Kate Tucker works across painting and sculpture, combining various media in a manner that subverts expected order. Materials are manipulated so as to maintain a rawness and familiarity whilst taking on foreign characteristics. Tucker’s recent painting and sculpting process has shifted towards building slab-like substrates through repetitive layering of materials. Based in Melbourne, her recent projects include solo exhibitions at Daine Singer, Galerie Pompom and Chapter House Lane and group exhibitions at NADA New York, Sutton Projects, Dutton Gallery and Caves. Tucker has been a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Prize, Albany Art Prize, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, The Churchie Emerging Art Prize, Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, and The Archibald Prize. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009.