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 focuses on creating video installations and public happenings. She incorporates performance, interactive video, and humor as ways to engage and impact her viewers.
Awards include the American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist, ISE Cultural Foundation Grant, Bronx Museum AIM program, Winner of Baang & Burne Contemporary New Works grant, 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" received two grants and aired for ten years in Manhattan. Cat has exhibited at the Bronx Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Blue Sky Gallery, DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, Chashama NYC, Fountain Art Fair Miami and New York, 6th Street Container Miami, and Vetlanda Museum in Sweden to name a few.