Katrina del Mar is a New York-based art and commercial photographer, as well as an award winning film director. 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.”
In 2014-5 Katrina launched an experimental webseries, delMARVELOUS: A Day in the Life, Katrina del Mar.
After a successful kickstarter crowdfunding campaign she released the first ten (of thirty) episodes in March 2015, and Dec 2015-Feb 2016, season two of of this artist’s “artless, non-narrative, non-linear, semi-surreal, experimental, documentary-style series.”
delMARVELOUS focuses del Mar’s sharp eye on everything from art and artists talking about their process and ideas, sexy women, surfing, stupid dance moves, insane ideas, rants, and occasionally, in the tradition of Martin Scorsese, del Mar’s grandmother makes an appearance.
While she refers to herself as a lesbian gigolo – something we hope will to get a glimpse as delMARVELOUS progresses, we will have to watch and see – the press has referred to her as a “wild woman” and the “lesbian Russ Meyer.” The Huffington Post describes her as talented and “intimidatingly badass.”
Katrina has been a photographer for over 20 years. As a freelance photographer, her client list includes Sony Music, Island Records, Polygram, V2 Records, London Records, Time Out New York, People Magazine, Alternative Press, Mademoiselle, and the NYPost. Katrina directs and produces independent films and music videos, commercials, short documentaries, reality television segments, and TV for the internet. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo gallery shows, museums, and club installations. She is a proficient in multimedia design, production and publishing.
Katrina writes, directs and produces award winning independent films. Her first film, Gang Girls 2000, shot entirely on super 8mm film, received a 4 & a half star review in Film Threat Magazine, and received glowing reviews from the press, 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, and was screened at the Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC) in Bordeaux, France. Her latest film project, Hell on Wheels Gang Girls Forever , completes the Girl Gang Trilogy & was the recipient of the Accolade Award of Merit and has screened to sold out shows in NYC, London, Berlin, Indianapolis, Sydney, Auckland, Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco.
A solo gallery show, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS was presented in 2013 at Participant Inc. in New York City. The work is comprised of photographs, hand made books and video.
A solo gallery show called Gangs of New York was presented in June 2010, at Wrong Weather Gallery in Porto Portugal.
Katrina, invited to teach at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, conducted the first ever Queer Trash Feminist Film Workshop with Katrina del Mar in October, 2010. Participants in the workshop wrote, shot, edited and publicly screened a short film in two days.
Katrina continues to photograph, to write and to produce, to direct and edit films and commercials, and to curate film programs.
As a freelance producer & editor, her client list includes Washington Square Films, Footlocker, Conde Nast (Sapient Nitro) and Project Runway/Magical Elves (Stella Zotis). As a freelance photographer, her client list includes Sony Music, Island /Def Jam, Polygram, V2 Records, Time Out New York, People Magazine, Alternative Press, Mademoiselle, and the NYPost.
As an artist, Katrina has shown her work at Participant Inc., Deitch Projects, ArtNow NY (Joseph Gross Gallery), The Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC) in Bordeaux, France, Wrong Weather Gallery in Porto Portugal, 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, FabLab in Berlin, and the University of Cardiff in Wales.