Katy McCarthy


2018 MFA, Hunter College, New York, New York 2011 BA, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California


2019 Solo show, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Austin, Texas, April – May 2019


2019 video screening, Every Woman Biennial Film Festival, B rooklyn, NY
2019 Group show, My End is a Legend, CAC Bretigny, Essonne, FR, 2019 (upcoming)
2018 video screening, Hierophant Hysteria , Field Projects Gallery, curated by Kris Racaniello
2018 group show, Zoom in, Zoom out, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, curated by Joel Carreiro
2018 video screening, Boulevard Film Festival III, Queens, NY
2018 CUNY Film Festival 2018, Hunter CUNY
2018 NURTUREart’s Single Channel: Video Art Festival, c urated by Vanessa Albury and Ivan Gilbert at Anthology Film Archives, NY
2018 group show, What We Don’t Realize When We See Things , Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY curated by Will Hutnick, Tara Foley and Jordan Hutton
2017 video screening, Flying Cinema, G reat Hall Exhibition Series, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, New York, NY in conjunction with Judith Hopf Exhibition
2017 group show, Confluence: Uncertain Archives, 2 05 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
2017 video screening, Excavate, V ideo Revival, Brooklyn curated by Adam Golfer
2017 video screening, ASMBLY night, Brooklyn, curated by Julie Grosche
2016 3-person show, Muscle Relaxant, Sleep Center Gallery, NYC
2015 group show, Abreaction 3, Flux Factory , LIC, NYC
2015 group show, AOKOA, TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 group show, Grin City Collective Pop-up Show, Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines, IA
2013 4-person show, Call for Entries 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA selected by Jill Dawsey, Cesar Garcia and Ruba Karib
2013 group show, Things That Turn Your Brains To Mush, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA
2012 group show, Agitprop, Left Coast Books, Goleta, CA
2012 group show, This Was Funny Yesterday: Response Show, CCS Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA curated by Jane Mulfinger and Stephanie Washburn
2012 group show, I am Curious, Left Coast Books, Goleta, CA
2012 performance, Quest, Forum Lounge, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA
2012 performance, Staring Contest, Santa Barbara Museum of Art for with Pacific Standard Time, CA

2011 site specific installation, SB Moves, Videos on Pumpflix screens at gas stations, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 site specific installation, ZAP! 59 Images of Electricity, Wheelhouse, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 site specific installation, REAL PRESENCE 10, The Military Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

2010 group show, CAMERA, LIGHTS, ACTION , Art Clinic, Goleta, CA
2010 group show, DAS IST ART, The Project Space, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 group show, Synaesthetica: Vivid Fold , The Project Space, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 performance, Primavera Festival of Contemporary Arts and Digital Media , Santa Barbara, CA 2010 group show, Childhood: A Reconstruction, Women’s Center Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA


2018 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant 2017 Kossak Travel Grant Recipient
2011 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grantee 2011 UC Santa Barbara University Award of Distinction 2011 Faculty Award of Distinction

2011 Winner, Undergraduate Research Colloquium for Research in Humanities & Fine Arts 2010 UC Santa Barbara Department of Art Honors Program 2009-2010
2010 Henry Dole Scholarship
2010 Phillip Francis Siff Award

2010 The Draper Scholarship
2010 After Dark Committee Grantee
2010 Florimbi Addicted to Art Scholarship 2010 Faculty Award of Distinction


2018 Residency Lab, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 St. Elmo Fellowship Residency, University of Texas at Austin 2018 Wassaic Project, 2018
2016 Grin City Residency, Grinnell, IA


2019 “The 2019 West Austin Studio Tour,” Sightlines Magazine, by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, May 4 2019 “Katy McCarthy Explores the Ways that Women are remembered by History — or not,” Sightlines Magazine, by Lauren Moya Ford, May 8

Magazine , October 4, 2013
2013 “From Simplicity Comes Complexity,” Kimberly Hahn, ArtSlant
2013 “Tubular Visions and Questions: Contemporary Arts Forum Group Exhibition Uses Video Art in Intriguing Ways,” Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press Scene Magazine, May 3, 2013

2012 “Uppur Bunk Art Collective Discusses ‘Quest,’ an Interactive Art Experience Debuting Tonight at 2012 SB CAF,” Ted Coe, KCSB, The Freak Power Ticket, July 5, 2012

“Katy McCarthy: We’re Having a Ballast,” Ginger Magazine No. 13

“What We Don’t Realize When We See Things,” exhibition catalogue with an essay by Lizzy De March 2018

“Katy McCarthy awarded UT’s first ever St. Elmo Arts Residency” Sightlines, May 29, 2018 “Wildflowers and Cash,” Paula Newton, Glasstire, M ay 31, 2018
“New Ideas in the Extended Neighborhood,” Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press Scene

2012 “The Uppur Hand: UCSB Grad Art Collective Turns Real Life Into Game at CAF,” Ted Mills, Santa Barbara News-Press Scene Magazine , June 29, 2012
2012 “QUEST: Uppur Bunk for CAF Forum Lounge,” The Santa Barbara Art Blog, June 2012 2012 “Forum Lounge: Uppur Bunk, Quest,” SB Independent , June 2012

2012 “Katy and Cassidy’s Kitchen on a Sailboat,” Leela Cyd Ross, The Kitchn , March 13, 2012
2012 “Uppur Bunk Presents: UCSB Faculty Show,” Nathan Vonk, The Santa Barbara Art Blog, February 17, 2012
2012 “Gaucho Alumni Launch Gallery for Community Artists,” Travis Vail, Daily Nexus , January 17 2012 “Block Pulse: Goleta’s Industrial Bohemia,” Brian Coe, Santa Barbara News-Press , January 06 2011 “Light in the Darkness,” Ted Mills, Santa Barbara News-Press, April 8, 2011


2018 – current University of Austin, Texas, Lecturer, Transmedia Department 2016 Hunter College, Teacher’s assistant, Sculpture with Professor Lynn Sullivan 2015 Hunter College, teacher’s assistant, Sculpture with Professor Thom Weaver


2019 visiting artist lecture, University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts
2018 Panel discussion, What We Don’t Realize When We See Things, Wassaic Project, facilitated by Lizzy De Vita.
2017 visiting artist lecture, The Great Hall Exhibition Series, Screening and Symposium in Conjunction with Judith Hopf show, NYU Institute of Fine Arts, New York, NY
2017 visiting artist lecture, New Media Caucus 2017, Hunter College
2010 presentation, University of California, Santa Barbara Art Symposium, facilitated by Kim Yasuda.


2019 Saint Something, g roup show, 412 W. Saint Elmo, Austin, Texas
2018 There’s a fox here somewhere, group show, 412 W. Saint Elmo, Austin, Texas
2017 Struck: Five Videos, V ideo Revival, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Digital Media Collective group show, 205 Hudson Project Space
2015 Digital Media Collective group show, 205 Hudson Project Space
2012 Varsity: UCSB Art Department Faculty Show, Uppur Bunk Collaborative, Goleta, CA 2010 Das Ist Art , Red Gym Gallery and The Project Space, Santa Barbara, CA