Katerina Lanfranco
Medium: Painting and Mixed Media

Studio Location:
183 Lorraine Street
Studio # 84 (3rd Floor)

Email: katerinalanfrancostudio@gmail.com

Website:: www.katerinalanfranco.com

Artist Bio:
Katerina Lanfranco earned her BA in Art (Painting) and in Visual Theory and Museum Studies from
UC Santa Cruz, and her MFA in Studio Art (Painting) from Hunter College, City University of New
York. Her work has been represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery since 2006. Her work is in the
permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and
Drawings) in Berlin, and the Corning Museum of Glass.
She currently teaches studio art at Parsons The New School, Pratt Institute, Fordham University and
Hunter College, CUNY. She created and taught "Experimenting with Collage," an online studio
course for the Museum of Modern Art. Lanfranco has taught studio workshops at the American Folk
Art Museum, MoMA, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She has been awarded several artists
residencies including a six-month creative artist residency in Kyoto, Japan through the Japan/US
Friendship Commission to study Japanese arts and crafts. Lanfranco's work has been exhibited
throughout the United States, and internationally in Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany; Milan, Italy;
and Kyoto, Japan.

Artist Statement:
The basis of my art practice is the act of collecting, organizing, and fragmenting images and objects from
nature and everyday life, incorporating my own vocabulary of visual elements. I make art as a way to ask
questions about the world that I live in:
How do I make the invisible visible?
At what point does fantasy become reality?
How is our concept of nature a cultural construct?
My work seeks to explore the intricate duality of culture and nature, and the ways in which our
understanding of nature informs our own identities. With each of my exhibitions I invest in the aesthetic
experience of the viewer, and consider how the site-specificity of the show will evolve and develop in
dialogue to the architectural setting of the space. I reference culture-specific modes of representing
nature, such as botanical illustrations, floral fabric patterns, curio cabinets, scientific notes, dioramas, and
panoramas. Landscapes, sacred geometry, natural disasters, natural history, biological structures, and
genetic engineering are recurring themes, as are cultural conceptions of progress, systems of
knowledge, and the problem of creating meaning within a natural world.

All images and text copyright Katerina Lanfranco