Cat Rigdon

: Painter, Fiber Artist, Ceramicist, Social Media

Artist Overview

Cat Rigdon is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Dallas, Texas. She grew up on the island of Cyprus, the island’s strong folk art and naturalism culture is reflected in Rigdon’s work, which ranges from painting, to embroidery, to ceramics.

Special Pandemic Services

I will work with people to create installation specific to their homes.

Artist Bio & Experience

Rigdon graduated from Texas State University in 2014 and moved to Dallas as a Decorative Arts Junior Specialist and Cataloger for Heritage Auctions. She left the auction house after a serious head injury to pursue a studio-based lifestyle. Her obsessively repetitive works deal with her continuous recovery from the brain injury, the mythology of growing up on the island of Cyprus, and artifacts from being an auction catalogers.


BFA Studio Art – Painting, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2014.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - “Backyard Daoism”, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX.

2021 - “Catatonicdisco and The Ancient Feminine”, The Cedars Union, Dallas, TX.


2021 - "The Kourion Twins”, The Cedars Union, Dallas, TX.

2022 - “Echinodermata”, Dallas Public Library - Oak Lawn Branch, Dallas, Texas.


2015 - Micro Residency, The Nartonis Project, Los Angeles.

2020/2021 - Artist in Residence, The Cedars Union, Dallas, Texas.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 - “AHA! Moments,” Flatbed Press, Austin, TX.

2010 - “On My Own Time,” North Park Mall, Dallas, TX.

2010 - “AHA! Moments,” Flatbed Press, Austin, TX.

2012 - “Body of Evidence,” Square One Gallery, Bryan, TX.

2012 - “It’s Not You, It’s Me.”  Wreck Center, San Marcos, TX.

2012 - “SSHWP – End of the World,” SSHWP Headquarters, San Marcos, TX.

2013 - “All Student Juried Show,” Texas State University Gallery I, San Marcos, TX.

2013 - “Every Sentence is Populated by the Voices of Others,” Texas State University’s Gallery I, Curated by Josh Rios and Anthony Romero, San Marcos, TX.

2013 - “Best Side Art Tour,” The Screening Center, San Marcos, TX.

2013 - “This Is This Is It,” Texas State University Galleries, San Marcos, TX.

2014 - “Retail Adventure,” MASS Gallery, Austin, TX.

2014 - “Art Shit-eau,” Grey Box – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

2014 - “Redux Delux,” Texas State University Gallery I, San Marcos, TX.

2014 - “_Core_Samples_,” Galleri Urbane, Curated by Adrian Zuniga, Dallas, TX.

2014 - “On My Own Time,” Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, TX.

2015 - “Over Spun,” Mist Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2015 - “Soft Core,” Cement Loop, Curated by Monica Alfonso, Austin, TX.

2015 -“Texas Cuntry,” ATM Gallery, Curated by Christina Bishop, Austin, TX.

2016 - “Hot & Sweaty 5: Open Call,” 500X, Dallas, TX.

2016 - “Art Hop,” Georgetown Art Center, Curated by Shawn Camp, Georgetown, TX.

2019 - “Color,” Maddrey PLLC, Curated by Jennifer Klos, Dallas, TX.

2020 - “22nd Annual ArtWorks Exhibit,” The Walkers Gallery, San Marcos, TX.

2020 - “Lines, Shapes & Objects,” Fusion Art, online exhibition.

2020 - “Texas Now,” Artspace 111, Fort Worth, online exhibition.

2020 - “Hot & Sweaty 2020,” 500X Gallery, online exhibition.

2020 - “Pen Pals,” MASS Gallery, Austin, TX.

2020 - “Site Specific,” The Cedars Union, Dallas, TX.

2021 - “23rd Annual ArtWorks Exhibit,” The Walkers Gallery, San Marcos, TX.

2021 - “Serenity,” Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT.

2021 - “Hot & Sweaty 2021,” 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX.

2021 - “Hyperlocal II,” Curated by Jordan Roth, The MAC, Dallas, TX.

2021 - “Whereabouts,” Curated by Laura J. Lawson, S14 Gallery, The Cedars Union, Dallas, TX.

2021 - “Ars Alchemie,” Curated by Donna Bilak and Christianne Teague, Jewelry Arts Inc.,  New York Jewelry Week.

2021 - “Act Like You Like Each Other”, The Umbrella Gallery, Dallas, TX.

2022 - “New to Ro2”, Ro2 Art - Cedars, Dallas, Texas.

2022 - “Art 214”, Curated by Daisha Board, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX.


2012            Dugger, Adam. Cat Rigdon: King Frog (A Deck of Cards),, 9/30/2012

2014 Camplin, Todd. CORE SAMPLES at Galleri Urbane, 

2020 Pittman, Emily. Virtual Gathering No. 8, The Gathered Gallery, 12/29/2020,

2021 Various Authors.  Pen Pals, MASS Gallery, MASS Gallery Press.

2021 Martynjuk, Svitlana. Gallery Shop, All She Makes Magazine Issue 

3, p.150, November 2021. 


2013            Award of Excellence, The Laughlin – Beers Foundation, Austin, TX. 

2014 First Place Professional Drawing, Mixed Media, Fiber Arts “On My Own Time,” Dallas, TX.

2015 The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2015 Paper City Design Awards, Art Direction for Residential Interior Design: Entertaining Space, Dallas, TX.

2021 Fair Director’s Pick, The Other Art Fair - Dallas/ Fort Worth Edition.

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