Catherine Bertola British, b. 1976


Born 5 July 1976, Rugby, UK
1995-1999 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1994-1995 BTEC Diploma Art and Design, Calderdale College, Halifax

Solo exhibitions

Invisible Cities, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Acts of Making, The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK
Invisible Cities, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Sad Bones, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Flicker, Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, UK


Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA


To be forever known, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK


Scion, Beacon Art Project, Barrington Court, Somerset, UK
Solo presentation at Open Space- Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Unseen By All But Me Alone, Workplace GalleryGateshead
Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, England
Over the Teacups, solo show M R Fricke, Berlin 
Prickings, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and Fabrica, Brighton in 2006
The Property of Two Gentlemen, Firstsite, Colchester
Domestic Landscapes, International 3, Manchester

Selected group exhibitions

Innsbruck International,  Innsbruck, Austria
Objects Relations, Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

LUX, Rothbury, Northumberland, UK


Tip of the Iceberg, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

Masterstrokes: Great Paintings from York Art Gallery, The Collection & Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK


Transformations, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmunds, UK

Wildness Between Lines, Leeds College of Art, Leeds


From Trash to Treasure, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany

Business Collectors Network, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Being Lost, Rouge Project Space, Manchester, UK

Personal Tempest, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, Austria

ROTATE, Contemporary Arts Society & Shortlist Media, London

Cult of the Difficult, Cass Gallery, London

Alchemy Fundiaco Joan Miro, Barcelona Spain

Personal Tempest, New Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
The Armory Show 2011, with Workplace Gallery, New York


NADA Art Fair, Miami, USA with Workplace Gallery

Beyond Pattern, DLI Museum, Durham, UK
New Prints from Northern Print, Northern Print, Newcastle, UK 
Walls are talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Catherine Bertola Pauline Kraneis, M R Fricke, Berlin
Unravelling the Manor House, Preston Manor, Brighton, UK
Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection,The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, UK
Wanderwall, Temple Newsam, Leeds, UK
Can't Forget What I Don't Remember, Lausanne, Switzerland   
Beyond Pattern, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newton Wales
Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, England
The Intertwining Line, Cornerhouse, Manchester 
Beautifully Crafted, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 
TOMORROW THE FUTURE, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, UK
The Enchanted Moment, Baltic, Gateshead
Kingfisher Tales, Union, London
Shake Before Using, Artium, Vitoria Gastiez, Spain
Out of the Ordinary, V&A Museum, London
Unpicked and Dismantled, Kaunas Art Biennale, Kaunas, Lithuania
Preview, M R Fricke, Berlin
Isobar, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and tour
Opposite of Vertigo, Drawing Room, London/Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
Moved, Workplace Gallery Gateshead
Metteurs en Scène, The Embassy, Edinburgh
The End Begins, The Hospital, London
Extreme Crafts, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London
Lost, Found and Imagined, 28 David's Road, London
Fine and Fashionable, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
No Place Like Home, Beacon Art Project, Bridge Farm, Bicker
Blue Star Red Wedge, Glasgow International, Glasgow
PILOT 2, Farmiloes Building, London
Zoo Art Fair, London with Workplace Gallery
Imagine a World…, Barge House, London 
Floral Habitat, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds
Shrinking Cities, Kunst-Werke, Berlin and tour
Space Between Us, Friar House, Newcastle upon Tyne. Curated by SMART Project Space, Amsterdam
Fragmentos, Galeria Casa Gaia, Havana, Cuba
Pattern Crazy, Crafts Council, London
CAPITAL, various venues in Newcastle upon Tyne
REPRO, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Pattern Transfer, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne


Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK.

St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
The House of Bling, Tattershall Castle, Linconshire 
Artist-Object Project, National Museum Wales, Cardiff, 
Commission for Temple Newsham and Leeds City Art Gallery Collection, Leeds 
Everything and Nothing, temporary commission for Out of the Ordinary exhibition at the V&A
Frills and Flounces, permanent commission for Government Art Collection, for the DCMS building, London
By day, by night, temporary commission for Snowdomes exhibition at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Posh Doily, drawing commissioned by Locus , Newcastle upon Tyne
Scratching at the Surface, temporary commission by Locus , Newcastle upon Tyne
Venetian Blind, temporary commission by Globe Gallery, North Shields
Under Your Feet, permanent commission for Grainger Town, Newcastle upon Tyne

Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester 
Batiscafo Projects, Havana, Cuba, organised by Gasworks/Triangle Arts Trust, London, Arts Council England and British Council
Further Up in The Air, Liverpool

Selected Bibliography
Walls are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture, KWS Publishers, UK ISBN 978-0984-2260-0-9
Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection
KILLING TIME, Workplace Publication 2010
From Studio To Situation, Claire Doherty (Black Dog Publishing)
A Dent in Time, Cherry Smyth - to accompany the exhibition The Property of Two Gentlemen, Firstsite, Colchester
Prickings, publication to accompany the solo touring exhibition
Open Frequency -,  Stephen Feeke, curator Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Lost Narratives, Jon Bewley, Locus , published by Art Editions North, Sunderland and Work and Leisure International, Manchester.
Isobar, published by ARTTRA in collaboration with Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK, 
ISBN 978-0-9557496-0-5
Textile 07, published by Kaunas Artists' Support Fund, Lithuania, ISBN 978-9955-9587-2-7
Workplace, published by Art Editions North - essay Rescued Narratives, by Maeve Polkinhorn, assistant curator Tate Modern
'Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Transient Materiality' by Linda Sandino for the Journal of Design History Volume17 Number 3, published  Oxford University Press
Furthermore - book of proposals, book published by Further Afield Publications
Further Up in the Air, published by Further Afield Publications
Simmons & Simmons, London
Lodeveans Collection, UK
Private Collections, UK & USA
The Business Collectors Network, Newcastle UK
The Government Art Collection, UK