Born in 1966, Catrin Williams was brought up on a hill-farm near Bala, and has lived on the Lleyn since 1996.
Welshness, or rather the experience of living in Wales, is an obvious theme in her work. Elements from her background and upbringing in Meirionnydd insist on inclusion in her work: the home and the farm; celebrations and the clothing; music and Welsh culture; family traditions and familiar faces. Recent works take inspiration from the coastline of the Lleyn Peninsula.
Catrin was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2001.
National Library of Wales; MOMA Wales, Machynlleth; Newport City Museum and Art Gallery; Gwynedd County Council
Private Collections worldwide.
2011 Artist in Residence to the Josef Herman Foundation; 2009 Tour Grant to the Venice Biennale; 2009 Tir: 5 week residency on the island of North Uist, Outer Hebridies; 2003 Good Ideas, Cywaith Cymru - with JKA Sailmakers, Pwllheli; 2001 Artist in Residence at Plas Newydd, Llangollen; 2001 Highly Commended by Sir Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn Jones and Peter Prendegast; oung Wales 5, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; 1997 Commendation, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala; 1993 Tour Grant to Galway, Ireland; 1991 Fine Art Prize: Second, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Mold; 1990 Tour Grant to Checkoslovakia; 1987 Scholarship to Brittanny