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I am an artist who uses video, installation, performance to address social issues and to engage my community. I prefer creating works that are accessible to the public, allowing visitors to interact and be affected. 

Projects have included Voices, an immersive 20-monitor video installation where viewers hear the experiences of domestic violence survivors in their own words; virtual environments created indoors to comment on our destruction of nature; and interactive public performances that use humor to address society’s unattainable beauty standard. Whatever the medium, the goal of all my works is to inspire and influence change.



2006-2008        School of Visual Arts – MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media

1994-1995        New York University – Tisch School of Arts, Graduate Film Program

1988-1992        Boston College – BA in Communications


Selected Exhibitions

2023                 Impact of Exchange, traveling photo exhibit, US Dept. of State and Photoville, multiple cities in the US

2022                 Voci, Castel Nuovo, Naples, Italy (solo show)

                         Museum of Sonoma County, Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Santa Rosa, CA

2021                 ArtRage the Norton Putter Gallery, Deadlocked and Loaded, Syracuse, NY

2020                 Microscope Gallery, Voices installation, Brooklyn, NY (solo show)

2019                 Every Woman Biennial, New York, NY

2018                 Violated Bodies, Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York, NY                   

               , online exhibit, curated by Lori Zimmer

2017                 Whitney Houston Biennial,Chashama, New York, NY

                         We Need to Talk, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

                         Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

                         STooPs, Interactive performance, Brooklyn, NY

2016                 Winthrop University, Voices installation and panel discussion, Rock Hill, SC (solo show)

                         Blue Sky Gallery, Voices installation and panel discussion, Portland, OR (solo show)

                         CURRENTS New Media Festival, Magdalena, NM

2015                 MoCA Miami, Meta-Gallery, Voices installation and panel discussion, Miami, FL (solo show)

                         Bronx Calling: Third AIM Biennial group show, Bronx Museum, New York, NY                                                                  

                         BRIC Gallery Open Call: The Artists Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2014                 Woman Made Gallery, Voices installation and panel discussion, Chicago, IL (solo show)

                         Web Video Biennial, curated by Jose Vieria for Web Art Center

                         VideoMedeja, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

2013                 5th Base Gallery, Film Nights, London, England

2012                 Gallery 263, Meta, Cambridge, MA

                         Field Projects Gallery, Minutia Militia, New York, NY

                         Fonlad Digtial Arts Festival, Coimbra, Portugal

                         Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Amid the Street Noise, Fort Lauderdale, FL

                         Fountain Art Fair, Art For Progress, New York, NY

                         Vetlanda Museum, art:screen, Sweden

                         6th Street Container, Vanity Unfair, multi-media installation, Miami, FL (solo show)

2011                 Fountain Art Fair, Art For Progress, Miami, FL

                         Governors Island Art Fair, large multi-media collaboration, Governors Island, NY

                         NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, New York, NY

2010                 White Box Gallery, Sanctioned Array, New York, NY

                         From the Center: Now! Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, juror: Lucy Lippard

                         Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

                         San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco, CA


2023                 Fulbright 75th Anniversary Award, Rome, Italy

2022                 Fulbright Scholar Award, Naples, Italy

2020                 Brooklyn Arts Fund, Brooklyn Arts Council

                         2020 Advocate of NYC, Mayor's Office Against Domestic and Gender-based Violence, NYC

2018                 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist Program, Rome, Italy

2017                 Anti-Heroin Chic, Art as Another Language, by James Diaz, August 23

                         First 100 Plus Leader Award, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Hartford, CT

2016                 The Portland Mercury, "Cat Del Buono's Art of Witness," by Megan Burbank, July 13

                         Orange County Register, "'Voices' exhibit in Costa Mesa casts light on domestic violence in our midst," by Theresa Walker, February 11

                         Charlotte Observer, "Winthrop exhibitions use humor and harsh reality to examine domestic issues," by Barbara Schreiber, February 16

2015                 ISE Cultural Foundation Grant, New York, NY

                         Bronx Museum AIM Program, Bronx, NY

                         The Art Newspaper, “Artists respond to call from the Bronx,” by Victoria Stapley-Brown, July 13

                         New York Times, “Bronx Museum Showcases Emerging Artists,” July 10                                 

                         Miami Herald, “Silence is Domestic Violence’s Enabler” by Kinisha Correia, May 4

                         Miami Herald, “Hear the Voices of Domestic Violence Survivors” by Cat Del Buono, April 16

                         Miami New Times, “Cat Del Buono Brings Feminist Art to Miami” by Kat Bein, March 2

2014                 Awesome Foundation Grant Winner

                         Miami Masterminds Award Honorable Mention

                         PBS Art Loft, WPBT South Florida, November 11

                         Miami New Times, “Miami Women Share Domestic Violence Stories,” by Shelly Davidov, September 12

                         Time, “Let This Video Explain How to Not Get Raped,” by Jessica Roy, March 10

                         Jezebel, “Finally! A Video Guide that Shows Ladies How Not to Get Raped,” by Erin Gloria Ryan, February 10

2013                 Winner of Baang & Burne New Works Grant, Baang & Burne Contemporary, NYC

2012                 Huffington Post, “6th Street Container Opens Cat Del Buono’s Vanity Unfair,” Amanda McCorquodale, January 19

                         Gallery La Pan / Pantocrator, Summer Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain

2009                 NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend

                         Juried Artist Program, Residency at ArtCenter, Miami Beach, FL

2008                 Thomas Reiss Memorial Award, SVA Alumni Association


2023                 Voci, digital book, FedOA - Federico II University Press, August 23

2019                 A Year's Worth of Real Time with Bill Maher Tallies, Gender Avenger, December 6

2017                 Nasty Women Protest with Art, Expose Art Magazine, February

2016                 #ScopeSoMale, Expose Art Magazine, March 6

                         Voices, Blue Sky Gallery exhibition catalogue and essay

2015                 Who’s Afraid of Feminism? juried by Catherine Morris. Exhibition catalogue essay.

                         Voices: An Artist’s Perspective curated by Karen Gutfreund and Karen Teegarden. Exhibition catalogue essay.

                         Miami Herald, Hear the Voices of Domestic Violence Survivors, Op-ed piece. April 16


Additional Work

Founder of Our House Meriden, a nonprofit after-school arts program

Columbia University Creative Changemakers panelist

Presentation for Remember the Women symposium at Hunter College

Curator for Art Connects New York

SVA Art & Activism panelist

SVA i3 Lecturer 

SVA Thesis Advisor

Cinema Lighting teacher at CCAT Miami

Talent Manager for televised specials including Super Bowl Halftime Show, In Performance at the White House, and Mark Twain Prize

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