Catherine Skinner grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Stanford University; there she also studied art with Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. Over the years, she has logged in extensive global travel. She now divides her time between studios in Seattle and Santa Fe. Skinner works as a multidisciplinary artist - incorporating painting, encaustic, printmaking and photography. Sculptural forms range from unique assemblage to castings in glass and bronze.
Recently, Radius Books in Santa Fe published Catherine Eaton Skinner: 108, a monograph which explores the artist’s work over the past 12 years. Her work can also be found in Others Will Enter the Gates, Black Lawrence Press, 2015; Speak for the Trees, Friesen Gallery, 2010; and The Art of Discovery, Exploring a Northwest Art Collection, Junior League of Seattle, 2010. In 2008, the University of Washington Press and the Woodland Park Zoo published Unleashed, a visual anthology of animals large and small, which featured Skinner’s work.
Prestigious galleries nationwide represent Skinner’s work. Her work has been written about extensively and she is the recipient of numerous awards. Exhibiting museums include: Museum of Northwest Art; Bellevue Art Museum; Florida State University Museum; Coos Bay Museum; Museum of Art Los Angeles, and the Museum of Glass. Skinner’s artwork is in international private collections, as well as important public collections, among them: Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington; Tacoma Art Museum; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Swedish Cancer Institute; Seeds of Compassion collection at Seattle University; Seattle Children’s Hospital; Boeing Corporation; and Embassy of the United States in Tokyo, Japan.