Catherine Moore was born in San Leandro, California, but spent her
formative, and awkward, teenage years amidst the neon lights and desert
landscape of Reno, Nevada. In between frequenting underground alternative dance clubs, and running with the other “freaks”, she often turned to
drawing to feel a sense of connection to the world around her.
In 1998, she returned to the Bay Area to pursue her fine arts degree and
graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2004. She
worked for several years as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist for local
companies, organizations and small businesses. Looking for additional
avenues to share her creativity, she started exhibiting her work in 2011.
Catherine’s paintings call the viewer to that marriage of classical and
haunting beauty, resembling in subtlety and natural colorings the feeling of
another time, when illustration was part information, part poetry. Her
subject’s expressions and poses evoke a stunned silence as well as a dark
humor and warmth that evoke a deep emotional response. Her illustrative
compositions embrace a kind of quality where one can fully grasp the extent
of details and attention put into each piece - every inch deserving of
She has exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and in Germany, Portugal, and
Australia. Her work is collected internationally. She is currently represented
by Peter Pop Art Agency for her commercial illustration work and is a
member of the Dusk Art Collective. Catherine lives in San Leandro with her
husband, son, and a dog named Elvis.