Kate Groobey, the first woman to win the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, will be holding her first solo exhibition at the Mizuma Art Gallery from September 12th. She will be present during the opening reception on September 12th, from 18:00 to 20:00.
Groobey has focused primarily on personal pieces throughout her career, exploring the interactions people have with one another, as well as the connections created through shared moments. Her works touch upon the raw emotions that occur throughout these experiences, making her pieces feel personal and relatable.
In her new exhibition, titled Pure Pleasure, Groobey paints her female lover. After viewing a particular painting by Picasso, she realized how prominent the male gaze is, throughout the history of art. This stylistic approach helps capture the joyfulness, beauty and agency of women.