About and Biography

Originally from London I’m now based in Hastings, East Sussex, an environment rich in contrasts and eccentricities and the inspiration for much of my work. My imagery, which is often described as accessible but slightly unnerving, is the product of an excellent grounding in traditional figurative art practise, and an interest in the strange and surreal. My current work explores the surrealist nature of painting itself. strange structures pinned and pulled, interact with organic matter to create intriguing and seductive compositions. Through the controlled use of oil paint I have the ability to create the illusion of believable form and space. Like props on a stage I arrange my subject matter to evoke a sense of order and purpose. However on closer inspection the viewer might question the logic of these often unfamiliar forms. My intention is not to depict reality but to nudge people to question and consider it.

Original and reproduction artworks are for sale, please contact Katherine if you are interested in aquiring a piece.

1964                      Born in London
1980-1982            D.A.T.E.C  Art and Design Richmond College, London
1982-1983             Foundation Art, Camberwell School of Art, London
1983-1986            BA Honours in Fine Art , Camberwell School of Art
1998-1999             PGCE, Goldsmiths University, London.

Solo Show
2019                     The Reekie Collection. Morris Gallery, St Leonards on Sea.
2018                     Monumental, Hastings Arts Forum St Leonards on Sea
2015                      Katherine Reekie at Crafivists, St Leonards-on-Sea
2013                      The Reekie Collection, 1066 Art Gallery Battle
2011                      Attraction and Distraction, Stables Theatre, Hastings
2010                      Art on the Beach, Hastings Arts Forum. St Leonard’s on Sea
2009                      Bonfire,White Rock Gallery, Hastings
2008                      Curiosa, Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonard’s on Sea
2007                       Beached, Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonard’s on Sea
1987                       Palace Theatre, Soho, London
1887                       Doughty Street Gallery, London

2015                   Member of the Rye Society of Artists
2012                    Pure Arts, East Sussex, Best Overall Artist £1000

Selected Exhibition
2019                   Creekside Open 1,  Apt Gallery, London.
2019                   Creekside Open 2, Apt Gallery, London
2006 -2019        Rye Society Artists Summer Show, Rye.
2015 – 2019       Rye Society of Artists Spring Show, Rye Art Gallery.
2019                   Is This Planet Earth?, Ferens Gallery, Hull.
2018                  Coastal Currents Art Fair, Stade Hall, Hastings
2018                   Is This Planet Earth?, Aberystwyth,Wales.
2018                    Is this planet Earth?, Ty Pawb, Wrexham, Wales,
2017                     In the Light of Surrealism 2, Hastings Arts Forum.
2017                     East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne
2017                     SoCo Showcase at the Hastings Arts Forum
2017                     Rye Art Gallery, Rye
2017                     The Jane Erye Project, Hastings Arts Forum
2016                      East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne
2015                      Miscellany, Soco Artists, Hastings Arts Forum
2015                      The Language of Green, St Mary’s in the Castle,Hastings.
2015                      Lyn Painter Stainer exhibition, Mall Galleries W1. London.
2014                       East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, EastBourne
2014                       The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2013                       Affordable Art Fair, London.
2013                       Strarta Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
2013                       Unquiet Lands, ,Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings
2013                       Creek Side Open, selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery,
2012                       In Light of Surrealism, Hastings Arts Forum.
2012                       Pure Arts Fair, Battle
2012                       East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
2011                       Art in Romney Marsh, Kent
2011                       East Sussex Open, Towner gallery, Eastbourne
2011                       Transmission, New cross, London
2009                       Jack-in-the-Green, Hastings Arts Forum.
2007                       1066, Todd’s Gallery, Hastings
2007                       McKenzie Gallery, Teddington, London
2007                       Oil and Stone, Advant Gallery, London
2006                       Icons and Idioms, White Rock Gallery, Hastings
2005                       Jill-in-the-Green, White Rock Gallery, Hastings
1998                       Southwark Open, South London Gallery
1991                       Notting Hill Arts Festival, London
1989                       Animals and Birds, Woodlands Gallery, London
1988                       South London Open, South London Gallery
1987                       Young Unknowns Gallery, London
1986                       Art, Royal Festival Hall, South bank, London

Professional experience
1999-2011            Secondary Art Teacher
1992-1998            Art Tutor/Coordinator, Artist in Residence in London
1990-1998            Papier Mache Artist
1998 -2000           Art Tutor, Westminster Adult Education

2011                     The Hastings Modern Art Beach Book, Early works press.
2010                     Visions of Hastings, Early Works Press