Cathy de Monchaux is a sculptor born in London in 1962. She studied at Camberwell School of Art and later at Goldsmiths before winning a Steinberger Group Award in 1988 and the London Arts Individual Artist’s award the following year.
In the early 90’s De Monchaux’s work was often characterized by the juxtaposition of velvet and steel giving both a threatening and sensual quality to her sculptures. Her later works belie a more decorative approach and she was short listed for the Turner Prize in 1998.
She has presented solo exhibitions at Winchester Gallery (1985), Mario Flecha Gallery (1988), Laure Genillard Gallery (1990) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (1997). In recent years she has exhibited internationally, with particular success in the USA and Paris.
De Monchaux teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art and her works are held by the Arts Council England and British Council Collections.
She lives and works in London.
Buckman D., 2006, Artists in Britain since 1945, Vol 1, Art Dictionaries Ltd, Bristol