Catharine Warren was born in Portland, Oregon and educated there and at Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied painting with Friedl Dzubas, print-making with Ansei Uchima, and art history under William Rubin and Barbara Rose.
After graduation, she moved to Rome to paint and etch for a year, and from there to Paris to study various techniques of etching at the Academie Goetz. Once back in New York, she started to paint the torso, and landscape-inspired abstract works that have made her name. She now resides and works in Palm Beach, Florida.
The rips, tears, and slicing featured so subtly and cunningly in Catharine’s Papier-Collage Paintings transfigure or indicate the central contours found in her work. It is Catharine’s strength of imagination and use of vibrant color that convincingly project the image and the idea of an image, which playfully unite to become a visual fact.
She is represented in such corporate collections as Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase; in the holdings of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Albright-Knox Museum; as well as in many private collections including those of Sid R. Bass, Anne Cox Chambers, Paul Haim, Mr. Paul Skinner, Miss Edith McBean, Mr. Waring Hopkins and Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb Green. Catharine has also been featured in numerous periodicals including Self, Interview, Vogue, and the New York Times.