Kathryn Maguire's practice uses text, sculpture, video, and installation work. She has used text and materials of signage as a means to highlight historical writings in public spaces, making diverse cultural references that link the historical with contemporary.
She has approached themes such as socio-urban history, psychogeography, environmentalism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, 'North', melancholy, intimacy, seduction, loss and belonging, identity and being lost.