Kathy MacCarthy

Kathy MacCarthy is an artist living and working in London. She studied Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic, graduating in 1980 and received an MA in Fine Art Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1983. In 2015, she was selected as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Kathy’s multi-disciplinary practice references everything from industrial architecture to the unnoticed nooks, crannies, and corners of the domestic environment. Talking of her constructive, as well as deconstructive, approach to making she says, “The physicality of materials and making objects has increasingly yet slowly grown more important to me. Whether it is clay with its malleable and slippery texture or fibreglass with its strength and rigid texture, I struggle, tear apart, stick and rebuild to invent a place where only these materials can belong."