Approved: 23.05.2013

Catherine Baker

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

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Approved: 23.05.2013

My practice focuses on an investigation into our visual system and the way we interact with visual information. This is primarily explored through drawing employing a wide range of approaches that are sometimes sculptural or time based outcomes. My drawing work doesn't seek to undermine the conventions of drawing but instead proposes a new consideration based on the physical way we interact with

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    Artist Statement

    My practice focuses on an investigation into our visual system and the way we interact with visual information. This is primarily explored through drawing employing a wide range of approaches that are sometimes sculptural or time based outcomes. My drawing work doesn't seek to undermine the conventions of drawing but instead proposes a new consideration based on the physical way we interact with and respond to visual stimuli. This work is underpinned by scientific methodologies found within the area of Active Vision. More recently my work has been influenced by a less-rigid set of considerations embracing more phenomenological responses. The completion of a residency at a leading Clinical Research Imaging Centre in Bristol in 2010 has brought about some additional changes in my practice that respond to the impact that biomedical imaging techniques have on people at pivotal points in their lives. This work has been kindly supported by a number of institutions and although in its infancy, it forms the main focus of my current work.

    CV & Education

    • Qualifications and training:
      •  Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bedfordshire
      • MA Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art
      • BA Fine Art, Central St. Martins
    • Recent UK Solo exhibitions: 
      • 2010 - Drawing Connections, Milton Keynes Gallery
      • 2007 - Scanpath, Space 4 Gallery, Peterborough Museum
      • 2007 - Scanpath, Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berks 
    • Recent UK Group exhibitions:
      • 2012 Eastern Approaches, St. Albans
      • 2010 - All over the Place: Drawing Space, Drawing Place, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
      • 2008 Triptych–papers, the Project space, Norwich (part of the Drawing Research Network)
      • 2008 All over the place : Drawing Place, Drawing Space University of the West of England / Land2 research group
      • 2008 Drawing in the title, Norwich Gallery - Curated by Lynda Morris
      • 2006 Snap, UCL, London
      • 2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize, toured to five UK galleries
    • Residencies:
      • International Artist in Residence, National Art School, Sydney, Australia (TBA)
      • 2009 -2010 Artist-in-resdience CRICBristol, Clinical Research Imaging Centre, Bristol