Catalina M. Christensen


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Catalina M. Christensen (nee Morales Vela)

Born: Bogota, Colombia

Arcane Studios, 22-27 The Oval, E2 7DT


2013–16 BA, Fine Art, First-class Honours, City & Guilds of London Art School

2008–10 Diploma in Art and Design, Putney School of Art and Design (PSAD)

1986-87 Post graduate studies in Urban Design, The Royal Danish Academy, DK

1983–85 MRP, Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (UNC). Dissertation completed in 1989

1977-82 Architect from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Selected Exhibitions:

2018 I Open the Window, The German Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynhausen Germany (Group Show)

2018 Terrains of Pigment, Nine Elms Gallery at ARC, London (Solo Show)

2018 In a country Far, Far away, Art Pavillion Mile End, London (Group Show)

2017 What Next?, Candid Arts Trust, London (Group Show)

2017 Uncommon Ground: New Art from the Landscape, The Royal Geographical

Society (Group show)

2016 In Pursuit of Colour, Nine Elms Gallery at ARC, London (Solo show)

2016 Degree Show: City & Guilds of London Art School

2012 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London (3 artists show)

2010 ‘Infinity’ PSAD Diploma Exhibition – Barbara Stanley Gallery

2006 Inspired by, Victoria & Albert Museum, London


2016-17 Clyde & Co Art Award for two works

2016 Runner up for the Clyde & Co Blank Canvas Commissioning Prize

2015 Idun Ravndal Travel Award. Travel to Iceland

2013 Etching “Swimmer”, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2012 Etching prize at PSAD with “The Pianist”

2006 V&A Inspired by… competition


Works held on private collections in United Kingdom, Denmark, Colombia and Sweden

Short Courses:

2017 Japanese Woodcut: Oil & Water, Slaughterhaus, London, 2 days course

2013 The Alchemy of Paint: the transformation of earth, rocks, roots and berries into pigments, The Princess School of Traditional Arts, Two-week course

2012 Colour in Practice, Slate School of Fine Art, Two-week summer coarse

2010-13 Oil painting, etching, Monoprint Master class and Collagraph Master class, Putney School of Art and Design


Spanish, Danish, English

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