Artist Biography

Kate White is a jeweller and multidisciplinary artist based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Her studio practice includes contemporary exhibition, custom, and production jewellery. She is a juried member of Craft NB and a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design with a Certificate of Graduate Studies, Diploma in Fine Craft: Jewellery/Metal Arts, and Foundation Visual Arts Certificate. She received a Bachelors of Applied Arts from University of New Brunswick in 2015. 

As an emerging jeweller/metalsmith and multidisciplinary artist, Kate has already begun establishing her presence in the field of fine craft. She was recently awarded the Arts & Infrastructure Grant for New and Emerging Artists from ArtsNB. In June 2017, Kate will be participating in Beneath the Surface, an artist residency taking place at the Bay of Fundy and will be exhibiting her work in two upcoming group exhibitions later this Fall. 

In 2016, Kate was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Giovanni Vaccaro Family Scholarship and her work was exhibited at Canadian Jewellery Expos in Edmonton and Toronto during the summer 2016. In 2015 she was awarded Best in Concept (Student Category) at the juried national Great White North Exhibition: Group of Seven. The juried national exhibition, formerly known as Zilberschmuck, is now organized by 18Karat Gallery in Toronto. The reversible hinged bracelet, In the Narrows, was featured in an editorial about the exhibition published in Jewellery Business Magazine August 2015 Edition. She launched Sterling Gale Metalworks in 2015 through a business accelerator program called The Summer Institute at UNB. During her academic studies, Kate's work exhibited at several NBCCD group shows (Hammered 2014, Sterling 2015, and Sterling 2016) at The Government House, the residence of New Brunswick's Governors and Lieutenant-Governors. She has also exhibited her graduate studies body of work at The George Fry Gallery in the multi-disciplinary group show, Narrative 2016.

Since the beginning of her creative career path journey in 2012, Kate has regularly contributed paintings and jewellery to a local Fredericton, NB children's charity silent art auction at Isaac's Way Restaurant. The auction proceeds fund lessons in the arts for underprivileged local children, a cause she feels strongly connected to. 

 

Kate can be reached via email at sterlinggalemetalworks@gmail.com