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 Puppets, a WolfBat steamboat!, murals), teaching artistry, fabrication, bookbinding and academic editing. She also publishes an experimental silk screen zine project called 'Puncture' .