Cat Coulter Artist Profile

Cat Coulter is a Scottish artist who divides her time between Cellardyke, a sea-side village in Fife, and Highbury in North London.

Cat is self-taught and has been a full-time artist since 2019. Prior to that Cat also worked variety of day-jobs over the years, both professional and voluntary, in Edinburgh, Paris and in London from Westminster to a major law firm in the City, where, incidentally, she won their first ever in-house art competition.

Cat makes sculptures and cyanotype photograms, using found objects and beachcombed debris. Her work examines and highlights the growing global crisis of plastic pollution in the marine environment.

Cat’s first commission was a sculpture for The Scottish Fisheries Museum in 2019.

2020 was a successful year, with The London Art Critic selecting one of Cat’s cyanotypes for the prestigious ING Discerning Eye exhibition. Cat also exhibited work in the highly acclaimed The Art of Isolation, Class of 2020 and A Year in Lockdown group exhibitions in London.

During the first three months of 2021, Cat was honoured to join the Light It Blue campaign celebrating the NHS. Working in collaboration with W1 Curates, six of her cyanotypes were illuminated three storeys high on London’s Oxford Street every Thursday evening.

In June, as a finalist in the From Studio Lockdown open call, Cat’s work was displayed in a month-long public installation Art On The Streets on Green Lanes in North London.

Group shows in 2021 included Liminal Ties Unveiled at J/M Gallery and End of the Year Show at The Art Of Isolation studio gallery. Cat’s work was showcased as a feature wall for three months in the cultural hub FIELD in Enfield Town.

In the run-up to Christmas, Cat was also delighted to be commissioned by Make It Blue UK to design a card, which was sold to support fundraising for mental health.

Cat’s highly successful month-long solo show Winter Blues has just closed at The Southgate Club and Gallery on 11 March as part of Enfield Winter Lights Festival.

Group shows for 2022 include the extension of Elevate 03 in The Shard, Winter at Kingsgate Project Space, 100 x 100 at Bobcat Gallery and  Eye of The Beholder at 508 Gallery, Kings Road. Upcoming exhibitions include 6.7 Million Tonnes: We have bin through a lot at Art Exchange Gallery, University of Essex.

Recent developments include delivering live demonstrations, workshops and talks about her practice in Fife and London. Cat is an artist member of ArtCan, Society of Scottish Artists and East Neuk Open Studios.