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Catherine Levey

My practice involves my response to people and currently I'm immersed in a feminist perspective in historical and contemporary mental health stories.

My interest in people is reflected in my practice. My process involves immersing myself in stories from biographies and archives and painting my emotional response which is naturally self-referential and ever changing. Lately this has involved a reflection on people who have suffered with mental illness. Through drawing and painting in fragile layers, the dream like presence of these people appear.


Figures are often presented without context, inviting a unique dialogue through questions about the narrative. Recently my practice has taken a feminist turn, investigating reductive attitudes in historical and contemporary experience.


Girls Book

Amy series I,II,III

Bunny Mask III

Bunny Mask II

Augustine II

Augustine I

Yellow Colette

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