Cathy Carter

      13 artworks

      About The Artist

      Cathy Carter is a photographic and multimedia conceptual artist, based in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Carter's practice explores bodies of water as physical, cultural, and unique environmental ‘landscapes’ and investigates our complex psychological relationship to water through different perspectives and geographical locations.

      Through the use of different perspectives, Carter seeks to embody seeing as an experience rather than solely as observation. As spaces of isolation and destabilisation, the bodies of water depicted in her work offer sensuous and psychologically-compelling encounters, and explore human vulnerability in these environments, as well as the vulnerability of our oceans and waterways at this time in history. 


      2013 Masters of Visual Arts,  AUT University (Hons), Auckland

      2013 Post-graduate Diploma of Art and Design ( Distinction), AUT University, Auckland

      2011 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Distinction), AUT University, Auckland

      2008 - 2010 Diploma of Visual Arts (Distinction), Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland


      2020 Finalist Parkins Drawing Prize

      2020 Finalist in the Molly Morpeth 3D Art Awards

      2019 Finalist in the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards

      2019 Finalist Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award

      2019 Finalist Parkins Drawing Prize

      2019 Finalist Sydney 'Head On' International Landscape Competition

      2019 Shortlisted, one of three Photographers for the Auckland Photography Festival Commission

      2013 Nominated for the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

      2011 Nominated for the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

      2010 Awarded the AUT Visual Arts Photography Prize


      2023 Auckland Art Fair, Virtual Fair with Foenander Galleries

      2019 The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū  Nelson

      2019 Wai Wai Wai, Föenanaders Galleries, Auckland

      2019 Her Eye, The Grey Place Gallery, Auckland

      2019 The Golden Hour, The Vivian Gallery, Matakana, Warkworth

      2018 The Summer Exhibition, NKB Gallery Auckland

      2018 Weird Fishes , Allpress Gallery, Auckland

      2018 27th Annual Wallace Art Awards, Pah Homestead, Auckland

      2018 Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Pataka Art + Museum, Suter Gallery, CoCA Chch.Volition, 541 Studio,  Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland

      2018 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards exhibition, Waiheke Island, Auckland

      2018 PhotoForum Members' Show, 541 Studio, Auckland

      2018 Blue Lies, Fluid Realms,  Percy Thompson Gallery, Stratford, Taranaki

      2018 (Artist Talk)Waimarama, Reflecting on Water, Muse Gallery, Hawkes Bay

      2018 (Artist Talk)State of Play, The Vivian Gallery, , Matakana, Warkworth

      2017 - 2018 Sizzle, Waiheke Community Art Gallery,  Waiheke Island, Auckland,

      2017 – 2018 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards exhibition, Waiheke Island, Auckland

      2017 H2o, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

      2017 Inspiration, 'Breathtaking, inSPIRACJE 12 International Visual Arts Festival

      2017(curated by Rob Garrett), Szczecin, Poland