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Cathy Lomax
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Cathy Lomax

Date of birth 13.Jul.63
Place of birth London
Country of residence United Kingdom

Cathy Lomax’s practice is rooted in the romance of popular culture, assimilating media fictions and mythologies of fame into a seductive story- telling process. Photography is the source material through which she re-invents her wish-list of popular icons- particularly from English history and contemporary culture. Varied personas appear on her canvases- Marina Duchess of Kent, Kim Marsh, Mary Bell, even Chechen terrorists; revealing a process of self-interrogation and the degree to which the self is structured and formed through shared popular and cultural fictions.

She studied at Central St Martins, London; is the editor of Art Fanzine Arty and Garageland; and runs Transition Gallery. Selected exhibitions include: 2006 Vignettes: Sad stories of beauty, exploitation and prestige, Rosy Wilde; 2004 She's No Angel, James Coleman; Girl on Girl, Transition Gallery, London.

2008
'The Painting Room' Transition Gallery, London

2007
'The Future Can Wait' Atlantis Gallery, London
'Girlsworld' Grey Area, Brighton

2006
'Mary Mary Mary Mary', Augsburg
'Vignettes', Rosy Wilde
'For Peel', No More Grey

2004
'She's No Angel', James Coleman
'Girl on Girl', Transition

2003
'Fanclub', Rose Wilde
'Vaguely Romantic', Rosy Wilde
'Arty-tecture', Transition
'Front Room', 16 King Henry's Road, Lewes
'Alleyoops', Transition

2002
'Ideal Homes', Transition
'Idolise', Notting Hill Arts Club

Exhibitions