Catherine Dwyer Harvey

Artist Statement

Often I like my work to have a narrative quality, producing images that exist in their own right, as well as achieving a modern day commentary on social and preconceived ideas. My wig and costume collection is vast and grows every day, and I am always contemplating new characters and themes to explore. I often find myself writing in my spare time, influenced by anything around me.



In my latest series, I have taken to recreating the Pin-Up, exploring themes of sexual power and control and challenging the Pin-Ups traditional perception of the objectified woman. My works have a celebrated sense of nostalgia that incorporates both humour and imagination in their representation.



 


Exhibitions

 

2004 'Foundation Show 2004' Central Saint Martins, Farringdon, London
2005 'Diner Dolls', Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2008 'Degree Show 2008', Central Saint Martins, London
2008 'Collect4', DegreeArt Gallery, Vyner Street, London
2009 'Signature Photography Awards 2009' DegreeArt, Vyner Street London
2009 'Affordable Art Fair' Islington, London Oct
2010 'Affordable Art Fair' Bristol May 
2010 'Signature Art Awards 2010' DegreeArt, Vyner Street, London
2010 'Affordable Art Fair' Islington London Oct
2011 AAF NEW YORK
2011 AAF BATTERSEA
2011 AAF SINGAPORE
 
Solo Exhibitions:
2008 'Pin Ups', GC Fine Art, Adorn London Gallery, Brook Green, London