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Kate Rohde has become known for her jewellery and sculptural object based practice after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. Currently her practice explores working predominately with resin and hand casting techniques.
Recent exhibitions include Luminous Realms,a solo survey of her work from 2006 – 2016 at Craft Victoria, Magic Object; the 2016 Biennial of Australian Artat the Art Gallery of South Australia, 21stCentury Heideat Heide Museum of Modern Art, and Obsessed: Compelled to make at the Australian Design Centre, which will tour several venues around Australia from 2018 – 2021.
In 2015 she was a finalist in the Rigg Design Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria. Other projects include collaborating with Sydney fashion house Romance was Born on their 2010/11 S/S collections Renaissance Dinosaurand 2011 A/W Fruits and Flowers.
Her work is held in the collections of several institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and Bendigo Art Gallery.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITONS
2018 Monster Mash, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, VIC
2018 Homegrown, Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Striking a rich vein, Artspace at Realm, Ringwood, VIC
2017 Art/Jewellery, Ten Cubed, Melbourne
2016 Luminous Realms, Craft, Melbourne
2016 Ornament Crimes 2, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Golden Age, Pieces of Eight, Melbourne
2013 Ornament Crimes Pieces of Eight, Melbourne
2012 Hybrid Geology Pieces of Eight, Melbourne
2012 Atlantis, Melbourne Art Fair, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Fantasma, Koishikawa Annex, University Museum, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Crystalised, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Kaiservilla, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD
2008 Flourish, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC
2007 In my nature, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2006 Some kind of empire, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2006 Vicious Precious, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC
2005 Chateau Fatale, Westspace Inc., Melbourne
2004 The Big Chill, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT
2004 Perfect Specimen, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2003 Taxidermy, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2002 Cabin Fever,TCB art inc., Melbourne