Katie Elder completed her BA in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University and graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2010 with a Masters in Fine Art-Painting. She currently has her studio as part of the Bomb Factory Art Foundation in North London where she continues her practice

She has exhibited at a number of galleries and art fairs, predominantly in London with her international debut in New York at the Broadway Gallery, 2010. In 2013 she was the youngest artist to be selected for the Critics’ Secrets Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. She was championed by the critic, writer and poet Edward Lucie-Smith. In recent years she has also turned her hand to portraiture - a natural progression as the human form has always been central to her work. She has assisted the renown artist, Patrick Hughes, for several years now, and at the start of 2018 showcased her work with Hughes and his other studio assistants at ART HIX gallery.


Selected Exhibitions


The Flourish of Liberty– Shandy Hall, Laurence Stern Trust, Yorkshire –June

XL x LX – Shandy Hall, Laurence Stern Trust, Yorkshire – May



Annunciation as St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London - December

12 Hughes – HIX ART Gallery, Shoreditch London - February



Group Print Exhibition - The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, Archway, London

Paint Her To Your Own Mind– Shandy Hall, Laurence Stern Trust, Yorkshire –July



Made in Bermondsey, Bermondsey Project Space, London - September



Critics’ Secrets– The Mall Galleries, London – June

Championed by Edward Lucie-Smith

START13 – The Bermondsey Project Space, London - February



The Other Art Fair, Marylebone, London - November

Exhibition at Channing School, London - September

Postcardwall; art/ words/,VEGAS Gallery, London – August/September

Polemically Small Formula, Orleans House, Richmond - June

Curated by Edward Lucie-Smith and Xavier Ellis

Contemporary Perspectives, The Mall Galleries, The Mall London - April

The Magma Group, Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London – April

Postcardwall; a catalogue,The Mall Galleries, The Mall London - April



Into the Wild – The Long White Cloud Gallery, Hoxton - September

Connection Point London, Bermondsey Project Space, London - June

Curated by Edward Lucie Smith



Wimbledon College of Art MA Degree Exhibition, London – September

Underground on Broadway, the Broadway Gallery, New York – July

Wimbledon College of Art MA Interim Show at The Nunnery, London – February


2009 – 2010 MA Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London 


2005 – 2008 BA(hons) in Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University , Oxford


2004 -2005 Foundation Fine Art Diploma, Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts, London