Katie J. T. Herrington is a Non-Stipend Postdoctoral Researcher affiliated with the Department of History of Art, University of York. In this role, she won funding for and has led the British Art Specialist Network Research Group British Women Artists 1750 to 1950 since 2015.
She is interested in nineteenth-century British and European art and particularly concerned with the material qualities of Victorian paintings. Her research focuses on artworks produced by a number of women artists who worked beyond predetermined categories and between disciplines and media and explores their formation of specific artistic identities through their art.
Herrington’s Postdoctoral project was ‘Three Graces: Victorian women, visual art and exchange’, which was a collaboration between the University of York and Victoria & Albert Museum and includes an online exhibition, can be viewed online. In 2018 Herrington co-curated, with Rebecca Milner (Curator of Fine Arts, Manchester Art Gallery), the exhibition Annie Swynnerton: Painting Light and Hope, at Manchester Art Gallery. She formerly held the position of Curator at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University Library Galleries. She is currently working on an edited collection Joanna Mary Boyce, Henry Tanworth Wells and George Price Boyce: British Painters in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (forthcoming Boydell & Brewer, 2022).