Born in Kings Lynn England Multidisciplinary Artist Cat Couture (Catharine Rachel Couture Amoroso Bolaji) spent most of her formative years in Switzerland. It was not just the diversity in her upbringing that shaped her, but also her multicultural heritage. With European, Caribbean and South American roots, Cat Couture was exposed to a wide range of influences, which she later got to explore in the international school system in Switzerland, where she wrote a book of poetry, choreographed for the dance team, wrote and composed music, wrote for the theatre group and painted entire series of works inspired by the likes of Jackson Pollock.
After High School, Cat Couture went on to study film and acting, where she was quickly drawn towards work behind the lens and scenes, writing and producing short films, commercials and co-producing fringe theatre in London (The Winterling), which received four-star reviews and critics choice from time out. Couture also had a 6-year career in front of the camera working as a journalist and TV presenter, interviewing the likes of Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas and The Scorpions among others. Formerly signed to Sony Music Entertainment Switzerland Couture also writes and performs her own music with highlights including opening for the NRJ Fashion Night in front of 7’500 people.
It wasn’t till her late twenties that Couture fell in love with photography, quickly developing her own voice, which led to highlights such as photographing cover stories for Big Fish Magazine Greece, Ochre Press London and Majestic Disorder Magazine who’s issues are sold at The Tate Modern, MOMA and other exclusive press stores. Couture also delved into the medium of film in her late twenties, filming, directing, producing and editing music videos for some of Londons most promising up and coming artists, creating ongoing film and photography content for multidisciplinary artist Adébayo Bolaji, and filming, directing and editing documentaries containing interviews with the likes of Sir John Major.
Currently based in South London, Cat Couture has additionally reconnected with her love for poetry and painting, focusing on abstract, contemporary and figurative drawings and paintings with a strong sense of line work. For her Exhibition “Heroes In Vulnerability” Couture was able to bring much of her experience into this one project, photographing, documenting and interviewing people who have been personally affected by HIV, telling their stories through the medium of Photography, Film, and Journalism. The Exhibition was shown at The Tabernacle Notting Hill from Monday 26th November till Sunday 2nd December 2018, with the intention to extend the project to Berlin and Zurich by 2020.
Couture has also been back in the recording studio in London working towards her debut EP due to be released in 2020.