about the artist

A native of Louisiana, Catherine Nelson combines drawing, painting and printmaking to create work spurred by her surroundings: physical, social and literary. Her most recent work was inspired by both the jungle-y fauna of New Orleans and the corruption of space and time in the short stories of author Ursula Le Guin.  Her training includes a BA with distinctions in Visual Art and Art History from Duke University, a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Studio Arts from MICA, and a range of apprenticeships and skill-shares (bookbinding & boxmaking, textile surface design, sign painting, printmaking).  Her work experience includes public art (Giant Puppetsa WolfBat steamboat!murals), teaching artistry, fabricationbookbinding and academic editing.  She also publishes an experimental silk screen zine project called 'Puncture' .