I am a conceptual media artist concerned with interpreting knowledge held deep within. I use gesture and movement and my sensitivity to the landscape and language to answer deep philosophical questions.
On the numerous times life has thrown me, most recently with the coronavirus pandemic, I bounced back creating art activity sheets for people stuck at home, gave Italian art talks on Skype, made my front window into an exhibition venue showing 60 paintings during lockdown and I turned planned live performances into a series of 16 videos.
My work is informed by being affected by the different attitudes and expectations of people in the area of Wales I now live compared to where I’ve spent most of my childhood and half my adult life Salisbury and Wilton. Seeing how the place influences me psychologically led to being intrigued by the subtle influence of a place on humans, the varying ability, freedom and willingness for individuals to be autonomous is an enduring question for me.
Catherine Wynne-Paton is a practicing visual artist whose work is informed by an interest in text resonant with particular places and the people connected with it. She is creator of The Lost Library which has appeared at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Fringe Arts Bath, Deptford X Fringe, The Wrexham Open and MainSpring Arts.
Wynne-Paton studied Fine Art at Hereford College of Arts, received the Meadow Arts graduate prize, was the first Print Shed artist in residence, where she later had her first solo show in 2015 and has received PEAK micro commission for new work.
She is a founding director of Framework Herefordshire, set up in 2014 to support emerging artists through exhibitions, talks and opportunities for skills development. She has curated graduate exhibitions PaperFields in London and Hay-on-Wye. She sat on the Jury for the Hidden Gems grant scheme, delivered by Herefordshire’s a Great Place that brings together the arts, heritage, rural communities and the creative use of digital technology.
She has an enduring interest in supporting the work of other contemporary artists working in rural and remote areas, which led to creating an archive of conversations with artists.
2011-2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Hereford College of Art, Hereford
2020 Italian Art Talks via Skype
2020 Lockdown Art History and activity sheets
Engage (advocacy and training network for gallery education.)
Founding Director, Framework Herefordshire Artist support organisation
Juggernauts Peer mentoring
The Lost Library, 16 Videos, various locations, hosted on Vimeo.
Word collection paintings, Standing Together, The Bleddfa Centre, Knighton.
Wayside Wonders, 85 newspaper paintings displayed in pavement side window, Abergavenny.
The Lost Library, SpringBoard, Mainspring Arts, London.
Word collection paintings, Abergavenny Writing Festival, Abergavenny.
Word collection paintings, Next Steps, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.
Word collection paintings, h.Art Open, The Courtyard, Hereford.
Artist in residence, The Artists Shop, 34 Eign Gate, Hereford
In Conversation with Allison Neal, Video (filmed at Oriel Davies)
In Conversation with Ellen Bell, Video (at Booth's Bookshop in Hay)
The Lost Library, Wrexham Open at Tŷ Pawb and UnDegUn, Wrexham
Word collection paintings, Emergence, The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Word collection paintings, The Clydach Gorge Collaboration Group Show, The Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny
3 months of photos, drawings and videos, The Every Day Project, Desperate Artwives, Online
In Conversation with Jack Clough, Video (at The Apple Store Gallery, Hereford)
In Conversation with Catherine Baker, Article, Published in Focus Magazine, Abergavenny
In Conversation with Toril Brancher, Article.
Inscribe (installation), T R A N S P A R E N C Y, ASC Unit 3 Projects, London
What Price (Performance), Madley Car Boot Sale, Herefordshire.
The Lost Library, Deptford X Fringe, New Cross Learning, Goldsmiths Library and Lewisham Arthouse, London.
The Lost Library, Fringe Arts Bath, Venue 1, Bath.
In Conversation with Simon Bayliss, Video (filmed at Eastside Projects)
In Conversation with Alban Low, Video (filmed at Kensington and Chelsea College)
In Conversation with Loiuse Collis, Video (filmed in her studio)
In Conversation with Angela Holden, Video (filmed in her studio)
In Conversation with Ashley Thomas, Video (filmed at Fringe Arts Bath)
New work (paintings), Should we have stayed at home?, Cafe Miro, Hereford
The Lost Library, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny
#portrait:TACHBROOK collaboration, at Tachbrook market, London
New work (paintings and installation), Solo show at The Print Shed, Madley
Physical/Textual, Framework Herefordshire Magna Carta Banner Exhibition, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford
Participant in Teresa Albor’s Little Museum of Ludlow at Ludlow Library & Museum in the Ludlow Fringe festival
New work (paintings), PaperFields, The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye
Co-ordinator of PaperFields exhibition at The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye
New work (paintings), PaperFields, RK Burt Gallery, London
Co-ordinator of PaperFields exhibition at RK Burt Gallery, London
My cup runneth over (wall installation), Coffee Art Project, The Truman Brewery, London
Stone writing, w0budong Group exhibition - an exhibition of writing without meaning, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
2017 a-n one-to-one guidance sessions
2016 Creative Network Mini Fund
2014 Meadow Arts Graduate Award.
2014 The Print Shed Artist in residence.
email: studio at wynnepaton.co.uk