Cat Mazza featured in "40 under 40: Craft Futures" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Washinton, D.C.
Jul 20 2012 - Feb 03 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, DC
Film and Video
40 under 40: Craft Futures features forty artists born since 1972, the year the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s contemporary craft and decorative arts program was established at its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery. The exhibition investigates evolving notions of craft within traditional media such as ceramics and metalwork, as well as in fields as varied as sculpture, industrial design, installation art, fashion design, sustainable manufacturing, and mathematics. The range of disciplines represented illustrates new avenues for the handmade in contemporary culture.
Cat Mazza is an artist whose work combines craft with digital media to explore the overlaps between textiles, technology and labor. She is the founder of microRevolt, a web-based project that hosts the freeware knitPro. Mazza has received support from Creative Capital (2008 grantee in Film/Video), Rockefeller Media Arts (New Media fellow 2007) MacDowell Colony (2009) and the Craft Research Fund (2009)