About Me

Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter. Her surrealist approach to photography began in the late 1970’s with the introduction of the "Diana" camera. This led to investigation of experimental techniques towards a multidisciplinary approach to her poetic image making. Cathy received her training at Ohio University, Vermont Studio Center. She received her MFA at the Maine Media College. Some of her exhibitions include Weisman Art Museum, University of Alabama, DeCordova Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography and the  Vermont Center for Photography. Her works are in the collection of IBM, Hallmark Fine Art Collections, American Express, and the Beekman a Thompson Hotel, New York. Cathy with her husband, master printer Jon Cone, founded Cone Editions Press in 1980 in Port Chester, NY as a collaborative printmaking workshop. Cone Editions Press is now located in East Topsham, Vermont where Cathy is director of the Workshops and Studio.

Artist Statement

I begin by discovering an image in the world. The image emerges and appears as a rather strange, unexpected surprise. This is the charge that I take back into my studio as “something" found to translate. I then go to work by responding more directly in order to rediscover through a new conscious intention. I want to connect and have my hand more it. The finding and constructing of what I understand and know, links up with what I don’t know or can’t see. If I’m lucky, they meld into a new image that lives on the threshold.

I make photographs as a way to listen to my heart's song, and then I practice like hell to sing it.


BORN: Middletown,Ohio 

BA Ohio University, Athens, Ohio  1980
Vermont Studio Center 1986-1992
Maine Media Workshops 
MFA, Maine Media College 2014-2017 


Maine Media College, MFA Program Mentor 2018-2019
Cone-editions Press, co-owner and workshop coordinator: 1980-Present
Vermont Photo Inkjet/Inkjetmall co-owner: 1999-Present


2021 Griffin Museum of Photography, Digits: A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

2020 Highland Center for the Arts, Solo Show Greensboro,VT.

2020 The Front,”View from the Window”

2020 Griffin Museum of Photography, 26th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

2020 Filter Photo Context 2020

2019 BigTown Gallery, Main Gallery, "Grasp the Sparrow's Tail", Rochester,Vermont

2018 Towle Hill Studio, Corinth, Vermont

2017 Pasqal Hall, Rockport Maine, MFA Thesis Exhibition

2017 SEABA Gallery, In the Details, Burlington, Vermont

2016 Brattleboro Museum, Open Call NNE (North-Northeast), Brattleboro, Vermont

2015 Visiting Artist, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York

2014 Installation:Dartmouth /Hitchcock Faulkner: Photography installation
2013 Brattleboro Center for Photography: Unclothed
2012 San Francisco International Photography exhibition
2011 Ava Gallery
2010 Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009 Ava Gallery, Lebanon, N.H.
2008 D&C Building New York, NY
2008 SPE Gallery, Barre, Vermont
2007 The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts “In the Realm of Rumi
2007 215 Gallery, Burlington, VT
2007 215 Gallery “Relationship
2007 Marlboro College
2006 215 Gallery
2005 Barre,Vt. Spa Art Center ”Literal Abstraction
2004 Oji,California AZU, Gallery
2003 Landmark Gallery, Tarrytown, New York
2001 Dolphin Gallery, Works on View
2000 Ava Gallery, Lebanon, N.H.
1999 Sterling College, Vermont
1999 University of Arizona,Tempe, SCG Invitational
1999 Virtual Visions, Library Art Center Newport,N.H.
1997 Real Gallery, New York City
1997 Ohio University Athens, Ohio, Ohio Print Invitational
1996 Springfield Museum, Springfield, Mass. Computer prints
1996 Ava Gallery, Lebanon, N.H.
1995 Digital Dialects Crieger-Dane Gallery, Boston, Ma.
1995 Digital Dialects Framingham College: Framingham, Ma.
1994 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Ma. (The Computer in the Studio)
1993 Das Gallery, Lebanon, N.H.
1992 Chords, Coburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington


Vermont Studio Center Artist Week Residency, 2019
Vermont Council of the Arts FellowshipVermont Studio Center fellowship

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York,
American Express
Hallmark Fine Art Collections

Perry & Etty Farrell, "Jane's Addiction"

Teaching experience:

Guest Faculty, Maine Media College

Mentor, Maine Media College, 2019

Cone-editions Press workshops

Waits River School


Juliet Margaret Cameron Awards, 2021, Alternative Processes Fine Art Series

Musée Magazine, Feature,"Milking Butterflies" May, 2021, Andy Dion

FotoNostrum Magazine issue no. Dec. 10 2020

Bonjour Paris/Anna de Noailles: Poetry in a Time of Dislocation, by Fern Nesson, July 2020

Edge of Humanity Magazine, October 21, 2020
Labyrinths Between Earth & Heaven

Hand Magazine 2020 issue 29

LENSCRATCH: Linda Alterwitz June 13, 2020 Hand Painted Photographs

Shots Magazine,”Interview” Spring 2020
"In the Details" Curatorial Project by Carleen Zibalatti
Shots Magazine 2018
Photo of the Day, Don't Take Pictures, August 19, 2016 WWD.com Sachin & Babi
Lonely Planet 2019

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