Catherine Haggarty


b. 1984; Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Catherine Haggarty's practice explores the delineation between painting and drawing and their shared capabilities in how we perceive and understand images. She is interested in how line can have both clear agency and wavering ambiguity while building an image. Her artwork explores how images communicate; how our automatic, subconscious and steadfast attention can collide to conjure new forms, new images and perhaps, new understandings of ourselves. Her work lives between brazen self-assuredness and a quietude that invites curiosity.

The artist’s paintings and curatorial work have been reviewed by and featured in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Times, Maake Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, Art Spiel, Final Friday Podcast, Sound and Vision Podcast, The Black and White Project, Curating Contemporary’s book Eraser, and Young Space.

Haggarty has been a visiting artist & lecturer at Hunter MFA, Denison University, Ohio (forthcoming -2020), Brooklyn College MFA and in 2018 Haggarty was the Anderson Endowed Lecturer at Penn State University. Jurying appointments include: Espositivo Residency in Madrid, Ortega y Gasset International Open Calls, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, National Open call and Boston Young Contemporaries MFA Edition at Boston University.

Haggarty earned her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011. Currently, Haggarty is an adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts and  co-directs NYC Crit Club.