Spring issue 2017

Editor in Chief

Sarah Chacich is the Editor in Chiefness of Black Cat. She is a sometimes artist and sometimes writer located in Manhattan.

special guest editor

Jennifer Lee is a Brooklyn based artist from Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design 2010. She has studied at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris France and has attended Skowegan School of painting and sculpture in the summer of 2009. She has shown in various artist run spaces in new york and brooklyn and at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. Her other projects include, Sister, a curatorial platform and organizer for PPP, people who plein-air paint.


Kevin Arnold (Northwest Arkansas) graduated with his BFA from the University of Arkansas in 2007, and received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design 2010. He has recently exhibited at Able Art Gallery in Chelsea, Goose Barnacle in Brooklyn, Gallery 110 in Seattle, Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, and will be featured in upcoming issue of New American Paintings issue #130. He is currently represented by Gallery Impakto in Lima Peru

Katherine Aungier was born in Portland, Oregon and her family members are all still there. She lives and makes work in Brooklyn, New York. Aungier displayed her first solo exhibition in 2015 at Hood Gallery in Brooklyn,featured in a number of group exhibitions at galleries such as Underdonk Gallery in Brooklyn, Chapter 61, Beverly’s in New York, Mexico City, and Art Basel in Miami. She has exhibited internationally as well as within the U.S most recently at the PIT L.A. Upcoming at Unisex Salon and SH Project space show in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to her art practice, Aungier acts as a curator forREGINA REX which aims to build an exhibition context that is rigorous, cogent and driven by an engagement with other artists. Recently, Ms. Aungier has curated shows at Spring Break Art Fair, New York City; WarpedTour, Miami; GSL Galerie, Berlin, Orgy Park, Brooklyn as well as some projects forthcoming with artists from Mexico City. 

Natalie Beall manipulates the forms of functional objects and improvises with everyday materials to create sculptures and works on paper that are recognizable without being identifiable. Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout New York, including The Lower East Side Printshop, The Cooper Union, Chashama and Scaramouche Gallery. Recent residencies include the Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, NY (2014), the Cooper Union, NY (2015) and the Lower East Side Printshop (2016). Recent publications include Guest Room (2013) and Index of Form (Miniature Garden, 2016). Natalie earned her BFA from the University of Georgia and her MFA from Columbia University. She currently lives and works in Salt Point, New York.

Keren Benbenisty was born in Israel (1977) and moved to Paris in 1998. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2004, during which she also attended California Institute of the Arts (Cal’Arts) with a fellowship from the Colin Lefranc Foundation. She was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2009) and received the Wallace-reader`s Digest Endowment. In 2011, Benbenisty received grants from ARTIS, The Ostrovsky Family Fund (OFF) and from the Office of Cultural affaires in NY and was a resident at The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn.

Die Jim Crow is a concept album project about racism in the US prison system written and performed by formerly and currently incarcerated black musicians from across the country. On May Day of 2016, the Die Jim Crow EP was released, featuring six tracks recorded with incarcerated musicians at Warren Correctional Institution (Lebanon, Ohio) and with formerly incarcerated collaborators in Brooklyn NY and Philadelphia PA. The full length Die Jim Crow LP is slated for a late 2010s release.

Cooper Holoweski is an artist working in print media, video, and sound.   He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has had residencies at Taller 99 in Santiago, Chile, Gallery Titanik in Turku, Finland, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  In 2015 he was awarded the Media Residency at the Clocktower Gallery and the Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in NYC.  Recent exhibitions include: Dead Air, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI (2017), Failed Evolution, Spring Break Art Show, NYC (2017), Cannibal Universe, Clocktower Gallery at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2016), and Nostalgia and Obsolescence, Small Editions, Brooklyn, NY (2016); He currently lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Scott Lawrence is an interdisciplinary artist based in Providence, RI.  He has most recently exhibited work at Bullet Space (NYC), GRIN (Providence), Spring/Break Art Show (NYC), and Will Aballe Art Projects (Vancouver).   He received a B. Arch from Auburn University (AL), a BFA from Atlanta College of Art and an MFA from School of Visual Arts (NYC).  His work can be found at www.scottlawrencestudio.com  and in the White Columns artist registry.

Maria Stabio (b. 1985 San Francisco) is a first generation Filipino-American interdisciplinary artist working in painting and social practice.She graduated with a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. Her work has been shown at Essex Flowers (NY), (harbor) (NY), Orgy Park (NY), and Pen and Brush (NY). In 2015, she began 2MF with fellow artist Sonya Derman. 2MF is series of community meetings – open and participatory experiences - hosted by a selected guest artist. 2MF has been mentioned in New York Observer, Art in America, and Art F City. She currently lives and works in New York and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit mariastabio.com.