Catriona Faulkner is a hand stitch /assemblage artist living and working in Kent, UK who exhibits and sells internationally and continues to work on private commissions. Her practice probes human ritual, devotion, memorial and ceremony whilst examining and exploring her own chronic pain and health through her work. Collecting and selection of found, overlooked and lost objects enables her to unravel a personal vocabulary and identity visually through the use of symbolism, metaphors and the reinterpretation of familiar objects.
From an Irish Catholic/Cockney family the religious and cultural aspects of this world subconsciously informs the underlying fascinations of devotion and memorial that weave throughout the works aesthetics and narratives that skulk beneath the surface.
Catriona studied at Winchester School of Art exploring the possibilities of constructed textiles and where the seeds of her unique process began to germinate. Her visceral approach intuitively selects and bombards the senses leading to this rich authentic language.
She has taught as an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion , University of the Arts London and various institutions affording the continued development of her practice whilst navigating and adapting techniques and methods necessary for her process.
Winchester School of Art B.A hons fashion/textiles
Awards / Achievements
2019 Winner Shape Open
2018 Liberty London finalist
2010 University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
2015 University of the Creative Arts