Annie Catrell RSA's practice is often informed by working with specialists in neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, psychiatry and the history of science.


This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled her to learn about cutting-edge research and in-depth information within these fields. She is particularly interested in the parallels and connections that can be drawn between art, science and the poetic.


Annie Cattrell RSA was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art before completing her Masters degrees at the University of Ulster and at the Royal College of Art. 


Cattrell has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including: Medicine and Art (imaging the future for life and love), Mori Museum, Tokyo; Out of the Ordinary, V&A, London; Not Nothing, curated by MUKA, Antwerp; Invisible Worlds, Freiburg Kunstverein, Germany; The Body, Art and Science, National Museum, Stockholm; Einfach Complex, Museum Gestaltung, Zurich; Paper Cuts, Fredericke Taylor Gallery, New York; On the Edge, Humboldt University, Berlin. Cattrell's work is held by public collections including the MacManus Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee; Aberdeen Art Gallery; the Wellcome Trust, London; and Edinburgh City Art Centre. In 2008 she jointly won the International Bombay Sapphire Prize.


Cattrell has undertaken many large-scale public art commissions including Echo at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail; 0 to 10,000,000 for the award-winning Bio-Chemistry Department at the Univeristy of Oxford, designed by architects Hawkins Brown; Resounding for Oxford Brookes University; Transformation for the Science Centre at Anglia Ruskin University. Recently she was Lead Artist at New Museum Site at the University of Cambridge, where she completed a public commission, Remains to be Seen, situated at the Old Cavendish Laboratories and Student Services Building. 


Cattrell has been a tutor at the Royal College of Art since 2000 and has lectured in many art colleges including Edinburgh School of Art; University of the Arts, London; University of Ulster, Belfast; University of Southern Australia; Alfred University, New York; and Goldsmith College, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors.