Cathie Pilkington RA

Cathie Pilkington RA

Cathie Pilkington RA constructs ambivalent forms from a wide variety of materials and cultural references. Her assembled doll-like sculptures are often presented in immersive installations.

Artist profile

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Cathie Pilkington’s work engages with the canonical history of figurative sculpture. Crossing traditional, modern and contemporary idioms. Her work combines modelled and painted sculptures within immersive installations. Comprising a diverse array of props, materials and studio furniture, site-responsive installations balance chaos with precision, presenting a kind of art historical fly-tipping.
Pilkington studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1986-91) and The Royal College of Art (1995-97)She was elected Royal Academician in 2014. In 2016, she became professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools. This year, she was elected Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools. 
Recent projects include:
The Covering, Karsten Schubert, February - April 2020
Working from Home intervention, Dorich House Museum, 2018 and Pallant House Gallery, 2019
Doll for PetraDitchling Museum of Art and Craft 2017
Life Room: Anatomy of a DollRoyal Academy Schools Life Room, 2017
The Value of the PawV&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, 2012
Cathie Pilkington RA Art Sales
  1. Origami Goat
    Cathie Pilkington RA
    Origami Goat
  2. Unicorn
    Cathie Pilkington RA
  3. Full House
    Cathie Pilkington RA
    Full House
  4. The Consolations Of Nature
    Cathie Pilkington RA
    The Consolations Of Nature