Cat Auburn
Cat Auburn works across a range of media, from film to sculpture and installation, to explore broad social and historical issues.

Her socially-engaged projects draw on site-specific narratives and histories, frequently employing anthropomorphism - the attribution of human motivation, characteristics or behaviour to animals - to explore notions of socialisation, power, freedom and constraint.

In 2016 Auburn completed a Master of Fine Art (Distinction) at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom and she is currently living and working in the UK. In 2018, her most recent video work 'Shaken' was chosen for national broadcast in the UK. She has exhibited regularly, both in New Zealand and internationally, since graduating in 2008 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (Distinction) from the Elam School of Fine Arts. In 2015 she represented New Zealand at the TRIO Sculpture Biennial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and residencies including the Tyneside Cinemas artist residency in 2016, the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award in 2010 with a year-long residency in Christchurch, and the Tylee Cottage Residency at the Sarjeant Art Gallery.

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Rest Cure
2009
Cat Auburn
2200 x 2200 x 1660 mm
Rest Cure
2009
Cat Auburn
2200 x 2200 x 1660 mm
Rest cure (detail)
2009
Cat Auburn
mixed media
2200 x 2200 x 1600 mm
Rest cure (detail)
2009
Cat Auburn
mixed media
2200 x 2200 x 1600 mm
Reserve Champion: Award for Double Standards
2010
Cat Auburn
silk sash
Reserve Champion: Award for Double Standards
2010
Cat Auburn
silk sash
Reserve Champion: Award for Unreliability
2010
Cat Auburn
silk sash
Reserve Champion: Award for Unreliability
2010
Cat Auburn
silk sash
Alchemy & The Iron Curtain
2012
Cat Auburn
silver
170 x 80 x 30 mm
Alchemy & The Iron Curtain
2012
Cat Auburn
silver
170 x 80 x 30 mm
Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show
2012
Cat Auburn
glass
270 x 70 x 70 mm
Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show
2012
Cat Auburn
glass
270 x 70 x 70 mm
Alchemy & The Iron Curtain
2012
Cat Auburn
stirling silver
170 x 80 x 30 mm
Alchemy & The Iron Curtain
2012
Cat Auburn
stirling silver
170 x 80 x 30 mm
Suite of six pewter animal maquettes
2013
Cat Auburn
pewter
Suite of six pewter animal maquettes
2013
Cat Auburn
pewter
Training Aids 2 #6
2013
Cat Auburn
mixed media
1200 x 100 x 80mm
Training Aids 2 #6
2013
Cat Auburn
mixed media
1200 x 100 x 80mm