Catherine Lette

b. 1979, United Kingdom. Lives and works in London

Catherine Lette received a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2012, and has recently completed the Turps Off-site Painting Programme in 2021. Catherine Lette has exhibited in multiple group exhibitions in the UK. 

Inspired by current events, Lette paints and draws figures disassembled in relation to her gaze, framed by the real and virtual spaces we occupy. Her practice questions the impact of contemporary life upon body and mind and how that might be manifested in a portrayal of the figure. Drawing from life, memory and photography her compositions are populated with the figures around her moving between a state of painted real and unreal. The figures are often broken down or distorted in a parody of their own activities, mixing humour and irony with an underlying question about societal anxiety. Drawing is at the heart of Lette’s practice, a daily activity that connects her looking to life around her and allows a sense of the journal or album to begin to permeate the work.

Catherine Lette

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 – [Forthcoming] Flora & Fauna, Art Car Boot Fair, London
  • 2019 – Pret-a-Accrocher, Art Car Boot Fair, London
  • 2017 – The Birthday, Banbury
  • 2015 – In Between, The Loughborough Hotel Gallery, London
  • 2015 – The Other Side, Chelsea Arts Club, London
  • 2012 – New British, The Muse Gallery, London

Awards & Residencies

  • 2021 – Jackson’s Painting Prize, Shortlisted

Collections

  • Held in private collections in the UK and USA

Press & Publications

  • 2021 – Art Maze Mag Issue 21 Curator’s selection by Cassie Beadle and Victoria Williams of Cob Gallery, London

Education

  • 2019-2021 – Turps Off-site Painting Programme
  • 2017-2019 – Painting Certificate Art Academy
  • 2006-2012 – BA Fine Art Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

Works by Catherine Lette

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