“Color and at times its absence, is the primary catalyst for my work. I am inspired by its relational nature, fugitive temporality and ability to convey meaning autonomously. Initiated by observation and experience, my work develops with a deliberate consideration of the elements of painting – its physical properties and process, the dynamics of engagement, and historical lineage.”
Cathleen Daley received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Daley’s paintings and installations have been presented in numerous museum, university, and alternative venues, including OK Harris Works of Art in New York, New Britain Museum of American Art, the Fitchburg and Provincetown Art Museums, and Alden Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Recently her work was included in Artists in America at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, NY. In 2010, the New Britain Museum of American Art acquired Daley’s piece entitled “5A” for their permanent collection. Reviews of her work have been published in the Boston Globe, Art New England and artscope. Cathleen Daley is a recipient of an Artist Resource Trust grant and a Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship. In 2014, Daley co-founded Room 83 Spring, a curatorial project space and social endeavor in Watertown, MA.