Catherine James’ practice is grounded in print and combines traditional techniques with digital technologies to produce works made with paper, textiles and film. The work exploits the materiality of paper and cloth and the immateriality of digital processes, and considers the historicity of print and photography.

Catherine trained as an academic Obstetrician and Gynaecologist before completing a Fine Art Foundation diploma (Morley College, Distinction) and an MA in the History of Art (Courtauld Institute of Art, Distinction). Both clinical and historical training influence her creative work. Catherine is currently working on a London Arts and Humanities Partnership (AHRC) project focused on early printed material in the rare book collection at the Royal College of Physicians.

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Exhibition history

A Festival of Print, The Art Pavilion Mile End (2023)
In the Flesh, Nunnery Gallery (2023)
Studio Show, Barry Till Gallery (2023)
A Festival of Print, The Art Pavilion Mile End (2022)
Door to Door Europe, LiTE-HAUS Galerie, Berlin (2022)
Garden of Loss and Triumph, NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam (2022)
A Festival of Print, The Art Pavilion Mile End (2021)
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art (2021)
Interruptions, Espacio Gallery and Online (2021)
Door to Door, Online (2021)
Restriction, Clayhill Arts, Bridgwater and Online (2021)
The Wilderness Project, St Pancras New Church, London and Online (2021)
Rules of Six, Online (2021)
Colour, Online (2020)
Behind Closed Doors, Online (2020)
Time, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (2020)
A Festival of Print, The Art Pavilion Mile End (2019)
St Michael’s Art Festival, Stockwell (2019)
Common Ground, Espacio Gallery (2019)
Under the Skin, UCL (2018)
Twelve, Morley Gallery (2017)
Research Images as Art, UCL (2013, 2014, 2015)
Christmas Open, Occupy My Time Gallery (2012)