Artist Interview - Catherine Ross

Artist interview between Shannon Skye Robinson and Lois Emma Harkin (Curating Futures Project Coordinator), and Catherine Ross (Curating Futures Artist).


* Warning, mature content- nudity *


Date of Interview: 20th of December 2021

Participants: Shannon Skye Robinson (SSR) and Lois Emma Harkin (LEH) and Catherine Ross (CR)



SSR/LEH: What is your background?


CR: My background is in Fine Art and post 16 art and design teaching. I have a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art, PGCE in Art and Design, M.A. in Education and I am a current PhD by Fine Art Practice researcher at Oxford Brookes University.

 

SSR/LEH: How did you get into art/ creativity?

CR: I have always been creative since my earliest memories and have always wanted to be an artist!


Artwork produced by Catherine Ross


 

SSR/LEH: What do you get out of producing work?

CR: Total immersion in the creative act, intense pleasure and deep learning.


Artwork produced by Catherine Ross


 

SSR/LEH: How do you want your work to be perceived by an audience?


CR: I want my work to be immersive, participatory and moving.


Artwork produced by Catherine Ross


 

SSR/LEH: Who are your biggest inspirations?

CR: The Minimalists, Uta Barth, Roni Horn, Ann Veronica Janssens, and Agnes Martin, plus liminal light and space.



Artwork produced by Catherine Ross


 

SSR/LEH: What are the main concepts or themes you explore within your work?


CR: Liminality, location, and participation.

 

SSR/LEH: What is the main thing you have learnt through your creative practice?


CR: Perseverance, practice and patience.


Artwork produced by Catherine Ross


 

SSR/LEH: Who is your work for? Yourself? A small community? A specific sector of society? Or is it for everyone?

CR: For everyone.


Artwork produced by Catherine Ross


 

SSR/LEH: What is the best piece of advice you could give to another artist, or someone just starting out in the creative sector?

CR: Be as open as possible to creative possibilities.


 

SSR/LEH: Why did you decide to join the Curating Futures community?


CR: To network with other creatives.


 

You can find Catherine Ross via her Instagram