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Catherine Sargeant

Catherine Sargeant
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“I use text in my art, not as a writer or poet but as a collaborator. Collating and then creating out of the myriad of words and quotes collected from the differing groups I have worked alongside.”

Catherine Sargeant is a visual artist who finds the inherent beauty of words fascinating, especially as we are saturated with text and communication in every aspect of our lives. Catherine aims to take this and create works that will simultaneously calm and question the viewer. She often works in series on various scales and surfaces.

Catherine’s text works utilise people’s favourite words and also the private languages that various groups use. More recent work has been with poets.

Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art during its Centenary year with a 1st class BA(hons) in Drawing & Painting, when she became the first recipient of WASPS new graduate award. Along with her art practice Catherine also teaches various art classes and is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists.
Work in the collection of:
Edinburgh College of Art
MSFA, Boston USA
Vilnius Academy Fine Arts, Lithuania
Bristol School of Art
Kunsthogskolen, Norway
Media Education
Whittles Publishing
Maclay Murray & Spens

Awards & Funding:
2009 Meffan Winter exhibition 3rd prize
2008 Richard Demarco: Peoples festival prize
2008 EVAAC Funding: series of dance related prints
2007 Andrew Grant Bequest, merit award
2007 WASPS New Graduate Award

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 ‘May I have the pleasure’, Dancebase, Edinburgh
2010 Featured artist, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
2010 ‘tacit poetry’, Scottish Arts Club
2009 ‘philavery’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 Favoured Transcript, Lyceum Edinburgh
2007 New Day, New Word, ECA.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016 Converge, VAS, Royal Scottish Academy
2015 SSA 118th Annual exhibition, RSA
2015 ‘eighteeneightyone’ Hidden Doors, Edinburgh
2015 VAS:T, Royal Scottisg Academy
2014 SSA, Royal Scottish Academy
2014 Another Athens, SpartAn, Edinburgh & Athens
2013 Written Image, touring exhibition with SPL & EP
2013 Winter, Meffan Gallery
2013 Cabinet, Scottish Arts Club
2012 Natural Curiosity, Patriothall, Edinburgh
2012 Prints by EP members, Scottish Arts Club
2012 ‘STGM’ Installation at RSA, SSA Edinburgh
2012 Big print small print, SSA, Warsaw
2011 Deep & crisp & even, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
2011 Winter Print Show, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen
2011 thetextisthetext, Patriothall Edinburgh
2011 Inspired, Coburg House Gallery, Leith
2011 Herring Road, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
2011 Bite, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Printed Words, Eye2 Gallery, Edinburgh
2010 Printroom, London
2010 RSA Open exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
2010 Grammar & Heather, Beetroot tree Gallery, Draycott
2009-10 VAS, RSA & Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
2009 Book & Arts Festival, Nairn
2009 75th Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery
2009 The Agency of Words, Text Festival, Bury
2009 Inspired, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
2009 International Women’s Week Exhibition, NEAC
2008 Members Show, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
2008 Winter Exhibition, Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder
2008-10 Annual show, Meffan,
1881....Hidden Doors
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  • 1881....Hidden Doors
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spectrum yellow
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  • spectrum yellow
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April skies
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