Kathryn Poole is a visual artist and printmaker interested in dissecting the boundaries between life and death.
She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a Masters in Fine Art: Site and Archive intervention in 2016 and now works in the Artlab Contemporary Printmaking Studios as the Intaglio and Lithography technician.
Kathryn has exhibited her artwork in London, Preston, Bristol, and Athens. Her most recent exhibitions include the Artful Line at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, The Herbarium at Bower Ashton Library, Bristol and Herbarium at EtchInk Gallery, Athens.
Kathryn Poole’s work attempts to capture and illustrate memories. Focusing on documenting the loss and death that occur in unnoticed places, she memorialises dead animals found in her commute between Preston and Southport through drawings, etchings and lithographs. Her drawings are her attempt at preserving a remnant of a life that was lost.
Her interest in the cyclical nature of life and death, and search for ways she could preserve what is left of the spirit after the body has gone has led her to use her drawings and animations as a vehicle for metempsychosis. The souls are transported and preserved in paper vessels while the body decays.