UMass Boston

Catherine Mazza

Department Chairman
University Hall Floor 04

Areas of Expertise

Digital Media, with an interest in textiles, technology and labor.


MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts, 2005, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Cat Mazza is an artist whose work combines craft with digital media to explore the overlaps between textiles, technology and labor. Mazza has received fellowships from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation in media arts, MacDowell Colony, the Craft Research Fund and the Now+There Public Art Accelerator. Her artwork Knit for Defense is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Past work has shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), the Triennale Design Museum (Milan), Garanti Gallery (Istanbul), the Institute for Contemporary Art (San Jose), the Jönköpings läns Museum (Sweden) and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has also presented at new media festivals The Influencers (Barcelona); Futuresonic (Manchester), FILE (São Paulo) and Ars Electronica (Linz). 

Mazza received her MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005), a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (1999) and has been faculty at UMass, Boston since 2007.