Catherine Fairbanks is an artist and nurse living and working in Los Angeles. Her work looks towards a set of questions about empathy and its qualities and limits as a contemporary construct, and relates to sculpture even as it is presented through time-based media. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010 and has since attended national and international residencies, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the National Textile Institute in Iceland, where in 2014 she produced her solo exhibition Empathomimesis, and in 2017 the Wool Factory in Barcelona. In the spring of 2020 she will be a visiting artist in the Ceramics department at Long Beach City College and in the summer she will return to the National Textile Institute in Iceland. She has received critical acclaim in Artforum, der Freitag, Carla, and Artillery.