Catherine is a professional artist based in New York, specializing in mixed media artworks with a background in painting. With a diverse exhibition history and a current role as an adjunct faculty member in Utica, NY, Catherine's work has been recognized and showcased in various prestigious venues.
Catherine's artistic journey began with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from NYSCC at Alfred University in 2013, where they developed a strong foundation in painting. They further expanded their artistic skills by completing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Syracuse University in 2021, refining their techniques and exploring mixed media approaches.
Catherine's artwork has been exhibited in notable locations, including the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center in Chautauqua, NY, as part of the art residency Participants Exhibition. Their participation in this exhibition highlighted their talent and artistic vision within the local art community. Additionally, Catherine's work has been featured in the exhibition "Carrying the Thick Present" at Governors Island, NY, where their art contributed to the rich and diverse artistic landscape of the island. They also showcased their artwork in the exhibition "Tracings," presented at both Governors Island and The Living Gallery in Brooklyn NY.
Currently serving as an adjunct faculty member in Utica, NY, Catherine combines their passion for teaching with their dedication to their artistic practice.
My artistic practice is an exploration of the intricate relationships between nature, resilience, and adaptation.
Being surrounded by diverse ecosystems in my youth profoundly influenced my perception and interpretation of the world. In my work, I focus on the relationships between natural environments, digital spaces, and the impact of human-generated trash. I identify current systems and ideologies ingrained in how we live, while also acknowledging the resilience of humans and nature in extreme circumstances.
In my practice, I use a combination of expanded painting, craft, sculpture, and installation, creating mixed-media objects and alternative environments.
Epigenetics (the change in how DNA is interpreted after a catastrophic event)is hardwired into each living entity. This function is the foundation for my practice. It has helped me make sense of unimaginable emotional pain as I enact this distress onto objects and then "evolve" them by transforming them physically/visually to thrive in their current circumstances.