Faculty & Staff
Cat Mazza, MFA
- Assistant Professor of Art, College of Liberal Arts
- 617-287-5738 Telephone:
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: McCormack Hall,04,00415
Areas of Expertise
Digital Media, with an interest in textiles, technology and labor.
MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts, 2005, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Cat Mazza is an artist whose work combines craft with digital media to explore the overlaps between textiles, technology and labor. The Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired her recent artwork Knit for Defense for permanent collection. It is currently on view in the exhibition 40 Under 40: Craft Futures (July 20, 2012 - February 13, 2012) at the Renwick Gallery. Mazza has received support from Creative Capital (2008 grantee in Film/Video), Rockefeller Media Arts (New Media fellow 2007) MacDowell Colony (2009) and the Craft Research Fund (2009).
Past work has shown at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), Garanti Gallery (Istanbul, Turkey), the Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy), the Institute for Contemporary Art (San Jose, CA), the Jönköpings läns Museum (Jönköpings, Sweden), the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, Oregon), the Sheldon Art Museum (Lincoln, NE) and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has also presented her work at new media festivals The Influencers (Barcelona, Spain); Futuresonic (Manchester, England), FILE (São Paulo, Brazil) and Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria).
Mazza was a founding staff member of the New York City art and technology center Eyebeam from 1999-2002. She received her MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005), a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (1999) and has been Assistant Professor of Art at UMass, Boston since 2007.