Cat has a BA in Education and an MPA in Nonprofit Administration. She has been a working artist since 2006. Her passions are found object art and teaching art techniques to others in her studio classes. Her art has been exhibited in Art Basel Miami, Mendocino Art Center, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and other shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Her artwork can be seen during open studio events or by appointment in her Studio; #6 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa, CA. She is also a Sonoma County Art Trails Artist.
The artistic impulse of Cat Kaufman portrays the push and pull between narrative concepts, found objects and restricted abstract surfaces. She uses everyday artifacts to comment on the ironic nature of the human condition and to elicit an emotional response to the piece.
Objects are the constant. Their manipulation into assemblage or sculptural impressions creates the narrative. Interplay of materials, textures and surfaces convey emotion as well as objects. Metal is strength, yet rust is vulnerable. Wood is both nature and manufacture. Plastic is abhorrence and reminiscence. The surface treatment, placement and relationships between items determine the emotional response.