Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Meet the Artist

Katerina Lanfranco lives and works in New York City. She was born in Canada and is fluent in French, German and English - and knows some meaningful words in Japanese. Recently in 2010 she completed a N.E.A. Creative Arts Fellowship 6-month residency in Kyoto, Japan. Her current exhibition entitled, Natural Selection, is inspired by various Japanese traditional arts and crafts techniques such as katagami and kirigami (stencil making and stencil making)and ikebana (flower arrangement). She has a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA from Hunter College in NYC. She is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. Ms. Lanfranco currently teaches art at the Museum of Modern Art, LIM College and Fordham University in NYC. She is also currently the low-residency artist-in-residence at UCSC.


  1. Hi there,
    I think you meant to say kirigami which is papercutting not katagami which is stencil making and dyeing textiles...
    Dr. Maie Yanni

  2. Thank you for pointing this out. Yes, actually both. The stencil in the persimmon paper cutting art of katagami, without the fabric dyeing component. But kirigami should also be included in the description, because of the physical form, and end result.