B. 1972, Canberra, Australia
Kath Egan works in sculpture, video and photography creating contemporary artworks that recontextualise everyday materials and found objects. A collector of discarded domestic treasures, the shelves of Egan’s studio are filled with objects and materials that remain static until they are given a new life in the form of stacked totems, assemblages and installations.
Egan's subtle interventions with familiar and nostalgic materials elevate women and home making. Her work engages in narratives of motherhood, migration and diaspora, connection to community, universal spiritual and religious practices, Jungian archetypes and how we may address urgent contemporary concerns through ritual, ancient wisdom and mythology.
In 2018 Egan graduated from Byron School of Art in Northern N.S.W. Her first solo show Connections Lost and Found was in 2017 at The Yellow Brick Studio ARI in Murwillumbah and has consistently continued to exhibit work.
In 2020/21 Egan was a finalist in the 66th Blake Prize at Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, Tweed Regional Gallery's Border Art Prize and Byron Art Magazine Art Prize, In 2022 she a Finalist in The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize at HOTA, Gold Coast and Wollumbin Art Prize at Tweed Regional Gallery.
Recent exhibitions include We were made for these times in February 2022 at Lismore Regional Gallery in Northern NSW with Melbourne based artist Kate Rohde.
Egan lives in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW, Australia, with her husband and two children.