Catherine Czacki

Catherine Czacki attended the San Francisco Art Institute from 1999 - 2003, graduating with a BFA in New Genres. In 2004 she traveled to Poland, where she continued her artistic endeavors with the Rector Scholarship for Independent Research at the University of Warsaw. Catherine graduated from Columbia University with her MFA in May of 2008 where she was the recipient of the D'Arcy Hayman, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Leopold Schepp Foundation scholarship awards. After graduating from Columbia University, Catherine spent several years in New York working as an office manager for individual artists and art handling companies, while additionally teaching with several arts non-profit organizations that sought to bring art classes to underserved communities, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Jacob A Riis Neighborhood Settlement House. Current and past exhibitions include 'Under Foundations (In Practice)' at Sculpture Center in Long Island City, New York, 'Teeter' at Office Hours in Los Angeles, California, 'Archives of Representation and Collections' at Favorite Goods in Los Angeles, California, the two person show 'Catherine Czacki / April Street' at Emerson-Dorsch Gallery in Miami, Florida, 'S-N-W-O' at DREI Raum fur Gegenwartskunst in Koln, Germany, and 'Walking Forward - Running Past' at Art in General in New York, New York. Catherine is currently a PhD student in the Art History, Theory and Criticism program - with a Concentration in Art Practice, at the University of California, San Diego. Her current research, resulting in written works as well as art objects, traces the lineage of the readymade sculpture and 'chaste materiality' in 20th century avant-garde movements - under the rubrics of Surrealism, Arte Povera, Dada and Contemporary Art. The Kosciuszko Foundation and the Leopold Schepp Foundation generously support her current studies.

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