Cathy Usatoff

Cathy Usatoff

Cathy Usatoff

  • Biography

    Graduating from Fine Art RMIT in 1986 I began a career teaching art in Melbourne and later worked in Visual Merchandising in the U.K. After having raised a family, I embarked on my long held dream to start painting in 2018.

    I had my first solo show in April 2019, and have since participated in several gallery group shows and art shows around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsular.

    My landscapes are inspired by the winery vistas and farmland of Red Hill and the Australian bushland on the Mornington Peninsular in Victoria.

    Through abstraction and reinterpretation of the landscape, my vibrant and animated paintings are contemporary impressionist.

    I consider myself to be an intuitive painter and a colourist where I focus on the relationship between rhythmic movement of line and layers of vibrant colour and how they play against each other. My best works are when my process is uninhibited and my painting is a dance between thoughtful consideration and a spontaneous joy of colour.

    EXHIBITIONS
    March 2020 - “Fall” Group Show Old Auction House, Kyneton
    December 2019 - Christmas Group Show WHO Gallery
    October 2019 - Sommers Art Fair
    July 2019 - “Green Wedge” Exhibition Mornington Peninsular Council Merricks House Gallery
    June 2019 - Camberwell Art Show
    June 2019 - Small Works Art Prize Brunswick Street Gallery
    May 2019 Red Hill Art Show
    April 2019 - “The Nature of Colour’ First solo show of landscapes
    March 2019 - International Womens Day Group show at Guggenart, Malvern East
    December 2018 - Student Exhibition Melbourne School of Art, Elsternwick
    October 2018 - “Local 2”
    Group show at Guggenart, Malvern East

    SALES
    WHO Gallery
    183 Waverley Rd Malvern East, Vic 3145
    Rose Street Trading Co.
    1036 High Street Armadale, 3143

    WORKSHOPS
    2019
    Abstraction with Casey Burrill
    Abstraction with Michele Luminato
    Landscape with Paula Jenkins, NSW
    Abstraction with Annie Everingham, Artworx, Geelong
    2018
    Abstraction with Joan Blond, Artworx, Geelong
    Abstraction with Catherine Cassidy, Sydney
    Abstraction with Brock Q. Piper, Melbourne Studio of Art, 8 weeks

    EMPLOYMENT
    1998 - 1999 - Debenhams Head Office, London
    Assistant to project manager for window displays for all stores in the U.K. and Saudi Arabia

    1992 - 1996 - Northland Secondary College, Preston
    Design Studies Folio Preparation Course
    Year 11 & 12 VCE Art

    1988 - 1990 Hillcrest Secondary College, Melbourne
    Art teacher Year 7 to 12

    EDUCATION
    1996 - 1997 Diploma in Arts - Visual Merchandising
    1987 Graduate Diploma in Education - Secondary
    1984-1986 Bachelor Fine Art - RMIT

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Cathy Usatoff

Floral Still Life with Pears
100 x 100 cm Oil on linen canvas $2,000.00Sold