Catherine Slilaty is a multidisciplinary artist working with drawing and animation: she holds an MFA in Film Production & a BFA in Film Animation, both from Concordia University. Catherine is fascinated by biological processes and cycles: the flux which is intrinsic to organic life. She seeks to examine the interconnection between creatures at all scales by highlighting transformation as a strategy for survival and kinship. In her work, she uses creatures with otherworldly and at times monstrous qualities as celebratory vessels for self-making and resilience. Her work has been shown in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Buenos Ares, Ionia and Annecy.  


2022 MFA Film Production, Concordia University
2017  BFA Film Animation, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
2012  DEC in Studio Arts, Cégep Montmorency

2021 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, RI, USA. (August 2021) -First Place, Best Experimental Film (Moundform)
2021 Oregon State International Film Fest (Das Film Fest), Corvallis, Oregon, USA. (June 201)                
2021 Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada. (May 2021)
2021 Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada (April 2021)
2020 Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation, Montreal, QC, Canada (December 2020)
2020 ICONA Animation Festival, Ionia, Greece. (November 2020)
2020 Animafantasia Festival, Iassy, Romania, (October 2020)
2020 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, ON, Canada (September 2020) -Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Student Film (Moundform)
2020 Annecy Animation Festival, Annecy, France. (June 2020)
2020 FIFA- The International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal, QC, Canada. (March 2020)
2018 Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
2018 Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2018 Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2018 Anim!Arte Animation Festival, Rio de Janero, RJ. Brazil.
2018 BitBang Fest, Buenos Ares, BA, Argentina
2018 Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY. USA.
2018 FliQs: ENERGY, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2018 Toronto Youth Shorts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Solo Exhibition
2022  Porous Bodies, Graduating Exhibition, MFA Project Room, Concordia University,  Montreal, QC, Canada.

Group Exhibitions
2020 Maureen V, Online (web page), Montreal Qc, Canada.
2019 Site of the Not Yet, Peripheral Hours, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2019 FNC Spotlight on Concordia Fine Arts, Hexagram Agora, UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2019 Maureen IV, Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2018 Animating Space: Engaging Place, Society for Animation Studies Conference Exhibition, Concordia University,  Montreal, QC, Canada.
2017 Small-ish, Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada.              
2015 Film Animation Exhibition, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
2012 Inter-collegial Art Competition, Rimouski Cégep, Rimouski, QC, Canada.  

Teaching & Academic Experience
2021 Teaching Assistant in Third Year Animation Class FMAN402B, Concordia University. Fall 2021.
2021 Teaching Assistant in First Year Animation Class FMAN204 A, Concordia University. Winter 2021. 
2020-2021 Teaching Assistant in Third Year Animation Classes FMAN402 A & B, Concordia University. Fall 2020 - Winter 2021.
2020 Course Instructor, “Introduction to Animation II”, FMAN204, Concordia University. Winter 2020. 
2019 Research Assistant to Luigi Allemano, Teaching Audio to Animators - Rethinking Sound Pedagogy in Contemporary Animation Curricula, Concordia University.
2019 Teaching Assistant in Third Year Animation Class FMAN402, Concordia University. Winter 2019.
2018 Teaching Assistant in First Year Animation Class FMAN203, Concordia University. Fall 2018.
2018 Teaching Assistant in Third Year Animation Class FMAN402, Concordia University. Winter 2018.
2016 Teaching Assistant in Sound for Animated Film Class, FMAN340, Concordia University. Fall 2016.
2015-2016 Teaching Assistant in Second Year Animation Class, FMAN307, Concordia University. Fall 2015 - Winter 2016.

Curation & Other Experience
2022 Pre-Selection Jury, Animation 2 & Film 1, Concordia Film Festival 2022
2019 Pre-selection Jury, Animation, Concordia Film Festival 2019
2016-2018 Creator & Screening Director of Visions, a screening showcasing Queer Creators and Content, Concordia Film Festival: 2016, 2017 & 2018 Editions
2016 Screening Director of Montreal Envisions as part of Rotation!Rotation! with Articule Gallery, Summer 2016.
2015-2016 Finance Coordinator & Archivist at Animate Concordia, Film Animation Student Association, Concordia University.

2021 Moundform, Animacion Par Adultos, (Film Review):
2021 RIIFF 2021 Q&A: Catherine Slilaty’s ‘Moundform’ (2020), Split Tooth Media, Interview, August:
2021 Photogenic, Labocine Online Issue 54, January.
2020 Moundform // CATHERINE SLILATY, Annecy Festival, Video Interview, June.
2019 DEEP SLEEP, Labocine Online Issue 40, November.
2015 Illustration- Catherine Slilaty, AFTERIMAGES Issue 4, p.8-10

Honors & Awards
2021 First Place: Best Experimental Film, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Fest.
2020 Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Student Film, Ottawa International Animation Festival.
2015 Richter Animation Scholarship, Concordia University.
2013 Concordia University Golf Classic Entrance Scholarship, Concordia University.
2012 Bourse en Arts Plastiques, Cégep Montmorency.