Cathy Ward

Solo Show September 2- October 14, 2017

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Cathy-Ward-Bio-PicThe mesmerizing scratchboard drawings of Cathy Ward pull the viewer into a realm of dizzyingly complicated beauty that exudes both spirituality and sensuality. Beginning as depictions of hair, these etherealized tracts of psychic space assume cosmic dimensions, arrived at by an unusual process of scraping at a surface of black India ink to uncover layers of white china clay.

Although she attended college Ward has been embraced by the visionary art community owing to the intuitive nature, sheer power and undeniable originality of her work. The artist’s background includes a harsh and affecting convent education under the Sisters of Mercy, a turbulent psychological history, and formative years spent on the margins of British youth culture in the company of punks, pagans and bikers.

With these starkly swirling masses and intricate atmospheric disturbances, Ward has created a highly personal and immersive realm of vibrant spectral abstraction, quite unlike anything else in the world of art, or any other world. She has exhibited widely in Europe & internationally.

Cathy Ward’s CV highlights

2017 TRYST Conquest House, Canterbury UK
2016 Art Luxembourg, Luxembourg Art Week
2016 Outsider Art Fair, Paris, Hotel Du Duc with Galerie Toxic, Luxembourg
2016 One Bare Foot Square, Uncooked Culture, Outsider Art Gallery Museum, Amsterdam NL
2016 Archaeologies of The Everyday III, Black Lab Gallery, Seattle
2016 Babel, curated project space by Leah Gordon, Outsider Artfair, New York
2015 Pulse Miami Beach Art Fair
2015 Solo exhibition, The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2013-14 Madge GillMedium and Visionary, Artist-in-Residence, Orleans House, Richmond, London
2014 Spontaneity, Introspection and the Medium of Drawing
a presentation and discussion with Outside In, CGP London; ‘Entangled – Within the
Liberty Realm of Cathy Ward’ by Dr Robert Wallis for SAP Limited Edition monograph (2012)
2008 Sacred Pastures The Chamber of Pop Culture, The Horse Hospital, London, England
2004 Talespinning, The Drawing Center, New York
2003 Herworld, Artesian Visionary and Grass Roots Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Art and Cake: Cathy Ward’s “Phantasmata” at Good Luck Gallery
Raw Vision Weekly: Cathy Ward at The Good Luck Gallery
Raw Vision Magazine: TRYST review, Summer issue #94
Dangerous Minds: Death and the Lady: Shirley Collins is the Secret Queen of England
Promo News: Shirley Collins ‘Death And The Lady’ by Nick Abrahams
FourTwoNine: The Outsiders: Art from the Edge – Elizabeth Riley
Artsy: At PULSE’s Sprawling New SetpUp, Adventures Collectors Drive Steady Sales
Dangerous Minds: The psychedelic hairscapes of Cathy Ward
DougH On The Go! Cathy Ward at The Good Luck Gallery by Doug Harvey
RAW VISION: MEMORIALS GROWN FROM CLAY AND INK: Cathy Ward’s art is both rebellion and celebration by Doug Harvey

Vernissage TV Art TV Basel, Switzerland