Cathy Senitt

Formerly Cathy Senitt-Harbison

Born:1945 Rochester, NY.  USA

Education: Rochester Institute of Technology  

  University of Guelph Audit print classes 2014-2019

Settled in Canada 1966 



Other Realities: A Legacy of Surrealism in Canada. Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston. Canada House, London, England.

Centre Cultural Canadien, Paris, France. 1978-79.

Art Gallery of Ontario – Opening Show. Toronto, Ontario. 1974.

Ontario Society of Artists. Toronto, Ontario. 1972.

Jewelry 71. Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario. 1971.

Robertson’s Festival of Canada. 1971.

Expo 70. Osaka, Japan. 1970.

Man and His World Liaison Pavilion. Montreal, Quebec. 1970.h

York University. Toronto, Ontario. 1970.

Survey 70. Toronto Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. 1970.

University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario. 1970.

American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Show. New York, New York. 1969.

Hamilton Invitational. Hamilton, Ontario. 1969, 72, 74, 76.

Winnipeg Biannual. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1968.

Colour and Form Society. Toronto, Ontario. 1967.

Canada Council Traveling Exhibition. Centennial Purchase. 1967.

Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition. Rochester, New York. 1966.

Bach Art Festival. Rochester, New York. 1965-66.

Rochester Religious Arts Festival. Rochester, New York. 1965.

Senitt Retrospective Portraits, Strata Gallery 2011 

Print London 2016   TOMPE 2016, TOMPE 2017


Commercial Galleries

Strata Gallery. Elora, Ontario. 2011-2015

Soho Gallery. Toronto, Ontario. 1980.

Zenith Gallery. Washington, DC, USA. 1978.

Merton Gallery. Toronto, Ontario. 1977-78.

Baak Gallery. Cambridge, Mass, USA. 1976.

Alterlier 696. Rochester, New York. 1969-77

Pollock Gallery. Toronto, Ontario. 1967-75.

Alterlier 164. Rochester, New York. 1969-74.

Gallery West. Buffalo, New York. 1970.

Janis Gallery. Rochester, New York. 1966.

Riverside Studio. Rochester, New York. 1965.



Ontario Arts Council Grants. 1975, 79.

Aviva Hadassah. First Prize. 1971, 72.

Canada Council Grants. 1968, 69, 72.

Childe Hassem Purchase Award. 1969.

Finger Lake Exhibit. Award to Female Artist. 1966.

John A. Varney Award. Brockport Jurors Award. 1964. 

 Second prize TOMPE, Print London. 2016

Honourable Mention TOMPE ,Print London 2017


Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Windsor

Hamilton Art Gallery

Queens University

Trent University

University of Saskatchewan

Seneca College

Art Bank (Canada Council)

Numerous Private Collections



Finger lakes Exhibition

"One spot where vitatlity flares intensely -  is a room where the work of-.

Cathy Harbison's earthy, ugly, begartered, half nude figure" 

- Jean Walwrath, Democrate + Chronicle 

April 3rd 1966 Rochester, NY


Janus Gallery Exhibition

"Cathy's work continues to grow and it has already achieved many fine

results with a minimum of growing pains"

- Julie McGraw, Times Union

August 18th 1966 Rochester, NY


Pollock Gallery Exhibition 

"Her work is not whismical, but does have touches of elfin humour - 'it 'is undirected, unihibited, 

unconsiously childlike unconsiously out of her time - the inner urgency to piant - to the exclusion of all else -

hits blindly and is limited to no age, no generation. 

- Kay Kritzwiser, Globe & Mail

Spring 1967 Toronto,Ontario 


"Her painting reflect that natural rhythm which keeps the seasons following

Oand the earth turning" 

- Kay Kritzwiser, Globe & Mail

March 4th 1972 Toronto, Ontario


Pollock Gallery Exhibition 

"A unique combition of primitive and surrealistic art"

- Helen Worthington, Toronto Star

Feb. 22 1974