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