Cat Schick graduated from the Alberta College of Art (and Design) (now Alberta University of the Arts) in 1987 in Photographic Arts. After living and exhibiting in Calgary for a few years, she moved to Zürich, Switzerland in 1990. While there Schick expanded her practice to include installation, assemblage, artists’ books, and artist trading cards. She had several exhibitions in Switzerland as well as the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Canada. Schick returned to Calgary in 2006.
In 2009 she participated in a 3-person group show called ‘Compendium’, mounted in a rented space and for which the group received a Canada Council grant. She was next in a group show, showing her photographs and doing photo walking tours, at TRUCK Gallery in April 2010. Schick also works and exhibits with a photo collective (CAMera Collective) in Calgary and has been in several exhibitions with them, the most recent being in 2019 as part of the group show ‘Crones’. She has been experimenting with digital media and had an exhibition of her ‘Photodrawings’ in the EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts Window Gallery spaces from April – June 2014. Other projects she is working on is a portrait and audio interview project as well as one involving mixed media pieces. Her current interest lies in Reconciliation and Indigenous/Settler issues as related to her family history.
Schick was a board member of EAR Elephant Artist Relief (Elephant Artist Relief) from 2008 – 2011 and This is My City Art Society (This is My City ,which brought arts and creative activity to those with the experience of homelessness) from 2010 – 2011 and volunteered as an artist-mentor. She was also the chair of TMC’s programming committee until the end of 2014. She currently facilitates a Settlers’ Book Club, which she initiated in April 2019. She also belongs to the Reconciliation Action Group, founded 2020.
All images Copyright Cat Schick 2022