Katy Shepherd


Personal Information
EducationBournemouth Foundation Course – 1979-1980
Sheffield Polytechnic Painting BA – 1980-1983
Degree awarded – 1 st
Royal College of Art London, Painting MA -1989 -1991
Group Exhibitions and Film Festivals
2024 6th John Ruskin Prize, "Seeing the Unseen, Hearing the Unspoken"
2023L' Alternativa Film Festival, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize shortlist. Exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf London and tour.
Encounters Film Festival, Official Selection – “Bedroom Scenes”. Watershed, Bristol.
Fine Arts Film Festival, Official Selection – “Anthropocene Sketchbook (version 2)”. Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, Venice, LA, California.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Under the Radar Festival and Symposium for Artistic Film, Animation and Experimental Sequential Media, Official Selection – “Bedroom Scenes”. Belvedere 21, Vienna.
Athens Animfest , Official Selection – “Bedroom Scenes”.
2022Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, Tribeca Film Centre, New York.
41st Annual Thomas Edison Film Festival, Official Selection – “Anthropocene Sketchbook (version 2)” New Jersey.
“Into the Woods” group exhibition, Fine Foundation Gallery, Swanage.
2021Buffalo International Film Festival, Official Selection – “Anthropocene Sketchbook (version 2)”. Buffalo, New York State.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize shortlist, touring exhibition.
16th Athens Animfest, Official Selection – “Anthropocene Sketchbook (version 2)”, Athens.
2020Evolver Prize shortlist online exhibition.
“x-treme” online exhibition at e-mergingartists.blogspot.com Curator Lily Fürstenow.
2019The London Group Open, the Cello Factory, London
RWA 167th Open, Bristol.
The Black Swan Arts Open
Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset.
“Drawing on Dorset” The Fine Foundation Gallery, Swanage; the Lighthouse Art Centre and tour.
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
2018The Black Swan Open, Frome, Somerset
2017The London Group Open, the Cello Factory, London, Prizewinner.
165th Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol
“Go Wild in the Country” Bruton Art Factory Summer Open, Somerset
“Time Machine” group show and publication, Containsart, Watchet
“Drawn” Royal West of England Academy, Open, Bristol
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Mall Galleries, London
2016The Bruton Open, Somerset, “In the Bleak Midwinter”
National Open Art Competition, Moving Image Online Gallery
Black Swan Arts Open, Frome
164th Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol
CGP Open London (awarded Commendation)
Atkinson Gallery Summer 26th Show, Street Somerset, winner of a purchase prize
“Timeframe”, Fringe Arts Bath Festival
2015The Factory Film Festival, Bournemouth Emerging Fringe Arts
Black Swan Arts Open – Prizewinner
“Drawn 2015” , Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
2014Royal West of England Academy Open 2014, Bristol
“Selected Animated Photography Films 2014” The Photographers Gallery, London
2012 – 2013Jerwood Drawing Prize at Jerwood Visual Arts, London, and tour
2012Jukebox Fury at the Basement, Brighton – Screening
“Screen Out Loud” Open Submisssion, Animated Exeter
“Animated Drawings” Screening at Parasol Unit, London
2007Screening of “Film” at the National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing theatre
2006Launch of www.vitreoushumour.co.uk funded by the Arts Council of England
Artist in residence at Wiltshire College
2005Norwich International Animation Festival, Illumina
2004Vertigo Magazine Screenings, the Curzon Cinema, London
“Collage” exhibition at Bloomberg Gallery, London
2003“100 Years of British Artists’ Films”, Tate Britain
“Flock” , Spacex Gallery Exeter, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Vertigo Magazine Anniversary Screenings, the Other Cinema, London
“Videoteque Ephemere“, Videoformes Festival, Clermont Ferrand, France
2001“Artists’ Animation” at the Vilma Gold Gallery, London
“Living with St Anthony11” Screened at the Pandaemonium Festival, Lux Cinema, London
2000“A & V at the V & A”, video installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
“Animate!” commission, Arts Council and Channel 4 UK
1999“Videospin” project, the Photographers Gallery, London
1998“Animation”, the Lux Gallery, London
Launch of “Home Movies” website, with the support of the London Arts Board and
the City of Westminster Arts Council.
Whitechapel Open, video installation of “Dodo Footage” and cinema projection
1997Collaboration with the Interactive Laboratory, London Electronic Arts
“Zone” Commission, Maidstone Borough Council Zone Multimedia Festival
1996“Art and Innovation” The ICA, London
The Project Room, the Tannery, London
“Till Mary” Länsmuseet i Härnösand, Sweden, Länsmuséet i Landskrona, Sweden and
Bildsmuséet i Umeå, Sweden
1995“Till Mary” commission the Riksutställningar, Stockholm, Sweden.
Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla and tour. Olle Olleson Huset, Stockholm.
Gothenburg Museum and Art Gallery, group show
1994Rum for Aktuell Konst, Gothenburg, Sweden.
“Stasted” Seminarium Bohuslän, Hamburgsund, Sweden
1991The International Contemporary Art Fair, Olympia, London
“The New Decade” The Paton Gallery, Covent Garden, London
“Earthscape” Hastings
1989“Pacesetters”, Peterborough Art Gallery
“Inner Language” Ikon Gallery Tour.
1988John Player Portrait Exhibition, The National Portrait Gallery, London
1987One Woman Show Poole Arts Centre 1987
The London Group, Royal College of Art and Tour
1986“Spirit of London”, Royal Festival Hall, Prizewinner
Camden Annual, Camden Arts Centre
“Open Slot” One Woman Show, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
Hunting Group Young Artists Prize, Mall Galleries, London
1985Hunting Group Student Art Prize – Winner
One Woman Show, Mall Galleries, as Hunting Group Prizewinner
Winsor & Newton Young Artist Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2017Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Drawing Prize
2016Atkinson Gallery Purchase Prize
2015Black Swan Arts Centre, Mount Prize
1986Hunting Group Young Artists Prize, Mall Galleries, London
1985Hunting Group Student Art Prize
Winsor and Newton Young Artist Prize, Mall Galleries, London
Public Collections
Gothenburg Museum and Art GalleryMaidstone Museum and
Art Galleries, Maidstone Borough Council
The Millfield Collection
1998London Electronic Arts, the Digital Laboratory CD
1999“Living Room” stills, images for Everything Magazine, issues 2:4 and 3:1
1997“Dope Sheet / Artist’s and Animation”, Channel 4, Interview and screening of animations.
2001“Brainwaves” Meridian Television, interview and screening of animations.
“Hot Reels” Channel 4 screening of “Film”
1998“Animation”, David Lillington, Art Monthly, July- August
1998“Animation”, David Barrett, Frieze, Sept-Oct (view here )