About

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Spanning a range of subjects, Catherine Lucas’s paintings draw you into their center evoking a sense of tranquility, resolve, and presence.

Her compositions are built upon many layers of transparent and opaque passages of paint lending sensual quality to their surfaces. The essence of her subjects is expressed through their fine detail. It’s through the solidity of her subjects, that Catherine strives blend the ethereal with the material, capturing the transpersonal state of being.

Her figurative works are imbued with introspection, strength and grace using the body as the narrative. Inclusively, her work explores themes of transfiguration, metamorphosis, initiation, and rebirth, all pertaining to a spiritual alchemy and wholeness of being.

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Born into a traveling military family at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia, Catherine currently lives and works in Naples Florida. She received her BFA from Hofstra University, and her MFA from New York Academy Of Art, Graduate School Of Figurative Art. In 2010, Catherine was awarded the Hudson River School Fellowship through the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York.

An award winning artist, Catherine exhibits her work nationally in galleries and museums through national and international juried exhibitions.

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2009 Grand Central Academy of Art Workshop Study with Tony Curanaj

2008-2009 Ryder Studio School, Santa Fe NM Instructor Tony Ryder

2007  Grand Central Academy of Art NY NY Workshop Study with Sarah Lamb

2007 Andreeva Portrait Academy Santa Fe, NM Workshop Study with Tony Ryder

2006 MFA  New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art,  NY, NY

1993 BFA  Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (Highest of Honors) 

2013-Present VISUAL ARTS CENTER PUNTA GORDA FL, Painting

2010-2013 RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN CSSP Faculty, Painting and Drawing.

Fall 2010 EDISON SATE COLLEGE CE Faculty, Painting

Fall 2009 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE CE Faculty Artistic Human Anatomy

2005-Present PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Painting and Drawing

2018 3rd Place Award, 11th Biennial National Juried Art Expedition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2018 Merit Award, Taking Shape: 3D Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2017 2nd Place Award, Light And Shadow Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda Florida

2017 Judges Award, Light And Shadow Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2017 Peoples Choice Award, Light And Shadow Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2017 Portrait Award Primavera Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2014 Merit Award, 9th Biennial National Art Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda, FL

2013 Best of Show Award, Faces and Figures National Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda, FL

2010 Hudson River School Fellowship Award, NY, NY

2005 Merit Scholarship Award, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY

2004 Award of Distinction, Gallery Victoria, Naples FL, National Juried Exhibition

2003 Award of Achievement, Gallery Victoria, Naples, FL, National Juried Exhibition

2018 The Nude: 10th Annual International Juried Figurative Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH

2018 11th Biennial National Juried Art Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2018 Taking Shape: 3D Show, VAC Punta Gorda, FL

2017 Lore Denegstein Ninth Annual Juried National Figurative Exhibition, Selinsgrove, PA

2017 Light And Shadow Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2017 Primavera Exhibition VAC Punta Gorda FL

2016 International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Tromp L' Oeil and Still Life, John F. Peto Museum, Island Heights, NJ

2016 Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX

2016 10th Biennial National Juried Art Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2015 Lore Denegstein Seventh Annual Juried National Figurative Exhibition, Selinsgrove, PA

2014 Lore Denegstein Sixth Annual Juried National Figurative Exhibition, Selinsgrove, PA

2014 Women Painting Women Juried National Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

2014 Ninth Biennial National Juried Art Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2013 Faces And Figures Juried National Exhibition, VAC Punta Gorda FL

2013 Women Painting Women Juried National Exhibition, RJD Gallery Sag, Habor NY

2011 Decadence, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2011 Annual Ringling Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL

2010 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL

2009 Contemporary Realism, Canyon Road Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009 Summer Juried Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY NY

2008 A Showcase of Works, Ryder Studio School Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2007 46th Annual Founders Juried Award Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL

2006 Take Home a Nude, Phillips DePury & Co., New York, NY.

2006 Class of 2006 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2005 An Exhibition of Cast Drawings, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2005 A Showcase of Figure Drawings and Paintings, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY

2004 An Exhibition of Still Life Drawings, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY

2004 Solo Show, Gallery Victoria, Naples, FL

2003 Artescape National Juried Painting Competition, Gallery Victoria, Naples FL

2003 An Exhibition of Paintings, Gallery Victoria, Naples FL

2002 43rd Annual Founders Juried Award Exhibition, Von Liebig Center, Naples FL

2002 Autobiographies and Identities, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL

2002 Go Figure Juried Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL

2001 42nd Annual Founders Juried Award Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL

2000 41st Annual Founders Juried Award Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL