Born in Cologne, Germany, Catrine Val started her career in Vienna, Austria working within commercial advertising design, but then left this to study fine art at Kunsthochschule in Kassel, Germany. After graduating, she worked for 6 years as teaching assistant of Bjørn Melhus in the field of virtual reality, further developing her artistic position.
Val has exhibited widely across Europe and in Taiwan. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Renaissance Photography prize and was also a runner-up for the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Prize. Her recent project Feminist has been made in to a hardback book, published in 2012 by Kehrer, Germany and is nominated for the German Fotobuchpreis 2013.