Kate Aspinall


Kate’s art practice (which until recently was carried out under the name Theo) includes intricate pencil work, experimental mixed media drawing, painting, and sculpture. Recent pieces involve expressionist bodies which explore the phenomenon that we call ‘self’ and how it can be porous as it expands and contracts along the boundaries of our relationships. Grounded in a love of drawing this visual approach challenges the long-held distinction between ephemera and presentation pieces.


Dr Aspinall is a proudly independent historian. She focuses her art historical research on the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo-American drawing practices. She teaches occasionally for the Courtauld and Yale in London and has a wide range of experiences with public speaking, from lecturing for the Art Society to television appearances, and delivering tailored talks to galleries and public institutions, including Tate, the Towner and Pallant House.