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. She 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.
Water is her source of inspiration. In her work she explores bodies of water as physical, cultural and social ‘landscapes’. Through the use of intimate perspective she seeks to embody seeing as an experience rather than solely as observation. As spaces of isolation and destabilization, the bodies of water depicted in her work offer sensuous and psychologically-compelling encounters, and explore human vulnerability in these environments, as well as the vulnerability of our oceans and waterways at this time in history.
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