Cat Peña (BFA/MFA) is a working artist, art administrator, and independent public art consultant living in Memphis Tennessee. Her artwork seeks to incite social change in hopes of bringing self-awareness to the viewer and to our surrounding social structures. Peña’s artwork has been exhibited in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Memphis, St. Louis, Boulder, Las Vegas, Kansas City, and Milwaukee.
Peña has received public art commissions from the Downtown Memphis Commission, UrbanArt Commission, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. In addition, she was selected to attend an artist residency in New York City called City as Site at the School of Visual Arts. In 2014 Peña founded a public art creative platform called Collaboratory that expands public art practices through collaborative and social practices.