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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Cathy Lomax


Research - PhD



I have an MA in Fine Art from Central St Martins College of Art and Design and am a practising artist. I have run a gallery in east London since 2002 and publish two art and culture magazines, Arty and GaragelandMy paintings often use imagery derived from film and I have a particular interest in stars from classical Hollywood cinema. I show my work nationally and internationally and in 2016 I won the Contemporary British Painting Prize and in 2014 I was an Abbey Painting Fellow at the British School at Rome. My research interests are focused on the formation of the female star image and the part that makeup and fashion plays in this. Alongside this I have an interest in the influence of star looks on female cinemagoers, how femininity is constructed, and onscreen depictions of race and gender.

For more information about my research please visit my page.