Artist Catherine Yass is a UCA Professorial Fellow, specialising in Fine Art.
A Turner Prize nominee in 2002, Catherine will be conducting her own research on behalf of UCA while assisting academic staff and students with their own research projects.
London-born Catherine gained her art training at the Slade School of Art, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and lastly gained an MA at Goldsmiths College, London (through a Boise travelling scholarship).
Her specialism is creating films, along with brightly coloured photographs often mounted on light boxes, of various places and people. Her work, Descent, which focused on a London construction site, earned her a Turner Prize nomination.
She has featured in dozens of group exhibitions over the years together with almost 40 solo exhibitions. Most recently her film, Aeolian Piano, which pays homage to the iconic BBC Television Centre, was displayed at a special one-off screening by RIBA and the BBC in 2017. Meanwhile, her most recent commission was a piece for the Living With Buildings exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, last year.