Catrin Morgan is an illustrator, artist and designer whose practice is concerned with mathematical, architectural and theoretical systems.
Morgan completed an MA in Communication Art and Design at The Royal College of Art in 2008 and a year later she returned to the RCA to undertake a practice based PhD looking at the relationship between illustration and deception. In 2011 she received a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in support of her research and she was awarded her doctorate in 2014.
Catrin’s first book Phantom Settlements, an illustrated exploration of the work of Ryan Gander, Jamie Shovlin and Tom McCarthy, produced in collaboration with Mireille Fauchon and design studio Julia was published by Ditto Press in 2011.
Her second book, an illustrated edition of Ben Marcus’s landmark of experimental fiction, The Age of Wire and String was published by Granta Books in 2013.
In 2017 she was invited to produce a limited edition artist’s book, Studies for Studies at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. She is currently Practitioner in Residence at the Royal College of Art.
Catrin is represented by dalla Rosa gallery in London and has exhibited in India and the US. She has twice been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Modern Painters, Elephant and Frieze Magazine.
She has written papers looking at expanding thinking about what illustration is and can do that have been published in The Journal of Illustration Research, Varoom Magazine and The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.