Katherina Vang under the pseudonym of "Maivab" (pronounced My-ah, means baby in Hmong), is a Fine Arts and Portrait Artist 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 began her artistry through nature photography and expanded her work by creating self portraits and now creates Fashion and Beauty Portraitures. In the past year she’s had the opportunity to work with productions such as NICE, Hmong Organization, & The Stranger as the behind the scenes photographer.
She currently works at In Progress (a non profit organization that immerses itself into breaking down barriers of geography, class, education, and culture) & the Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival (International Film Festival that focuses on advancing filmmaking and preserving storytelling in the Hmong community) as a Teaching Artist and Exhibit Curator.
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.
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.