Kate Egawa is an artist, teacher and trainee psychotherapist based in Birmingham. She graduated from Cambridge (1993), with a BA Hons Degree in Theology and Art History before taking further study in sculpture – HND Figurative Sculpture (1996), Stafford College and BA Fine Art Sculpture (1997), University of Wolverhampton. She recently gained an MA in Art and Education Practices at Birmingham City University (2019).
Her work is informed by the people and events in her life. She finds inspiration in her local multicultural community of Handsworth and responds to wider political and educational issues. Living and working in Japan has also informed her interest in ceramics and raku firing techniques. Kate aims to convey a sense of life, a story or narrative in her work and to fire the viewer’s imagination. A current interest is in combining sound with sculpture to represent the stories and journeys of her students who are refugees and asylum seekers.
Kate has work in private collections in the UK and abroad; the famous New Hall permanent collection of women’s art, University of Cambridge and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Exhibitor at the Royal Birmingham Society of Art since 2011. Awarded the RBSA 3D prize for sculpture, 2020. She has just completed a ‘Black Madonna and Child’ commission for St Mary’s Kilburn Church, London and is working on a new commission for St Mary’s Church, Handsworth.