Annie Cattrell

Artist whose practice is informed by working with specialists in neuroscience, meteorology, engineering and psychiatry

Annie Cattrell

Annie Cattrell joined Cape Farewell’s first Sea Change voyage in 2011, an expedition by boat across the Scottish islands from Oban across the Western Isles of Scotland to Lewis. Following the expedition she exhibited with Cape Farewell’s Carbon 12 exhibition in Paris.

Artist Annie Cattrell was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and at the Royal College of Art. Currently a tutor at the Royal College of Art, Annie has lectured in many art colleges in the UK including: Edinburgh School of Art, Central St Martins, University of Gloucester. She is a Senior Research Fellow in Sculpture at De Montfort University in Leicester and has just completed a residency and a solo exhibition based in Orkney hosted by the Pier Centre, working in part with scientists from Herriot Watt University who are involved with research into renewable energy using wave power.

Recent solo exhibitions include the Anne Faggionato Gallery (London), The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution (London) and Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally including: Out of the Ordinary at the V&A in London; Hybrid, MIC Auckland; Medicine and Art (imaging the future for life and love) Mori Museum, Tokyo; Not Nothing, curated by MUKA, Antwerp; Invisible Worlds at Freiburg Kunstverein, Germany; The Body, Art and Science, National Museum in Stockholm; Einfach Complex at Museum Gestaltung in Zurich; Paper Cuts, Fredericke Taylor Gallery, New York.

Her work is owned by The Wellcome Trust, MacManus Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Art Galleries, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Art Centre and is displayed in many private collections. In 2008 Cattrell completed two major commissions at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail and in the award-winning purpose built Bio-chemistry Department at Oxford University. She was awarded joint winner of the 2008 Bombay Sapphire prize.

She has completed residencies at Camden Arts Centre; The Royal Institution of Great Britain; The Royal Edinburgh Hospital; ACE Helen Chadwick Fellowship at Oxford University and the British School at Rome.

Annie’s practice as a fine artist is at times informed by working with specialists in neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, psychiatry and the history of science. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled her to learn about cutting edge research and in depth information in these fields. She is particularly interested in the parallels that can be drawn within these approaches in both art and science.

About the Carbon 12 exhibition
About the 2011 expedition
About the Sea Change programme

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