Kathy Caraccio is a master printer, artist, professor and collector. Caraccio has a BFA from Herbert Lehman College. She was trained in etching color print with Maria Samosa (El Museo del Barrio, NYC, 1972-3), in viscosity printing with Arun Bose and Krishna Reddy (NYC, 1972-3), papermaking by Zarina Hashmi (NYC, 1979), and in Hanga (Japanese water based woodblock printing) with Sensei Toshi Yoshida (Nagano – Japan, 1984).
In 1977, Kathy started the K. Caraccio Printing Studio in NYC. She has taught printmaking at NYU, Columbia University, Parsons/New School, Pratt and the National Academy, among other institutions.
Kathy’s work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Library of Congress, The Portland Art Museum, The Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, the Fine Arts Museum of California, the New York Public Library (42nd St.), The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and many others.
Caraccio has received awards/grants from Rutgers, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Lehman College, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of American Graphic Artists.
Kathy has had solo shows in the USA, Japan, Korea, and Puerto Rico.