Catherine V Graham is an artist and art educator based in the New York metro area.
Graham has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2005) where she concentrated on video art and drawing. She has experience working in the art department on over a dozen student and independent films. She has an award for Best Art Director from the Hunter College Film Festival (2002). She also worked as set dresser on the Sundance Film Festival, Best Drama winner Sangre de mi sangre (2007).
In 2006, Graham moved to South Korea, with the task of creating an “English through art” program at a Montessori kindergarten franchise of three schools. She lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea until 2010, and continuously studies Korean art history and language. Continuous study is a common thread in her life. She enjoys learning immensely and incorporates that curiosity and energy into her classroom.
In 2017, Graham completed her Master’s in Art Education degree at CUNY, Lehman College.
The compelling complexity of art (the matrix of which contains history, politics, social justice, science, technology, culture, aesthetics, and psychology) holds continuous fascination for her. Sharing her knowledge and creating a classroom with open shared dialogue is of particular interest. She encourages her students to find their voices and contribute to American and world culture.
Graham considers the following things vital to the pedagogy of art: DBAE, technical instruction, art history, and art as social construct and criticism. She believes that the implementation of STEAM, and career smart art education should be utilized to break cycles of poverty in underserved communities and better serve American youth.