Cathie Pilkington is a sculptor and figurative artist renowned for inventing ambivalent forms that combine fine art and craft. She creates pieces from a vast array of materials, adopting ready-made elements that she freely assembles. She also incorporates modelling, carving, painting, and other finishes into her works.
Pilkington has had three solo shows at Marlborough Fine Art, London: Thing-Soul White (2014), Peaceable Kingdom (2010) and Elephant (2007). Other exhibitions include Thirteen Blackbirds Looked at a Man at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2015), and The Value of the Paw at the V&A Museum of Childhood (2012), among others. Her work is held in the collections of the Deste Foundation (Athens), Manchester City Art Gallery, and the David Roberts Collection. In 2014 she was elected a Royal Academician, and was awarded the Sunny Dupree Award for her work Reclining Doll. In 2016 she became the Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools.