Cat Coulter Artist Profile
Cat Coulter is a Scottish artist, working in Cellardyke, Fife, and Highbury, North London.
Cat makes sculptures and cyanotype photograms, using found objects and beachcombed debris, gathered from the shores near her sea-side studio. Her work examines and highlights the growing global crisis of plastic pollution in the marine environment.
Cat is self-taught and graduated from many years of making art for pleasure to become a professional artist in 2019. Before that, Cat worked a variety of day-jobs in Edinburgh, Paris and London.
Cat’s first commission was a large sculpture made from beach debris for The Scottish Fisheries Museum in 2019 to promote their Big Beach Clean, alongside an exhibition of her smaller works.
Then came 2020, lockdown restrictions and a change of emphasis into cyanotype prints. Cat’s participation in group shows went online, including the ING Discerning Eye, and then back to real life at the highly-acclaimed Art Of Isolation in London.
Highlights for 2021 included having a three-storey high illumination on Oxford Street with Light It Blue, showing six cyanotypes supporting the NHS. This was shortly followed by another public billboard in Enfield. Cat was also honoured to be commissioned to design a fundraising Christmas card for Make It Blue. Juried group shows included at The Shard and galleries in Chelsea, Portobello Road and Hampstead.
Cat was delighted to receive several exciting invitations in 2022, including for solo shows at The Southgate Gallery and FIELD in London, The Eco Hub, St Andrews, and a group show at the University of Essex.
Standout ‘firsts’ this year included selection for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and juried group shows in Paris and Vienna.
Cat was also delighted to have work selected for the ING Discerning Eye again, this time in the Mall Galleries.
Cat is an artist member of ArtCan, Society of Scottish Artists, Visual Artists Association and East Neuk Open Studios.