Kate Kessling trained at Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s, followed by an MA through the British Council at Poznan Academy of Art.
Kate Kessling’s work is conceptual and uses a wide range of found objects as a route into ‘mark-making’. Her work is often concerned with the rhythm that objects create in repetition. The new ‘Paper assemblage’ pieces see a return to hand-made and have been put together from reams of paper that have been ‘perfect-bound’ using traditional book-binding techniques. Each piece is made from over a thousand leaves of paper, stacked with the pages, rather than the spines, turned outward, this forming a striated surface in which coloured pigments, paints and waxes are applied in bands.