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Kate Puxley was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has since lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Italy, and Montreal. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2005, was one of five Canadian artists short-listed to illustrate The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and was awarded the Editor's Choice Award for Art Threat Magazine's Framing Harper Competition. Most recently, Puxley was commissioned to create representations of the G8 leaders for use in the At the Table, 2010 on-line Campaign.

Puxley currently works from The LongHaul/Le Corrid'art, a studio collective in Montréal. 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. Her work hangs at The Brookstreet Hotel (Kanata, ON), The Almonte General Hospital (Almonte, ON), and in a number of private collections.

www.katepuxley.com