Katherine Green is a social documentary photographer who’s exhibited at
Kettle's Yard, National Portrait Gallery,
Nottingham Contemporary and The Lowry
Her work often focuses on the idea of community and what makes or bonds communities. She works in photography and oral history and often uses archive material in her work. Katherine studied postgraduate photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London and Fine Art at Surrey Institute of Art & Design. Katherine is commissioned by galleries or works on personal projects which often culminate in an exhibition.
Most recently she exhibited at National Portrait Gallery which was the culmination of a project with Nottingham Contemporary, National Portrait Gallery and Farnborough Academy, Nottingham. This was previously exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary. A previous project in the Arbury Estate Cambridge was commissioned by Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and her work was included as part of National Portrait Gallery’s Road to 2012.
Her work has been published in Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out and she has had solo shows in London, Luton, Rugby, Scunthorpe and Wolverhampton. She has self-published two books, Wood Street, E17 and Last Days at the Dogs and is included in the National Portrait Gallery’s Road to 2012 publication.
A Portrait Of…
2 August 2019 – 29 September 2019
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Creative Connections, 4 October 2017 – 25 February 2018
National Portrait Gallery
Creative Connections, 19 July – 31 August 2017
WE: The Ex-Warner Project in Waltham Forest
29 October 2016 – 21 March 2017
Vestry House Museum, London
Tales from the Laundrette, June 2015
Various launderettes around Walthamstow
I come from a place, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge 18 – 26 October
WE: The Ex-Warner Project in Waltham Forest in collaboration with Lucy Harrison 20 May – 15 June
People in Place, William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, July
Walthamstow Marshes, Canal & Riverboat Trust headquarter
Antechamber: On the threshold of the domestic, Collyer Bristow Gallery, 20 June – 2 October
At Home with Morris, Penny Fielding Gallery, London, 4 April – 2 June 2013
Centre Stage: Portrait of a Lowry Audience, The Lowry, Salford, 26 Jan – 12 May
Road to 2012: Aiming High, National Portrait Gallery, 19 July – 23 September 2012
1948 Olympians solo exhibitions at:
Tokarska Gallery, London 21 June – 21 July 2012
The North Light, Huddersfield 22 June – 07 July 2012
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 10 March – 16 June 2012
The Hat Factory, Luton 10 May – 21 June 2012
1948 Olympians was shown as part of the following group exhibitions:
Olympex 2012: Collecting the Olympic Games, British Library 25 July – 9 September
Hackney Museum 29 May – 20 October 2012
Road to 2012: A Local Story, The ViewTube, Olympic Park for National Portrait Gallery 2011 Taking Part, Chestnuts House, group exhibition
Salon 10, group exhibition, Four Corners, Roman Road, London
Inspired by Morris, group exhibition, William Morris Gallery, London
Walthamstow Tapestry (after Grayson Perry), group exhibition, Tower Mews, London, E17 2010 Going to the Dogs, solo exhibition, The Light House, Wolverhampton
Going to the Dogs, solo exhibition, Vestry House Museum, London
Mind Soup, group exhibition, 320 Gallery, London
Meet, group exhibition, 320 Gallery, London
Meet, group exhibition, The Glass Factory, Hoe Street, London
E17 Art Trail, 1948 Olympic Team solo/open house
Wood Street, E17 solo exhibition Vestry House Museum, London 2007 Wood Street, E17, solo exhibition Tapestry, Frith Street, London
Group Photo, group exhibition, Central Saint Martins, London
Creative Links Expo 2006, group exhibition, Truman Brewery, London
2009 Meet, group exhibition, The Glass Factory, Hoe Street, London
2007 1948:2012 Exhibition exploring and comparing the last time the Olympic Games was in London and looking forward to 2012, Vestry House Museum
2002 FwFwd, An exhibition of 1MB artists films, sent and received by email Deluxe Gallery Hoxton Square, London, www.fwfwd.org
2013-2104 I come from a place… Kettle’s Yard
A project and exhibition exploring new communities in North Cambridge.
2012 Centre Stage, The Lowry
A joint exhibition with Hilary Easter-Jones exploring and celebrating the audiences that use The Lowry
2012 Taking Part, London Borough of Waltham Forest
A commission to document sports groups within one of the Olympic boroughs. The commission included other photographers and culminated in a group touring exhibition.
2010 – 2012 Road to 2012 for The National Portrait Gallery.
Three established photographers and three emerging artists have been chosen to work with the gallery in the run up to the Olympics. Katherine will be documenting 15 community groups in the five Olympic Boroughs.
2009 Hackney Council f or Voluntary Service
HCVS commissioned Katherine to document voluntary and community groups in Hackney. The portraits form a current touring exhibition which was recently shown at the Mayors building and at Rivington Place gallery, London.
2005-2006 Postgraduate Certificate in Photography, Central Saint Martins
1994-1997 BA Hon(s) Fine Art , Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham
1993-1994 Art Foundation, Newham Community College, East Ham, London
2012 Arts Council England grant for 1948 Olympians
2010 Arts Council England grant for Walthamstow Tapestry (after Grayson Perry) 2009 Arts Council England grant for Meet
2009 Arts Council England grant for Going to the Dogs
2020 Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest
2014 WE: The Ex-Warner Project in Waltham Forest
2012 Road to 2012 Published by National Portrait Gallery
2009 Last Days at the Dogs, (self published) which is available from Blurb
2007 Wood Street, E17 (self published) a limited edition of 200
Katherine’s work has been published in Sunday Times, The Guardian, Time Out and The Big Issue.