As well as being a lecturer and guide for Art History UK, Kate Bryan is an arts broadcaster, writing and presenting art television programmes for BBC, Sky Arts and Sky Arte Italia. She has written and presented programmes on Hogarth, Turner, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Dante, Venetian art, Palazzo architecture, global contemporary art, the development of British art history, French Impressionism and Chinese Art.
As well as broadcasting and leading expert tours in the UK and Italy, she has worked in the art world for over a decade as an art dealer. In 2007 she left her position at the British Museum and relocated to Hong Kong where she directed The Cat Street Gallery, showing a line up of international talent such as Gavin Turk, Peter Blake and Davd Lynch. Upon returning to London she was appointed as a Director of the Fine Art Society, London’s oldest commercial dealership on New Bond Street. She later led the global contemporary art fair Art15 in London.
She obtained her BA in Art History from Warwick University and her Mphil from the University of Hong Kong, writing her thesis on the imagery of the Penitent Magdalen in the Italian Renaissance. She is also a contributor for The Huffington Post and has writing published in the Guardian Newspaper, Time Out London and published many articles as a freelance writer in Asia.
Having travelled the world to make art television, she has a wide range of art historical experience. In 2014 she won the Arts and Culture category in the Women of the Future Awards and is now a mentor for young women in the arts.