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

On the runway

On the runway captures the fashion industry through drawings, models’ voices, music, and highly detailed imagery of Dame Zandra Rhodes‘ bold prints and colourful patterns from the exhibition 50 Years of Fabulous.

Current and Upcoming Events

Kate at Compass Gallery

Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase

Fine art studios at Edinburgh College of Art

Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2022

Painting Music creates music from live painted drawings using artificial intelligence.  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.

Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition

Saturday 23 April – Sunday 12 June 2022

In the bell began with Bethany whose incredible career and identity were at odds, as a transgender woman with a background in military and commercial diving. Inspired we looked to support her story with other voices, exploring the spectrum of experiences in grappling with societal heteronormative standards and gender presentation.

Kate at Compass Gallery

Compass Gallery

178 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RL

Featured Artist for 2022 – 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.

Film and Video Award Aberdeen Art Gallery

16th April – 3rd July 2022 Aberdeen Artists’ Society Annual 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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more