Kate Puxley was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has since lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Italy, and Montreal, where she is completing a Master of Fine Arts at Concordia University. To extend her practice beyond the palette, she became a certified taxidermist in 2009. Today, she specializes in large charcoal drawings and taxidermy, using ‘found animals,’ predominantly road kill.
Puxley was one of five Canadian artists short-listed to illustrate The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for Art Threat Magazine’s Framing Harper Competition, and was commissioned to create representations of the G8 leaders for use in the At the Table, 2010 on-line Campaign. Most recently, Puxley created a diorama installation at The Museum of Zoology in Rome, Italy. Her work hangs at The Brookstreet Hotel (Kanata, ON), The Almonte General Hospital (Almonte, ON), and in a number of private collections.