Cat Miller, B.A. (Hons), M.A., is a London-based, British, book-artist, designer, writer, events-curator, educator, researcher and poet, with a central theme of ‘Arts and Wellbeing’.
Having recently graduated from the ‘University of Arts London’ with a Distinction in M.A. Book-Arts, Cat’s book-work ‘Sequence’, (a Dementia-friendly Artist’s Book, which explores the concept of memory and identity), has been acquired by the following UK establishments for their Special Collections of Artist’s Books :
- The British Library (hardbound, layflat)
- The Wellcome Library (Saddle-stitch)
- The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University, (Saddle-stitch)
- PAGES Artist’s Book Collective at the Tetley in Leeds and is part of their travelling collection of Artists Books, (Saddle-stitch)
- ‘Sequence’ was also selected to appear in the ‘MA Select show’ this summer at The Camberwell Space Gallery, with other MA graduates to represent The Camberwell College of Arts.
Cat writes occasional articles for the British Library’s ‘Artists Books Now’ events, and is published in ‘The Blue Notebook’ and the ‘Book Arts News Letter’. Cat is also an exhibiting artist and an eco-feminist poet. Previous works have been featured at ‘Late at Tate’, ‘The London Eye’ and ‘Art on the London Underground’ at Baker Street Tube.
Cat inherited the surname of ‘Catalyst’ in the early 1990’s, due to organising a series of Arts and Wellbeing events of the same name, in London, UK, and also Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. The purpose of these events was to raise an awareness of environmental issues through the creative use of recycled materials, (which Cat has been doing on and off since 1991), to promote a sense of communal and social cohesion, and lastly to give artists and designers some well deserved exposure for their work.
The dictionary definition of a ‘Catalyst’ is: ‘an agent of change and transformation which does not become changed in the process‘, thus enabling one to retain ones sense of authenticity and stay true to the muse of inspiration, in order to channel through universal truths.
With grateful thanks and appreciation to the following people and organisations:
Alan Brownjohn, Mel Grant, Dr. Althea Greenan, Denise Hawrysio, Sophie Loss, Richard Price, Jerry Jenkins, John McDowall, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Susan Johanknecht, Tanya Piexoto, Les Bicknell, Rosie Sherwood, Tony Hayward, London Center for Book Arts, Chelsea Print, Becky Keenan, Carys Kennedy, Eddie Niles, Eleanor Bowen, Jonathan Kearney, Lyn Dow, Stella Klein, Yvonne Rzadkiewicz, Denise Murdoch, The Snowdon Trust, UAL Access to Learning Fund, Rafael MC, Karen Nixon, Mizan Ali