Cat Mazza (b. 1977 Washington DC) is a visual artist whose combination of craft and digital media explores the overlaps between textiles, technology and labor. Mazza has received fellowships from Creative Capital, the Now+There Accelerator, the Rockefeller Foundation and MacDowell Colony. Her animation Knit for Defense is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection.
Mazza’s recent sculptures Electroknit Dymaxion was on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (2020) and Taking the Cure at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (2018-2020). Her past work has shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), Triennale Design Museum (Milan), the Jönköpings läns Museum (Sweden) and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has also exhibited at new media festivals The Influencers (Barcelona); Futuresonic (Manchester) and Ars Electronica (Linz). Her work has been noted in multiple publications including Artforum, Modern Painters, American Craft and various books on art, craft and politics.
Mazza is Professor of Art at University of Massachusetts Boston (2007-present). She was an early staff member of the New York City art and technology center Eyebeam from 1999-2002. She holds a MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005) and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University (1999).