Kathryn Maple

Kathryn Maple, (b.1989) lives and works in the UK. She studied Printmaking at Brighton University and undertook a six month residency at The Muse Gallery on Portobello Road before completing. The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2013. Kathryn won the 2014 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and has exhibited in the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, at Christie‘s International for ‚The Best of The Drawing Year 2012-13‘, and at the ‚Betweenlands‘ exhibition hosted by Blain Southern in 2014. She won the 2021 John Moores Painting Prize. The main focus of Maple‘s work has always been drawing. She acts as a hidden observer, using shape and line to paint those parts of the city where nature has been left to flourish and encroach on our concrete metropolis. Her work combines very fine detailing with areas of minimal working, the open spaces enabling the eye to focus on these marks.
Solo Exhibitions include Studio Exhibition, Deptford, London, UK (2022); Works on Paper, Iris Studios, London, UK (2021); Focus on the Female, Exhibitionist Hotel, London, UK (2021);The John Moores Painting Prize, The Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2021);Drawing Biennial, Exhibition and Auction, Drawing Room, London, UK (2021);Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London, UK(2020); The Just, Curated by Dan Coombs, Alephcontemporary, London, UK (2020); The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London, UK (2019); Summer Show, Ford Farm, Aldborne, Wlitshire, UK(2019); The Deal, Maison du Peuple, St Gilles, Brussels(2019);John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2019); Wildflowers, Solo Show, Albert Bridge Studios, London, UK (2019); A Current Under Sea, The Pie Factory, Broad Street, Margate, UK(2018); Fresh Paint, Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court Street, Wiltshire, UK (2018); The River Project, Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, UK (2018);An Exhibition of Paintings and Ceramics, Gallery 98, Ramsgate, Kent, UK (2018); Works on Paper, The Beers Gallery, Baldwin street, London, UK (2017); The Painting Show, Coldharbour Lane, London, UK (2017); The Source, Aldbourne, Malborough, UK (2017); The Campden Gallery, Gloucestershire, UK (2017).
Group exhibitions include ‘Uprising’, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2022); Forces of Nature, Glyndebourne Brighton Open House Festival, Lewes, Sussex (2020);Frestonian Gallery, Davina Barber & Laura Lopes, Works on Paper Group Show, 2 Olaf Street, London, UK (2019); Everything's Wrong, Ain't Nothing Right? Assembly House Studios, Leeds, London, UK (2019); A Showcase of Paintings + Design, Alexandra Robinson-Bespoke Furniture Designer, Albert Bridge Studios, Battersea, London, UK(2019); 15 Years of the MUSE, Muse Gallery, London, UK (2019); Glass Cloud Christmas Show, Group Show A5 or smaller, Tin Cafe, Dalston, London (2019); Baring Teeth, Gallery 98, Ramsgate, Kent, UK (2018); Fruit Salad Group Show, Mercer Chance Gallery, London, UK(2016); Christies, Group Show, King’s Street, London, UK(2013); The Roche Gallery Group show, High Street, Rye, London, UK(2011); Battle Art Fair Group show, PowderMills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle, UK(2011); Burt Gallery Group Show, Southwark, London, UK(2011); SW1 Gallery Group Show, 12 Cardinal Walk, Cardinal Place, London, UK (2006).
Highlights and Collections
Maple was the First Prize Winner of The John Moores Painting Prize in 2021.  Furthermore she has been the Times Watercolour Competition Winner in 2014 and 2016 as well as the receiver of the Printmakers Council Award 2011.