Cat Coulter is a Scottish artist, working in Fife and London. She creates assemblage sculpture and original prints from found objects, notably plastic marine debris. This is used either as raw materials in compositions or transformed into cyanotype prints. Cat's work is informed by the rising levels of plastic pollution on the beaches near her studio in Scotland and in the Thames. Her materials and themes are dictated by the tides and our times. Lockdown restrictions led Cat to concentrate on cyanotype photograms in 2020/21, with a particular focus on the environmental impact of the 'new normal'.
Her work transforms waste plastics into deceptively beautiful but dystopian images which invite the viewer to consider the impact of our throwaway society on the marine environment.Cat is self-taught and has made art for many years whilst pursuing a variety of day-jobs before finally prioritising her art practice in 2019, starting with an exhibition at the Pittenweem Arts Festival, followed by a commission from The Scottish Fisheries Museum to promote their Big Beach Clean.
2020 was a successful year, with one of her cyanotypes selected by The London Art Critic for the prestigious ING Discerning Eye exhibition. Cat also exhibited several works 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. In collaboration with W1 Curates Ltd, six of Cat’s cyanotypes made using PPE were illuminated full height across the Flannels building on London’s Oxford Street. Another public art installation Art On The Streets followed in June. As a finalist in From Studio Lockdown, Cat’s work was displayed for a month on a billboard in Enfield, North London.
Other shows this year include Crossing The Liminal, Elevate 03, and Liminal Ties Unveiled, all in hybrid virtual and real-life galleries online and in London. Cat is proud to be an artist member of ArtCan, Visual Artists Association, SplashTrash, and East Neuk Open Studios.