Kath Lowe / CV


1999 – 2001 Manchester Metropolitan University MA Fine Art
1997 – 1999 Manchester Metropolitan University BA (Hons) Fine Art
1996 – 1997 Oldham College Foundation Course in Art and Design

2001 Elected Member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2019 Elected Vice President of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2022 Elected President of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2024 Stepped down as President of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts


2024 ‘Connections’ exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery
2023 The Meditation of Drawing Exhibition Manchester Cathedral
2023 Dean Clough MAFA Summer exhibition
2022 Stockport Art Gallery Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2022 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries London
2021 ‘All the Best’ Dean Clough Gallery Halifax
2021 ‘Art of the Everyday’Gallery Oldham
2021 Royal Society of British Artists Annual exhibition Mall Galleries London
2020 ‘Talking Sense’ Portico Gallery Manchester
2019 Stockport Art Gallery
2019 Atkinson Gallery Southport
2018 Dean Clough Halifax
2017 Stockport Art Gallery
2016 Portico Gallery Manchester
2015 Manchester Cathedral MAFA
2014 Portico Gallery, Manchester MAFA
2013 Bury Art Gallery, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, Summer Exhibition
2013 Portico Gallery, Manchester, MAFA.
2012 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Millyard Gallery, Uppermill
2010 Gallery Oldham MAFA
2009 Manchester Cathedral 150 MAFA Celebrations
2009 Portico Gallery, Manchester 150th MAFA Celebrations
2008 ‘Hidden Narratives’ Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Bury Art Gallery
2007 ‘Discriminating Eye’ Central Art Gallery, Ashton Under-Lyne
2006 ‘Up Close and Personal’ R.S.P.P. Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle
2006 ‘Another Product’ Cornerhouse, Manchester
2006 Stockport Art Gallery Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2006 ‘A Selective Eye’ Cooper Gallery Barnsley
2005 Oldham Art Gallery, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
2005 The Big Screen, Exchange Square, Manchester, MAFA
2005 Manchester Art Show, MAFA
2004 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2004 Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Salford
2004 Solo Show Routine and Ritual, Central Art Gallery, Thameside
2003 MAFA Selection, Manchester Art Gallery
2003 ART 2003, Business Design Centre, London
2002 Suite On Ice, Islington Mill, Salford
2002 Art Take Away, Cornerhouse Manchester
2002 The Window Opened, Central Art Gallery, Tameside
2002 ARTFUTURES 2002, The Contemporary Art Society, London
2002 Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Bury Art Gallery
2002 ART 2002, Business Design Centre London
2001 All Colours Will Agree in the Dark, Cornerhouse, Manchester
2001 The Builders Arms, International 3, Manchester
2000 Interim, Ove Arup Gallery, Manchester
2000 Blind Date, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2000 University Collection Exhibition, Manchester Metropolitan University
2000 Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Bury Art Gallery
1999 The Blind Date Show, Righton Gallery, Manchester
1999 Work in ‘Loan Collection of MMU
1999 Last & Best, BA Degree Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester.
1997 Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Open, Manchester City Art Gallery
1996 Manchester Academy of Fine Art Open Exhibition/1995/1994/1985
1995 Stockport Open, Stockport Art Gallery*


2017 People’s Prize Award Stockport Art Gallery
2005 Oldham Art Gallery MAFA Painting Award
2004 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, North of England Regional Award, for outstanding entry
1999 Work selected to be part of the Faculty Loan Collection of MMU
1997 Small Picture Award MAFA Open, Manchester City Art Gallery, guest selector Edward Lucie Smith
1995 Stockport Art Gallery Open Award

Portrait Commissions

2024 Kay Hannon
2024 Dame Laura Lee Chief Executive of Maggie’s Charity
2023 Mr David Marsden William Hulme Grammar School Vice Chair
2023 Peter Mulholland Principal of William Hulme Grammar School 2023
2023 Frank Rothwell, Philanthropist, Engineer and owner of Oldham Athletic
2022 Valerie Barker
2021 Sir Norman Stoller Kt KStJ CBE DL
2020 Father Gaspar Oladosu
2019 Emily Barker
2015 Professor Brian Cox OBE
2015 Father Peter McKie
2012 Richard Schillizzi, Radio Astronomer.
2010 Nick Brown OBE Principal of Oldham Sixth Form College 1992-2010
2009 Mr Peter Rothman
2008 The Right Reverend Terence Brain, Bishop of Salford.
2008 Mr Stephen Patriarca, Headmaster of the William Hulme Grammar School Manchester
2007 Sister Angela Borini (Posthumous) Founder of Werneth Convent Oldham
2004 Mr Peter Lowe
2002 Radio One DJ’s Mark and Lard
2002 Mr Patrick Kelly, Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club, London
2001 Mrs Lorna Barker