Kathryn Macnaughton


Kathryn Macnaughton (b. 1985, Toronto) approaches painting with a poetic vision, effortlessly combining abstract expressionism and figurative structures through her bold use of colour, movement, and form. She sees each piece as a journey – one of spontaneity – whereby rhythmic patterns emerge. 

The push and pull of the process is one that Macnaughton embraces, trusting in her intuition, while remaining open to the improvisational act of painting. The artist states “I am constantly acting and thinking, with no predefined image in mind, only open-ended possibilities.” 

With each splash of paint, or drawn line carving out forms, Macnaughton navigates the terrain of uncertainty. She is willing to push her work to the edge of oblivion, pulling back only when necessary, guided by each interaction: “Painting allows me to turn thoughts into action, expressing emotions in a direct and powerful way.”

Macnaughton’s work has been exhibited in Canada, Europe, and the United States. She has collaborated with Kit and Ace, Collective Arts Brewery and The Gardiner Museum in Toronto. The artist has been represented by Bau-Xi Gallery since 2016 and currently lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

Kathryn Macnaughton in the Coveteur

Listen to Kathryn Macnaughton's interview on CBC Radio's Q with Tom Power

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84 X 75 in. - $17,500 CAD
Drenched
59 X 47 in. - $9,950 CAD
Sidle Up
63 X 75 in. - $14,500 CAD
Deep Dive
51 X 83 in. - $13,350 CAD
Kathryn Macnaughton artwork 'Blue Lagoon' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
62 X 86 in. - $15,750 CAD
Kathryn Macnaughton artwork 'Resilience' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
84 X 75 in. - $17,500 CAD
Throbbing Heart
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75 X 67 in. - $14,800 CAD
Gentle Sway
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63 X 54 in. - $11,100 CAD
Efflorescent
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60 X 48 in. - $9,950 CAD
Kathryn Macnaughton Artwork | Colourful graphic abstractions influenced by digital media and graphic design.
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