Catherine Walker is an artist and teaching artist, based in New Orleans, with a background in design. Her work references feminine identity and experience, and the internalization of feminine aesthetics; how they are formed, manipulated, and pressed into the fabric of human understanding. Catherine works mostly in acrylic paint and mixed media. She holds a Masters of Arts from NYU Steinhardt, Department of Art and Art Professions and her paintings have been shown in New York, Washington, DC and New Orleans. Committed to empowering marginalized youth through a visual understanding and expression of identity, Catherine has worked with young artists in New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago, and New Orleans public schools. She is currently co-founding a program called Sketch Basin (www.sketchbasin.org, @sketchbasin), which provides half day, advanced art instruction and portfolio development for students in New Orleans’ non-selective charter high schools.