Catherine Siller is a Boston-based artist, performer, and educator, who works with projections: projected images and text, projected societal ideals, projected versions of the self. In her videos and performances, she uses custom software to insert her body into digital space, dance with her digital doubles, and interrogate how these doubles impact what she projects back onto her physical self.
Catherine has performed nationally and internationally, including at the Webmedia Conference in Joao Pessoa, Brazil; the E-poetry Festival at Watermans Center, London, UK; the Brick Theater, Brooklyn, NY; the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI; and Mobius Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Her collaboration with filmmaker Jay Craven, Ghost Theater, screened at the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), in Troy, NY, as the visual accompaniment for composer Robert Paterson’s musical composition of the same title. She has also exhibited video work at the NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; Boston CyberArts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA; and as a part of the Art on the Marquee series at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA. Her work is published in the experimental literary magazine, Infinity’s Kitchen, and in art2code, a collaboration between the artist’s group v1b3 and the College Art Association.
Catherine has been teaching since 2007, empowering students to incorporate new tools into their creative process while keeping their work grounded in concept. She has taught original courses at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and Marlboro College, where she was awarded a Mellon Teaching Fellowship. She has also collaborated with Burlington City Arts in Burlington, VT, to develop curriculum and lead workshops for high school students, using technology to meld art and history. She received a federal cultural heritage grant to support these workshops and the production of a site-specific show of the resulting student work at Burlington’s Moran Power Plant. Catherine has also curated and produced shows of student work at RISD’s Gelman Gallery, Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, and Marlboro’s Serkin Center for the Performing Arts.
Catherine holds an MFA in Digital Media from RISD and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard. She has 20 years of ballet and modern training and has studied theater with the SITI Company, the Atlantic Theater Company, and at Circle in the Square.