Catriona Beckett (b. 1996) graduated from Art and Philosophy at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2018. Subsequently she has exhibited in group shows at spaces such as The Newbridge Project and Generator Projects and has also been selected for residencies at Studio Pavilion and Hospitalfield. Catriona works and lives in Glasgow.
Cation works in painting, writing and time based media. Continually within a visual exploration of colour, composition and balance, abstract narratives form from reflections on nature, architecture, fantasy and moments of intimacy. These are points of transformation, translated in the form of watercolour, coloured pencil studies and stream of consciousness writing. Consistently in a growing process of de-centring focal points, reoccurring ways of making seek to resist patriarchal objectivity and moving between connections to architectural, leafy and bodily landscapes, their practice is rooted in an empirical desire to create. Catriona is often concerned with taking abstract visuals and words forward into lyricism, storytelling and local history. They are interested in creation/genesis stories and the notion of a pre-linguistic world where we live through our senses to experience expanding permutations and the ineffability of our surroundings as opposed to seeing univocal meaning in everything. Growing contextual interests are abstract painting, feminist science fiction, semiotics, mysticism, Celtic folktales, animism, surrealism and club culture.
Catriona also has a music practice and radio show on Subcity Radio where she enjoys stringing together anomalies in various dance music genres.