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Painting (MA)

Catherine Repko

Catherine Repko (b.1990), lives and works in London. She pursued her BA in Visual Communication at University of Brighton (2013), a semester abroad at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and completed her Foundation in art and design at Chelsea College of Art (2009-2010). Catherine is a 2020 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and the Triangle Network Fellowship (Arts Council England) in 2016. She is currently exhibiting Between the Acts at Wilder Gallery in London, a two-person show with fellow MA Painting graduate Anne Carney Raines.

This year, the studio became filled with cheap print-outs of pixelated faces of my three sisters, faces from different angles, photographs of us together, now as women: embracing, hands held, fingers intertwined - a deep connection, empathy, love and history. Thinking about the space between us, as adults, how we support each other and what these female relationships mean to me as a woman now, I began painting. Four women.

Little sister's embrace, 2020 — Oil pastel on newsprint 64 x 45 cm
An acute nostalgia / In the redwoods, 2020 — Oil pastel on newsprint 45 x 64 cm each
Our common ground — Oil on canvas 120 x 180 cm
My kin, 2021 — Oil on canvas 89.5 x 133.5 cm
The veil (i) + (ii), 2021 — Oil on canvas 40 x 30 cm each
Boundless love, 2021 — Oil on canvas 128 x 182 cm
Not just now, but from now on, 2021 — Oil on canvas 180 x 120 cm
Of each other, 2021 — Oil on canvas 70 x 90 cm
Down to the river, 2021 — Oil on linen 120 x 180 cm
A Mother to many Mothers' daughters, 2021 — Oil on canvas 160 x 180 cm

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation