May Maylisa Cat is a multidisciplinary artist and critic whose work spans new media, performance art, sculpture, and installation. Her projects have received support from the Franklin Furnace Fund; Oregon Arts Commission; Open Signal New Media Fellowship; and Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland, OR. In June 2022, Cat earned the Lilla Jewel Award, named in honor of the artist, radical feminist and suffragist, Lilla Jewel, for advancing a social change message through her work. She is a recipient of the 2022 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship.

In 2024, Cat emceed “16:9–Reframing Glass,” a glass film festival at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI. She has attended residencies at Chautauqua Visual Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, Fountainhead Arts, Pilchuck Glass School, Wassaic Project, Caldera Arts, and many others. She has spoken as a guest lecturer for Carnegie Mellon University School of Fine Art in Pittsburgh, PA; Yale School of Art in New Haven, CT; and Cooper Union in New York, NY.

New Media Gallery 2020/2021: Karmic II

May Maylisa Cat - Karmic II

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  • May Maylisa sits on the left in the dimly lit gallery, watching a video projected onto a screen on the right.
    May Maylisa Cat New Media Gallery Interview