Born: 1985, Hamilton
Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Elam school of Fine Arts University of Auckland, 2015, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic 2010.
Awards/Distinctions: Best Installation, OUSA Art Week (2010); Project Drawing Award, Otago Polytechnic (2009)
Public Exhibitions: And (&) per se and, Auckland (2016);By Then, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland (2015); New Perspectives,4 Cross Street Gallery, Auckland (2015); A Place Between,Casbah Gallery, Hamilton (2015); From Now On (No Garden of Eden),Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville (2013); Push To Talk (with collective We Are Optimistic), One Day Wonder Series, Pearce Gallery, Auckland (2013); Push To Talk (with collective We Are Optimistic), Qubit - A Weekend of Contemporary Performance Art, The Anteroom, Dunedin (2011); Patriarchy Free Zone Imagination Station (with collective We Are Optimistic), Otago University Art Week (2010); Domestic Terror, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch (2010); Let’s Roar Loudly! Symposium, Pioneering Women's Memorial Hall, Dunedin (2010)
Publications/Articles: ‘More Real Than The Real Thing’ by Charlotte Jansen, Elephant Magazine, Fall 2016; ‘A Place in Time’ by Mareea Vegas, D-Photo Magazine, Sep 2016; ‘Eventual Efflorescence – Kate van der Drift’ by M, Raven About Art, Jun 2016; ‘van der Drift Photos’ by HanaAoake, EyeContact, Jun 2015, ‘A subtle sense of identity’ by Terry McNamara, The New Zealand Herald, Jun 2015; ‘Kate van der Drift: Waterlogged’ by Rebekah White, Pro Photographer, Jun/Jul 2015, pg 7; ‘Art Seen’ by James Dignan, Otago Daily Times, Dec 2013; ‘Art Seen’ by Julie Jopp, Otago Daily Times, Dec 2012; Lonie, Bridie and Sandra Mu¨ller, Qubit: a weekend of contemporary performance art, Port Chalmers: Anteroom Publishing, 2011;‘Thought Provoking Art. Another World Is Possible’ by Bell Murphy, Marrow Magazine, Oct 2010; ‘Domestic Terror’, coca.org.nz, 2010; ‘SITE in Dunedin’ by Jodie Dalgleish, EyeContact, Nov 2009