Cathie Pilkington (b. 1968) is a sculptor and figurative artist renowned for crafting increasingly ambivalent forms. Her sculptural practice combines the interrelated and antagonistic worlds of fine art and craft. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1985–91) and the Royal College of Art (1995–97). In 2014 she was elected a Royal Academician, and was awarded the Sunny Dupree Award for her work Reclining Doll. In 2016 she became the first female Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools. Selected solo exhibitions: The Value of the Paw, V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, 2012, Life Room Anatomy of a Doll, Royal Academy Schools Life Room 2017, The Life Rooms: Brighton, Brighton Festival 2017, Doll for Petra, Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, 2017, Dorich House Museum studio residency 2018, Working from Home, Pallant House Gallery until March 2019. Her work is held in the collections of the Deste Foundation, Athens, Manchester City Art Gallery, Hunterian, Glasgow University, Omer Koc Collection and the David Roberts Art Foundation.