Kate Piekutowski is an Australian/Polish artist who predominantly works within the area of printmaking. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Piekutowski finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the University of Tasmania and later completed her Masters of Fine Arts (June 2013).
Through the medium of etching, she explores the concept of cultural identity. Her works reflect on a disconnection with her Polish heritage and ancestors as well as discusses the history of Europe and its folkloric background. Being a first-generation child of migrants, she is intrigued by the concept of belonging. Piekutowski intends to trigger within the prints senses of nostalgia and memories of a ‘homeland’ as well as depicting her own personal naivety of a romanticized world.
Piekutowski has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Gallery Pejean, Colville Gallery, Inka Gallery, Moonah Art Centre, The Stable Gallery, Rebecca Roth Gallery, Goulburn Street Gallery, Sidespace Gallery, BSG Gallery, The Long Gallery as well as internationally. She has also completed artist residencies in Portugal, Italy, Greece, New Zealand and most recently India. She expects to keep exhibiting in Tasmania and Melbourne as well as branching out to London, Italy and New York.