School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Catrin Huber

Senior Lecturer

Background

Introduction

Catrin Huber is an artist who works with painting, wall painting, drawing, collage, installation and more recently sound and film. Her practice investigates representations of architectural, fictional and imagined space, and also site-specificity of painting / drawing. She is interested in Roman wall painting and its significance for contemporary site-specific fine art practice. Further, she explores tensions between photographic image and materiality.

Background

Studied at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibitied her work nationally and internationally.

Roles and Responsibilities

BA Degree Programme Director                                                                                                                    Chair of the Board of Studies

Qualifications

2008 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, CLTAD, University of the Arts London
2005 Supervising Research Degree for Professionals in Art, Design & Communication, CLTAD, University of the Arts London

1999 MA in Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1996 State Examination Degree in Literature (MA equivalent), University of Karlsruhe
1994 State Examination Degree (BA / MA equivalent) in Painting, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Previous Positions

2003 - 2013 Associate Lecturer on the BA Painting course, Wimbledon College of Art
2004 – 2007 Visiting Lecturer on the BA Fine Art course, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
1999 – 2013 Invited to speak / give tutorials at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2013); Pitzhangor Manor (2012); The British School at Rome (2011); Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (2009); School of Art & Design, University of Leeds (2009); Crescent Arts Scarborough (2009); Wimbledon College of Art (2009); Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (2006); School of Arts, Design, Media & Culture, University of Sunderland (2005); Faculty of Art and Design, University of Plymouth (2003); Wimbledon School of Art (2002); and Kent Institute of Art & Design (1999).

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Research Interests

Painting, drawing, collage, wall painting, Roman wall paintings, representations of architectural, fictional and imagined space, site-specificity of painting / drawing, film.

Current Work

Research into the significance of Roman wall painting for contemporary site-specific practice / Research of constituents of painting / Collage and painting: 'growing' of collages.

Esteem Indicators

Invited as a speaker: 

2014 School of Art Gallery & Museum, Aberystwyth

2013 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2012 Pitzhangor Manor, London

2011 the British School at Rome

2009 Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

2009 School of Art and Design, University of Leeds

2009 Crescent Arts Scarborough

2009 Wimbledon College of Art

2006 Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany

2005 University of Sunderland

2003 Faculty of Art and Design, University of Plymouth

2002 School of Arts & Cultures, Newcastle University

2002 Wimbledon School of Art

 

Scholarships/Awards

2011 Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England

2011 Fictional Spaces, REF, Newcastle University

2011 Fictional Spaces, SRF, Newcastle University

2009 FRF for From line to Space, Newcastle University

2008 Abbey Award Fellowship at the British School at Rome

2000 Grant, Karlsruher Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste

1999/2000 County Baden-Württemberg Award for an artist residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1998 John Crane Travel Award

1997 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship

1992 Künstlerwege e.V: Scholarship for an artist residency in Moscow


 

Selected solo exhibitions

2013 As Above So Below, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (catalogue)

2011 Hall of Fictional Space, The British School at Rome (catalogue)

2010 Kiosk of Fictional Space, Kiosk24, Herford, Germany (catalogue)

2008 Hairchitecture, Blue Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2002 Situative Raumzeichnung Malerei, ARTWEB24>Kunstraum, Düsseldorf (catalogue)

2001 Retour de Paris, Institut Français, Stuttgart

2000 Malerei, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen

1999 Eye Elevator, David Hockney Gallery, RCA, London


 

Selected Group Exhibition

2015 TWENTIETH, APT Gallery, London

2015 Speculations: making, thinking, drawing, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2014 Sense of Soane, School of Art Gallery & Museum, Aberystwyth

2014 Switch, Pulchri Studio, Den Haag, Netherlands

2012 Sense of Soane, Pitzhangor Manor House, London (catalogue)

2012 Apropos the Kissing of a Hand, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne

2012 Festival Robert Walser, Newcastle upon Tyne (Co-organiser)

2012 Delineation, APT Gallery, London

2011 The Perfect Crime, curated by Phillip Allen and Dan Coombs, No.4a Gallery, Malvern

2011 Invaluable, curated by Victoria Rance and Sheila Vollmer, APT Gallery, London(catalogue)

2010 MIX, curated by Mali Morris and Chris Marshall, APT Gallery, London

2010 From Line to Space. Drawings by Thomas Wright of Durham and drawings from a range of disciplines at Newcastle University. Curated together with Richard Talbot.

2009 Free Art Fair, Barbican Centre, London (catalogue)

2008 Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy, Rome (catalogue)

2008 Ex Roma ||, APT Gallery, London

2008 Tuttifrutti, The British School at Rome (catalogue)

2008 Mothers, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

2007 London Assembly, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Brussels

2006 Deck of Cards, 39, London

2006 Water, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

2005 The Wrong Map, Three Colts Gallery, London

2004 Mothers, Oxford House, London

2003 Portrait of the artist as an exquisite corpse, 39, London

2003 The Bold & The Beautiful: New Art from London, RMIT Project Space, Australia and Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (supported by the British Council) (catalogue)

2002 The Bold & The Beautiful, Mile End Park Pavilions, London

2002 a little Bold & Beautiful, Ferguson McDonald Gallery, London

2002 50.Retour de Paris, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, (catalogue)

2001 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London

2000 Gruppenausstellung, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

2000 Painting, Limehouse Art Foundation, London

1999 British Telecom HQ, London

1999 Albert-Hausenstein-Preis-Exhibition, Germersheim

1998 Vorsicht Farbe, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

1998 Howie Street 1, RCA, London

1997 Darmstädter Sezession, Darmstädter Sezession, Darmstadt

1995 Klasse Erwin Gross, Podium Kunst, Schramberg (catalogue)

1992 Exit, Suricow Institute, Moscow

 

Collections               

Sammlung Baden-Württemberg - County Baden-Württemberg Collection of Fine Art (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart), Royal College of Art and private collections in the UK, Austria, Italy and Germany.

Examiner at Kingston University for MA Art & Space, MA European Art Practice, MA Fine Art with Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and MA Photography.

 

Funding

2011 Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England

2009 From Line to Space, Faculty Research Fund

2008 Abby Award Fellowship at the British Academy at Rome

2003 Funding from The German Embassy for The Bold and The Beautiful

2000 Grant, Staatliche Akademie de bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

1999/2000 County Baden-Württemberg award for an artist residency at the Cité Internaltionale des Arts, Paris

1998 John Crane Travel Award

1997 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship

1992 Künstlerwege e.V: Scholarship for an artist residency in Moscow 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

BA Fine Art studio programme

Postgraduate Teaching

Supervisor for MFA students (studio and dissertation)


 

Publications