Catriona Robertson is a sculptor based in London. She holds a BAFA (Hons) from Central Saint Martins, London (2010) and forthcoming MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London (2019). Catriona also works as a Technician in 3D fabrication at Central Saint Martins, London teaching students at Foundation, BA and MA level.
The making and un-making process is an integral part of her sculpture, working with constructive materials and some found objects to create sculptural assemblages that have an architectural resemblance with a raw sense of formation. Drawing from the in-between moment that may be overlooked at first glance, her work evokes performativity in a solid form; the potential state in which there is an element of chance or possible destruction. Her sculptures create an opposition of material and surface – forming tension and fragility, whilst questioning the permanence of the material against traditional sculptural practices.
Catriona was recently artist-in-residence at the Merz Barn, Elterwater, UK and co-ordinated a summer residency programme for Royal College of Art Students in July 2018. In 2015 she was awarded the REFRESH grant by Central Saint Martins for an artist residency in Onishi, Japan at Shiro Oni Studio, as well as artist-in-residence at Liebig 12, Berlin from December 2011-February 2012.
Catriona has exhibited at: the Merz Barn, Elterwater, England, (July 2018), the Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art Kensington, London, (June 2018), ‘WIP Show’ at the Sculpture Building, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London (January 2018), and at the Futuro House, SafeHouse London (February 2016) and Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross London (January 2016). As well as international exhibitions at the Galeri Mejan, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm (August 2016), the Futuro House, exhibition during artist residency in Onishi, Shiro Oni studios Gunma prefecture at the civic Centre, Onishi, Japan (July-August 2015) and was further selected for the ‘Kanna Art Festival’ selected Shiro Oni artists, Fujioka Gunma prefecture, Japan (September 2015).
Image 1. Connected – 2016. Exhibition at SafeHouse, Peckham, London.
Image 2. Un-Monument 2018 , Royal College of Art Battersea, London. Concrete, steel, resin, polyurethane, plywood, plaster, acrylic. 50 x 70 x 410 cm.
Image 3. Moulded 2017, Concrete, plaster, thistle, plywood. 78 x 42 x 30 cm.
Image 4. Merzsaüle 2018, Merz Barn Elterwater, Langdale England. On show until October 2018. Concrete, slate, slate clay, plaster, plywood, found objects (steel, newspaper, rope, card, plastics).