Kate Maestri exhibits work inspired by a selection of buildings including the National Theatre and the Barbican in London.
These three-dimensional art works interpret and abstract the architecture into stained glass and Perspex sculptures using colour, light and form.
For her large-scale work Maestri uses innovative methods to incorporate traditional stained glass into contemporary architectural structures in collaboration with world class architects and engineers.
1997–99 Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Postgraduate Architectural Glass (Distinction)
1994–96 Chelsea School of Art and Design, MA Public Art and Design, theory based study.
1989–92 Chelsea School of Art and Design, BA Public Art and Design, practice based specialising in glass.
Selected recent exhibitions
2010 Second European Triennial of Ceramic and Glass, Belgium
2008 Reflect Forward, Craft Central, London
Solo show of new stained glass wall sculptures inspired by the original architects’ drawings for The Barbican Centre, London.
2007 The London Design Festival:
Collection of champagne glasses for exhibition at The Royal Festival Hall, London.
Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London. Represented by Gallery Design Nation.
2005 Materialize, The Arts Gallery, London
Group show for alumni of The University of the Arts, London.
Redbox Gallery, Newcastle
Solo show with a series of artworks responding to the Sage Gateshead.
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Three person show featuring wall sculptures using stained glass.
The Building Centre with Foster + Partners, London
Exhibition showing the research developed for The Sage, Gateshead. This included a full size section of the final balustrade design.
2004 100% Design, London
Also exhibited at 100% Design, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 & 1999).
2002 Chelsea Craft Fair, London
Designers Block, Milan, Italy
2001 Thirtysomething, Applied Arts Agency, London
2000 Home Autour du Monde, Brussels
Featured artist exhibiting stained glass wall panels.
East Up, Pure Living Gallery, London
Home Autour du Monde, Paris
2010-11 Stained glass pedestrian footbridge, Wolverhampton Interchange. Architect: Austin Smith Lord. (ongoing)
2009-12 Ten storey stained glass atrium for university building. Client, Liverpool John Moores University. Architect: ADP Architects. (ongoing)
2009-11 Stained glass curtain wall for Chapel at Hope Academy, Liverpool. Architect: Robinson Architects. (ongoing)
2008-10 Two-storey stained glass entrance pavilion to mixed-used development, and kinetic coloured laminate exterior glass fins to office areas, Cathedral Square, Bristol. Client, The Environment Agency. Architect: Alec French Architects. (ongoing)
2008 Two, five storey curved stained glass walls for residential development. Client, Southampton City Council. Architect: HGP Architects.
Screen printed ceramic enamel onto double glazed ten-storey façade system. Circulation tower for mixed-use development Wilton-Plaza, London. Architect: Jestico + Whiles.
2007 Stained glass acoustic screen covering building façade for South Gloucestershire Council Offices. Architect: Stride Treglown.
Exterior illuminated sculptures, 2500mm-1000mm high, Lawrence Graham Headquarters, More London. Architect: MCM Architects
2005 Laminated stained glass panel within structural wall (9m x 2m), Intensive Care Ward, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London. Architect: Hopkins.
2004 100m curved and structural, stained glass balustrade with 10 different radii and no upright structural supports, The Sage Music Centre, Gateshead. Architect: Foster + Partners.
Evening Standard Homes + Property Magazine - Best interior product (glass wall panels), Chelsea Craft Fair 2002.
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