Artist Profiles

Catherine Bertola

Born 1976 Rugby, England

Catherine Bertola creates installations, objects and drawings that respond to particular sites, collections and historic contexts. 

Underpinning the work is a desire to look beyond the surface of objects and buildings, to uncover forgotten and invisible histories of places and people, as a way of reframing and reconsidering the past. 

Often drawing on the historic role of women in society, the home, craft production and labour. The work is concerned with the often mundane materials and objects of everyday life, and a preoccupation with the ways in which time and the passing of time becomes inscribed and materialised in the things around us. 

Locus+ commissioned Scratching the Surface, 2001 by Catherine Bertola and also Posh Doily, the Locus+ Christmas card for 2002.

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