Catalina León was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1981. She is a visual artist and a cultural manager. She stared her artistic training in 1998 attending various workshops and, after moving simultaneously among other studies. In2001 decides to devote herself mainly to visual arts. Around those years she studies with artist Mariana López, whom she considers essential to her training, and between 2003 and 2005 participates of the Kuitca Scholarship Programme / Rojas UBA. Her first solo exhibition, Convertidas en perlas tus lágrimas brotan del mar, took place at Alberto Sendrós Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, in 2004. Followed by Cruz Imaginal, Daniel Abate Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2008, after winning in 2007 First Prize of the arteBA / Petrobrás Award with her work Patio ó pintura para piso y plantas; Muda, Alberto Sendrós Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2011, El sacrificio Inútil, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, 2015 and Un Zodíaco Posible (Obra en construcción) Usina del arte 2019.

Currently she is working on Lluvia, astrología impredictiva, [Rain, Non-Predictive Astrology] a participative project devised to rethink, through art, the traditional imaginaries of astrology and its practical use in daily life.

Since 2005 her works have participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as: J´En Rêve, Fondation Cartierpourl’ArtContemporain, Paris, 2005; Rendez-Vous 2008, Museéd’ArtContemporain, Lyon, 2008; ¿Por qué pintura? Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, 2009; Escuelismo, 90’s Argentine Art, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano deBuenos Aires-Fundación Costantini, 2009; Mientras sea posible, Casa de America, Madrid, 2010; PintorAs, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art Saltaand Museum Caraffa, Córdoba, 2010; Palmario, D21 Art Gallery, Santiago de Chile, 2011; Arte Argentino Actual en la colección del Malba. Works 1989-2010, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires-Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires, 2011; Latest Trends II, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, 2012; Braque Award, Tres de Febrero National University, Province of Buenos Aires, 2013. Naturaleza, refugio y recurso de hombre, CCK Buenos Aires 2017. Hogar Dulce Hogar, Tres de Febrero National University, Province of Buenos Aires, 2018. In 2019 she participated in the 14th Curitiba Biennial in the exhibition The Threads of the Ritual.

She is also cofounder and director of Vergel, an NGO that since 2010 has worked to connect art, health, and education. vergelarte.org