A lot of my work takes place outside the studio. I make drawings, videos and stop-motion animations of my looking, thinking and doing while outdoors. We move too fast throught these landscapes and don't notice enough. I try to slow down to show the viewer what we neglect to take time to see.
Artist Bio / CV
Cat Clifford uses drawing, animation and performance video to explore place, time and observation. She is concerned with showing the viewer the subtle daily and seasonal changes to landscape and the related patterns, thoughts and actions that inhabit landscape. She has recently exhibited at the Boise Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Arthouse at the Jones Center and the Henry Art Gallery. She is a 2008 recipient of the Contemporary Northwest Art Award from the Portland Art Museum. In 2006 she received an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commision Fellowship and was recently awarded the Betty Bowen Award Finalist Prize from the Seattle Art Museum. Clifford is represented by Howard House in Seattle. She received her MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX and currently lives and works in Houston, TX.