Cat Mazza(b. 1977 Washington DC) is an artist whose work combines traditional craft with digital media to explore the relationships between textiles, technology and women’s labor. Recent exhibits include Hackers and Haute Couture Heretics at Garanti Gallery (Istanbul, Turkey) the Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York City) and Miniartextil at Arte & Arte (Como, Italy). Mazza is a 2007 Media Arts Fellow in New Media (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) and a 2008 Creative Capital grantee.
At Girls Eye View (GEV) Spring 2005, teaching Artist Cat Mazza taught students in the Girls Eye View program about the overlaps between knitting, computers and women’s labor history. There were lessons in hand knitting, how to work a knitting machine, and how to make needlecraft patterns with Photoshop and knitPro. The needlecraft they stitched were of icons of popular culture that were then animated into a social commentary.