Katie Schwab lives and works in Glasgow. Her practice interweaves personal, social, and craft-based histories, often drawing from marginalised and overlooked traditions of making and working collectively. Her artworks take the form of installations of embroidered, woven and printed textiles, ceramic tableware, furniture and videos, drawing on the bright colours, bold shapes and abstract forms of twentieth-century modern design.
Recent exhibitions include Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London (2016), Making the Bed, Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2016), Together in a Room, Collective, Edinburgh (2016), Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Backlit, Nottingham and ICA, London (2015) and Fresh, British Ceramics Biennal, The Original Spode Factory Site, Stoke-on-Trent (2015). She undertook the 2015 Hospitalfield Graduate Residency and is the recipient of the 2016 Nigel Greenwood Art Prize and the 2017 Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Residency. She has run workshops at Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Fruitmarket Gallery, The Common Guild and Camden Arts Centre.