Selected exhibitions and projects

Kathryn Macnaughton’s abstract paintings are compositional and textural experiments in acrylic paint. They are also canvases of contraddiction: at once contemporary and timeless, flat and sculptural, compiled and uniform, static and unmistakably alive. These works are playful reminders that the abstract need not be unfamiliar. Inspired by collage, cutouts, vintage palettes, and digital illustration, MacNaughton’s paintings respond—and inform—the many and converging concerns of the moment: permanence, fragments, history and its ephemera. Kathryn Macnaughton has exhibited in Canada, London, and New York since 2010. Recent collaborations include Bailey Nelson, Kit and Ace, and The Gardiner Museum.