Cate Inglis is a Scottish contemporary urban landscape painter and printmaker, based in Glasgow. Cates work focuses on the transient nature of the built environment, often depicting derelict and industrial subjects.

Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, she has been awarded the RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction (2013), the SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize (2014) and the PAI Art Hire Framing Prize (2015).

Exhibiting regularly both North and South of the border, she is represented at Thompson's Galleries – Aldeburgh and London, and Gallery Heinzel – Aberdeen and the Open Eye Gallery – Edinburgh. Cate currently lives and works in the West End of Glasgow, surrounded by post-industrial inspiration.

Artist Statement

My practice is concerned with the layers and structure of the urban landscape: the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of growth and change. The paintings are each a moment in time of a particular place, as the buildings succumb to weathering, neglect and renewal. I see buildings as a reflection of a population. My work invites questions about how society measures its failures and successes, the things we accept and reject in our environment and our response to familiarity and recognition.

The paintings focus on streets in everyday life, anonymous yet familiar, I am drawn to the mundane and the overlooked... the unnoticed details in a patchwork of grand houses, industrial wastelands, concrete offices and shiny new flats that fill the streets of our cities.
I am drawn in by the illusion of permanence that we create for ourselves and the fragile nature of the recognisable city in a time of accelerating change: the split sandstone, the plugged-in brick, the corroding metal and the peeling paintwork overlapped by concrete, plastic and steel.

The surfaces of my paintings echo the structure of these complex layers. By constructing and peeling back layers of paper, I create delicately textured surfaces on which to paint, print or draw. These layers of paper act as a metaphor for how thin and temporary everything we build ultimately is.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION 1999, BA (Hons.)Design – Glasgow School of Art

Elected Artist Member - The Paisley Art Institute
Elected Practicing Artist Member - The Glasgow Art Club
Ordinary Artist Member - Society of Scottish Artists
Ordinary Artist Member - Royal Glasgow Institute

2015 Winner, PAI Art Hire Award
Winner, Glasgow Art Club Leiper Fine Art Prize
2014 Winner, SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize
2013 Winner, RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction

2016 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
3 Man Show - Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick
2 Man Show - Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow
2015 3 Man Show - Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
2 Man Show - Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2014 'Paper Walls', Montgomery's, Glasgow

2016 Paisley Art Institute 128th Annual Exhibition
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair with Art Exposure Gallery
Glasgow Art Club
Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow
Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
Thompson's Gallery, London
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol
Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

2015 SSA 118th Annual Exhibition
Corrymella Scott Gallery @ The Sage, Gateshead
Edinburgh Art Fair - with Fotheringham Gallery
Paisley Art Institute 127th Annual Exhibition
Thomson's Gallery, London
Glasgow Art Club
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Smithy Gallery, Blanefield
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair - Art Exposure Gallery
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow

2014 SSA 117th Annual Exhibition, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
RGI Kelly Gallery
Glasgow Art Club
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Paisley Art Institute 126th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

2013 RGI 152nd Annual Exhibition, The MacLellan Galleries, Glasgow

2016 Summer Exhibition Catalogue - Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

2015 The Scottish Exhibition Catalogue - Thompson's Gallery, London
Paisley Art Institute 127th Annual Exhibition Catalogue
Urban & Rural Landscapes Catalogue - Fotheringham Gallery
The Biscuit Factory Magazine (Spring Issue)
Scottish Art Scene Magazine (Feature)

2014 SSA 117th Annual exhibition Catalogue
Glasgow Art Club, Grand Re-opening Exhibition Catalogue
The State of Art 'Landscape & Portrait' Book by Barehill Publishing, London
The Biscuit Factory Magazine (Autumn Issue)
White Coffee Magazine, February Issue (8th February)
The Grind Magazine (Front Cover & Feature), Issue 2 (1st March)
2013 Tribe Magazine Issue 22 (27th October)