The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Lives and works in Hamden, CT and Hartford, CT
M.F.A., 2007, Painting & Printmaking, Yale School of Art
B.A., 1997, Studio Art (Painting), Yale University
SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Watch your Step!, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT (solo)
The Reality of Abstraction: Cat Balco, Mike Childs, Rob Fischer, Chris Mercier, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, David Rich, Vincent Verillo, Cecilia Whittaker-Doe, Becky Yazdan, Schelfaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (curated by Peter Konsterlie)
Evolution of Immediacy: Sue Post, Karen Schifano, Lucy Mink, Elizabeth Gourlay, Cat Balco; Ball & Socket Fine Arts, Cheshire, CT (curated by Kevin Daly)
Art for Sale, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (curated by Eric Ben-Kiki)
Improvised Showboat, curated by Zachary Keeting and Lauren Britton, New Haven, CT
The Ellipses Project, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (solo)
Bright Stripes, University Library Art Gallery, California State University, Sacramento (solo)
Megan Craig & Cat Balco, Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
Twofold: Rachel Beach and Cat Balco, Nuartlink, Westport, CT
Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York City
Scrawl, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Scale Factor, A-Space, West Haven, CT
Tag & Repeat x 2, Artspace, New Haven, CT (solo commissioned work)
Status Update, Haskins Labs at Yale University, New Haven, CT
Cat Balco and Sharka Hyland, Pratt MWP School of Art Gallery, Utica, NY
The Cabernet Initiative, Brooklyn, NY
Abstraction/Distraction, A-Space, West Haven, CT.
Interspace: Line and Color, works by Cat Balco, Power Boothe, and Chris Durante, The Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
Cat Balco: Recent Paintings and Drawings, The Olin Gallery, Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT (solo)
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
AWARDS, HONORS, AND RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS
Arts Catalyze Placemaking Arts Leadership Grant, CT Commission on the Arts
Albers Foundation Residency, The Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT
Helen Winternitz Award for Excellence in Painting, Yale School of Art
Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize, Yale School of Art
Residency Fellowship, The Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT
Grant, The Vermont Community Foundation, Middlebury, VT
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale School of Art, Norfolk, CT
Hoffman, Hank, “The Journey Over the Destination: Cat Balco Emphasizes the Process of Painting,” The Arts Paper, April 2015 (images including cover image)
Dunne, Susan, “At Real Art Ways, a Dramatic Display of the Dying,” The Hartford Courant, June 17, 2014 (image)
Spiegel, Jan Ellen, “Anxiety over new arts program,” The CT Mirror, October 27, 2012
Adamow, Ingrid,“Students and Patients Share Joy of Art in Face of Life-Threatening Illness,” The Hartford Courant, article about the Ellipses Project Summer Internship Program, August 14, 2012 (image)
Keeting, Zach and Chris Joy, on-line interview, Gorky’s Granddaughter, at gorkysgranddaughter.com, 2011
Kobasa, Stephen, “Object Lesson #48,”review of large wall work Net" The New Haven Independent, Jan 27, 2010 (image)
Spiegel, Jan Ellen, "Where Art Meets Social Networking Sites," The New York Times, July 2, 2009.
Appel, Allan, "New Art Exhibit Faces Facebook," New Haven Independent, interview and photo, May 16, 2009.
Barnes, Friere, "Fifteen Young Masters of Oil," Bon International, interview and photo, Issue No. 12, Winter 2007.
Bors, Chris, "The Unspoken Gorilla," ArtInfo.com, interview and photos, October 16, 2007.
Boyd, Rachel, "Student Brings Art to Hospital," The Yale Daily News, interview and photos, February 20, 2007.
"'Scape to Flinn Gallery for new show," The Greenwich Post, review, May 5, 2005.
"Scapes and the City, Land, and Sea," The Greenwich Times, photo and review, April 29, 2005.
Failbetter.com, interview and photos, summer 2004.
SELECTED ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing and Fine Arts Chair, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. (2014 - present)
Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. (2007 - 2014)
Assistant Professor, Studio Practice, Yale University Summer Session at the Institute for Studio Studies (ISS), Auvillar, France. (2008 - 2009)
Instructor, Studio Practice (Assistant to Professor Robert Reed), Pont-Aven School for Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France. (2007 (summer))
Instructor, Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT. (2006)
Artist-in-Residence in the Bone Marrow Unit, New York Presbyterian Hospital, The Creative Center, New York, NY. (2004)
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, CRITIQUES, WORKSHOPS
Trinity College, Lecture and Critique
The Aldrich Museum, Workshop
Swarthmore College, Critique
Maine College of Art, Critique
Real Art Ways, Panelist
Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT, Critique
Pratt School of Art at Munson-Williams Proctor, Utica, NY, Lecture
Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, Lecture and Critique
Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT, Lecture and Critique