- Alumni, 2019
Katy Papineau graduated with first class Honours in Philosophy from the University of Bristol in 2013. She paints using the colours, imagery and symbols of fairy stories. In the imagined worlds her paintings depict, she explores the fairy-tale tropes of good and bad women. She is interested in fictional characters that either fully embrace or strongly defy the roles they are cast in. Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty, Hardy’s Tess Durbeyfield, and Weldon’s She-Devil all make appearances in her recent work.