Born Sydney, Australia 1982
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

Kate Mitchell’s practice spans video, public interventions and sculpture. The artist places herself in absurd cartoonish scenarios which talk to issues surrounding work, effort, opportunity, success, and time.  Mitchell’s video artworks are staged documentations of the outcomes of these situations and her conceptual sculptural works masquerade ultimately as questions for the viewer to ponder the structural beliefs to which they hold. She often uses humour as a means of bringing the viewer into the present moment with the intention of reminding them that they exist only for a short time.

Her work is included in leading public and private collections across Australia including: Kadist Foundation, Paris and San Francisco; Michael Buxton Collection, Melbourne; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

The artist is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney.

Select Solo Exhibitions


2017 Art By Accident, Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury

2016 Hypnotised Into Being, Chalk Horse, Sydney

Hypnotised Into Being, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

2015 In Time, Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne

2014 Future Fallout, Chalk Horse, Sydney

Future Fallout, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2012 Magic Undone, Artspace, Sydney

2009    Don’t Touch My Rocks, Chalk Horse, Sydney

2008    I Am Not A Joke, Chalk Horse, Sydney

2007 They guard it so carefully you’d think it were gold, Chalk Horse, Sydney

2006    I Could Be Your Big Dipper, collaboration with Marley Dawson, Firstdraft 

Gallery, Sydney

2005 Chop Wood Carry Water, Gallery Wren, Sydney

2003 No Visible Peculiarities, collaboration with Todd McMillan, Gallery Wren, Sydney

Select Group Exhibitions


2018 Personal Best, Verge Gallery, Sydney

Coarse Stories, Goulburn Regional Gallery

2017 Opening Show, Chalk Horse, Sydney

Portraiture Invitational, Home@735, Sydney

MCA Artbar Curated by Julia Gorman, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2016 The Waiting Room, Artbank Gallery, Sydney

Beyond Setting Suns, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Is This Thing On, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne 

2015    Grey Matter, Artbank Gallery, Sydney

Guirguis New Art Prize, Post Office Gallery & the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria

Mapping The Drowned World, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney

Art As A Verb, Artspace, Sydney

Channels Video Art Festival, Melbourne

2014 Art As A Verb, Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria

Bergie Seltzer, Firstdraft, Sydney

           The Boondocks Experiment: Off the beaten track, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Nahrain, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

2013 The University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize: remix. post. connect, UQ Art Museum, Queensland

Laugh Out Loud, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria

Anne Landa Video and New Media Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Pivotal, Bus Projects, Melbourne

Cheerful and Heroic, Southwestern College, San Diego

Microparks, Performance Space, Sydney

2012 Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

NEW12, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Error and Judgement, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

2011 Social Sculpture, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

Your Thoughts With External Displays, TCB, Melbourne

2010 The Grip / La Mainmise, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

Wall Work, collaboration with Michaela Gleave, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne