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Catherine Guiral de Trenqualye

MPhil work

MA work

Cinema and graphic design have in common the tendency to hide their own mechanical processes and failures, as if there was no place for the repentir. I’d like to make them reappear and accentuate their ambiguity and obliqueness.


  • Catherine Guiral de Trenqualye
  • MPhil


    School of Arts & Humanities


    History of Design, 2009–

  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2007

  • As a graphic designer, Catherine Guiral always tries to (re)define and explore the ideas of collaboration, citation, self-generated projects and the links or limits those enable within the expanded practice of graphic design.

    She has studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, CalArts in Valencia and the Royal College of Art, London. The writing of her MA dissertation at the RCA led her to study the role of the out-of-field and the power of the invisible in cinema and art. Now teaching at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, she recently started her MPhil at the Royal College of Art in the History of Design Department.

    Catherine's work has been shown at the Jeune Création in Paris and has been published in various magazines. She has also taught workshops at La Cambre, Brussels and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, amongst others. Having travelled extensively in her childhood, her main interest lies in the details of high-brow and low-brow popular and visual culture and the enigmatic links that can exist between cinema and graphic design. She lives and works between Lyon and Paris.

  • Experience

  • Lecturer, Academie Charpentier, Paris, 1999-1995; Species of Spaces with Manuel Raeder, Paris, 2004; Postgraduate Workshop; Convenor, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs; Annual Scholars Exhibition Catalogue and Poster, London, 2006; Designer, Royal Overseas League; School of Architecture Catalogue, London, 2006; Co-designer, Royal College of Art
  • Exhibitions

  • ArtDesign/LA, Harold Gallery, Los Angeles, 2004; Jeune Creation, Espace La Bellevilloise, Paris, 2005