Major Open Award
2006 Wanneroo Art Award, Mixed Media Award
2004 Albany Art Prize, Gallery 500 Award
2003 Western Australian Printmedia Awards, Major Open Award
2002 Fremantle Print Award, People’s Choice Award
2002 Fremantle Print Award, Highly Commended
2002 Albany Art Prize, Airport Award
2001 Albany Art Prize, Print Award
1999 ITC Art Prize, Highly Commended
1998 Printmakers Assoc. of W.A. Competition, Highly Commended
1996 Printmakers Assoc. of W.A. Competition Award
1995 ‘Wild Art’ Competition, Black and White Award
1992 Albany Art Prize, Miniature Award
 
AWARD EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED FINALIST)

2017

2015

2015

2014

2013

Burnie Print Prize, Burnie, Tasmania

Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria

Burnie Print Award, Burnie, Tasmania

Silk cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria

Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria

2013 Burnie Print Prize, Burnie, Tasmania
2012 Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria
2009 Banyule Works on Paper Award, Victoria
2009 International Print Triennial Krakow, Poland
2009 Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria
2008 Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria
2007 Burnie Print Prize, Burnie, Tasmania
2006 Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria
2006 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
2003 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
2002 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
2001 Hutchins Award, Hobart, Tasmania
2001 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
2000 Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria
1999 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
1998 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
1997 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle, WA
 
RESIDENCIES
 
2010 Artsource Residency (Eastern Europe travel grant)
2004 PAWA Artist in Residence, Northbridge, WA
2003 Artist in Residence, Shell Fremantle Print Award, WA
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 
Print Council of Australia., Native Title Tribunal., Banyule City Council, Vic., Charles Sturt University, NSW., Murdoch University, WA., Charles Darwin University, NT., Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Qld., Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld., Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Qld., Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tas., City of Fremantle, WA., St John of God Hospital, WA,, City of Wanneroo, WA., Scotch College, WA., City of Albany, WA., Great Southern Regional College, WA., City of Swan, WA., City of Whitehorse, Vic., Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW., Forbo Holdings, Switzerland