Katrina del Mar


Katrina del Mar is a New York-based art and commercial photographer, as well as an award winning filmmaker and video artist. Her work has been described as “beautiful” exuding an “intimate chemistry” and also as “filth of the highest quality.”  Katrina herself has been described as a “major league cutie,”  “a wild woman,” “the Lesbian Russ Meyer,” and “apparently, the lesbian stepchild of Kenneth Anger.”

Her visual style leans toward lush, vivid colors and moody black and white. Her tone is at once reverent and funny, tender and in your face.

Katrina directs and produces independent films, has produced television for the internet, while also covering the world of web design and production, publishing, group and solo gallery shows, and club installations.

Katrina’s first film, Gang Girls 2000, shot entirely on super 8mm film, received a  4 ½ star review in Film Threat Magazine, and received glowing reviews from the press, even inviting comparisons to the legendary Kenneth Anger.

The follow up, “Surf Gang” about a gang of women surfers from Rockaway Beach in New York City, landed Katrina a prestigious Fellowship in Video from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Best Experimental Film Award from the Planet Out Short Movie Awards announced at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.

In late 2006 Katrina del Mar landed a dream job serving as studio manager for legendary art photographer Nan Goldin, who has described Katrina’s work as “radical” and “ground-breaking.” Katrina’s service with Nan lasted two years and two months and included coordinating and assisting the artist on creating new versions of “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” slide show for the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and in assisting in the editing and coordination of a book published by Steidl in conjunction with the Hasselblad Award in Sweden.

As a freelance photographer, Katrina del Mar’s client list includes Sony Music, Island Records, Polygram, V2 Records, London Records, Time Out New York, People Magazine, Alternative Press, Mademoiselle, and the NYPost.

As an artist, Katrina del Mar has shown her work at The Museum for Contemporary Art in Bordeaux, France, Deitch Projects, American Fine Arts Company, Binz 39 in Switzerland, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, the Miami Light Project, P.S. 122 in New York City, and the University of Cardiff in Wales.


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photo by Sarah Greenwood