Catrina Chaos was born Brown in Manila, Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works in many different mediums, including 35mm film, video, mixed-media, and digital art. Her artwork is informed by hip-hop, punk rock, do-it-yourself and street art. She was the recipient of a Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Scholarship in 2003 and her short video, Every Surface, was shown at the National Queer Arts Festival in 2004. As a lifelong social justice activist, Catrina is proud of her ethnic culture of revolution.