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Catherine Lepp
updated: 01/23/2014
website: www.catherinelepp.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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untitled figure
dive
wave ink
edge
under ink
kick
swimming
belly
Belly
Whirlpool
Surface
float
Under, ceiling painting
Under 2, ceiling painting
untitled ink scroll
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, nature, memory, childhood
 
 
untitled figure by Catherine Lepp
untitled figure
ink on paper
2009
50 " x  56 " 
dive by Catherine Lepp
dive
ink on paper
2009
60 " x  56 " 
wave ink  by Catherine Lepp
wave ink
ink on paper $500
2008
30 " x  24 " 
edge by Catherine Lepp
edge
ink on paper $500
2008
24 " x  26 " 
under ink by Catherine Lepp
under ink
ink on paper $300
2008
26 " x  20 " 
kick by Catherine Lepp
kick
ink on japanese paper
2009
26 " x  30 " 
swimming by Catherine Lepp
swimming
ink pen on japanese paper
2008
20 " x  26 " 
belly by Catherine Lepp
belly
ink on paper
2009
24 " x  24 " 
Belly by Catherine Lepp
Belly
oil on canvas
2009
72 " x  60 " 
Whirlpool by Catherine Lepp
Whirlpool
oil on canvas
2006-7
36 " x  42 " 
Surface by Catherine Lepp
Surface
oil on canvas
2009
72 " x  60 " 
float by Catherine Lepp
float
oil on canvas
2009
36 " x  24 " 
Under, ceiling painting by Catherine Lepp
Under, ceiling painting
oil on canvas
2006-7
144 " x  60 " 
Under 2, ceiling painting by Catherine Lepp
Under 2, ceiling painting
oil on canvas
2006-8
144 " x  60 " 
untitled ink scroll by Catherine Lepp
untitled ink scroll
ink on paper
2009
240 " x  60 " 

Artist Statement
Open water is the last truly unquantifiable and ungovernable frontier. Controlling tides dictate our ebb and flow and its rhythms remain beyond our authority. Of all the elements, water seems to have the most emotional impact upon the human psyche. As the waves grow higher, as the ripples slowly rise, as the ocean grabs the figure from the shore or boat, it challenges our survival instincts. The flux of water questions and threatens the normality of our daily lives. Our perception of ourselves can change as rapidly as the water around us.

I am presenting an exploration of the psychology of water. Part figurative, part abstraction my images are about the memory of water. Figures emerge from the surface and dissolve below. The paintings explore the underwater world: the distillation of the body and its distortions. My figures are un-located in their environment, they are not held by a shoreline, or pool edge. They are adrift in the firmament.

My paintings develop slowly from many drawings, done of the same image over and over until I find a pathway through the drawing that will allow a painting to emerge. The paint is applied in many layers of thin washes upon a framework of drawing. They are of my children as they swim in lakes or pools.

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

2004 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME
2001-4 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture     1990 B.A. (Hons) Painting, Manchester Polytechnic, U.K
1987 Foundation Course in Art & Design, Trent, Nottingham, U.K

Exhibitions:

2009 NYSS Alumni Show, curated by Sean Scully, May 28
2008 Visions of the Figure; From Where We Stand, Repetti Gallery L.I.C, NY
2007 FUTURE86, Liberty NY, August 18, 2007
2006 DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 15
2006 FUTURE86, Liberty NY, August 25, 2006
2005 DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 14
2005 Robert Steele Gallery, 511 W 25 St, NY, NY, Merit Show  2005 Mimi’s in the Marigny, 2601 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
2004 Skowhegan Projects, Skowhegan State Fair
2004 Merit Show, New York Studio School, NY, July 7
2003 Buckingham Art Prize, “Art through Music”, W57th St, NY
2003 Gramercy Arts Club 27th Annual Student Show, NY
New York Studio School:
2004 Catherine Lepp/Geoff Stein/Tyler Loftis
2003 Catherine Lepp/Satya Satyam
2002 Catherine Lepp/Kirsty Martinsen
2001 Mad River Post, Group Show, 895 Broadway, NY

Awards: 2005 Vermont Studio Center, December, Financial Award
2004 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Scholarship   2004 Harriet Glazier Scholarship, New York Studio School
2004 Deans Prize, New York Studio School
2003 Painting Prize, New York Studio School
2003 Steven Slobadon Award, Gramercy Arts Club
2002 Orvieto, Italy, Drawing Marathon Award, Fordham University
2001 Vincente Esteban Scholarship, New York Studio School