CAT MAZZA | CV

 

EDUCATION

2005 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Electronic Arts, MFA. Troy, NY
1999 Carnegie Mellon University, Art major, Gender Studies minor, BFA cum laude. Pittsburgh, PA
1998 Goldsmiths College, London, England, Fine Art Studio Practice

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Jan 28 - Feb 26 Hacking / Modding / Remixing As Feminist Protest, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Jun 21 - Dec 31 Exposition Rebelles, musée Bargoin, Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, France
2015 Oct 31 - Feb 14 (2016) Disobedient Objects (traveling), Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
2015 Sep - Jan 3 (2016) Initial Conditions: Artists Make Spaces, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
2015 Mar 11 - Oct 11, Material Fix, John Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2014 Jul 26 - Feb 1, (2015) Disobedient Objects, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
2014 Oct 6 - Nov 9 It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
2014 Jul 07 - Jul 11 III International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Mérida, Venezuela
2012 Jul 20 - Feb 13, (2013) 40 Under 40, Craft Futures, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
2011 Nov 18 - Mar 18, (2012) New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, Asheville Art Museum, NC
2011 Mar 10 - Jun 10 New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
2010 Oct 8 - Jan 2 (2011) New Material World: Rethreading Technology, The Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE
2010 Jul 10 - Nov 1 Craftivism, The Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Sunderland, England
2010 May 29 - Feb 6 New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2010 Feb 6 - May 15 The Mill Series, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2010 Jan 26 - Jun 26 Gestures of Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
2009 Sep 25 - Jan (2010) She Will Always Be Younger Than Us, Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2009 Sep 9 - Jan (2010) Craftwerk 2.0, Jönköpings läns Museum, Jönköpings, Sweden
2009 Sep 23 - Nov 21 Dissolving Views, Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju, South Korea
2009 Feb 24 - Mar 29 Dritto-rovescio, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
2009 Feb 11 - Sept 7 She Will Always Be Younger Than Us, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2008 Sep 20 - Feb 1 (2009 ) Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting (traveling), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
2008 Jan 17 - Jan (2009 ) Take Action! Museum of World Culture, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 Sep 5 - Nov 1 Political Circus: A 3-Ring Reflection on the 2008 Election Campaign, Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2008 Apr 25 - Aug 24 Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting (traveling), Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2008 Feb 20 - Mar 22, Gestures of Resistance, Grey Matters, Dallas, TX
2007 Sep - Oct Hackers and Haute Couture Heretics, Garanti Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2007 Mar 30 - May 6 Gender Stitchery, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
2007 Jan 25 - Jun 17 Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2007 Jan 26 - Mar 31 Thread, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Jan - Feb Knit for Defense, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
2006 Dec - Jan Knitoscope Testimonies, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
2006 Oct 7 - Nov 12 Miniartextil, Arte & Arte, Como, Italy
2006 Jan - May Blind Spot, Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee, Scotland
2006 Mar 2 - Apr 6 Workmanship of Risk, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY
2005 Dec Film to Fiber, 2005 Performa Biennial, Artists Space, New York, NY
2005 Jul Fuzzy Logic, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England
2004 Oct Political Textiles, Three Walls, Chicago, IL

