Catherine Ross

Artist Biography

EDUCATION 2010-2014 Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, Fine Art Painting, Grayʼs School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Awards

2015 

RSA William Littlejohn Award for Excellence and Innovation in Water-based Media 2015, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 

Off The Rails Arthouse, Workshop Prize at the RSA Open 2015, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

RSA.NC David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Award, Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries RSA, Edinburgh

2014 

Woon Painting and Sculpture Prize, Judges Prize, Northumbria University, Baltic, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Woon Painting and Sculpture Prize, Shortlist, Northumbria University, Baltic, Newcastle Upon Tyne

BP Fine Art Award, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Selected Artist, Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2013

SPD Competition Award, 2nd Prize, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship Award, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

2012

Jen Beattie Life Drawing Prize, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

David and June Gordon Memorial Prize, for Life Drawing, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

EXHIBITIONS

2017

RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

2016

Winter Exhibition, Tatha Gallery,  Tatha Gallery, Fife

Visual Artist Unit Members Show, Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

‘The Narrowing Sky’, Solo Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

RSA Annual Exhibition 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

‘Toaty-Wee’, Group Exhibition, Visual Artist Unit, Visual Artist Unit Studios, Glasgow

‘Stuffed Gallery’, Group Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

2015

RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Winter Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition & Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Visual Artist Unit Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee

‘Snowblind Eyes’, Solo Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

‘Corridor’, VAU Members Show, Visual Artist Unit, VAU Studios, Glasgow

Aberdeen Artists Society, Annual Exhibition, Suttie Arts Space, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

RSW Winter Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2014

‘Undercurrents’, Arusha Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Woon Painting and Sculpture Prize, Gallery North, Baltic, Newcastle upon Tyne

Degree Show: Open Your Eyes, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Opening Credits: Gray’s School of Art Pre-Degree Show, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh Arts Complex

Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery

‘The Model’, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2013

SPD Exhibition & Competition, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University.

Group Exhibition in support of Mental Health Awareness, Oil and Glass Gallery, Aberdeen.

2012

Drawing Competition & Exhibition, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Painted Doors Project, Aberdeen. Aberdeen Inspired, Creative Scotland. 2016

‘Pillow Talk: Inspirations’, Creative Discussion Speaker, Visual Artist Unit, Drygate Brewery, Glasgow. 2015

‘Life After Art School: Painting’, Speaker, Gray’s School of Art, RGU Business School, Aberdeen. 2015

Aberdeen Artists Society volunteer. 2014

Gray’s School of Art, Curating Team.

Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust volunteer 2008

Peacock’s Visual Arts volunteer 2008

Scottish Sculpture Workshop, workshop student 2008

Publications

A North Within.  Sarah Laurenson. The Island Review. 2016

“Snowblind Eyes by Catherine Ross at Newave Gallery” Jon Reid. Mood of Collapse. 2015

“RSA New Contemporaries: All Hail the Class of 2014”. Adam Benmakhlouf. The Skinny. 1st Mar 2015

“New Contemporaries 2015 at the RSA, Edinburgh”. Giles Sutherland. The Times. March 17th 2015

New Contemporaries. Scotsman. 2015

“Review: RSA New Contemporaries 2015, Edinburgh”. The Herald. 21st March 2015

“From a land of ice and snow: Gray's graduate up for major art award”. Laura Smith. STV Aberdeen 25 June 2014

“Life After Art School: Catherine Ross”. Central Station. 5th December 2014.

“Artist to Watch – Catherine Ross”.  MoMa UK. 2014

“Catherine Ross: Interview”. MoMa UK. 25th September 2014

Woon Art Prize, Northumbria University. 2014

Northumbria University Woon Art Prize Catalogue. 2014

“A Westhill art student has scooped a top prize at this year’s Gray’s School of Art Degree Show. Jenny Rush. Gray’s School of Art.”

“Gray’s School of Art 2014”, Mood of Collapse, 2014.      

Selected Exhibitions