Catherine Lan is a multi-disciplinary artist with a specialization in mixed media art, installation, painting, sculpture, and video. She is the recipient of the Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Award, Yale University Andrea Frank Foundation Sanyu Scholarship Award, Teachers College Columbia University Myers Art Prize, and Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship. She recently performed at the 50th Anniversary NYC Central Park Performance Art Event; exhibited at the NYFA Art Space, Queens Museum, and El Museo de Los Sures in New York. She also exhibited at the Future of Today Art Museum in Beijing, Hexiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China.
She has been a teaching artist at the Center for Arts Education since 2011, and an art instructor for the Creative Technologies Summer Bootcamp for professional development at Teachers College since 2017. Since 2019, she established Lan Art Studio in Bayside and teaches all levels from K-12 to Adults.
Her recent pilot study is titled, Interior Art Learning Spaces: Where Inspiration Meets Creation: An Art Professional Leaders’ Survey, a paper she presented at AMPS Architecture Media Politics Society Conference at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, and accepted for publication in 2020. Her doctoral research focuses on the flexible concept of “cutting” as an artistic, metacognitive process, and aesthetic inquiry.
Lan obtained her MFA at Yale School of Art, Artist Diploma at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and BFA at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.