Catherine Zask, France (1997)
Graphic artist, poster designer, writer – Zask is as multifaceted as the building blocks of her visual language. She graduated from the ESAG, Paris in 1984, and started her career...Read full biography
"Event / Merce Cunningham Dance Company" poster for L'Hippodrome scène nationale de Douai, 2002
Graphic artist, poster designer, writer – Zask is as multifaceted as the building blocks of her visual language. She graduated from the ESAG, Paris in 1984, and started her career as an independent designer in 1985. She works mainly with cultural institutions. Her work for the UFC was shown at the Centre Pompidou in 1991. She taught at the École de Communication Visuelle (1989–90), and at the École d’Art de Besançon (1992–93), and gives lectures and participates in juries in France and abroad. Zask created Alfabetempo in 1993–94, during her residency at the Villa Medici, Académie de France in Rome. This work continues the research she began ten years earlier on letterforms, tracing and signage. A retrospective of her work took place at the Galerie Anatome, Paris in 2004; at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in 2005; at Artazart, Paris and at the Design Centre of the Czech Republic, Brno in 2006. Zask won the Grand Prix at the 20th International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, 2002.