Scottish artist Louise Cattrell (b. 1957, Glasgow) studied for a Diploma and Post Diploma {highly commended} in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone (Dundee) in 1979, followed by an MA Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in 1983. She has had various solo and groups exhibitions worldwide, including the Whitechapel (London), Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh), Mappin Gallery (Sheffield), Beaux Arts (Bath), ECAV (Sion), and the National Gallery (Sri Lanka).


Cattrell received the John Minton Award at the Royal College of Art in 1983, the Cheltenham Drawing Award in 1993, and held the Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship in 1998. Over the course of her artistic career, the artist has undertaken residencies across the world including Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Ireland, USA, Switzerland and Australia. Held in public and private collections globally, her work is also owned by the Scottish Arts Council, MOD Whitehall and the Leukaemia Unit QE2 Birmingham, UK.