Katti Sta. Anna primarily works in ceramics, usually installing them with natural found objects. She also engages in social practice, and has used clay and bicycle events as stimuli for engagement. Her early work included paintings in oil, with man-made found objects, and illustrations for children and non-profit organizations.
She tackles themes on ecology, the built environment, sustainable transport, community, and gender. In 2000, she was chosen as one of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists Awardees. She has held solo exhibitions at the Vargas Museum and West Gallery, and has exhibited in the United States, Cambodia and Thailand.
Katti was trained as a painter, having majored in Painting in 1991 at the UP College of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, where she now teaches, and served as chair of the Department of Studio Arts in 2017-2019. Her interest in the bicycle as sustainable transport led her to an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning in the same university in 2006. Realizing the power of social practice in contributing to social change, she then took an M.A. in Community Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), U.S.A. under a Fulbright scholarship in 2010. She learned ceramics at Baltimore Clayworks, where she served as a community artist-in-residence during her internship at MICA.