Cat Balco is a New Haven based artist and writer who has exhibited her work nationally at venues including Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC; Pulse Art Fair, Miami; The Painting Center, NYC; and Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT. Her essays and art criticism have been published in Art New England. She has served as a visiting artist at institutions including the Maine College of Art, Swarthmore College, Pratt Institute at the Munson Williams Proctor School of Art, and Yale University where she is also an Associate Fellow. Balco has received residencies and awards from organizations including the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, The Weir Farm Trust, the Albers Foundation, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Her work has been collected by institutions including Credit Suisse, Fidelity Bank, and the State of Connecticut. Balco received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale University and is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Hartford. She is currently preparing for a solo show of paintings at Rick Wester Fine Art in NYC which will open in the Fall of 2021.