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Biography: Cat Burns

Cat Burns
Cat Burns

Cat Burns is a defiant artist who uses flamboyant, sarcastic humor to illustrate her internal narrative. She cultivates her work very slowly and uses it as a visual diary, creating audacious visuals as a way of communicating and synthesizing the often perplexing, manic experience of living with depression. The work explores the delicate strength of glass as a final object, as well as its use as a personally therapeutic tool. By destigmatizing personal demons, her work explores what it means to ”go a little crazy.”

Burns earned her associate degrees in Glass Fine Art and in Glass Craft and Design from Salem Community College. She worked as a full-time assistant to other glass artists in the Philadelphia area and taught a range of classes at East Falls Glass Works and at The Studio in Corning, N.Y. Burn's 2020 residency at The Corning Museum of Glass will occur from March 28 through April 29, 2022.