Kat Macleod is a Melbourne-based artist, illustrator and a graphic designer. Her instantly recognisable illustrations feature gestural botanic shapes, line drawings of the female form. She favours a mixture of mediums; particularly watercolour, pencil, stitched threads, and collaged fabrics and beads. She is endlessly inspired by the botanical world, fashion & textiles, and the drawings of her three young boys.
Kat’s illustrations have appeared in Chinese Vogue, Numero Tokyo, The Age, Delicious Magazine and Vogue Entertaining & Travel. Working across a range of commercial and fine art projects, her client list features Tiffany & Co, Heide Museum of Modern Art, The Australian Ballet, Myer and Bonds. She has also illustrated several local and internationally released books: Bird, The Cocktail, Sequins & Sequence, and Michi Girl’s Like I Give a Frock, What on Earth Are You Wearing? and Le Shop Guide. Kat has had 4 solo exhibitions over the past 10 years, and been involved in a number of group shows.
Solo exhibitions include: The Tiniest Spark (2008), Slight Inclusions (2009), Page Girls (2011), Under Nightshade (2015) and Reverist (2019), as well as, a collaborative exhibition with Beci Orpin titled A Hidden Place (2013) all at Lamington Drive gallery.
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