Brian Catling

Brian Catling

Brian Catling was born in London in 1948. He is a poet, sculptor and performance artist, who makes installations and paints egg tempera portraits of imagined Cyclops. He has been commissioned to make solo installations and performances in many countries including Spain, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Germany, Greenland and Australia. He is currently writing novels.

He is Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford, and a fellow of Linacre College.

Some of his significant shows and other works include Quill Two, at Matt’s Gallery at Dilston Grove, WERE and Antix (Frieze Magazine review) at Matt’s Gallery, Commissioned Monument – At The Site of Execution, The Tower of London, 2007, Vanished! A Video Séance (with Tony Grisoni, South London Gallery, 1999) (The Guardian review), Cyclops at South London Gallery, 1996 (Frieze Magazine review), and a 2008 exhibit at Ingleby Gallery. Edinburgh. He has had past solo shows at The Serpentine Gallery, the Arnolfini in Bristol and the Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Hordaland Kunstnersentrum in Bergen, Norway, Project Gallery in Leipzig, and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.

Eleven books of poetry have been published, the most recent being A Court of Miracles. Collected Poems of Brian Catling (Etruscan Press, 2009). Poems also appear in many anthologies including The New British Poetry, Paladin Conductors Of Chaos, and Picador Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry, (Oxford University Press, NY; editor Keith Tuma).

For a full CV, see Brian’s personal website.

Photo by Gautier Deblonde


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