Katie Kerr a graphic designer based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her practice focusses on the creation of books, publications and printed materials in the broad field of the contemporary cultural sector. She is interested in text and language and the space between the romantic and the rational.
Previously Head of Design at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life in London, she returned to New Zealand to complete her Masters of Fine Art at Ilam School of Fine Arts. Now, alongside designing for a range of clients, she runs GLORIA, an experimental publishing platform, with photographer Alice Connew. This platform functions as a research facility to explore the multidisciplinary production of paperback books.
Words & exhibitions:
Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa, online gallery and archive, 2019
Present Tense : Wāhine Toi Aotearoa, RAMP Gallery, 2019
The value of A working week, Chloe Geoghegan for Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2018
Dwelling in the Margins: Katie Kerr reflects on A working week, for Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2018
Gemma Walsh and Katie Kerr, a conversation, for GLORIA, 2018
A Working Week, residency at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2018
Alternative Routes: An Interview with Katie Kerr, Design Assembly, 2018
A trip to the Bauhaus: Reflecting on a century of women in design, for Designers Speak (Up), 2018
Cul-de-sac, group exhibition at RM Gallery, 2018
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press, The Pantograph Punch, 2017
Neither here or there: Katie Kerr, The Big Idea, 2017