Kate's artwork is about longing for her lost homeland as 30 years ago her parents moved to Australia from Poland. From Kate's own words -“It was a difficult time for them and my parents made a decision to leave to give my brother and I a better life. As a first-generation child of Polish migrants I constantly question, what does it mean to belong? These images explore the ideal of belonging, perhaps in their most honest self, and in retrospect of my Polish diasporic experience.”
At just 22, Kate Piekutowski artwork is held in galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston and Hobart. She has also held numerous solo exhibitions and just returned from a printmaking residency in Venice. For the month of July in 2013, Kate returned to Europe for an artist’s residency on Skopelos Island in Greece. Kate is currently completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking at UTAS.