Kate Stevens West (Kāi Tahu, Pākehā) is a painter. She paints family, the connections, the needs, and emotions, intergenerational secrets and stories. Stevens West paints the everyday; mess and messiness. Recent work explores Kāi Tahutaka working with historical research, traditional paints and pigments. Stevens West lives in Te Awakairangi (Lower Hutt) with her partner and four young children.
Kate has recently exhibited in public gallery shows Paremanu:Tauraka Toi – A Landing Place, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2021-2022; Kia ora Whaea, Blue Oyster Project Space Te Toi Kikorangi, 2022 and Dirty Laundry, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre 2023. She is currently working on a public project Te Waiatatanga mai o te Atua / The Song of the Gods with Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, Christchurch with fellow Ngāi Tahu artists to bring Toi Māori and Mātauranga Māori to life in the area.