Kate Alterio

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 more recently 3d sculptural works. Each medium calls for a unique approach. At times, different media and themes cross over or respond to each other in ways that inspire new directions or suggest solutions to technical challenges.
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 comparable to meditative practice. Both call for presence, focus, care and patience. Her intention is to create a sense of stillness and potency in her work that invites viewers to feel a corresponding resonance within themselves.