Katherine Masters (b. 1979 London, United Kingdom) lives and works in Lisbon and is a graduate of Goldsmiths University (Bachelor of Arts in Design) and Central Saint Martins (Postgraduate Certificate in Photography). After graduating Katherine forged a successful career in publishing, working for publishing houses such as Condé Nast, Fairchild Publications, The National Magazine Company and Cedar Communications. This was an experience that would later inform her artistic practice.

Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions; these include The Storyteller and the Sea, at the Farol Museu de Santa Marta and Museu do Mar, Lisbon (2011) and Flat White, at The Flat White, London (2014).

Group exhibitions include: Aid Contra Prose, shown in both Gallery 2902, Singapore (2004) and Oxo Tower, London (2003). Other group exhibitions include Exhibition of Artworks in support of the Ukraine, Galeria de Arte Estoril, Lisbon (2022) and Arte na Freguesia, Galeria de Arte Cascais, Lisbon (2023). More recently I’ll Be Here When You’re Gone, at The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow, Scotland (2023) and a second year exhibiting with Arte na Freguesia, Galeria de Arte Cascais, Lisbon (2024).

Katherine’s work focuses primarily on the natural world and the human condition; her practice is currently centred on themes related to the Portuguese coastline and her concern with coastal sustainability. Katherine allows for concept to dictate medium and is currently working in watercolour, coffee, oil pastel, acrylic and photography.  Her process is heavily rooted in the exploration of colour and its relationship with texture.

Photo credit: Ewa Lukaszczykiewicz