Norman Clive Catherine (South African, )

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.

Timeline

AA Vita Life Art, 3rd Quarterly with Andries Botha
Republic Festival Arts Exhibition Durban (1st Prize for graphic art)
Arts South Africa Today Durban, (Cambridge Shirt)
Born East London, South Africa
Studied at East London Technical College Art Schoo London
Studied at East London Technical College Art Schoo London

Exhibitions

1995
Whitechapel Art Gallery London
1995
Bernard Jacobson Gallery Johannesburg
1995
Delfina Studio Trust Gallery London
1995
Kunstahll Rotterdam, Netherlands
1995
Espace XL Luxemburg
1994
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
1994
Fifthe Havanna Biennal Cuba
1994
Fifth Havanna Biennal Cuba
1994
Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
1994
Les Sacks FIne Art Los Angeles, California
1993
Venice Biennal Venice, Italy
1993
Graphica Creativa '93 Jyvaskyla, Finland
1992
Stuart Levy Gallery New York, NY
1991
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
1991
Oxford Museum Oxford (touring exhibition)
1987
S.A. Association of Arts Widhoek, South West
1987
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
1986
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
1986
S.A. Association of Arts Widhoek, South West
1986
Area X Gallery East Village, New York
1984
S.A. Association of Arts, Windhoek, South West
1982
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
1982
Gowlette Gallery Cape Town
1980
Goodman Gallery Johannesburg