Catherine Slilaty is a multidisciplinary artist working with animation and drawing: she holds an MFA in Film Production & a BFA in Film Animation, both from Concordia University. Her practice is focused on examining our relationship to the natural world and the interconnections between organisms at all scales. In her work, she depicts otherworldly creatures which embody transformation as an act of resilience and self-making. These beings question rigid perceptions of identity, proposing fluid ways of connecting both to ourselves and the world around us. Her films have screened in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Buenos Ares, Ionia and Annecy.  
Education
2022 MFA Film Production, Concordia University
2017  BFA Film Animation, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University

Solo Exhibitions
2024 Structures of Symbiosis: Weaving the Cradlegreen, Bouclair Storefront in Griffintown, Montreal, QC, Canada. 
2022  Porous Bodies, Graduating Exhibition, MFA Project Room, Concordia University,  Montreal, QC, Canada.

Group Exhibitions
2023
What the Pop! Exhibition & Pop-Up, 2023, Montreal, QC, Canada
2020 Ma
ureen 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.     
Residency
2023
Bouclair Residency for Digital Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Screenings
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.
       
Selected Teaching & Academic Experience

2022 Guest Lecturer on Sound Design for Animated Film, Concordia University, 2022.
2021 Presentation at Society for Animation Studies 2021 Conference: Loop Experiments and Monstrous Body-Ecosystems in Flux, Micro Talk.
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.
Selected 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

Press
2021 Moundform, Animacion Par Adultos, Film Review: [Link]
2021 RIIFF 2021 Q&A: Catherine Slilaty’s ‘Moundform’ (2020), Split Tooth Media, Interview, August: [Link]
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.