Contemporary fine artist based in North East Scotland

Kate Steenhauer

Featured Work

painting music

Painting Music

Live Production

In the bell

In the Bell

Live Production

Hedda

Hedda

Live Production

‘announcements

Connected Innovators’ Award

Creative Edinburgh and Creative Informatics Mar 21 – Mar 22

Painting Music creates music from live painted drawings using artificial intelligence. This research and development project began in 2018 in collaboration with AI developers Dr. Starkey and Jack Caven from Aberdeen University. The AI algorithm is based on the type of learning used by the human brain.  The portable standalone system enables live broadcasting of the artist’s practice through any physical and digital platform.

Current and Upcoming Events

In the Bell - Mini-Fest

,Nov 6– Nov 30 at Four Pillars Aberdeen

A festival of film, visual art, podcasts, music, live music, poetry and live drawing performances exploring themes of sex, gender and identity. As part of the interactive experience there will be a section of the exhibition which allows audience to share via a ‘digital sharing board’ as well as via a live ‘portrait’ painting event.

Kate at Compass Gallery

Compass Gallery

178 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RL

Featured Artist for 2021 – Kate Steenhauer

Compass Gallery is one of Scotland’s longest established contemporary art galleries, renowned for is support of talented new graduates as well as more established artists.

Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh

Nov 1 – Nov 23 Society of Scottish Artists’ Exhibition

Makin’ bread is a 15-minute film in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film combines performance, live drawings, verbatim and music.  The work focusses on 91-year old Dorothy at Maryfield West Care Home in Aberdeen.

Projects In Depth

Latest Productions

The making of a feminist

The making of a feminist

The making of a feminist is inspired by the complex entanglement of human and computer 'intelligence' in a time of crisis, in collaboration with Improviser Maria Sappho and Prof. Dubravka Pokrajac based at the University of Aberdeen. ’Invisible Women’, a book by...

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The player piano

The player piano

The Player Piano draws inspiration from perforated piano rolls used in old pianolas. Sequential rolls of paper at the keyboard flows and rolls out gradually whilst Composer Ross Whyte performs and Visual Artist Kate Steenhauer draws, creating a dialogue which consists...

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The shelter

The shelter

The Shelter is an interdisciplinary collaboration combining live drawing in Japanese ink, a multi-voiced verbatim performed by Creative Writer Shane Strachan, and original musical compositions and soundscape by Ross Whyte. The Shelter reflects contemporary life around...

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