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Education

2010-2014. Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, Fine Art Painting, Grayʼs School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Awards

2019            

Scottish Artist Residency. Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. Royal Drawing School, London. 

2017            

Graduate in Residence. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Hope Scott Trust Award. The Hope Scott Trust, Murray Beith Murray, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

SSW Artist in Residence Programme, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland, UK.

Invited Artist, RSA Annual Exhibition curated by Marian Leven.  Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

2015            

RSA William Littlejohn Award for Excellence and Innovation in Water-based Media Travel Award. The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Off The Rails Arthouse, Workshop Prize at the RSA Open Exhibition. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Award. RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

2014            

Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize, Judges Prize. Northumbria University, Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK.

Woon Painting and Sculpture Prize, Shortlist. Northumbria University, Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK.

BP Fine Art Award. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Selected Artist, Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

2013            

SPD Competition Award, 2nd Place Award. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland UK.

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship Award. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

2012            

Jean Beattie Life Drawing Prize. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

David and June Gordon Memorial Prize, for Life Drawing Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Residencies

2019

The Royal Drawing School Dumfries House Residency, Dumfries, Scotland. Royal Drawing School, London, England, UK.

2018

Graduate in Residence 2017 – 2018, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Tobermory Distillery Resident Artist, Ledaig, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK. Distell Group Ltd.

2017

SSW AiR Programme, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland, UK.

2015

Yellowknife, Canada. RSA William Littlejohn Award for Excellence and Innovation in Water-based Media 2015, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Banff, Jasper National Parks, Canada. Self-directed Research.

2013

Birsay, Orkney, Scotland. Carnegie Trust’s Vacation Scholarship Award, Scotland, UK.

 

Collections

RSA Permanent Collection, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

Professional Memberships

Scottish Artists Union Member

 

Professional Development

2017

Adhoc Lecturer, Painting, 2017 – present. Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Gray’s School of Art Graduate in Residence, 2017–18.

SSW Artist in Residence Programme. Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland, UK.

2016

Painted Doors Aberdeen, Aberdeen Inspired, Creative Scotland. Langstane Place, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

2015

Creative Discussion Speaker, Pillow Talk: Inspirations. Visual Artist Unit. Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Speaker, Life After Art School: Painting. Gray’s School of Art. Robert Gordon University Business School, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

2014

Exhibition Assistant, Aberdeen Artists Society’s Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Curating Team. Gray’s School of Art. RGU Business School, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

2008

Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust volunteer assistant. Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, NHS Grampian Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Peacock Visual Arts volunteer assistant. Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

 

Exhibitions

2019

Aspect, Contemporary Landscape. Royal Glasgow Institute, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

(title t.b.c. ) Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland. 

2018

‘Hindsight’. Solo Exhibition. Painting Graduate in Residence Solo Exhibition. Gray’s School of  Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.

RSA Open. Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh, Scotland.

2017            

‘More Alchemy’Tatha Gallery, Fyfe, Scotland.
Visual Artist Unit Members Show. Crownpoint Studios, 142 Crownpoint Road, Glasgow,                                Scotland.
​‘Dreamscapes’. Joint Exhibition. SMART. BP Exploration, Aberdeen, Scotland. 2nd June – 20th                        October 2017
‘Uncertain Territories’. Group exhibition. Seventeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. 
RSA Annual Exhibition. Invited Artist. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Painted Space. Joint Exhibition. Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen.

2016            

Winter Exhibition. Tatha Gallery, Fife, Scotland.
Visual Artist Unit Members Show. Gallery 1, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
‘The Narrowing Sky’. Solo Exhibition. Newave Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.
RSA Annual Exhibition 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
‘Toaty-Wee’, Group Exhibition, Visual Artist Unit, Visual Artist Unit Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.
‘Stuffed Gallery’, Group Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.
2015            

RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Winter Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition & Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, England.
Visual Artist Unit Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland.
‘Snowblind Eyes’Solo Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.
‘Corridor’, VAU Members Show, Visual Artist Unit, VAU Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.
Aberdeen Artists Society, Annual Exhibition, Suttie Arts Space, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, NHS Grampian Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Winter Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2014            

‘Undercurrents’, Arusha Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Woon Painting and Sculpture Prize, Gallery North, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Degree Show: Open Your Eyes, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
‘Opening Credits’: Gray’s School of Art Pre-Degree Show, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh Arts Complex, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition , Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.
‘The Model’, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2013            

SPD Competition & Exhibition, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Group Exhibition in support of Mental Health Awareness, Oil and Glass Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.

2012            

Drawing Competition & Exhibition, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Media        

Scottish Art News Magazine, Flemming Wyfold Art Foundation. 2019

“A North Within”, Sarah Laurenson. The Island Review. 2016

“RSA New Contemporaries: All Hail the Class of 2014”. Adam Benmakhlouf. The Skinny. 2015

“New Contemporaries 2015 at the RSA, Edinburgh”. Giles Sutherland. The Times. 2015“New Contemporaries”. Scotsman. 2015

“Review: RSA New Contemporaries 2015, Edinburgh”. The Herald. 2015

“From a land of ice and snow: Gray’s graduate up for major art award”, Laura Smith. STV. 2014

“Life After Art School: Catherine Ross”. Central Station. 2014

 “Artist to Watch – Catherine Ross”.  MoMa UK. 2014

 “Catherine Ross: Interview”. MoMa UK. 25th September 2014

 Woon Art Prize Catalogue, Northumbria University. 2014

“Westhill art student has scooped a top prize at this year’s Gray’s School of Art Degree Show.” Jenny Rush. Gray’s School of Art. 2014

Publications     

Scottish Art News Magazine. Rachael Cloughton, Flemming Wyfold Art Foundation. 2019

“A North Within”,  Sarah Laurenson. The Island Review. 2016

“Snowblind Eyes by Catherine Ross at Newave Gallery”, Jon Reid. Mood of Collapse. 2015

“RSA New Contemporaries: All Hail the Class of 2014”. Adam Benmakhlouf. The Skinny. 2015

“New Contemporaries 2015 at the RSA, Edinburgh”. Giles Sutherland. The Times. 2015

“New Contemporaries”. Scotsman. 2015

“Review: RSA New Contemporaries 2015, Edinburgh”. The Herald. 2015

“From a land of ice and snow: Gray’s graduate up for major art award”, Laura Smith. STV. 2014

“Life After Art School: Catherine Ross”. Central Station. 2014

“Artist to Watch – Catherine Ross”.  MoMa UK. 2014

“Catherine Ross: Interview”. MoMa UK. 25th September 2014

Woon Art Prize Catalogue. Baltic 39, Northumbria University. 2014

“A Westhill art student has scooped a top prize at this year’s Gray’s School of Art Degree Show. Jenny Rush, Deeside Piper.

“Gray’s School of Art 2014”, Mood of Collapse. 2014​