Bio

Catherine Katsafouros earned her MFA in Studio Art at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2015. Her focus is in Electronic Media and her art work is conceptually grounded in feminist, gender and violence issues.

Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a project manager and graphic designer in an advertising firm. She holds a BA in Studio art, with minors in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Catherine taught Digital Art/Media courses at Stony Brook University between 2012-2015 and she is currently Teaching Artist-in-Residence for the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Catherine was raised in Greece and she currently lives and works in New York.

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Artist Statement

I examine the mechanisms of trauma and its effects on cognitive and anatomical processes. My work offers psychological views of the internal, which imply the disruptive/destructive implications of internalized violence.

My recent work has moved beyond the preoccupation with the actor of violence, the violent event, and the immediate affective (emotional) response or condition.

I am interested in the manifestations of trauma as haunting and repetition, and I am reviewing psychoanalytic, feminist and trauma theory accounts of these phenomena.

My work involves the use of horror elements and I am exploring the use of art-horror as a feminist act. I am currently investigating critical readings of the Victorian ghost story (Gothic Fiction) used by female writers as an essentially feminist tradition.


Exhibitions

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, NY 

2014 This Is How She Breathes Now,  [Solo Show] Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 

2014 Resilience, Eastern China Normal University, Shanghai, China

2014 Pac Mac (Patchogue Arts Council Music, Arts and Cinema Festival), Patchogue, NY

2014 Satellite Exhibition, SAC Art Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2014 Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Spring Equinox, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Infliction, [Solo Show] Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2013 MFA Show, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2012 ITP Camp Show, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, New York, NY

2005 Senior show, Staller Center Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2005 URECA show, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2005 Queer Works Exhibition, Center of Art, Culture and Humanities Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2005 On and Off the Wall, Center of Art, Culture and Humanities Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2005 Duality, [Two-Person Show] Center of Art, Culture and Humanities Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2004 300dpi, Center of Art, Culture and Humanities Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2004 URECA show, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2003 e_streams, SAC Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2003 Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival, James College, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

 

AWARDS / HONORS / GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 

Golden Key International Honour Society 

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society 

Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Society 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The Staller Center Award for Excellence, 2005

URECA Grant, 2005 

URECA Fellowship & Grant, 2004