Born in Liaoning, the Peaceful River in China, Kathy is an artist specialising in oil painting, applying her distinctive impressionist style to a wide array of themes and subjects. Her involvement in the art world dates back many years: in 2012, she established a successful national gallery, before curating a 2013 exhibition on the works of Lun Yun in Beijing. Since then, she has travelled to galleries around the world, hosting a number prestigious and widely attended exhibitions. Among these events was a 2018 exhibition in the United States which invited independent artists to display their work, providing a platform to broadcast their unique voices to art-lovers across the country. More recently, she has been connecting with well-known artists in Germany, preparing to invite them to a future exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.
Kathy is the driving force behind Black Horse Media and its core mission of showcasing unique voices from around the world. Her expert curation skills lie at the heart of our sales collection and art show offerings. In addition to exhibitions, she is preparing to launch the company’s filmmaking branch, which will provide new avenues for creative expression.
CEO & Technical Director
Born in Luoyang, at the northern bank of the Luo River in China, he is the CEO and a major shareholder of Black Horse Media, responsible for the company’s strategy, administration, and business negotiation. He brings a wealth of expertise to the team, having been involved in fundraising, company structuring, and employee leadership for major international organisations.
Thomas’ background lies in science and technology, with more than 10 years of leadership and administration experience in the sector. He is leading the digital transformation of the company to ensure excellence in all areas of customer experience, as well as overseeing the next round of fundraising, recruitment, and products and services development.
Born in London and settling in Christchurch during his school years, Rufus delights in the cinematic arts, having tutored Cinema Studies at the University of Canterbury’s between 2018 and 2021. His favourite areas of film are animation and Japanese cinema, which form the focus of Master’s thesis on the art and ideas of Takashi Murakami. He harbours an insatiable passion for philosophy and the arts, joining Black Horse Media to further its mission of promoting great artworks to the world.
His time in academia has given him a sharp eye for detail when it comes to writing and visual media, and he serves as chief editor of our written content. Beyond his extensive teaching background, he brings many years of experience in administration and event organisation, including serving as the treasurer of the Student Volunteer Army in 2015.
Born in Malaysia, where many people speak upwards of three languages, Alister pursued higher educational in New Zealand, graduating from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Taxation. With two years of sales and marketing experience in the F&B industry, she is the go-to person for marketing and communications activities across the company, including social media and website management. Getting involved in volunteering for 14 years has helped her build a broad range of interpersonal and problem-solving skills, making her a versatile member of the team. In her spare time, Alister enjoys exploring new restaurants and cafes in and around Christchurch and joining in with volunteer activities.