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  • "Reverb," acrylic, mixed media, collage on panel, 72" x 72"
  • "Melody," acrylic, mixed media, collage on canvas, 60" x 36"
  • "Pulse II," acrylic, mixed media, collage on canvas, 30" x 44"
  • "Hot Pink," acrylic/mixed media/collage on panel, 43" x 38"
  • "Powder Puff," acrylic/mixed media/collage on panel, 56" x 64"
  • "Summer Swim," acrylic/mixed media on paper, framed 37" x 56.5"
  • "Lily Pad I," acrylic on paper, framed 31" x 32.5"
  • "Lily Pad II," acrylic on paper, framed 31" x 32.5"
  • "Picnic II," acrylic, mixed media on canvas, 44" x 38.5"
  • "Delta Queen," acrylic, mixed media, collage on canvas, 44" x 58"
  • "Fetch," acrylic, mixed media, collage on canvas, 49" x 68"
  • "Pulse," acrylic, mixed media, collage on canvas, 48" x 36"
  • "Frolic," acrylic, mixed media, collage on panel, 32" x 40"
  • "Scavenger Hunt," acrylic, mixed media, collage on canvas, 49" x 52"
  • "Cottage Rose," acrylic/mixed media on panel, 43" x 43"
  • "Libertyland," acrylic/mm/panel, 64" x 56"

Bio

People ask me what inspires me in painting. I think that I do have that innate thing artists need which is a sense of color. That, I believe, is God given. My paintings are about layering. I am inspired by modernism but I could never create that perfectionistic, precise version of modern art. My best paintings emerge with mistakes beneath, peeking out from under the surface. I am inspired by all things interesting and un-boring.
I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a small town in Mississippi. You get to know the characters of your place and they seep into your make-up. Moving to New Orleans awakened all my senses to color in every realm of life. If New Orleans is anything, it could never be considered boring. There, I got to know so many talented people. I fell in love with jazz and zydeco music. The food. There is no need to describe it unless you have never experienced it. Mardi Gras, the architecture, the old live oak trees, meeting several people who walk around with huge parrots on their shoulder. The old lady who rides around uptown on a bike with a basket on the front in vaudeville looking makeup. Nobody even pays attention to the guy walking on Magazine Street in a red tutu because there are so many characters. So, I have to say that just living in New Orleans inspired me tremendously.
Interesting people inspire me. My children inspire me because they are so funny and keep my life from being anything but dull. My husband is inspiring to me because he is such a fun, and passionate person. Truly my best friend. He supports me and puts up with all the reasons why I was relieved to find out I was an artist (I have a life time of good excuses now).

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Cathy Lancaster: Education and Honors

B.A., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

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Cathy Lancaster: Selected Exhibitions

Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Off the Wall, solo show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
No: 10, Anniversary Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2015
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Merry-Go-Round, solo show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Rummaging, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Works on Paper, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Women’s Work, Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN, 2011
Holiday Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Excavation, solo exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Group Exhibit, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Summer Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Solo Exhibition, Nunnery’s Gallery, Jackson, MS, 2009
Price Fixe Menu, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2009
Artist of the Month, Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, AL, 2009
Color Me Beautiful: 80’s Color Theory, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2009
ARTifacts, Perry Nicole  Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2009
369 Group Show, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN, 2008
Artists of Marshall Arts’ Studio Exhibit, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN, 2008
Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN, 2008
Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN, 2007
The Harding Academy Art Show, Nashville, TN
New Work, Palladio, Memphis, TN, 2006
Agora Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2005
Split Compliment, Gallery 32, Germantown, TN, 2005

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Cathy Lancaster: Public Collections

Iberia Bank, Memphis, TN
Cellular South Corporation, Jackson, MS
Eli Manning, Quarterback New York Giants
Sara Evans, Country Music Singer, Birmingham, AL
Mr. and Mrs. C. Kemmons Wilson Jr., Holiday Inn
Mr. and Mrs. Hu Meena, Cellular South President
Jim Kerras Nissan, Memphis, TN

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