Katharine MacCarthy studied at Liverpool and Brighton polytechnic and later graduated with a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in 1983. She was selected as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2015.
Humour and playfulness are very much part of her process. She engages with the physicality of materials as she explores memories of both domestic and urban landscapes: the niches and corners of the drawers; the space between stacked plates and chipped mugs that trigger thoughts lodged in the crevices of familiar places; a recognition of the spectacular and sensual that is found in the every day.
She has exhibited widely over the last 30 years and taken part in various artist in residence programs and workshops at galleries that include the Whitechapel and Camden Art Centre.
Recent exhibitions include 'Domestic Mountains', 2016 and 'Mapping', 2017.
She has been a regular part-time tutor at Chelsea, Central St Martin's and Falmouth School