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“Catherine Leon’s extrovert pieces, rhythmic with colour and light, are lyrical to the extent that they leave the viewer with a visceral sense of abandon. They speak a subconscious language of a longing to experience the elemental truths of nature, form and time.”

http://www.violethour.org/catherine-leon

Born 1993, Cornwall, UK

Lives and works in London and Cornwall

Education

2013 - 2015 BAHons, Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon College of Art UAL

2011 - 2012 Diploma Foundation, Plymouth College of Art UAL

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

REVEILLE - The Violet Hour, London 2021

Katie Trick, Rosa Roberts, Beatrice Hasell-McCosh, Bobbye Fermie, Otis Blease

TENDER - The Violet Hour, Notting Hill, 2020

Kate Braine, Catherine Leon, Max Naylor, Lex Shute, Eleanor Watson

The Skylark  - The Violet Hour, London, 2019

Online spring edit 

What's The Use? - Freecursor, London,  2018

Shane Bradford, Max Gershon, Catherine Leon, Junodef

The Road Not Taken - The Violet Hour, The Hospital Club, London,  2017

Wonje Kang, Catherine Leon, Philip Rae Scott, Felicity Warbick

Soiree at the Fiery Friary - 88 Friary Road, London 2017

Hadass Auerbach, James Balmforth, Tomo Campbell, James Capper, Nathan Cash Davidson, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Bobby Dowler, Gareth Cadwallader, Ludovica Giosica, Christopher Green, Angelique Heidler, Norman Hyams, Marie Jacotey, Evgenij Kozlov, Jean-Baptiste Lagadec, Catherine Leon, Kate Lyddon, Shaun McDowell, Rose McLaren, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Bayly Shelton, Caterina Silva, Sofia Silva, Sofia Stevi, Tobias Teschner, Tim Zercie. 

Glorious Abandon - Dynamite Projects, London, 2016

James Balmforth, Gareth Cadwallader, Tomo Campbell, Nathan Cash Davidson, Bobby Dowler, Jade Fadojutimi, Count Glendenberg, Christopher Green, Kate Groobey, Marie Jacotey, Catherine Leon, Shaun McDowell, Sofia Silva, Louise Thomas, Lara Viana, Hugo Wilson. Brilliant Creatures - The Violet Hour, The Strand Gallery, London 2015

FloatArt London 2015 Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, Southbank , London 2015

Angus-Hughs Summer Exhibition - Angus-Hughs Gallery, London 2015

BA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London 2015

Prizes

 

Prunella Clough Painting Prize - Shortlisted nominee 2014

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy Award - Shortlisted nominee 2014

FloatArt London - Shortlisted nominee 2015