Cathy Carter

Cathy Carter is a photographic artist, based in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Her work explores bodies of water as physical, cultural, and unique environmental 'landscapes'.

Carters practice investigates our often complex psychological relationship to water through different perspectives and geographical locations, also utilising digital collaging to create new ways of experiencing these spaces.

Cathy is a graduate of AUT University with a Master of Art and Design (Hons) 2013. Carter is a three-times finalist in the Wallace Art Awards (2017, 2016 and 2014), and the international HeadOn Portrait Prize (2018, 2016 and 2015). She was a finalist in the 2017, 2016 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Prize. Carter's work has been exhibited in Auckland, Wellington, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Sydney, Paris, Sczcecin Poland, Cincinnati Ohio and New York City and her work is held in many collections including The Wallace Arts Trust.

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

Depends on my emotional inner state but I find any tone of blue alluring.

How do you take your coffee?

Flat White

Is there something you cant live without in yourstudio?

My visual diaries in which I record ideas and plan exhibitions.

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

No one favourite artist of all time, but let’s say Frida Kahlo de Rivera, her personal and powerful voice about gender identity and fragility that is still very contemporary in its messages today. Favourite artist now: Julie Rraps, whose seemingly fearless art practice is an inspiration.

5 words that explain your art

Water, becoming, immersion, magical-realism, myths