About Caterina Leone

Caterina Leone is a Melbourne-based artist revitalising the historic drawing technique of silverpoint to create intimate self-portraits that question societal notions of gender.  

Born in Sydney, she studied at the National Art School and worked in arts administration, writing and curating before moving to Melbourne in 2017 to pursue her own art practice. Caterina’s interest in art began in childhood, inspired by her artist and designer grandfather, whose artistic ability helped him survive POW camps in Germany during WWII and who studied under Communist rule in Ukraine. Consequently her conception of art is defined by a belief that it must attempt to transform, redeem and challenge the self and society.

Her work has been featured in online and print publications, most recently in Synaesthesia Magazine in April 2018. She was the guest editor of The Journal of Australian Ceramics for the July 2014 edition, and she continues to have articles and reviews published in a range of newspapers and magazines. Caterina has been included in numerous group exhibitions and juried art shows in both NSW and Victoria, with a solo exhibition in January 2018 followed in September by inclusion in The Way We See Ourselves, a group exhibition at West End Art Space that was selected for the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Her most recent solo exhibition was held at Rubicon ARI in May 2019.