Katherina Vang (Kat) under the pseudonym of "Maivab" (pronounced My-ah, means baby in Hmong), is a Portrait Artist and Art Curator based from the Twin Cities (Mpls, St. Paul, MN) who graduated from Century College with an A.A.S. in Visual Communications Technologies with a Focus in Professional Photography.
She is currently Founder and President of CAIM Magazine (a magazine focused on promoting minority and underground artists) and works at In Progress (a non-profit organization that immerses itself into breaking down barriers of geography, class, education, and culture). She’s had the honor of curating artists for the Qhia Dab Neeg Art Exhibit for the past four years and in the past year, coordinating the Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival. She’s also had the opportunity to work with productions such as NICE, Hmong Organization, & The Stranger as the behind the scenes photographer.
Katherina has had her work published and exhibited all over the world. You can find more information below on her exhibition and published works. When she isn’t spending time planning shoots or coordinating with artists, you can find her bingeing on Asian dramas, watching movies, knitting, embroidering or reading.
F-Stop Magazine Online Group Exhibition, Issue #90 - Land, Sea, Air
Hmoob Hmong Duo Sister Exhibit, Winona State University
Qhia Dab Neeg Exhibit, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, St. Paul
Hmong Chinese, Honorable Mention, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit
Hmoob Hmong Duo Sister Exhibit Presented by In Progress, St. Paul
Solo Exhibition presented by M&MXEL Project Planning Group, 514 Studios, Minneapolis
Visual Communications Technologies Portfolio Show, Century College.
Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival Photo Exhibit, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.
Self Portraits, Little Mekong, St. Paul
Love Time & Diaspora, Nexus Photography, Mother Series, In Progress, St. Paul.
the Creative Risings, See.Me, NYC.
Story of the Creatives, See.Me, NYC.
CHAT 10th Annual Arts & Music Festival, St. Paul.
Scholastics Arts, Received Gold & Silver for artworks, MCAD, Minneapolis.
Best 100, St. Paul.
SooFuze, St. Paul.
Portfolio Award, Woodbury High School Portfolio Show, Woodbury.
Feroce Magazine | The Light Issue Print Vol. 1
Modern Hmong American Art and Expression | Radio Segment with Wisconsin Public Radio, Featuring Artists Victoria Kue, J. Tshab Her, and Kat Vang of Maivab Photography
Panelist at CHUSA Hmong Panel at Concordia University
Qhia Dab Neeg exhibit: Storytelling by 13 Hmong Artists, by Jim Walsh on Minnpost featuring model Mihoko Xiong
15 Under 15 Feature #89 by Ashley Holloway on Deviant Art, Featuring Model Paia Xiong
Today Favourites by AvaDeRosa on Deviant Art, Featuring Model Mai Vue
Spring Exhibit, Online Feature by Whitespace Magazine, Featuring Model Sue Mei Vang
15 Under 15 Feature #64 by Ashley Holloway on Deviant Art, Featuring Model Kaozong Thao
Pretty Rock Girl Collection, Featuring Self Portrait.
15 Under 15 Feature #36 by Ashley Holloway on Deviant Art, Featuring Model Joylin Baranick
FAERIE Magazine Feature, Featuring Model Joylin Baranick.
SELFIE-TURE Feature by Dan Heffer on Deviant Art, Featuring Self Portrait.
15 Under 15 Feature #29 by Ashley Holloway on Deviant Art, Featuring Model Gao Xiong.