Kat Hastie



Kat Hastie is a contemporary Southern painter rooted in tradition. Born in Charleston, S.C. she has a long history of producing provocative and acclaimed works. She grew up on a former plantation with acres of farm, open fields and abandoned slave dwellings. In 1970, she received her B.A. from the College of Charleston, and later studied at the Pratt Institute in Italy in 1985. She has additional training from the Day Studio of Decorative Painting, New York City; the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence; and the Ruskin School at Oxford University.

“The things we don’t normally notice, or do and ignore – that is one subject of this group of paintings. The other is using images as a mechanism for arriving at something else. I am interested in the qualities of feeling in our peripheral experience and the nature of boundaries in our physical and psychological space.”

Curriculum Vitae

2013 Artfields Juried Exhibition 2013
2010 Exhibition – Contemporary Charleston 2010
2010 Exhibition – Bin 152, Charleston, SC
2009 Exhibition – Yeaman’s Hall, Charleston, S.C.
2008 Exhibition – Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
2007 Exhibition – Assisi, Italy
2007 Exhibition – Bray’s Island Plantation
2006 Exhibition – Under the Radar exhibition – Waterfront City Gallery
2003 Exhibition – Gallery 556, Charleston, SC
2002 Exhibition – City Gallery, Charleston, SC
2002 Exhibition – Historic Charleston Foundation
1999-2000 Ruskin School, Oxford University, England
1998 Exhibition – Ballroom, 20 South Battery, Charleston, SC
1997 Exhibition – Ballroom, 20 South Battery, Charleston, SC
1995 Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy
1994 Exhibition – A. Zola
1982-1991 Open Studio, 91 Broad Street, Charleston, SC
1990 Day Studio of Decorative Painting, New York City, NY
1989 Exhibition – Jan Goin Gallery
1985 Pratt Institute in Italy
1974 Art Director for School of Oceanics aboard the Staatsrad Lehmkuhl
1970 BA : College of Charleston


CharlestonToday (2010)

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“After many readings, Kat began to visualize the structure, colors, and materials she would use. She considered the rhythm and activity of the poem and related the images to her composition.”

Charleston Magazine (2006)

Featuring Charleston Artist, Kat Hastie

Charleston Magazine features artist Kat Hastie

Charleston Magazine features Kat Hastie

Skirt Magazine (March 2004)

Charleston Artist Kat Hastie featured in Skirt Magazine Charleston Artist Kat Hastie featured in Skirt Magazine

Charleston Post & Courier (August 2003)

Article featuring Charleston Artist Kat Hastie

Skirt Magazine (December 1998)

Skirt Magazine features Charleston artist Kat Hastie

House Beautiful (April 1995)

A Kat Hastie Painted screen (Right) hangs over a 1920s American
collapsible bar.
Kat Hastie featured in House Beautiful

Southern Accents (September-October 1995)

Kat Hastie fine art featured in Southern Accents
The painting over the bed (Right) is by Charleston artist Kat Hastie.

Charleston Style

Charleston artist Kat Hastie featured in Charleston Style
Past and Present by Susan Sully, 1999 Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
Charleston fine artist

“Beneath the mansard roof that once enclosed Colonel Lathers’s library, Kat Hastie has created her artist’s studio, alternately painting by the brilliant light reflected from the harbor beyond and shutting it out with screens and panels.”