Katerina Lanfranco: Natural Selection

Visiting Artist Katerina Lanfranco: Natural Selection


Exhibition Dates

February 1 – EXTENDED by popular demand through April 13, 2012 (closed 3/17-4/2 for Spring Break)

FREE Programming & Performance Wed. evenings:

Wed. Feb. 29: Music by Yona Kahn  7-9pm

Wed. Mar. 7: Experimental Nature Films 6-8p

Wed. Mar. 14: Yoga 5-6p and Panel discussion 7-8p

Spring 2012 

*NEW* Related Programming

April 4 open late coffee bar and new Poetix Lounge featuring Graham Hackett and Eric Schneider along with an *open set* 6:00 - 8:00pm

April 6 Frist Friday, students talk about Pop-Up Storefront Project 2-4pm and First Friday opening downtown at Rittenhouse Bld. 5:00-9:00pm

April 11 Poets & Writers in the Sesnon Gallery @UCSC 5:30-7:00pm

Mixing Memory and Desire

The Sesnon Gallery at UCSC will host a celebration of poetry and prose by:

David Swanger, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County 

Sarah Rabkin, writer 

Farnaz Fatemi, poet 

Nina Simon, museum director 

Joan Zimmerman, poet 

Chuck Atkinson, poet 

Tilly Shaw, poet

Ken Weisner, poet 

April 12 Yoga in the Gallery with Abbey Asher (poster attached)

What people are saying about Natural Selection: 
UCSC Press
City on a Hill student Press
Santa Cruz Weekly Press

The Sesnon Gallery presents artist-in-residence and UCSC alumna, Katerina Lanfranco's new, large-scale, site-specific, hand-cut installation made in collaboration with UCSC students.

See the making of the installtion by Miguel Labarnes:

We now offer local tree tours near the gallery
watch: Tree Tour

In Conjunction with Natural Selection

 The Sesnon Gallery presents a group show:

Clear Cuts
artists cutting through

February 1 –  EXTENDED by popular demand through April 13, 2012 (closed 3/17-4/2 for Spring Break)

 Artists: Béatrice Coron, Kota Ezawa, Matt Farrar, Felicia Gilman, Lauren Scanlon,  Jill Sylvia, Kara Walker

 Curated by Shelby Graham, Katerina Lanfranco and Mark Shunney

UCSC Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College


Events are free and open to the public.

Related Programming

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2-4pmPaper cut-out demos

First Friday, Feb. 3, 2-4pmGallery talk on Ikebana and Contemporary Art With Ikebana and Bonsai demonstrations by Mitsuyo Tao and Don White RSVP

In the Porter Faculty Gallery: Richard Wohlfeiler: Laser Cut Relief Prints

The Sesnon Gallery encourages interdisciplinary discourse through the lens of the arts. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday noon to 5:00pm. The gallery is located at Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and parking is free on Saturdays. For further information please call 831/459-3606.


Katerina Lanfranco lives and works in New York City. She was born in Canada and is fluent in French, German and English - and knows some meaningful words in Japanese. Recently in 2010 she completed a N.E.A. Creative Arts Fellowship 6-month residency in Kyoto, Japan. Her current exhibition entitled, Natural Selection, is inspired by various Japanese traditional arts and crafts techniques such as katagami (paper cutting)and ikebana (flower arrangement). She has a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA from Hunter College in NYC. She is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. Ms. Lanfranco currently teaches art at the Museum of Modern Art, LIM College and Fordham University in NYC. She is also currently the low-residency artist-in-residence at UCSC.

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