Katrina Palmer is the National Gallery’s latest Artist in Residence

London-based artist and writer Katrina Palmer has been selected as the 2024 Artist in Residence at the National Gallery

Established in 2019, the Artist in Residence position has been awarded to some of the most promising artists up and coming in their careers.

Previous name holders of this prestige title include Rosalind Nashashibi, Ali Cherri and Céline Condorelli. 

Hello East Beach, Shoeburyness, 2021. Photo: Thierry Bal

The award aims to aid artists in the development of “their practise in the context of the museum” while reaping the benefits of “unparalleled access to the gallery’s collection,” states the press release. Palmer will be among some of the greats in the gallery’s on-site artists’ studio.

“The spectacular imagery and narratives of the collection and various movements of power at play are as intriguing as they are challenging,”notes Palmer. She states that feels “the prospect of working in the context of these artworks is genuinely exhilarating.”

Much of Palmer’s work is sculptural with a focus on various landscapes including “island quarries to offices to prisons to costal landscapes.” 

The Fabricator’s Tale, Flat Time House, London 2014. Photo: Reuben Henry

As part of Palmers year in residence, she will produce work in response to both collections at the National Gallery and Touchstones in Rochdale. 

In Autumn 2024, Palmer will present her work in a presentation and a publication.

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