Catherine Burgess RCA was born in Alberta in 1953 and graduated from the University of Alberta Fine Arts Department in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 1974 she attended Yale University’s “Yale at Norfolk” summer program. Over the past forty years she has mounted 28 solo exhibitions and participated in over 70 group shows, both nationally and internationally. Her sculptures are represented in over twenty public collections across Canada. Downtown Edmonton is home to two of her outdoor commissioned pieces: The Big Rock, 1995 (a collaborative sculpture done with Sandra Bromley) and Return, 2001.