Cat Askew makes art that doesn’t take itself too seriously, using discarded materials as she
enjoys the challenge of turning something old into something groovy. She prefers to re-use
objects and considers the environmental impact of her art. She uses embroidery, collage and
paints random objects.
Cat uses bold, mostly “girly*, colours and typography in her work, whilst injecting a bit of well-
mannered hilanty. Her work provides alternatives to and comments on societal norms, from the
appearance. Her motivations are to draw attention to these issues and to spread cheer.
Cat studied Fine Art & Art History at Plymouth University, graduating in 2017.
Lockdown life gave her the time to start making again, and now she is determined to unleash her
work upon the ouble. Sne lves and works in porsmn, In ne son and
2017 BA Fine Art and Art History, Plymouth University
2014 Art and Design Foundation Diploma, Havant College
2021 July 23-30 The Dazzled Beauty Booth, BT Phone Kiosk, Boscombe
2019 Bakehouse 24, Bournemouth
2016 Specsavers 152-154 Armada Way and Boots Drake Circus, Plymouth
2015 The Southsea Beach Mini Museum, Southsea
October 8-14 VOGUE III, Boomer Gallery, Tower Bridge
October 1-8 Aura, The Holy Art, Hackney
2018 Postcards from my Neighbourhood, Aspex Gallery
2018 Underwater 2018, The Diving Museum, Gosport
2017 Hot 17 Degree Show, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
2016 Book as Vehicle, Roland Levinsky 101, Plymouth University