Kate Alterio is a contemporary jeweller and visual artist based in Wellington. Her artistic journey has taken a circuitous route, beginning with contemporary jewellery, moving into painting, photography and 3d sculptural works. Through creative expression, she connects the spiritual and physical, bringing the formless into the world of form.
Kate explores sacred geometry, metaphysical themes, and the tension between opposites. She takes a minimalist design approach to convey her conceptual ideas, making use of repetition, recurring patterns, geometric forms and subtle details.
The meticulous processes involved in Kate’s creative practice are akin to meditative practice. Both call for presence, focus, care and patience, qualities she finds satisfying and centering. Her intention is to create a sense of stillness and potency in her work that invites viewers to feel a corresponding resonance within themselves.