Katrina Boemig was born during a blizzard in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has lived and worked in Buffalo, NY, Portland, OR, London, UK and Brooklyn, New York where she received a B.F.A in Photography from Pratt Institute. In 2012 she completed her MFA at the University at Buffalo where she instructed Introduction to Photography and Public Space (A foundations course.)
As a young teen Katrina was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. The loss and social isolation she felt during this important developmental time has driven her to create a practice places the importance of the everyday back into the lives of people confronted by their own mortality, isolation and insular modern lifestyle. She works in social engagement and reflection; she exhibits various media, performance, installation and memory mapping.
Exhibitions include the Today Museum in Beijing, China, Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Canada and Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany. As well as National exhibitions at such places as The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, NY and at Hallwalls’ Artist and Models in Buffalo, NY. Her social engagement projects include collecting the oral histories of senior citizens and creating large scale environments for play. She was recently awarded fellowship residencies at both The Wassaic Project and The Vermont Studio Center and has received the New York State GSEU Professional Development Award, Three year Deans Fellowship & A Teaching Assistantship at the University at Buffalo as well as an Academy of American Poets Prize. In addition Katrina has studied Internationally at Central Saint Martins in London, UK and done a collaborative exchange at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China.