Cathy Lomax is a London based painter. Her work is a contemporary and personal exploration of popular culture, beauty, celebrity and identity. Lomax has an MA Fine Art from Central St Martins and is the director ofTransition Galleryin East London. She also edits two art and culture magazines,ArtyandGaragelandand in 2016 she started a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, researching the role of makeup in the creation of the female star image.
Lomax won the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2016, was an Abbey Painting Fellow at the British School at Rome in 2014 and was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize in 2014 and 2015.
Cathy says of her work 'I am interested in the seductive imagery of popular culture and in particular how it is constructed, consumed and related to. My work assimilates the seductive imagery of film, fame and fashion and juxtaposes it with personal narratives and the everyday. The resulting paintings and installations play with history by combining information from disparate sources to form fragmented stories; new groupings and categories that chart a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.'