Board & Staff - Catherine Grau

Catherine Grau

Community Partnerships Manager

I am a white, cis-gendered woman in my early 40s. My dark blond hair is tied back in a ponytail. I am smiling and my blue eyes are slightly squinted.

Catherine Grau joined Queens Museum in 2018 and currently serves as the Community Partnership Manager. Working with the Museum team and a wide range of partners, she co-develops and fosters the production of cultural, civic, and community-based programming, including public events, short and long-term initiatives, and partnership exhibitions. Central to her role is working in close relationships with diverse local communities, artists, and partner organizations to ensure the museum is open, accessible and co-created with its constituents. Prior to joining the museum, Catherine worked on a number of local and international multi-disciplinary public art projects, in the capacities of curator, educator, programs and community engagement facilitator. In 2015, she co-founded the artist platform Chance Ecologies and to date is a member of the artist collective Environmental Performance Agency (EPA), which she co-founded in 2017. She was trained as an artist and completed a BFA in sculpture at Pratt Institute, NYC (2005) and an MFA in public art and new artistic strategies at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany (2009).