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Catlin Harrison ~ Abstract artist

A Londoner by birth and inclination, the city provides for me a fresh daily helping of eclectic people to watch and wonder about.
'I'm endlessly fascinated with the human form, especially meta-figures like ghosts or dolls or archetypes. Sometimes I think my work stems from a collectors' sensibility - particularly those Victorian do-gooders who pinned butterflies or measured skulls. Each piece of work is an independent specimen, a set of examples of a particular type.
Presence, oddity, beauty and humour are important elements in all my work, as is colour and aesthetics

Selected Exhibitions:
Transience, 'Open Salon', 2/2012, Galerie Huit, Penang, Malaysia;
Worldwide Photography Biennial, 1/2012, Buenos Aires;
'Open Salon', summer 2011, Galerie Huit, Arles, France;
'Persona', 10/11, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont;
'Professional Women Photography 35th Anniversary', 6/11, Soho Photo Gallery, New York;
'Open Photography 2', 2/11, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol;
Constructs, Spectacle, Self, 2/11, Viewfinder Gallery, London;
'Hemispheres', 9/10, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York;
'Beautiful Things', 6/10, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont;
'Alchemists', 5/10 Viewfinder Gallery, London;
Nature's Best Photography, 11/09-5/10, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.

Award of Merit, International Fine Art Photography, 2012;
Julia Margaret Cameron Award, winner Self-portrait 2010;
Award of Merit, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2010;
Bronze, International Aperture Awards 2010;
Creative Digital Award, Windland Smith Rice International, 2009;
Silver-Gilt medal, Royal Horticultural Society, 2009;
Honorable Mention PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris, 2009;
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, 2009;
Contemporary Print Award, Royal West of England Academy, 2008.