Louise Cattrell

About

"The paintings of Louise Cattrell haunt the imagination with their mysterious beauty. They appear as timeless as the landscapes they depict, and yet somehow distinctly contemporary. Each work is as exquisitely painted as anything by JMW Turner, and seems to show a world that still looks just as must have done in his day – the unchanging rocks, seas, hills and skies of the long ago past – but there is always another dimension to Cattrell’s art. She is a romantic for the twenty-first century."

Laura Cumming, 2015



The concept of an ideal landscape, what and where that means has been central to my work. Travel and residencies have been crucial and pivotal in generating my drawing and paintings in the solitary landscapes of Scotland, Switzerland and the Australian desert where the absence of human made references and the elemental form of the land and sea still exists. These have been important sources in making my work.

Vantage points within these landscapes are universal in their importance of our understanding of the panorama of the image. They have become a structural focus around which my painting begins and develops.  In relocating my personal perspective and illuminating the depth of field within each landscape my aim is to give a new form in exploring the experience of topography from the known to the mysterious.

I gather and hold information in my memory through walking and being in the landscape. This allows a time separation between the seeing and the making.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Another Place, PayneShurvell, London

2010
Reflect Land, Discovery Centre, Winchester

2009
North to South, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2007
Sylvan, Northern Orint, Newcastle

2003
Paintings: Louise Cattrell, Owen Taylor Gallery, The Hunting Lodge, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

2000
Recollect, Anderson Stewart, London

1999
Coast, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

1998
Coast, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

1998
Coast, Queen's Hall, Hexham

1998
Coast, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed

1998
Fellowship Exhibition, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed

1996
Louise Cattrell: Paintings 1989/1996, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

1995
Paintings and Drawings, Oriel, 31 Newtown, Powys

1993
'Cauld blew the bitter biting North', Paintings and Drawings, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

1992
Paintings, Beaux Arts, Bath

1991
Louise Cattrell, Café Gallery, London

1985
Paintings and Drawings, Peterborough City Art Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2012
With an Apple I will Astonish, Large Glass, London

2011
Unearthed, Warton House, London

2011
Multiples, ECAV, Sion, Switzerland

2008
Wolverhampton Open, Wolverhampton City Art Gallery

2007
The Birmingham Open, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Gas Hall, Birmingham

2006
Objects in Waiting, End Gallery, Psalter Lane Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

2006
Impress: Contemporary printmaking from Leicester Print Workshop, Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber

2006
Drawing Breath - 10 years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Gallery, Wimbledon College of Art, London

2006
What do people do all day? Birmingham Artists, The Mailbox, Birmingham

2005
Short Stories About Painting, Artspace Gallery, London

2005
All is Leaf, Graeme Murray Gallery, Edinburgh

2005
Images from North Mayo, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo

2004
Magic Within Reason, Domo Baal, London

2003
Drawing Parallels, The Waterhall, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Birmingham

2002
Jerwood Drawing Competition

2000
Art at 100, Hammerson Ltd, London

2000
Artfutures, Contemporary Art Society, London

2000
A Different Kind of Show, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1999
Paint Land Beauty, Norhtern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland

1999
Littoral, Maritime Museum, Exeter

1999
Watermarks with Sian Bowen, Customs House, South Shields

1998
Plein Air, City Art Gallery, Targovishte

1998
International Artists, National Gallery, Sri Lanka

1998
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1997
Berwick Gymnasium Summer Show, Berwick Barracks, Berwick upon Tweed

1996
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1995
Hunting Group Prize, Royal College of Art, London

1994
Post Decadence, Cafe Gallery, London

1994
Rexel Derwent Drawing Open, Cheltenham

1994
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1993
Mixed Show, Salama-Caro, London

1993
Oriel Mostyn, Open, Wales

1992
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1992
Artists Choice, Flowers, East London

1990
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1989
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1988
Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1988
Royal Academy, London

1982
New Contemporaries, ICA, London

Reviews

2016
First Light Text
Laura Cumming
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2015
Louise Cattrell, Laura Cumming
Chief Art Critic, The Observer
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2015
Another Place - Studio International video interview Louise Cattrell with Anna McNay

2015
Another Place-Artlyst review

2007
Into The Woods, 'Printmaking Today'
Artist Louise Cattrell talked to Anna Wilkinson, Director of 'Northern Print' during Cattrell's exhibition 'Sylvan' in Northern Print's Newcastle gallery.
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2000
British Landscape Artists Arrive To Paint The Island, Katherine Wiley, in Vineyard Gazette, Martha's Vineyard.

1999
Class of 99 - The Artist, Laura Cumming, in The Observer

1999
Louise Cattrell, Julian Freeman, Galleries UK

1999
Exhibition Diary, Sarah Howells, World of Interiours

1999
East and South-East Previews, Art Review

1999
Coastal Skies, Eastbourne Herald

1998
God's Eye/View, Wayne Burrows, The Big Issue in the North

1998
English Perspective with a Scottish Accent, Ian Soutar, Sheffield Telegraph

1998
Coastal Scenes on View, James Marley, Berwick Gazette

1998
The Arts Come to Life, Wilma Patterson, The Herald

1998
Coast, catalogue essay by Laura Cumming
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1996
Louise Cattrell: Fruitmarket Gallery, Giles Sutherland, The Scotsman

1996
Louise Cattrell: Fruitmarket Gallery, The Herald

1996
Whitechapel Open, Andrew Cross, Art Monthly

1995
Place and Space in the Paintings of Louise Cattrell, catalogue essay by Tony Godfrey for the exhibition LOUISE CATTRELL, 1995 ORIEL 31, Newtown, Powys
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1993
'CAULD BLEW THE BITTER BITING NORTH'
Paintings by Louise Cattrell, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
by Colin Wiggins
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1992
Artists Choice: Flowers East, David Lillington, TIme Out

