Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Catherine Mary Stewart has lived and worked as an artist in Vancouver for many years. She earned a BSc from the University of Toronto and a MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her artistic investigations, particularly of the past dozen years, relate visually and philosophically to the practices, aesthetics and history of science. Her work has won awards and been shown locally, nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions.
Venues for solo exhibitions include the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2002) and the Glasgow Science Centre (2004). The Colour of Courtship series was shown at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK in conjunction with the Darwin Festival (2009). She collaborated with fashion collectors Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers for the exhibition Invoking Venus: Feathers and Fashion at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia in 2013. She is excited to be working towards another joint exhibition with Ivan and Claus that is scheduled to take place at the Beaty Museum in 2018.
Although Catherine has worked three dimensionally for specific projects, her usual media of choice are photography and printmaking (both traditional and digital techniques) with a special interest in photo-etching which she has taught at Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver and at print studios abroad.