Winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2002.
Cathy Wilkes attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1985 to 1988. She completed her studies at the University of Ulster from 1991 to 1992 with a Master of Fine Arts. From 1996 to 2000 she was a tutor in sculpture at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.
Wilkes lives in Glasgow (Scotland). Her work includes installations and video works.
In 2008 Wilkes was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2019 she performed in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.