1992
Post Decadence: Café Gallery, Mark Curragh, Time Out

1991
Essay for 'Private Landscape' an exhibition of paintings and watercolours. Café Gallery, Southwark, London
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1985
Scottish Artists/SSA, Edward Gage, The Scotsman

1985
Impressive Exhibitions at Gallery, Guy Eades, Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Residencies

2008
Imaging the Land International Research Initiative, Residency at Fowlers Gap Research Station, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

2003
Escovaric Fellowship, Ecole Cantonale du Valais Sierre, Switzerland

2001
Ballinglen Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Ireland

2000
Landscape residency, Martha's Vineyard, USA

1998
International Artists Workshop, British Council, Sri Lanka

1998
International Artists Workshop, Targovishte, Bulgaria

Commissions

2006
Leukaemia Centre, QE2 Hospital, Birmingham

2004
4 Large Paintings, Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London

Awards

2008
Arts Council of England Award

2007
Northern Print Gallery, Newcastle
Living North Purchase Prize
'A Year in Print'

2007
Chosen for Virtual, Arts & Business, Birmingham

2006
AA2A, School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

2005
Mezzotint Masterclass with Katsunori Hamanishi, Northern Print, North Shields

2003
Escovaric Fellowship, Ecole Cantonale du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland

2002
AA2A printmaking, Coventry School of Art and Design, England

2001
Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland

2000
Landscape Residency, Martha's Vineyard, USA

1998
International Artists Workshop, British Council, Sri Lanka

1998
International Artists Workshop, Targovishte, Bulgaria

1998
Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick upon Tweed

1993
Cheltenham Drawing Award, Rexel Derwent Drawing Open, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

1983
John Minton Award, Royal College of Art, London

1980
Farquhar Reid Award, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

1979
Scottish Education Dept Travelling Award, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

1979
Adam Bruce Thomson, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1978
Hospitalfield Scottish Art College Summer Residencies, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland

Collections

Hampshire County Council

Scottish Arts Council, Collection

Gracefield Permanent Collection, Dumfries

Phoenix Assurance Company, Tel Aviv

Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte, London

Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London

Reuters

Private Collections

Education

1983
MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London

1980
Post Diploma Fine Art (Highly Commended), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

1979
Diploma Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

Teaching

Visiting Lecturer on BA and MA Courses:

2007
Ecole Cantonale du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland

2002
Birmingham Institute of Art &s; Design, Unversity of Central England

2001
Ruskin School of Art, Oxford

1997
Universities of Newcastle, Sunderland, Northumbria, Birmingham, Sheffield Hallam and East London.
Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee
Surrey Institute of Art and Design
Wimbledon School of Art

1991
Central St Martins
City Lit

Gallery Work

Talks and Workshops-General Public,Primary, GCSE,A Level ,Art Colleges, Special Needs, Adult and Family days. I have also led a Deafworks training session and many teaching insets.

2010
Discovery Centre, Winchester
Reflect Land –Public talk and visit with Winchester students.

2009
Black Swan Arts, Frome
North to South - In conversation event with Laura Cumming.

2005
Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries
The Nature of Things - Artists Talk

2005
Tate Britain
Turner, Whistler,Monet
Workshop with Ernst and Young Art Group
Workshop with Black Country Children’s Rights Group, Dudley

1999
Northern Arts
Northern Print,Newcastle
Monoprint Masterclass
Watermarks Projects- Whitburn Comprehensive School two day Workshop.

1998
Whitechapel Art Gallery
Talks and Workshops-
Whitechapel Opens-1989,1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998
Arshile Gorky,Ian McKeever/Nolde, Christian Boltanski,  Jack Yeats, Richard Diebenkorn, Juan Gris, Lucian Freud, Miguel Barcelo, John Virtue, Emil Nolde, Peter Doig, Francisco Toledo, Terry Winters, Carl Andre, Tariq Alvi.

1998
Swap Project - artists working with a designated school throughout the academic year.
Speed,Rosemarie Trockel Terry Winters, Examining Pictures.
Written teachers Pack Examining Pictures with art teacher Andy Law
Little Ilford School.

1996
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Talks and Workshops-
Louise Cattrell Paintings-1989-1996
Panel Member on Scottish Arts Council funded seminar, Elucidation or Limitation.

1996
Member of the Whitechapel’s community education advisory group.

1995
Barbican Art Gallery
Talks and Workshops -
Dora Carrington, Modern Art in Britain1910-1914, James Ensor

1993
Hayward Gallery
Talks and Workshops -
Roy Lichtenstein Patrick Caulfield,Objects of Desire, Howard Hodgkin, Art And Power, German Romanticism, Pierre Bonnard, Unbound, Roger Hilton, Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, Paul Klee.
Wrote information pack for Howard Hodgkin and Objects of Desire.

1992
Camden Arts Centre
Talks and Workshops –
Patrick Hayman, Kathy Prendergast, Mark Gertler, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Prunella Clough.
Six week portfolio course during Peter Lanyon.

Bibliography

1998
Louise Cattrell: Coast, Laura Cumming

1998
Louise Cattrell, Rachel Withers, Modern Painters

1996
Louise Cattrell, Amanda Hogg & Leo Smith (Eds.), Fruitmarket Art Gallery - video

1995
Louise Cattrell, Tony Godfrey, Oriel 31

1992
Recent Paintings: Louise Cattrell, Colin Wiggins, The Green Book, Vol. III