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catherine mazza

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

Her work has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), the Triennale di Milano (Italy), Garanti Gallery (Istanbul), the Institute for Contemporary Art (San Jose), the Jönköpings läns Museum (Sweden) and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has also exhibited at new media festivals The Influencers (Barcelona); Futuresonic (Manchester), FILE (São Paulo) and Ars Electronica (Linz). She has presented her work in artist lectures at venues including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, Oberlin College and the California College of the Arts. Her work has been written about in Artforum and Modern Painters and books including Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. She is the founder of microRevolt, a web-based project that hosts the freeware knitPro.

Mazza was an early 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 is Associate Professor of Art at University of Massachusetts, Boston (2007-present).