In 2012 Catherine exhibited at ArtExpo New York.  Named “One of the Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2012” by Art Business News Magazine.  In June of 2012 she began painting flowers and the flower gardens around her home. Over a period of a year Catherine painted over forty-five 36 x 24 inch oil paintings which can be seen on her website along with her Pixelism works.  

Catherine Rose Chiara is the fourth daughter of Joseph and Geraldine Chiara born 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  After high school where she studied cosmetology, she traveled around the US.  She moved to Atlanta, Georgia then to Anaheim, California.  After living in California for a year she began attending Orange Coast College in 1992.  There an art professor told her she had a flair for painting. She started a co-op art gallery and began displaying her art.  Soon afterward she returned to Cincinnati and stayed there for the next 20 years.  In 2013 she moved to New Orleans where she now resides.