kate toledo drawing

Kate Toledo, a British subject, was born in Tanzania and brought up in Africa and New Zealand. She spent 20 years in Brazil, before settling in the Middle East in 2006. Now based between Dubai and Lisbon, a combination of still-life and traditional intricate embroidery are the main sources of inspiration for Toledo’s paintings, along with a tropical palette bought from Brazil. Kate paints in large-scale, combining strong colour and bold subjects with an architectural eye for composition, making her practice both deeply artistic and design-driven.

Contact

+971  (50) 3 486 218
kate@katetoledo.com

IG @katetoledo

Our Mission

We create collections of story driven accessories, based on our interpretations of historical artefacts, pulling them by a thread to the 21st century. The designs are hand painted to brighten and embellish the lives of our unique customers. We hope these carefully conceived and executed pieces become, over time, a modern day family heirloom to be treasured.

Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhbitions

  • 2017

  • The Portuguese Collection, ProArt, Dubai, UAE

  • 2013

  • Treasures from the Middle East, Embassy of Brazil, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Medieval Persia, Aliel Showroom DIFC, Dubai, UAE

  • 2012

  • Reflections on Islamic Splendour, Gallery 76, Dubai, UAE

  • 2010

  • Inspiration from Medieval Persia, Gallery 76, Dubai, UAE

  • 2009

  • Stepping Back, Gallery 76, Dubai, UAE

  • Special Projects

  • 2015

  • Art Dubai RCA Secret Dubai, Dubai, UAE

  • Short Course in Colour for Interiors, UAL Dubai, UAE

  • 2014

  • Short Course in Curating Contemporary Art, UAL Dubai, UAE

  • 2013

  • Pop-up Shop, Art Dubai & Design days, Dubai, UAE

  • Lecture on The Business of Art, Strathclyde Dialogues, Strathclyde Business School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • 2006

  • D’Arte Webcolor, Special Mention Prize in painting, online, Italy

  • 2002

  • Graduated in Fine Arts and Photography, Pan Americana Escola de Arte e Design, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Group Shows

  • 2015

  • Capsule Arts, Dubai, UAE

  • Third Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • 2014

  • Artbeat, DIFC Gate Village, Dubai, UAE

  • Second Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • 2011

  • Echoes of Old Persia, Corp Hotel Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE

  • 2008

  • Mind the Gap, Gallery 76, Dubai, UAE

  • Members Exhibition (prize winner), Gallery 76, Dubai, UAE

  • 2007

  • Members Exhibition, Gallery 76, Dubai

  • 2006

  • Le Ciel d’Artistes, La Galerie Thuillier, Paris, France

  • Prenuncio da Primavera, La Galerie Artitude, Paris, France

  • Caminhos d’Arte, Centro Cultural da Marinha, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2005

  • Colectiva Consulte, Centro Cultural da Marinha, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Petit Formats, Galeria Mali Villas Boas, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Matisse Tropical, Galeria Mali Villas Boas, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2002

  • Baroque, Ballantynes Gallery, Tiradentes, Brazil

  • Degree Show, Pan Americana Escola de Arte e Design, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2001

  • Multiplos olhares, Villa Paulistana, São Paulo, Brazil

Site Credits

Designed by Rosie Eveleigh.
Built by Limner Studio.

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kate toledo drawing