Katrina del Mar is a New York-based art and commercial photographer, as well as an award winning filmmaker and video artist. Her work has been described as beautiful exuding an intimate chemistry and also as filth of the highest quality. Katrina herself has been described as a major league cutie, a wild woman, the Lesbian Russ Meyer, and apparently, the lesbian stepchild of Kenneth Anger.Her visual style leans toward lush, vivid colors and moody black and white. Her tone is at once reverent and funny, tender and in your face. Katrina directs and produces independent films, has produced television for the internet, while also covering the world of web design and production, publishing, group and solo gallery shows, and club installations.Katrinas first film, Gang Girls 2000, shot entirely on super 8mm film, received a 4 star review in Film Threat Magazine, and received glowing reviews from the press, even inviting comparisons to the legendary Kenneth Anger. The follow up, Surf Gang about a gang of women surfers from Rockaway Beach in New York City, landed Katrina a prestigious Fellowship in Video from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Best Experimental Film Award from the Planet Out Short Movie Awards announced at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.In late 2006 Katrina del Mar landed a dream job serving as studio manager for legendary art photographer Nan Goldin, who has described Katrinas work as radical and ground-breaking. Katrinas service with Nan lasted two years and two months and included coordinating and assisting the artist on creating new versions of The Ballad of Sexual Dependency slide show for the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and in assisting in the editing and coordination of a book published by Steidl in conjunction with the Hasselblad Award in Sweden.As a freelance photographer, Katrina del Mars client list includes Sony Music, Island Records, Polygram, V2 Records, London Records, Time Out New York, People Magazine, Alternative Press, Mademoiselle, and the NYPost. As an artist, Katrina del Mar has shown her work at The Museum for Contemporary Art in Bordeaux, France, Deitch Projects, American Fine Arts Company, Binz 39 in Switzerland, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, the Miami Light Project, P.S. 122 in New York City, and the University of Cardiff in Wales.Artist Statement: In my work I\'ve decided to portray a somewhat idealized world that I seem to expect, where women exist not as the girlfriends and afterthoughts to the exploits of men, but as vital protagonists in rich and strange stories involving action, trust, high kicks, surfing, music, violence and humor…Read More
EDUCATION: New York University. New York, New York. International Center of Photography. New York, New York. Palm Beach Photo Workshops. Delray Beach, Florida.
AWARDS, GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS: Change Inc. / The Rauschenberg Grant 2006 Concordia Foundation Grant 2006 Winner, Best Experimental Film, Planet Out Short Movie Awards 2006 Elephant Rock Foundation Grant 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Video 2004
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2003 \"Ruff Trade\" Miami Light Project, Miami, FL. 2001 \"American Toughie\" Intermedia Arts , Minneapolis, MN. 2000 \"American Toughie and Gang Girls 2000\" Photo /Film Installation. Spa, New York NY. 1999 \"American Toughie\" Photo and Film Installation. Clit Club, New York, NY. 1999 \"American Toughie\" Photo and Film Installation. Lust for Life, New York, NY. 1998 \"Recent Photographs\" Deepdale Gallery, New York, NY. 1998 \"Pseudo Kin\" P.S. 122, New York, NY. 1998 \"Chicks Trash and Rock & Roll\" Photo Installation. Squeezebox, New York, NY. 1997 \"Sweating Gasoline and Looking for a Match\" Photo Installation, Clit Club, New York, NY.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2007 If Everyone Had an Ocean/Nouvelles Vagues film series, CAPC Museum, Bordeaux, France. 2007 Womanizer film series Deitch Projects, New York, NY. 2006 \"The Process IV\" BINZ 39, Zurich, Switzerland. 2004 \"Mermaids\" Barthelemy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 2003 \"Gen Art Miami\" PT Studios, Soho Lounge & Oxygen, Miami, FL. 2002 \"A Star is Born - Kembra Pfahler\" American Fine Arts Co. New York, NY. 2001 \"Stimulata\" University of Cardiff, Wales. 1999 \"Illusion Delusion Denial\" 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY. 1998 \"Night of 100 Girls\" Untitled warehouse space, New York, NY. 1996 \"Tattoo\" Studio Museum of Staten Island, New York, NY. 1996 \"Picture This\" CB\'s 313 Gallery, New York, NY. 1994 Untitled Group Show. Underground, West Palm Beach, FL. 1991 \"Censorship in the Arts\" University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1989 \"Avantgarde-Arama\" Performance Space 122, New York, NY. 1989 Untitled Program. State University of New York at Purchase.
PUBLICATIONS: 2008 Nerve: The First Ten Years. published by Chronicle Books 2006 Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents. By Nicholas Ganz. Published by Harry Abrams, Inc. 2000 The New Nude. edited by Genevieve Field of Nerve. published by Chronicle Books. 1997 Who Touched my Monkey? by Ducky DooLittle. Plushtoy/Night & Day. 1997 Totem of the Depraved. by Nick Zedd. 2.13.61 Publications. 1989-2000 Plushtoy Picture Book. Self Published series.
SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS: Feminale International Womens Film Festival, Cologne, Germany. NewFest New York, New York Chicago Underground Film Festival MIX NYC Experimental Lesbian and Gay Film Festival London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Frameline San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Image and Nation Film Festival, Montreal, Quebec. Out Takes Film Fest, New Zealand,…Read More