Catherine Panebianco was born in Canada and currently lives in Jamestown NY. Panebianco is an artist whose work consistently longs for connection, a sense of place, catching hold of memories and chasing spirts. Her work explores how we connect with others, with our past, and with ourselves. Panebianco received the 2020 LensCulture Critics Choice Top Ten Award, 2020 CENTER’s Project Launch Award and was a 2019 Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50. She was a semi-finalist for the National Portrait Gallery’s 2021 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Panebianco’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally including 2021 Cortona on the Move and the 2021 Imago Lisboa Festival. She was shortlisted & highly commended for the 2021 Belfast Photo Festival, a finalist for The Hopper Prize, 1st place winner in the International Photography Award for Fine Art, a finalist for the National Photography Award for the Texas Photographic Society and a San Francisco Bay International Photography Competition Portfolio Award.  Panebianco’s work has been featured in Oxford AmericanBlack + White MagazineThe Guardianla Repubblica and Lenscratch.