ARTIST STATEMENT

My art practice connects with my lifelong engagement with environmental, urban and social issues and is influenced by my early training as an architect. The process of artmaking enables me to explore multiple critical positions through a variety of art media. The relationship between clean, logical modes of representation and the changing, contradictory material conditions of our inhabited world is a recurring theme in my work.

As a research-based artist, I initially develop a line of inquiry through amassing a collection of maps, diagrams, research articles, images, photos, images, text and found objects. Using a multimedia approach, I develop themes using a range of expression including drawings, collages, sculpture, installation works and video. Found or recycled materials are often used.

I have also developed a practice based around walking, as a way of facilitating dialogue and engaging in group debate. During these walks, artwork and other artifacts are presented to provide a living exhibit and disseminate findings related to my research. Facilitating public performance alongside a social critique of urban spaces encourages participants to actively engage and intervene during the event.

Read Catherine’s CV here.