Catalina M. Christensen (nee Morales Vela)

Bogota, Colombia

Arcane Studios, 22-27 The Oval, E2 7DT


2013-16     BA, Fine Art, First-class Honours, City & Guilds of London Art School

2008-10          Diploma in Art and Design, Putney School of Art and Design (PSAD)

1986-87          Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (UNC), USA. Dissertation

completed in 1989

1977-82          Architect from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

Feb 2019 The Royal Arts Prize 2019, 5b Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY

Sept 2019 Land Lines, Royal Geographical Society (with IB), 1Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR 

Selected Exhibitions:

May 2018 Terrains of Pigment, Nine Elms Gallery at ARC, London (Solo show)

Mar 2018                In a Country Far Away, The Art Pavilion Mile End (Group Show)

Apr-Sept 2018        In a Country Far Away,  The German Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany (Group Show)

June-July 2017       What Nowt?, Candid Arts Trust, London (Group Show)

Mar 2017                Talented Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, Ely’s Yard, London

Feb-Mar 2017         Uncommon Ground: New Art from the Landscape, The Royal Geographical Society (Group show)

Dec 2016                In Pursuit of Colour, Nine Elms Gallery at ARC, London (Solo show)

June 2016               Degree Show: City & Guilds of London Art School

2013                        54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London (3 artists show

2010                        Infinity’ PSAD Diploma Exhibition – Barbara Stanley Gallery

2006                       Inspired by, Victoria & Albert Museum, London



2018 Shortlisted for The Royal Arts Prize

2016-17                  Clyde & Co Art Award for two works

2016                        Runner up for the Clyde & Co Blank Canvas Commissioning Prize

2015                        Idun Ravndal Travel Award. Travel to Iceland

2013                        Etching “Swimmer”, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2012                        Etching prize at PSAD with “The Pianist”

2008                       V&A Inspired by… competition


May 2018 London Craft Week, City and Guilds Art School, London

Collections:           Works held on private collections on United Kingdom, Denmark, Colombia, France and Sweden


Short Courses:

2018 Etching Masterclass with Norman Ackroyd, City and Guilds Art School, London

2018 Chemigrams, Tate modern, London

2017                Japanese Woodcut: Oil & Water, Slaughterhaus, London

2013                The Alchemy of Paint: the transformation of earth, rocks, roots and berries into pigments, The Princess School of

Traditional Arts

2012                 Colour in Practice, Slate School of Fine Art

2010-13          Oil painting, etching, Mono-print Master class and Collagraph Master class, Putney School of Art and Design


Languages:    Spanish, Danish, English