Cate West Zahl

  • Selected Works

    Leaning Tower I, 2018
    Oil and charcoal on canvas
    24 x 30″

    Leaning Tower II, 2018
    Oil and charcoal on canvas
    24 x 30″ 

    Long Stretch, 2018
    Oil and charcoal on stretched canvas
    30 x 60”

    Diebenkorn’s Studio, 2016
    Oil on wood
    26 x 20″

    Rural Divisions, 2018
    Oil on wood panel
    24 x 36″

    Skate Park, 2017
    Oil on wood
    24 x 36″

    Band of Orange, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    48 x 60″

    Diagonal Ramp I, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 72″

    Front Lawn in Summer
    Oil on wood panel
    24 x 36″


  • Bio

    Cate West Zahl is a painter working in Charlottesville, Viriginia, where she lives with her husband and three sons.  She first studied studio art under Lee Newman at the Holton-Arms school, and then went on to earn her BA in Fine Arts from Hamilton College. Her academic training was based in the technical study of life, a strong foundation from which she could explore more explicit abstraction. Her resulting abstractions are reminiscent of Richard Diebenkorn’s and push his discoveries in often new and exciting directions.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    2007-08 Advanced Painting Program, New York Studio School
    BA Fine Arts, Hamilton College
    1996-02 Art Major, Holton-Arms School

    2017 Summer Perpectives, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2017 National Juried Show, Delapaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD
    2017 Charcoal and Steel, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2016 Art Night 2016, juried exhibition, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
    2016 Adherence, 10th Street Warehouse Pop Up Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2016 New City Arts Artist Exchange, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2015 Parks and Recreation: New Work in Oil, Blenheim Gallery and Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA
    2015 Annual Emerging Artists Show, Anne Irwin Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    2015 Paper Works, Willco Studios, Charlottesville, VA
    2015 Line and Color, New City Arts/NPR Studio, Charlottesville, VA
    2014 Saturday Paintings, The Garage, Charlottesville, VA
    2014 Father/Daughter Art Show with Tom West, New City Arts, Charlottesville, VA
    2006 15 Degrees: Thesis Show, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
    2002 Maryland Young Adult Juried Show, The Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, MD
    2002 Maryland High School Juried Show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

    2006 William Gillespie Prize Scholarship, Hamilton College
    2002 David Glassier Studio Award

    Hamilton College Permanent Collection, Clinton, NY
    Holton-Arms, Bethesda, MD
    Capital One, McLean, VA
    Evans Insitute, Richmond, VA

    Private collections in Washington, DC; Chevy Chase, MD; Rockport, MA; New York, NY; Charlottesville, VA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX; Birmingham, AL; Richmond, VA; Charleston, SC; Jupiter, FL; Greenwich, CT; Annapolis, MD; Baltimore, MD