Collection: Catherine Haggarty

Catherine Haggarty investigates visual and verbal language as both a subject and a hurdle in painting. Her work shows an attention to economy in drawing, memory and language that manifests itself in the urge to create forms that can’t always be identified. Her paintings, which often reference architecture, animals, icons and continuous line drawing, reflect inadequacies and strengths in language and demonstrate how memory, error and time can create new images. Haggarty’s paintings and curatorial work have been featured in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Times, Maake Magazine, The Black and White Project (UK), Sound and Vision Podcast, and Young Space. Exhibiting nationally and internationally for a decade, she has shown her work at Leftfield Slo and Hashimoto Contemporary (CA), The Provincial (MI), Tripp Gallery (London), Bridge Productions (Seattle, WA), CGK Gallery (Copenhagen), Art on Paper Fair (Armory Week), Paper Paris (France), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Next to Nothing - N2N- (NYC), Morgan Lehman (NYC), Markel Fine Arts (NYC), Papier 2018 (Projet Pangee) and Design Sublime (Miami, FL). Solo exhibitions include Massey Klein Gallery (NYC), This Friday Next Friday (NYC), Bloomsburg University (PA), One Main Window (NY), One River School of Art and Design, Proto Gallery (NJ), and Look and Listen in Marseille, France. Haggarty lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, is faculty at The School of Visual Arts, and co-directs and instructs the New York City Crit Club.