Scottish artist Annie Cattrell’s cross-disciplinary practice is rooted in collaboration and dialogues with experts in fields such as neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, psychiatry, and geology. In Field Notes, Cattrell responds to the poetic nature of the building, including its history and connection to the landscape, in a series of sculptures that seek to understand and explore unquantifiable and phenomenological aspects that are felt rather than seen—the undercurrent of the space and its locus.
Cattrell studied fine art at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster, and the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Mori Art Museum, Japan; Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland; Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; Nationalmuseum, Sweden; Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland; and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Cattrell has undertaken many large-scale public commissions including work for University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She has completed residencies and fellowships including a Helen Chadwick Fellowship at The British School at Rome and University of Oxford; The Royal Institution of Great Britain, UK; Camden Art Centre, UK; and the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists at Rakow Research Library, Corning, New York.