About me

Industry Arts
Occupation English Instructor
Location Tucson, AZ, United States
Introduction Cathy Delacruz’ career might be considered “pretty cute”, and only in the most serious of ways. Growing up a Riot Grrrl in San Antonio, Texas was only the beginning of a raucous life-long journey in art, critical thought, and down and dirty fun. She earned a B.A. in Media Studies at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 2003, where she also made brooding short films in Super-8. The Olympia rain never quite washed out of her eyes, and neither did the peroxide blonde from her decidedly feminist hair. You might say that Cathy’s aesthetics rove between the poles of the melancholically morbid and the fabled territories of stand-up comedy. She’s comfortable in both places, as well as the borderlands in between. She is currently earning her second MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson, her first MFA being in Visual Art and Film from the University of California, San Diego. She’s not addicted to school, but rather to mining artistic possibilities for their potential to hold her ballooning visions, comedic prophecies, and celebrations of the rare, beautiful and possibly dead.
Interests Riot Grrrl, Film, Women Artists, 1960s rock 'n roll, Feminist pop culture, Small Gauge Filmmaking
Favorite Movies claire denis, robert bresson, bruce labruce, alain resnais, hal hartley, jean-luc godard, douglas sirk, jean-pierre gorin, jane campion, agnes varda, claude chabrol, lynne ramsay, jean renoir, todd haynes, john ford, alfred hitchcock, Chris Marker, Tsai Ming-liang, peter weir
Favorite Music Chantal Goya, Jawbreaker, The Runaways, The Raincoats
Favorite Books eileen myles, mary gaitskill, hal hartley screenplays, marguerite duras, gertrude stein, yoko ono, DICTEE, virginia woolf, francesca lia block, Anna Joy Springer, Bill Ransom