Catherine O'Donnell's is best known for her drawing practice. Her works are an exploration of the architecture, culture and history of the urban environment. Her current focus is on social housing, representing the commonly overlooked dwellings of suburbia in an abstracted form. Her drawings play with the pictorial power of illusion, scale and perspective, and the pursuit of a shared narrative.
She holds a master's in fine arts (Drawing) from the National Art School Sydney and a bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (Distinction and Deans Medal) from University of Western Sydney. She exhibits widely and is represented in both public and private collections and her exhibitions and residencies have taken her across Australia, Paris, Rome, Venice and London. She has won many awards and numerous commendations, exhibition highlights include; Close to Home: Dobell Australia Drawing Biennale, a solo exhibition at Sydney Contemporary (presented by May Space Gallery), amongst many others and her work is held in numerous public and private both locally and internationally.