Katherine Masters is an Anglo-Portuguese fine artist and creative art director. She was born in 1979 and grew up in London, Johannesburg and Lisbon. She completed a Btec Foundation in Art and Design at the University for the Creative Arts and then attended Goldsmiths University of London where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design. 

Katherine worked as an award-winning Graphic Designer, Art Editor and Art Director in London and New York; designing for publishing houses such as Fairchild Publications, Condé Nast, The National Magazine Company and Cedar Communications Limited. 

She then moved into photography, obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins, where she developed an interest in working with themes related to heroism and the sea. Katherine’s ‘The Storyteller and the Sea’, a photographic art series, was soon after exhibited in museums and gallery spaces in Portugal and in London. The work was thereafter donated to its final exhibition space, at Museu do Mar (Museum of the Sea) in Cascais. 

Her work has been exhibited in London (solo and group exhibits: Oxo Tower and Shakespeare’s Globe), Lisbon (solo exhibitions: Farol Museu de Santa Marta, Museu do Mar and The British Council in Lisbon), Madrid and Singapore (group exhibit: Gallery 2902). 

Katherine’s work is interdisciplinary, focusing primarily on the natural world and the subject of the human condition.

Photo credit: Ewa Lukaszczykiewicz