Young Guns 2 WINNERS

1998: Realizing it had struck a chord with the creative community, the Art Directors Club launched Young Guns 2, putting out a call for more New York-based nominations. By way of a ten-person selection committee, 93 young artists and designers were welcomed into the second Young Guns class.


Catherine Chesters

Brooklyn, Paris & PA

Catherine Chesters was born in 1969 in County Durham, England. She received a BH Honors from the University of the Arts, London (LCP) as well as a Higher National Diploma in Design Communications at Suffolk College, Ipswich, and Ordinary National Diploma in Graphic Design at Durham New College.

Catherine studied Screen Printing at the Otis School of Art & Design in Los Angeles, and at the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York.

Her achievements as a graphic design artist include 3 British D&AD Silver Awards (Design and Art Direction), 2 PROMAX BDA AWARDS and 2 Art Directors Club Awards.

She splits her time between design & painting being an independent designer and art director as well as abstract painter.
Her artworks are repped by Art +Interiors

Growing in the North East of England in the 70's& 80's was a schizophrenic combination of overwhelming natural beauty and violent culture. Catherine combines her observations of nature with imagination in order to turn the mundane and discomfort of existence into escapist imagery.

Her artwork reflects the rural surrounding elements while winding her 2 decades of New York living in, generating a surreal visual that maintains a naive optimism. Infusing some techniques of screen printing, a strong sense of color and cultural communication, Catherine masters avoidance through the language of graphic communication.
Catherine lives and works in New York and and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.




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