Approved: 07.01.2009

Cathy Lomax

Artist, Curator, Gallerist, Writer, Editor

Approved: 07.01.2009

My work is rooted in the romance of popular culture, assimilating media fictions and mythologies of fame and juxtaposing them with personal identities to create seductive visual narratives.

Photography or film is usually the source of my imagery. I isolate, crop or re-configure filmic moments, found photographs or old master paintings and re-present them (usually in the form of paintings) to create

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Creative writing, Curating, Exhibitions programme
  • Categories: Publication, Drawing, Installation, Painting
  • Tags: painting, glass, colour, fame, film, Hollywood, beauty, models, filmstars, Tudor
 

Biography

My work is rooted in the romance of popular culture, assimilating media fictions and mythologies of fame and juxtaposing them with personal identities to create seductive visual narratives. Photography or film is usually the source of my imagery. I isolate, crop or re-configure filmic moments, found photographs or old master paintings and re-present them (usually in the form of paintings) to create new taxonomies which hint at a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.

CV & Education

Qualifications and Training

2002 - MA Fine Art, Central St Martins, London
2000 - BA Fine Art, John Cass faculty of art, London Guildhall University, London

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - American Tan, Dopl Projects, London  
2007 - Girls World, Grey Area, Brighton
2006 - Mary Mary Mary Mary, Ausstellungsraum St. Johann Str, Munich, Germany
2006 - Vignettes, Rosy Wilde, London W1

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 - Blakes Outsiders, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
2015 - Contemporary British Drawing, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an Province, China
2015 - Difficult Women, Norman Rea Gallery, University of York
2015 - Heads, Yellow, Varese, Italy
2015 - Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London
2014 - Mr and Mrs Andrews, Transition Gallery, London
2014 - British Low Culture, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, USA
2014 - Elsewhere / AltroveYellow, Varese, Italy
2014 - News From NowhereWilliam Morris Society, Kelmscott House, London W6
2014 - June Mostra, British School at Rome, Italy
2014 - Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy
2014 - StowawayWeekend, Los AngelesUSA
2013 - Wintergarden, Sutton House, London E9
2013 - Untitled 1: Glitch, Peacock Projects, London
2013 - OrnamentTransition Gallery at huntergather, London W1
2013 - The Unknown Sitter DOS, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
2013 - Misdirect Movies, Royal Standard, Liverpool and touring to: Standpoint Gallery, London;      Greyfriars Gallery, Lincoln; The Meter Room, Coventry.
2013 - This Me of Mine, APT Gallery, London and touring to: Strange Cargo, Folkestone; Kaleidoscope Gallery Sevenoaks; Art School Gallery, Ipswich
2012 - Still, Transition Gallery at Hackney Picture House
2012 - Idle Worship, Centre for Recent Drawing, London
2012 - The Perfect Nude, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, London & Phoenix Gallery, Exeter
2011 - The Count of Monte Cristo: The Island of True Stories, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK
2010 - Detox, Concrete Allotment Projects, Hoxton Square, London
2010 - Papyrophilia , Charlie Smith, London
2010 - The Secret of England’s Greatness , Hanger-7, Salzburg, Austria
2009 - ANOPSEUDONONYMOUS, Five Hundred Dollars, Vyner Street, London E2
2009 - Flash Company, English Folk Dance and Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, London
2009 - Sehnsucht, Transition Gallery at JTG Project 09, James Taylor Gallery, London E9
2009 - Too Much is Not Enough, Transition Gallery, London
2008 - New London School, Mark Moore Gallery, LA, USA
2008 - The Damned and the Saved, Standpoint, London
2008 - The Golden Record, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2008 - Walpurgisnacht , Crimes Town, London
2007 - The Future Can Wait, Atlantis Gallery, London

 

Competitions, Prizes and Awards

2015 - Plymouth Contemporary Open, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University
2015 - East London Painting Prize, London E1
2014 - East London Painting Prize, London E15
2014 - Abbey Painting Fellowship, British School at Rome
2011 - Threadneedle Prize, Mall Gallery, London SW1
2010 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space , London (and touring)
2010 - Salon Art Prize '10, Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, Vyner Street, London E2
2009 - Salon '09, Matt Roberts Arts Project Space, Vyner Street, London E2