Katherine Throne

Katherine Throne

Thorny Beauty, 2019, oil on linen , 900mm x 750mm


I am most drawn to the parts of the garden that are slightly overgrown and ramshackle, where the audacious unruly spirit of nature is left to ramble…

Flowers seem to be such a wonderful metaphor for the human spirit – the loud and gregarious say take me as I am, while the shady and quiet are just as happy going about their business. They are what they are and they don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks, yet they exist and thrive as a supportive community. We can learn a lot from them.

Katherine has a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Art at Auckland University. She graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan USA in 2014 with a BFA in Painting (Honors) and minor in Interior Design.

Her interest in the flower began during her Masters research into the history of design.  For Katherine, painting the flower is celebrating and championing all that’s feminine – the beautiful, the emotive and our connection with the earth



2019 - Finalist NZ Painting & Printmaking Award, Waikato 

2019 - The Beauty of Courage - Allpress Studio, Auckland - solo exhibition 

2018 - Of This Earth - Allpress Studio, Auckland - solo exhibition 

2017 - Wallflower - Allpress Studio, Auckland - solo exhibition 

2016 - Elam Grad Show, Elam studios, Auckland University 

2015 - Finalist Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane 

2014 - Artprize Exhibition - Grand Rapids, MI, USA 

2014 - Finalist Grand Rapids Festival of Arts and winner of Grand Valley State University Purchase Award - MI, USA 

2014 - Winner Kendall College of Art & Design Studio Excellence Awards & Excellence Awards Exhibition, Federal Galleries, Grand Rapids, USA 

2013 - Artprize Exhibition, Grand Rapids, USA 

2013 - Finalist West Michigan Art Awards, Lowell, USA 

2012-14 - Merit Scholarship, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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