Cathy Lomax’s work is rooted in the romance of popular culture, assimilating media fictions and mythologies of fame, and juxtaposing them with personal identities to create seductive visual narratives. Using photography and film as source material, Lomax’s paintings collage cropped or re-configured filmic moments, found photographs or old master paintings as a means to create new taxonomies which hint at a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.
Cathy Lomax is a London based artist. On completing a MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2002 she set up Transition Gallery in East London. She also edits two art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland. Lomax won the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2016, was an Abbey Painting Fellow at the British School at Rome in 2014 and was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize in 2015 and 2014. Solo exhibitions include ‘American Tan’, Dolph, London SW2 (2015). The artist has also featured in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Sampler’ (curated by Kristian Day), Arcade, London (2016); ‘Blakes Outsiders’, Worthing Museum, West Sussex (2016); C’ontemporary British Drawing’, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China (2015); ‘Heads’, Yellow, Varese, Italy (2015); ‘British Low Culture’, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, USA (2014); ‘Stowaway’, Weekend Gallery, LA, USA (2014) and ‘Misdirect Movies’, Royal Standard Liverpool (2013).
In 2016 Lomax started a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, researching the role of makeup in the creation of the female star image.