Catherine Macdonald studied Fine Arts at Wanganui Regional Polytechnic and graduated in 1997 with a BFA majoring in Printmaking. In 1998 she was Community Artist in Residence for the Community Arts Council Wanganui and she partook in another Residency in 1999 at Pompallier in Russell. In 2003 Macdonald was commissioned to Design and Hand Print the cover for Real Life Bird Song published by Wai-te-Ata Press, V.U.W. She has had articles published in Imprint, The Journal of the Print Council of Australia and Printmaking Today, UK.
Macdonald’s work is held in collections in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.