KATERINA LANFRANCO is a NYC-based artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York where she makes paintings, drawings, mixed media works, and sculptures. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and spent her early childhood in Berlin, Germany. As a teenager she lived in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India. Lanfranco earned her BA in Art (Painting) and in Visual Theory and Museum Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and her MFA in Studio Art (Painting) from Hunter College, City University of New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin, and the Corning Museum of Glass.
She is the recipient of several awards and residencies including: Japan-US Creative Exchange Fellowship Artist-in-Residence Award; DNA Artist Residency, Sugar Shack Artist-in-Residence; Vermont Studio Center; Pollock Krasner Fellowship at the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Artist in Residence with Flux Factory; Tony Smith Award (Hunter College); Hunter College Exchange Scholarship (UdK Berlin, Germany); William Graft Memorial Fund Travel Grant (to research High Baroque Italian painting). She has been invited as a guest artist and critic to colleges and residency programs in California, New York, Tennessee, and Florida. She writes NYC art reviews for the Art Blog based out of Philadelphia. Her work has been represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery since 2006. Lanfranco’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally in Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Kyoto, Japan.
Lanfranco founded Rhombus Space in 2013, and was Chief Curator at Trestle Gallery from 2015 to 2018, where she is on the advisory board for the gallery. Recent shows include solo shows “Mystic Geometry” at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, “Efflorescence” at the SCPS Gallery at Pratt Manhattan, “Talk to the Moon” at Day & Night Projects in Atlanta, Georgia, and “Shadow Light” art HOUSEGallery in Philadelphia. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, ARTinfo, and the New York Times.