Catherine Farish is originally from London, England. She received a diploma from l'École des Beaux Arts de Montréal as well as a bachelor of fine arts from Concordia in 1983. To complete her studies in etching, she went to Paris and was a student at l'atelier Le Blanc.
The artist has had over 25 solo shows abd has also been part of numerous collective shows across North America, Europe and Asia. Her works are also part of numerous collections in Canada and the United States.