Catrin Williams RCA b.1966
Born in 1966, Catrin Williams was brought up on a hill-farm near Bala, and has lived on the Lleyn since 1996.
Welshness, or rather the experience of living in Wales, is an obvious theme in her work. Elements from her background and upbringing in Meirionnydd insist on inclusion in her work: the home and the farm; celebrations and the clothing; music and Welsh culture; family traditions and familiar faces. Recent works take inspiration from the coastline of the Lleyn Peninsula.
Catrin was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2001.
National Library of Wales
MOMA Wales, Machynlleth
Newport City Museum and Art Gallery
Gwynedd County Council
Private Collections worldwide
2011 Artist in Residence to the Josef Herman Foundation
2009 Tour Grant to the Venice Biennale
2009 Tir: 5 week residency on the island of North Uist, Outer Hebridies
2003 Good Ideas, Cywaith Cymru - with JKA Sailmakers, Pwllheli
2001 Artist in Residence at Plas Newydd, Llangollen
2001 Highly Commended by Sir Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn Jones and Peter Prendegast:
Young Wales 5, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
1997 Commendation, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala
1993 Tour Grant to Galway, Ireland
1991 Fine Art Prize: Second, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Mold
1990 Tour Grant to Checkoslovakia
1987 Scholarship to Brittanny