Cathy Daley (1955-2022) born in Toronto, Ontario, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art in 1975. She exhibited throughout Canada and internationally.
During her career, she showed in numerous public galleries and museums, artist-run centres and commercial galleries including The Power Plant, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Saidye Bronfman Centre, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Toronto Art Centre, Mercer Union and Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Belgium. Daley was also an Associate Professor at OCAD University.
Most notably, her work is in the collection of The National Gallery of Canada and The Art Gallery of Ontario as well as many other public institutions and private collections.
Daley's work has been written about in numerous publications such as Art in America, Border Crossings and Canadian Art Magazine. She received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Bertolt Brecht Fund of Berlin.