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Catherine Widgery

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1953, Catherine Widgery received her B.A. from Yale University in 1975, living and working in London, New York and Rome before settling down in Montreal in 1979 where she lived until her return to the US to live in Truro, Mass in 1999.

She has exhibited in Canada, the US, and Europe. Her exhibit Lost Sense at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1998 received international recognition. Her work appears in the collections of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée du Québec and many other public and private collections. She has completed twenty-eight major public commissions in the US and Canada.

Her personal work uses the fragile materials of nature juxtaposed with some familiar personal or domestic item. In her public work, her main interests lie in creating environments that respond to natural elements of wind and light and translate the experience of the natural world into urban materials and vocabulary. This environmental art is woven intimately into the building or landscape.

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