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Kate Montgomery studied at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, St John's College, Oxford and then Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 1992. In the same year Kate was artist in residence at the Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture. Her work is held in both private and public collections around the world. 


Kate lives on the south coast: sources for her paintings are found through walking in the Sussex countryside, running by the sea, and the interiors and gardens of Georgian and Victorian houses and museums in Brighton & Hove.

Kate's paintings often suggest interior spaces associated with female responsibility, creativity and desire. Silent houses with children playing outside, workrooms, a costume gallery... Real time and space are avoided, permitting personal histories and fictions to be read.

Selected Exhibitions

A Spirit Inside Work by female and non binary artists from The Women's Art Collection Murray Edwards College Cambridge and The Ingram Collection at Compton Verney until September September 1st 2024  (two paintings Seawind and Night Watch included).

On Summery Afternoons solo show The Campden Gallery , Chipping Campden 2023

The Art of Biodiversity mixed show by submission, Star Brewery Gallery, Lewes 2023

Pattern Book solo show  Long & Ryle London 2023 

Winter Show The Campden Gallery Chipping Campden 2022/23

Sussex Contemporary Open i360 Brighton 2022/3

 Watercolour Group  Summer show  Long & Ryle, London 2022

 Inner Space with Dawn Beckles, Lindsey Moran and Alison Pullen. Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford 2022

Golden Hour  mixed exhibition Le Salon Vert, Saanen, Switzerland Summer 2021

Quantum Contemporary Art Summer Show West Horsely Place Surrey 2021

Primavera mixed show Long & Ryle Pimlico London 2021

L'Appel de la Montagne  mixed exhibition Le Salon Vert, Saanen, Switzerland 2020/21

Beyond Other Horizons mixed show, British Council Iasi, Romania 2020

Quartet, 4 artists, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh Winter 2019


Moon Gazing , mixed show, Sarah O'Kane, Fitzroy House Lewes June 2019

Dreamed House solo show Long & Ryle, Pimlico, London, May/June 2018


A Winter’s Tale mixed show Long & Ryle, Pimlico London, December 2016

Bijou mixed show Candida Stevens Fine Art Chichester, December 2016

Into The Woods mixed show St Annes Galleries, Lewes East Sussex, March 2016

Kind of Blue mixed show Candida Stevens Fine Art Chichester, November/December 2015

Good Figures  The Mall Galleries London, February 2015


Figurative Artists Jerwood Gridshell, West Sussex, 2013

In Town St Annes Galleries, Lewes East Sussex, February 2013

Sussex Landscapes St Annes Galleries, Lewes East Sussex, October 2011

At Home New Paintings and Drawings by Kate Montgomery & Teresa Whitfield St Annes Galleries Lewes East Sussex, April 2009. 

Four - The London Group Kate Montgomery, David Gluck, Anthony Wishaw RA, Peter Clossick

The Walk Gallery, London 2002

One Person Show

Cadogan Contemporary



1994, 1996, 1998 2000 2009

One Person Show

Gallery B, Föhr, Germany




Elected member of the London Group



The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture Prize

Degree Show, Royal College of Art



Egerton Coghill Landscape Painting Prize

Oxford University


Geoffrey Rhoades Commemorative Bursary

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Oxford University, 1986

Casberd Scholarship

St Johns College, Oxford University



Open submission exhibitions include


The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, The Mall Galleries London, 2009/2011/2018


The Sussex Open, Brighton & Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 2006

The Chichester Open Goodwood, 2005

The Discerning Eye , The Mall Galleries, London 1996/1997/1999/2013/2014/2016/2017/2018

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Work in Private Collections

Vivien Duffield, Princess Margarita of Romania, HRH King Charles III, Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, Jack Sheppard, Kevin Kwan and sales to private individuals in Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany and the USA.



Work in Institutional Collections.

St John’s College, Oxford

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College Cambridge.

The Cromwell Hospital, London.



Press Cuttings & online media

2024 Observer Review of shows at Compton Verney by Laura Cumming


2024      Artylist Sussex Artists by Claudia Barbieri Shields,his%20craft%20workshops%20in%20Ditchling.

2023       online interview Selvedge Magazine


2023       online interview Faire Magazine

 2023       online interview FLO London


2022/23   Absolute Sussex  editorial and colour reproduction.

Artists & Illustrators 2018 interview and colour reproduction.

Country Life 2018 exhibition preview and colour reproduction.

World Of Interiors 2018 exhibition preview.

Women In Art (WIA) online exhibition preview and colour reproduction.

The London Paper, September 2009 : Review of The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition and image.

The Financial Times, February 2002: review of the London Group at The Walk Gallery, William Packer.

Temenos Academy Review, Spring 2000: Two Paintings reproduced; work discussed by Keith Critchlow with notes by the artist.

The Sunday Times, November 1997: review of “The Discerning Eye”, Cosmo Landesman. Painting - b&w reproduction.

The Independent, November 1997 : mentioned in review of  “The Discerning Eye”, Andrew Lambirth

Art Review, February 1995: one of ten artists selected and discussed by Nicola Shane. Colour reproduction.

The London Evening Standard, May 1994: preview of Cadogan Contemporary Show. Colour reproduction.

The Spectator, 1992: review of R.C.A. degree show, Giles Auty. Painting reproduced in colour.


Selected use of Paintings and Design work:

Poetry collection cover image, Bloodaxe Books, Jane Griffiths Little Silver 2022

Record Cover, Tapete Records, The Catenary Wires 'Til the Morning' 2019

Major commission with London Contemporary Art

Paintings for Royal Caribbean's new fleet of cruise liners

2001, 2002, 2003

Children’s Book illustrations for “Razia, Queen of India“

Hood Hood Books, London


Textile commission

Edinburgh Weavers

Carpet design commission

Conoco headquarters, Warwick


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