Catherine Hyland

MA work

I examine the inconceivable scale of the man-made and natural world. Producing large format photographs and video installations of the current industrial landscape, 


my work frequently focuses on the absurd, immensely vast and forbidding situations that I believe remain congruent to the human condition. The Wonderland project looks at the idea of the ‘on stage’ / ‘off stage’ dichotomies of everyday life, the legitimacy of ‘performance’ and strangeness of the ‘real’. I endeavour to seek out locations that remain shielded from public view, rendering the quest for them as idiosyncratic as the actions of the characters that appear within them. Discovering this hidden world is what excites me.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2011

  • I examine the inconceivable scale of the man-made and natural world. Producing large format photographs and video installations of the current industrial landscape, 


    my work frequently focuses on the absurd, immensely vast and forbidding situations that I believe remain congruent to the human condition. The Wonderland project looks at the idea of the ‘on stage’ / ‘off stage’ dichotomies of everyday life, the legitimacy of ‘performance’ and strangeness of the ‘real’. I endeavour to seek out locations that remain shielded from public view, rendering the quest for them as idiosyncratic as the actions of the characters that appear within them. Discovering this hidden world is what excites me.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2008
  • Experience

  • Freelance photographer and filmmaker, Temper Trap, Punchdrunk Theatre Company; TateShots, The Designers Republic; Sri Lanka Design Festival, artists collective Freee; Lucy In Disguise PS Move, The Guardian, London
  • Exhibitions

  • Man Group Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, 2010; 10th Focused Eye Awards, The Art Works Galleries, Newcastle, 2009; The NEW LIFE BERLIN Festival, KIM-Brunnen Strasse 10/Mitte, Berlin, Germany, 2008; Best in Show , John Jones project space, London, 2008
  • Awards

  • Commendation, Photography, Aesthetica Creative Works Competition, 2010; Second prize, Man Group Photography Prize, 2010