Catherine Street


Birds of Paradise

Intricate drawings and collage

Catherine Street is an Edinburgh based artist whose work consists of layers of experience. In installations her body is often present amongst projections and audio works, drawings and texts, creating an atmosphere that may be sensual, comical or disturbing. Catherine is currently devoting her time to the development of a new body of works on paper which explore the sensuality of plant-based forms and the rigour of geometry.

Street most recently exhibited work in the Scottish National Gallery’s Now 3 exhibition which ran until September 2018 alongside Jenny Saville, Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode and Markus Schinwald.

Other recent projects include the solo exhibition Muscle Theory at Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Gallery, which incorporated video and sound installation, drawing and live performance, and the group show The Chamber of Maiden Thought curated by Graham Domke and coinciding with Glasgow’s GI festival. Street has worked with some of Scotland’s major institutions such as CCA GlasgowGoMADCAThe National Galleries of Scotland, and undertaken a number of residencies for example at Hospitalfield and SSW. She has also performed and exhibited further afield for example in Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, New Zealand and USA. Her writing has been published in various editions including The Burning Sand and Queer Information, the Modern Edinburgh Film School Anthology. A significant part of her practice is dedicated to creative writing, especially through her ongoing collaboration with the poet JL Williams, with whom she has worked since 2012