A daughter of Italian immigrants, Cat Del Buono was born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut. She began drawing and filming at an early age, making her first Super 8 film when she was 11 years old. She received a BA from Boston College, an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and attended the graduate film program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Trained as a photographer and filmmaker, Cat creates video installations and public happenings as a way to engage and impact her viewers. Recent works focus on gender and social issues.
Awards include Brooklyn Arts Council grant, American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist, ISE Cultural Foundation Grant, Bronx Museum AIM program, NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend, Awesome Foundation Grant, SVA Alumni Scholarship Award, and residencies at Gallery La Pan Barcelona and ArtCenter/South Florida. Also, her cable access show "Show Your Shorts" aired for ten years in Manhattan. Cat has exhibited at the Bronx Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Microscope Gallery, Blue Sky Gallery, DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, Chashama NYC, Fountain Art Fair Miami and New York, and Vetlanda Museum in Sweden to name a few.