cat palmer • 801.510.0827 • email@example.com
born and raised in orange county, california, cat palmer developed her insatiable romance with photography at 15 years old, against the backdrop of los angeles… a place teeming with racial divides, cultural diversity, and economic inequality. her world view further evolved as she immersed herself in the streets of mexico, developing a new obsession that would plague her art, forever… human empowerment.
from 1995-1999, cat made an academic go of her art and then, traversing the unexpected technological revolution, joined professional digital in 2005. (she has never forgotten where her heart lies, and fully intends to replace the “dark side” with the “dark room,” one day.) regardless of the medium, she has exhibited all over the salt lake valley and has won many awards.
cat has devoted her craft to the expression of meaning through images, and has found a powerful voice in women's empowerment. this focus stems from her deep-seeded belief that femininity and beauty are not physical attributes, but rather attributes of the heart. her images of confident and hopeful women, surrounded in words of encouragement, begin to reveal the true beauty of a powerful woman. she fights to bring awareness to equality, wage gap, reproductive rights and rape culture.
her empowerment themes have been: self-esteem, peace, self-reliance, i am human, there’s no place like home, peace to the middle east, age of aesthetics in defying societies definition of beauty, super hero women, 'i have a secret', and keep the politicians out of our VAGINA.
Invited Artist for The Utah Arts Festival 2007
Best Photographer • 2007 • Artys City Weekly
Best Photographer • 2008 • Artys City Weekly
Best in Show for 2-D Mixed Media, at Utah Arts Festival 2009
Best Photographer • 2011 • Artys City Weekly
Best Photographer • 2016 • Fabby Award From QSalt Lake Magazine
Best Visual Artist • 2016 • Fabby Award From QSalt Lake Magazine
2010, ABC4, Interview for age of aesthetic shoot
2010, Fox 13 News, Interview for age of aesthetic shoot
2010, KUTV News, Interview for age of aesthetic shoot
2010, In This Week, Arts: Cat Palmer's Close Shave, by Daisy Blake
2009, The Rock Salt, Interview with KUTV, by Gavin Sheenan
2009, In This Week, Cover Story, Artist Profile, by Ryan Michael Painter
2008, Women's Week 2008 Political is Personal: Activism Embodied
2008, Salt Lake Magazine, Words to live by (cover story)
2008, Salt Lake City Weekly, Photography
2008, The Daily Chronicle, Women’s Week: Camera critiques social issues
2007, The Daily Chronicle, Art as Activism
2007, Deseret Morning News
2007, Standard Examiner, The Human Factor
2007, Standard Examiner, Go!, Flashes of beauty…power…grace (cover story)