Cat Coulter is a Scottish artist, working in Cellardyke, Fife, and Highbury, North London. Cat makes cyanotypes and sculptures from found plastics and other litter, gathered from local beaches and elsewhere, to raise awareness of environmental pollution. She has made these artworks for many years, whilst pursuing other careers, but professionally only since 2019.
Cat’s first exhibition included a sculpture commissioned by The Scottish Fisheries Museum in 2019, to promote their Big Beach Clean.
In 2020, Cat’s work was selected for the ING Discerning Eye online and the highly acclaimed The Art of Isolation in London, immediately after lockdown.
In 2021, in collaboration with W1 Curates, Cat was proud to join the Light It Blue campaign to support the NHS with six cyanotypes illuminated full height across the façade of London’s Oxford Street every Thursday evening for three months.
A further month-long public installation Art On The Streets featured Cat’s cyanotype work on Green Lanes in North London.
In Liminal Ties Unveiled, Cat gave her first live demonstration of her techniques in Portobello Road. Cat was then a featured artist for three months in the cultural hub FIELD in Enfield Town.
Cat had the privilege of designing a Christmas card as a commission from Make It Blue UK to raise funds supporting mental health.
In 2022, Cat enjoyed great success with her first solo show in London at The Southgate Gallery, where she also delivered some highly popular practical workshops.
She was also invited to feature in two shows addressing environmental issues, at Art Exchange Gallery, University of Essex 6.7 Million Tonnes: We Have Bin Through A Lot and at The Eco Hub, St Andrews Plastic Free July.
Cat continued to champion ecological causes with three cyanotypes selected for Breathing Out, a powerful exhibition on climate change, and a sculpture accepted for Artivism In|Sight, a show combining art and activism, both hosted in ArtCan’s innovative virtual gallery.
Cat was also honoured to have her work recognised for its artistic merit, and sold works in both the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye.
Bringing the themes in her work to a wider audience in this way is important to Cat, and she was delighted to exhibit for the first time in Europe in 2022, at group shows in Paris Ensemble 01 and Vienna Take A Chance On Me, whilst continuing to show in London galleries including Gallery Different, 508 Kings Road and the Crypt Gallery.
Cat is also currently showing works in less conventional spaces in London including at Chroma in America Square, Elevate 03 in The Shard, Stories 02 in The News Building.
Cat is an artist member of ArtCan, Society of Scottish Artists and East Neuk Open Studios.