LECTURES | PANELS | EVENTS

2017 Mar 30, Visiting Artist Lecture (forthcoming), Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
2015 Nov 12, Visiting Artist Lecture, Parsons, New York, NY
2015 Oct 22, Panel, Global Variables (panel), Emergent Digital Practices, University of Denver, CO
2015 Sep 20, Panel, Fashion=Activism, Brooklyn Accelerator, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
2015 Mar 27, Visiting Artist Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
2014 Oct 22, Panel, Make/Speak panel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2013 Sept 25, Visiting Artist Lecture, UMass Dartmouth, MA
2012 Feb 28, Visiting Artist Lecture, Maine College of Art, Portland, OR
2012 Feb 13-14, Visiting Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute Colllege of Art, Baltimore, MD
2011 Nov 2, Visiting Artist Lecture, Queens College, City University of New York, Queens, NY
2011 Apr 13 - Apr 15 The Influencers, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Apr 2, Panel, Craft Forward, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2011 Mar 3, Visiting Artist Lecture, Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2011 Feb 10 Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, (book celebration/craft action), Parsons, New York, NY
2010 Jun 18 Panel, New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, MIT, Cambridge, MA
2010 Mar 23 Visiting Artist Lecture, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2010 Mar 18 Visiting Artist Lecture, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
2009 Nov 10-13 Daily Exchanges, Wesport Arts Center, Wesport, CT
2009 July 9 Visiting Artist Lecture, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2009 June 5 Panel, Craftivism Interchange, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2009 April 14 Visiting Artist Lecture, Textiles, RISD, Providence, RI
2009 Mar 5 Visiting Artist Lecture, Fiber Art / Material Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2009 Mar - Apr ISEA Electronic Textile Review Panel for ISEA 2009, Belfast, Ireland
2008 Dec 17-19 Craftivism Workshop, NABA, Milan, Italy
2008 Dec 12 Craft Hackers, New Museum, New York, NY
2008 Oct 22 Making Craft Matter: Feminism And Politics In Handmade Art, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2008 Oct 11 Vote Early Vote Often, The Change You Want to See, Williamsburgh, NY
2008 Aug 27 Visiting Artist Lecture, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2008 Feb 22 Social Fabrics, CAA, Dallas, TX
2008 Jan 26 Crafting Protest, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY
2007 Oct 12 Fashion in Film, Bloomsbury London, England
2007 May 21 Nike Blanket Petition Workshop, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2007 May 28 The Handcraft Goes Digital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2007 Jul Visiting Artist Lecture, NYSSA, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2007 Feb NYC Grassroots Media Coalition, The New School For Social Research, New York, NY
2007 Jan Open Node, The Upgrade Chicago!, Chicago, IL
2006 Nov The Upgrade! International, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
2006 Nov Crafting Technology Toward Social Change, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2006 Aug 2 - 5, Linoleum, The First Festival of Alternative Animation, Moscow, Russia
2006 Oct 12 Knit Factory Dundee Contemporary Arts Center, Dundee, Scotland
2006 Aug 14 - Sep 3 Hypersonica, FILE 2006, SESI Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil
2006 Mar KnitPro Needle Craft Art Show, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2005 Oct the Upgrade! Boston, Art Interactive, Boston, MA
2005 Sep The Upgrade! International, Eyebeam, New York, NY
2005 Jul knitPro Workshop, Futuresonic Festival, Manchester, UK
2005 Apr the Upgrade! Eyebeam, New York, NY
2005 Mar Red State Craft Tour Presentation, Cooper Union, New York, NY
2004 Dec Holiday Hackshop, Eyebeam, New York, NY
2004 Nov How Can We Resist? LA Freewaves, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Oct Nike Blanket Tour, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2004 Oct Nike Blanket Tour, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 May Versionfest 04, Invisible Networks, microRevolt workshop, Chicago, IL

GRANTS | FELLOWSHIPS | AWARDS

2009 Craft Research Fund
2008 Creative Capital (Film/Video)
2008 Carnegie Mellon Alumni Award
2007 Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship (New Media)
2007 Experimental Television Center, Finishing Funds
2006 New York Foundation of the Arts, Strategic Opportunity Stipend
2006 Turbulence Commission, Jerome Foundation
2005 Ars Electronica Digital Communities Honorary Mention Award, microRevolt.org

RESIDENCIES

2009 Jun 10 - Jul 10 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
2008 Mar 3 - 23 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2007 Dec (2006) - Jan Three Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 May Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, MA
2005 May Eyebeam Teaching Artist Residency, New York, NY

EMPLOYMENT

2007 - present Associate Professor of Art, University of Massachusetts, Boston
2005 - 2007 Adjunct Professor, Net Art and Media Studio Imaging, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2003 - 2005 iEAR Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2002 - 2003 Director of Web Development, Eyebeam, New York, NY
2002 Curatorial Committee, Eyebeam, New York, NY
1999 - 2002 Education and Technology Coordinator, Eyebeam, New York, NY