MFA, Painting,
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

BFA, Painting,
The Cooper Union, New York, New York


Cathy Lightfoot is a painter who has been teaching at Otis College of Art and Design since 2005 in the Foundation and Creative Action programs.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Shoshana Wayne, Sherry Frumkin and Rosamund Felsen Galleries, Santa Monica and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. 
Collection of Peter and Eileen Norton.

Cathy Lightfoo artwork:t Mustang II
Cathy Lightfoot artwork: Gas Cap Study
Cathy Lightfoot artwork: Cayenne I & II
Cathy Lightfoot artwork: Alero Study
Cathy Lightfoot artwork
Cathy Lightfoot artwork: Previa Study


  • Anonymous Was a Woman Award, Nominated, 2016
  • Otis Faculty Development Grant: Fall 2014

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2023, Upcoming Solo Exhibition, rdfa, Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2020, Tail Light Scrolls, Cubist Spinoff, Inglewood, California
  • 2016, Sensation of Color, Millard Sheets Library, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, California
  • 2014, Purkinje Shift, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013, Recent Work, XVY Art & Design, Los Angeles, California

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2021, FUNhouse, rdfa, Los Angeles, California
  • 2016, PØST Auction, PØST, Los Angeles, California
               MAS ATTACK, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
  • 2014, Winter Show, XVY Art & Design, Los Angeles, California
               Thanks for the Mammaries, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, California