Award Holders 2015/16

Catherine Story

Abbey Fellow 2015/16

Catherine Story’s research field is wide and she is especially interested in early modernism and silent comedy. Her larger paintings are inspired by Roman frescoes and mummy portraits as well as film posters and she often explores themes that come from her obsession with cinema and the film camera itself. She would begin her residency in Rome by refreshing her memory of the Renaissance art that influenced her BFA writings about the restoration of the Sistine Chapel. She hopes her time in Rome will stimulate artwork that is ‘more than the sum of its imperfect fragmented parts’.