Cate Inglis

Artist Statement

My practice is concerned with the layers and structure of the urban landscape: the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of growth and change.
I search for overgrown, derelict subjects - places where disappearing buildings leave gap sites and wasteland. Recent work has involved exploring the edges of urban areas. Bleak, forgotten places that have fallen out of use. Structures left to decay, exposed interiors overrun by plant life, I paint the accumulative layers of habitation, use and disuse.
Working in oils on a paper collage surface, I retain an element of drawing in my paintings - underpinning the structures with an emphasis on draughtsmanship. The paper layers are an important element, an indication of how thin and temporary everything we built ultimately is.



1999 BA (Hons.) Design - Glasgow School of Art


Elected Artist Member - Paisley Art Institute
Elected Practising Artist Member - The Glasgow Art Club
Ordinary Artist Member - Society of Scottish Artists
Ordinary Artist Member - Royal Glasgow Institute


2015 Winner, Glasgow Art Club 'Leiper Fine Art Prize'
Winner, PAI Art Hire Framing Award
2014 Winner, SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize
2013 Winner, RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction
2011 Semi-finalist, Charlatan Ink Prize, New York
1998 Winner, The Goldsmiths' Company Bursary, London
Winner, Carole Harper Memorial Award, Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2016 3 Man Show - Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick
'Unbuilt' - Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2015 2 Man Show - Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
3 Man Show - Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
2014 'Paper Walls', Montgomery's, Glasgow
2013 'Urban Nests', Cafe JJ, Glasgow
Outside Edges', Cafe JJ, Glasgow
2012 'Folk', Lochgelly Centre, Fife
2011 'Folk', Artspace Gallery, Glenrothes, Fife
2010 Invited Artist, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Open Eye Gallery
Art Exposure Gallery
Thompson's Gallery
Fotheringham Gallery
Smithy Gallery
Glasgow Art Club
Mansfield Park Gallery
2015 SSA 118th Annual Exhibition, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Corrymella Scott Gallery @ The Sage, Gateshead
Edinburgh Art Fair with the Fotheringham Gallery
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair with Art Exposure Gallery
Paisley Art Institute 127th Annual Exhibition
Glasgow Art Club
The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The Rowan Gallery, Helensburgh
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Thomson's Gallery, London
2014 SSA 117th Annual Exhibition, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
RGI Kelly Gallery
Glasgow Art Club
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Paisley Art Institute 126th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
Scotland Art, Glasgow


2015 Corrymella Scott 'Art Exhibition at Sage' Catalogue
Thompson's Gallery 'Scottish Exhibition 2015' Catalogue
PAI 127th Annual Exhibition Catalogue
Urban & Rural Landscapes, Fotheringham Gallery Catalogue (March 2015)
The Biscuit Factory Magazine (Spring Issue)
Scottish Art Scene Magazine - Feature (March Issue)
2014 SSA 117th Annual Exhibition Catalogue
Glasgow Art Club Grand Reopening Exhibition Catalogue
The State of Art ‘Landscape & Portrait’ by Barehill Publishing, London
The Biscuit Factory Magazine (Autumn Issue)
White Coffee Magazine February Issue (8th February)
The Grind Magazine, (Front Cover & Feature) Issue 2 (1st March)
2013 Tribe Magazine Issue 22 (27th October)