Catriona Whiteford (b.1985) lives and works in London and received her B.A. Honours Fine Art and Master of Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland. She is an artist, curator, writer and educator and exhibits internationally.
Working across disciplines in sculpture, photography, installation, audio and writing she is interested in how the dichotomy of works at the intersection between image, installation and sound establish multiple narratives. By creating structures reminiscent of active conflicts through notions of comfort and discomfort, her work attempts to suggest moments of vacancy, relief, absence, presence and the contortion of objects from their original intentions.
Her interests lie in the potential for transformation within objects, residue of thought, traces, temporality and emergence within material through some form of extraction.
Whiteford’s sculptural and written works often give reference to reflective materials that motivate or depend on visual attention from a viewer. She is interested in the subtext of duplicity and the idea that reflective substances manifest absence in the very moment that they beckon attraction.
The introduction of audio installation in her work provides an interplay between matter and language and allows for a form of avulsion in the transformation of language into something universal, that of a musical composition.
Notable exhibitions, grants and creative partnerships include Mark Devereux Projects DIALOGUES (2021), A-n Artists Bursary (2019), solo exhibition Tumult, 11 Avenue Studios, London (2019), Zaratan Arte Contemporañea AIR (2019), ArtWorks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust (2018).