Kat Dawe Schmeisser is a curator and gallery director.
She has always been an artist and maker but alongside creative pursuits she had a first career working in Business Strategy as Global Strategy Director at Unilever, focused on growing brands and categories. From this stage of her career she brings deep experience of business strategy, governance and commercial acumen.
In 2015, Kat decided to leave corporate life to dedicate herself to the Arts on a full time basis. She enrolled in MA Curatorial Practice course at Bath Spa university to deepen her academic and theoretical knowledge.
Kat is founder and director of The Art Cohort, an artspace located at Chelsea Road, Bath dedicated to championing emerging art and artists, in particular supporting the commissioning of new contemporary art projects and exhibitions.