Cathy Akers Cathy Akers is a Los Angeles-based artist who works with photography, ceramics and installation. Her work has been exhibited in solo or two-person shows at Pitzer College, Honor Fraser Gallery, and Emma Gray Headquarters in Los Angeles, as well as group shows in Israel, Germany, the U.K., Poland, and the Czech Republic. During the past decade, she has explored the utopian impulse in her work, with a particular focus on the communal movement of the 1960s. She has been awarded grants from the Durfee Foundation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.