b. 1968, UK; lives and works in London

Cathie Pilkington is a sculptor and figurative artist renowned for inventing ambivalent forms that combine fine art and craft. She creates pieces from a vast array of materials, adopting ready-made elements that she freely assembles. She also incorporates modelling, carving, painting, and other finishes into her works.

Pilkington has had three solo shows at Marlborough Fine Art, London: Thing-Soul White (2014), Peaceable Kingdom (2010), and Elephant (2007). Other exhibitions include Thirteen Blackbirds Looked at a Man at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2015), and The Value of the Paw at the V&A Museum of Childhood (2012). Her work is held in the collections of the Deste Foundation (Athens), Manchester City Art Gallery, and the David Roberts Collection. In 2014 she was elected a Royal Academician, and was awarded the Sunny Dupree Award for her work Reclining Doll. In 2016 she became the Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools