Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter. Cathy with her husband, master printer Jon Cone, founded Cone Editions Press in 1980 in Port Chester, NY as a collaborative printmaking workshop. Cone Editions is now located in East Topsham, Vermont where Cathy is director of the Workshops and Studio.
Cathy received her training at Ohio University, Vermont Studio Center and the Maine Media Photographic Workshops. She received her MFA at the Maine Media College. She was awarded the Vermont Art Fellowships. Some of her exhibitions include Weisman Art Museum, University of Alabama, DeCordova Museum, and the The Vermont Center for Photography. Her works are in the collection of IBM, MCI, Hallmark Fine Art Collections, American Express and the Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York.
“You stacked your suffering in my innocence”
"This current body of work is a dialectic between grief and anger, life and death, hope and mourning.
My studio practice is a guide and a way of rewinding forward. I’m interested in the exploration of psychological states as a way of creating labyrinths between earth and heaven through my camera.
I begin by finding an image in the world. The image emerges and appears as a rather strange, unexpected surprise. This is the evidence that I take back into my studio as “something" found and not unlike collecting specimens. I photograph so I can see what something looks like. I take a slice of life through my camera lens in attempt to see what I missed. I then go to work by responding more directly in order to rediscover through a new conscious intention. I want to connect and have my hand more it. The finding and constructing of what I understand and know, links up with what I don’t know or can’t see. If I’m lucky, they meld into a new image that lives on the threshold." - Cathy Cone