about the art
There has been an attempt to reconstruct it into a male dominated form that
serves to feed their need and hunger. There is simultaneously occurring a
restraint and suppression of female desire. Yet despite this there still remains a power that is solely female. Looking at the construction and the
deconstruction of female sexuality, there is a brutality that has occurred.
Being frank and realistic in the depiction of harsh or unpleasant situations I
choose a variety of base materials. The work has been created, referencing
the human form and using the rawness of these materials.
October 2019: MA Art Therapy Exhibition 2019. The Gallery 46 Grand Parade, Cork. Group Exhibition
June 2017: Beyond Dialogue, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Group Exhibition
May 2016: Murmuration, The Village Hall, Cork. Group Exhibition
May 2015: Reconnect, The Curve Gallery, CIT, Bishopstown. Cork. Group Exhibition
April 2014: A Good Start, Wansford Quay Gallery. Cork. Group Exhibition
June 2013: Stepping Stones, Colàiste Stiofàn Naofa. Cork. Group Exhibition
June 2012: Creating A Scene, Colàiste Stiofàn Naofa, Cork. Group Exhibition
February 2012: Inside Out, Cork University Hospital. Cork. Group Exhibition
about the artist
Born in Cork, Catherine is a graduate of Crawford College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Art Therapy. She currently runs an art therapy programme with the homeless in Cork city. With a previous background in fashion and tailoring she often uses these skills in her work incorporating drafting and stitch. Her interests lie in the human experience of emotions such as pain, loss, love and exhilaration.
“My aim is to make artworks that somehow manage to express these emotions. My hope is
that the finished pieces will be subtle enough to engage the viewer and read their own
experience from the work.”