Kate Belton Wrexham, Wales, b. 1972


Kate Belton has lived and worked in London most of her life. She received her BA in painting from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and her MA from the Royal College of Art in London. She is known for her photographs of purpose-built environments where the boundaries between photography, painting, fiction, and reality are blurred. Her scenes of mundane environments created using hand-made, crudely constructed materials, are then used for her photographs.


Belton has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, in Great Britain and abroad. Her first solo show was at Jason Rhodes Gallery in London. She is included in the Artists in Britain since 1945: A to L, Volume 1, reference text by David Buckman, and has been written about in publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Art Newspaper. Belton’s work has been shown internationally at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; P-P-O-W, New York, NY; and Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.