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Penny Lecture: Magic within Reason by Annie Cattrell

Magic within Reason: art and science dialogues as experienced by visual artist Annie Cattrell

Annie Cattrell was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, University of Ulster and at the Royal College of Art. She has taught at the RCA since 2000.

Cattrell is a visual artist and  is particularly interested in the parallels that can be drawn within and between art and science. 

She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally including: Out of the Ordinary at the V and A in London; Medicine and Art  at the Mori Museum, Tokyo; Not Nothing, curated by MUKA, Antwerp;  Invisible Worlds at Freiburg Kunstverein, Germany; The Body, Art and Science, National Museum in Stockholm; Paper Cuts, Fredericke Taylor Gallery, New York. Her solo exhibitions include the Anne Faggionato Gallery (London), The Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution  (London), and the Pier Art Centre. Her work is held in a number of museums and institutions and many private collections. In 2008 she jointly won the international Bombay Sapphire prize.

Recent permanent commissions include at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Currently, Cattrell is  developing a series of public art works for the new University College London  Dementia Research Institute  designed by Hawkins Brown architects.