Catya Plate came to New York in 1987 through a Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate studies at School of Visual Arts.
She has been exhibiting internationally since the mid1980s and her work is included in public and private collections worldwide, such as the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art Library in New York City. Articles and reviews of Plate's films and art have appeared in the new York Times, UK Film Review, The Independent, and many others.
In 2009 she created Clothespin Freak Productions to bring her "Clothespin Freaks" characters to life through stop-motion animation short films.
Clothespin Freak productions has produced "The Reading", "Hanging By A Thread", and "Meeting Macguffin". The latter two are the first installments in a trilogy of ecological thrillers. Catya's completely handcrafted post-apocalyptic films combine imagination with humor and hope against the backdrop of a world in peril. In 2019 Indie Shorts Magazine proclaimed: Meeting MacGuffin is the Best Stop-Motion Ecological Thriller Out There!
Her short screenplay "Las Nogas", last short in the trilogy, won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Script at the 2019 Oscar qualifying Flickers' Rhode island International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.
She's currently in development on her stop-motion feature "Las Nogas: The Beginning".
Originally from Barcelona, Spain, and raised in Germany, Catya is trilingual and happily resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Todd and dog Clover.
her website is: http://www.catyaplate.com