Cat Wondergem has known she wanted to spend her life creating visual works since her first art classes in middle school with beloved teacher, Gee Fruit. She studied art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has gone on to have various jobs doing glass work, fine jewelry, silk dyeing, and custom pewter work. When she moved from the mountains of Asheville, NC to the low country of SC, her work made the natural transition, as well. The tradition of fine craft that is so prevalent in the Appalachian area was replaced with gyotaku (Japanese fish printing). She has been pursuing some form of printmaking ever since. Her current obsession is linocut block prints, that she enhances with watercolor.
Cat has spent the last 2 decades exhibiting her work at various galleries and outdoor art shows, largely in the Southeast. She is extremely grateful that she gets to make a life playing with color, shape, and movement.
“Life is an adventure, and I want my pieces to be a visual representation of that. I want my compositions to flow. I want my colors to burst. My hope is when folks look at my work, they feel empowered to go be free, if only for a moment, because that adventure is waiting for all of us.”