"Making art has been a continuous thread throughout my life. Punctuated by the joy and reverence I have for nature and a relentless curiosity about the world around me, my work combines painting, drawing and sculpture. Many of my ideas stem from research and reading about space and time as well as structural forms appearing in the natural world. I am especially drawn to transparent-like elements and have been primarily using industrial mesh and other commercial plastic materials to create my works. Color plays an integral role in enhancing the atmospheric transparency of the materials. The work, sharing forms of painting, sculpture and installation leads the viewer to take an intimate look at seemingly ordinary materials that because of what has been done to them, transcends their function."
Cathy Breslaw is a southern California contemporary visual artist who has been featured in over 30 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 50 group exhibitions across the U.S. in museums, art centers, college and university galleries and commercial galleries. She holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California where she received two fellowships. Breslaw holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Since the early 90’s Breslaw has been exploring the boundaries of painting and is continually experimenting with accessible commercial materials to create large format wall, floor, sculptural and installation works that engage concepts of light, space, and the interconnected and ephemeral nature of life. Her 2013 exhibition Luminosity at the Carson City, Nevada Courthouse was the recipient of an NEA grant obtained through the work of the Carson City Arts Initiative. In addition to her art practice, Breslaw is a writer for Art Scene magazine for southern California, a contributing writer to San Diego Visual Arts Network, other online blogs, and writes her own blog, artfullifebycathy.blogspot.com where she posts art reviews, one-to-one interviews with art world figures, links to contemporary art, creativity and related subjects.
Cathy Breslaw's work is in many public and private collections. For pricing information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-692-2351
Cathy Breslaw is available for writing essays/art reviews,lectures, teaching, and consulting with artists and art students.
Online Catalog of Cathy's Work