September 5 – October 7, 2023
Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir
5333 avenue Casgrain, suite 802, Montréal, H2T 1X3, Canada
Opening Reception: Saturday October 21st, 2 – 5pm
Catherine Farish ‘s work has been described as emotionally sophisticated and provocative. His large works in mixed media on paper form lyrical abstractions that are both sensitive and innovative. His intuitive approach is guided by a dialogue with the materials and a sensitivity to the physical characteristics of each technique.
Farish graduated from the School of Fine Arts at the Montreal Museum and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. She then studied with a master printer in the French tradition of printmaking. She has spent the last twenty-five years experimenting and developing her own techniques. Catherine Farish has exhibited extensively in Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Asia with over forty solo exhibitions and her work can be seen in many collections.
Prizes include the Grand Prix de l’estampe au Québec, the City of Montreal Acquisition Prize, the Material Prize at the Boston Printmakers Exhibition and several grants, including a residency at the Festival international d’art d’art. Asilah in Morocco. In 2008, she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2010, she obtained a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as well as a residency grant at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. In 2013, Farish was selected for two public works projects under the Government of Quebec’s Art and Architecture Integration Program.
Farish is a founding member of Atelier Circulaire, an artist-run printmaking facility. She currently lives and works outside Montreal.