Norman Clive Catherine (South African, b.1949) began his artistic career in the late 1960s at the East London Technical College of Art in South Africa. His first solo exhibition at Herbert Evans Gallery in Johannesburg in 1969 consisted of oil paintings on diverse supports, such as wood, bone, and wire, but it was at his 1972 show at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg that Catherine decided to pursue a career as an artist. Catherine’s work has evolved over his 40-year career from airbrush paintings and mixed media assemblages to sculptures, all executed with a variety of found objects but with a unifying aesthetic of vaguely comical and brightly colored figures and scenes. In 1995, a graphic novel with Allan Cameron, The Legend of Memo the Hierophant, was published and in 2000 a monograph of his work, Norman Catherine, was published by the Goodman Gallery. He has participated in both the Venice Biennial and Art Basel, Switzerland since the 1970s. Catherine’s works are a part of numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; S.A. National Gallery, Cape Town; Johannesburg Municipal Art Gallery, Johannesburg; and the University of South Africa, Pretoria.