Katerina Lanfranco: Sesnon Gallery "Natural Selection" Feb 1 - April 13

January 27, 2012

Exhibition Dates

February 1 – March 16, 2012

Natural Selection 

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.


Events are free and open to the public.

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)

Related exhibition: Clear Cuts: artists cutting paper

with works by Kara Walker, Jill Sylvia, Béatrice Coron, Felicia Gilman and others in the Sesnon Micro Gallery

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.