White’s paintings speak to the beauty and color that can be found throughout the muted background of the city. Cathey shows influence of graffiti and street art throughout her work and plays with the idea of the constant changes that appear on city walls. This is shown through her layering technique. “When I look at the walls in Philadelphia, there is such a history; one story on top of another on top of another….”
Cathey hopes to continue making work that inspires people from every cultural, ethnic and economic background. She remains consistently inspired by her urban environment and the beauty that can be found within it. “Art should be for everyone. It is one thing that can bring us back to our childhood, the one place we never hesitated to be ourselves.

Education

1996 BFA, Moore College of Art and Design

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • Cathey White and Christopher Fabor Muhammed,  New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ 

    Solo Exhibitions

  • Cathey White: Philadelphia Unearthed, The Art Shop at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cathey White, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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2014

  • Small, But Not Restricted Alumnae Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

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2013

  • Earth Day Exhibition and Fundraiser, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Beyond Alumnae Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

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2012

  • The Art of Giving, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Materiality Alumnae Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
  • The Sketchbook Project Tour, Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Art Library, Chicago, IL @ Hyde Park Art Center, Portland, OR @ Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, Vancouver, NY @ W2 Media Café, L.A, CA @ iam8bit, Oakland, CA @ Pop-Up Library, Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery, Toronto, NY @ The Gladstone Hotel, Philadelphia, PA @ The Painted Bride Art Center, Orlando, FL @ Urban ReThink ,Austin, TX@ Co-Lab Project Space ,London, NY @Canada Water Library

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2011

  • Memory Portraits, Boston
  • The Art of Giving, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia POST, Studio 915, Philadelphia
  • The Sketchbook Project Tour, Brooklyn, NY @Brooklyn Art Library, Austin, TX @ Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX @ 29th St Ballroom at Spider House, Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery, Atlanta, NY @ The Granite Room, Washington, AE @ Hillyer Art Space, Rochester, NY @ Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College, San Francisco, CA @ Madrone Studios, Chicago, IL @ Hyde Park Art Center, Winter Park, FL @ Full Sail

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2010

  • The Art of Giving, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Adopt-A-Pig, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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2009

  • Footsteps, Alumnae Anniversary Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

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2008

  • Memory Portraits -Uganda, (no name) Art Group Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • Memory Portraits-Vietnam, Brasil’s Club, Philadelphia, PA

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2005

  • Multiples– Alumnae Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

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2004

  • Light A Candle, (no name) Art Group Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • For Women, Gallery Union 237, Philadelphia, PA

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2003

  • Once Upon A Time, The Free Library of Philadelphia Children’s Department, Philadelphia, PA
  • Once Upon A Time, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Peace Cards Exhibit, Race Street Café, Philadelphia, PA

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2002

  • Journeys Alumnae Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

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2001

  • Self Portraits, The Studio of Taylor Jordan, Philadelphia, PA

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2000

  • Zodiac, Filos Lounge, Philadelphia, PA
  • Zodiac, The Studio of Taylor Jordan, Philadelphia, PA

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1997

  • Group Print Show, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

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1996

  • Four in Spring Student Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
  • First Take II, Group Print Show, Minority Arts Resource Council
Permanent Collections

The Shoe Museum at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

The Brooklyn Art Library

Memberships/ Affiliations

Moore College of Art and Design Alumni Council- President, 2011-Present

Moore College of Art and Design Alumni Council- Vice President, 2011-13

Moore College of Art and Design Alumni Council- Member, 2010-11

(no name) Art Group- Member, 1999- Present

Grants/Awards

(no name) Art Group Grant Recipient

Press & Media

Moore Magazine, Spring 2014, Empowering Women Artists and Designers

Moore Magazine, Fall 2013, Issue 42