Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Catarina Coelho is a mixed-media artist whose drawings and printmaking work explore the subject of landscape as a testimonial site of the human interaction with a territory. While her artwork is based in drawing and printmaking, her artistic practice also includes painting and writing. Catarina Coelho studied painting and printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and at the Accademia di Belle-Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy. She also studied Philosophy of Art at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, and received an MFA in Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Catarina Coelho currently teaches Printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Coelho exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Danforth Art Museum, MA; Second International Print Biennale, Yerevan 2019; Venice International Art Fair 2019, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice, Italy; European Contemporary Print Triennial 2019, Toulouse, France; 3rd Global Print 2017, Douro, Portugal; Stove Factory Gallery, MA; Concord Center for the Visual Arts, MA.
Recent awards include: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship - 2020 Finalist; 2015 Artist’s Resource Trust Fund from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. Her work is in several collections including the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston.