Cat Miller is a British Book Artist, Designer, Writer, Poet, Events-Curator, Educator and Post Graduate Researcher based in London, working in partnership with The London Borough of Tower Hamlets to provide Arts and Wellbeing events to local residents that promote a greater sense of Communal Cohesion and also with The University of the Arts London to provide talks on Wellbeing.
The Wellcome Collection library recently acquired Cat’s research paper: ‘How does the Materiality of the Artist’s Book Help to Augment an Understanding with Respect to Creating a Narrative About Memory and Identity?’ And also a copy of Cat’s first Artist’s Book entitled: ‘Sequence’, which is a dementia friendly book that Cat produced for her mother to stimulate positive-feeling memories in order to assist a sense of self-identity, confidence and wellbeing.
‘Sequence’ has also been acquired by The Tetley in Leeds for their Artists Books Collection and is currently on a short tour of the North of England.
‘Sequence’ is also in the process of being acquired by The Women’s Art Library, which is part of Goldsmiths Library Special Collections, London. (With grateful thanks.)
Cat is currently producing her second Artist’s Book on the subject of Inner-Wellbeing.
Cat also writes for the British Library’s ‘Artists Books Now’ events and is published in the ‘Book Arts News Letter’ and ‘The Blue Notebook’. Cat is also an exhibiting artist recently selected by the Mexican Embassy to exhibit at the sixth annual ‘Camaradas MX-UK’ collaboration.
Previous works include Cat’s poetry-film screened at ‘Late at Tate’ and site-specific works featured on the ‘The London Eye’ and ‘The London Underground’. On occasion Cat performs her own poetry under the name of ‘Cat Catalyst’, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last Summer. Cat is currently studying a ‘Masters of Arts’ degree in ‘Book Arts’ at the University of Arts London.
Cat inherited the surname of ‘Catalyst’ in the early 1990’s due to organising a series of Arts and Wellbeing events entitled ‘Catalyst’ in London, UK and also in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, with the purpose of promoting social and communal cohesion and also raise an awareness of environmental issues, which Cat has been doing on and off since 1991.
The dictionary definition of a ‘Catalyst’ is: ‘an agent of change and transformation that does not become changed in the process‘, so technically Cat can retain her authenticity, staying as true to the muse of inspiration as possible whilst continuing to channel universal truths without being seduced by her ego, or thats the theory anyhow… ;-p
Grateful thanks for support from the following organisations: