Catherine Caddigan grew up in a bedroom community of New York City and was exposed to all the culture and art that is available there. She then went to the Midwest to continue her education and settled there for another several years in Chicago. Catherine received her MFA in photography and other photographic processes at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied under Joyce Neimanas and Sonia Sheridan (founder of Generative Systems: Art, Science, and Technology.) She was also influenced by other Chicago Photographers like Robert Heinecken and Ken Josephson. Afterward, she practiced as a graphic designer for 15 years, during which time she relocated to Boston. 

Catherine has exhibited her work at home in the US and internationally. She practices photography, and recently, mobile photography, and digital art. She was named winner in her category in the prestigious Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers and the Pollux, for a number of years in the recent past. She has been an honorable mention recipient in the longest running Mobile Photo Award exhibit Mobiography. She was invited to show in the Melancholia exhibit the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, 2020. She also exhibited in the Photography as Art exhibit in Rome in 2020, and in Barcelona, 2021, in Hungary at the PH21 Gallery in multiple exhibits, and in Italy in two recent exhibits. Catherine is also often featured in interviews, exhibits and tutorials by several online resources such as the Appwhisperer, the largest website dedicated to mobile photography. Her work is included in many private collections. She is an active member in three Art Centers in and near Boston and participates regularly in exhibitions.