Kati Thamo

Born and raised in 1956 in Perth, Western Australia. Kati received a degree in visual art at Edith Cowan University in 1998 followed by an Honours degree in printmaking at the Hobart School of Art (UTAS) in 2001. She lives mainly on south coast of WA, and works from her home studio predominately as a printmaker, but also incorporates drawing, textile, installation and sculpture in her practice.

Her work is often driven by narrative, creating scenarios that are more or less ambiguous and which reference human/nature relationships. She is interested in the way our sense of self is created from the histories we have inherited (both family and cultural histories), and how our memories are in large part formed into narratives or partial narratives. Her work draws on both personal stories and larger narratives to create images that act as visual fables. In this way, her art is often a form of storytelling, drawing on stories, dreams and memories to create images that carry a sense of movement and continuity, suggestive of unfolding tales. There is often a playful element to this work, conjuring mysterious landscapes where strange things happen.

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