Katherine Bull

Katherine Bull (b. 1974) is a Cape Town based visual artist who has practiced as a lecturer in tertiary education for almost two decades. She engages in a range of mediums to draw attention to sensory perception mediated through digital technologies and the act of representation itself. Combining digital drawing, painting, printmaking, performance and installation, she explores how we – both artist and viewer – see, understand and engage, within the current digital environment. She brings analogue and digital modes of image making into conversation through digitally drawing from life, or painting from live online broadcasts, webcams, Skype and Google Image searches.

Since receiving her MFA degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (1998) Bull has produced five solo exhibitions, taken part in numerous group exhibitions and performed at international conferences in Poland, USA and Estonia. She was selected for the Ampersand Fellowship in New York (2007), Dwayer International Residency in Alexandria, Egypt (2008) and most recently she participated in a residency in Bologna Italy (2015) as an AIR Laureate (2014).

Education
1996-1998 - MFA awarded with distinction, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa
1992-1995 - BA(FA) majoring in Printmaking, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Solo exhibitions
2019 Afterimage, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 Lessons in transformation, Michaelis Galleries, Hiddingh campus, University of Cape Town
2015 data capture: In Search Of... performance and exhibition as part of Nosadella Due Residency, Atelier Si,
Bologna Italy
2011 data capture_LOST & FOUND - Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2008 data capture: a muse – solo exhibition, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa 2005 data capture: in the field – exhibition and performance at the On Gallery, ul Fredry, Poznan, Poland
2004 Data: new print works by Katherine Bull - solo exhibition, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1999 Positioning the Cape: a spatial engraving a shifting frontier - solo exhibition, at the Association for Visual Arts Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Group exhibitions - international:
2008 data capture: in the field III produced and exhibited during the Dwayer International Workshop for Women, Alexandria Egypt
2004 work included in The ID of South African artists, an exhibition and catalogue of works by SA artists in the Fortis Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, The Hague, to accompany the Dutch production of ‘The Lion King.’

Group exhibitions - national:
2018 Rendezvous. Smith Studio Gallery, Cape Town 2018 6:99. 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town
2018 Nano 1.2. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2017 Nano 1.1. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2017 Closer Than Ever. Collaboration with Emmanuel de Montbron & group event exhibition. Gallery Momo project space
2017 Folly. Group exhibition & performance Am I Ever Alone: dancing to someone else’s tune, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 Dinner Collection. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2016 Liminal Geographies. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2016 Nano. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2015: TWO. Smith Studio Gallery, Cape Town
2015 1515: Rhinos are coming. Simultaneous Exhibitions of Printmaking – Brazil, Poland, Portugal & South Africa, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town
2015 ‘Forming Impressions: The Ghost in the Machine’. An exhibition of original prints from the Artist Proof
Studio and Warren Editions. AVA Gallery, Cape Town,
2014 DO IT. Michaelis Gallery, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
2014 Paint Matters. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2014 Treading Softground in collaboration with Warren Editions, Cape Town
2014 Suspicious Minds: Artists’s exploration of Mind and Matter. Annex Gallery, South
African National Gallery, Cape Town
2014 data capture_DISCOVERY. Live painting performance for Discovery Health Leadership
Summit, curated by Julia Meintjies (5 March, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa)
2013 Suspicious Minds: Artists’s exploration of Mind and Matter. Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town