Kate was born in Dublin but now lives and works in Co. Wexford. She graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 2000 with an honours degree in Fine Art. Her most recent exhibition, Artefacts was in Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo in December 2023. She is currently working towards an exhibition with the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin in March 2024.
In 2006, 2007 and 2009 she had solo exhibitions with Stone Gallery, Dublin. Kate's fourth solo exhibiton, The Good Room, was in Wexford Arts Centre in 2011. Talbot Gallery in Dublin hosted This is the Point of Contact, in October 2013.
Kate's work has been selected for national and international group exhibtions. She represented Ireland at Artisterium, Georgia's International Contemporary Art Exhibition in 2013 and was an invited artist at the Boyle Arts Festival 2014. She is among the artists representing Ireland in the Imago Mundi International Project.
In 2018, she exhibited at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin as part of the collaborative project Concerning the Other. During this year she took part in Wexford Arts Centre's/ Wexford County Council's dual-space exhibition of contemporary painting entitled And Creatures Dream... . In 2019, Kate's work was accepted into the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition and into Cairde Visual, the annual group exhibition at The Model Gallery, Sligo. In 2020 her work was shown at BEEP Painting Biennial, Wales.
Kate was short-listed for the Golden Fleece Award in 2010 and was awarded the first prize Visual Arts Bursary by Wexford County Council in 2009. She was awarded an Artlinks bursary in 2017. Her work is in the collections of The Office of Public Works, the Bank of Ireland, Wexford County Council, Wicklow County Council and in private collections.
Kate also pursues a community/collaborative practice, undertaking projects within a community context under Wexford County Council's Creative Communities Programme and worked for seven years with Wexford Arts Centre through their Insight Education Programme . She has been awarded Artist-in-Schools Residencies under the Living Arts Project in 2014, 2020-2024. In 2019 she was commissioned by Wexford County Council's Arts Office to undertake an Action Research Residency at Wexford General Hospital which was funded by Creative Ireland.
Kate also makes props for stage, street theatre and related commercial enterprises.