group shows


Aperture Gallery (NYC), Lensculture Art Photography Awards


LoosenArt/Millepiani (Rome, Italy), Surfaces *

Beacon Gallery (Boston, MA), Nature & Vitality *

The FENCE, New England Regional Photographers Showcase *

Griffin Museum, 24th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition (Juried by Richard McCabe) *

Photoplace Gallery, Water (Juried by Ann Jastrab) *

The Curated Fridge (Curated by J. Sybylla Smith) *


Photoplace Gallery, Celebrating the Creative Process (Juried by Kat Kiernan) *


The Curated Fridge (Curated by Caleb Cole) *

awards + honors

Finalist, Art Photography Awards, Lensculture, 2018 *

Honorable Mention, Water, Photoplace Gallery, June 2018 *

Photo of the Day, Don’t Take Pictures, December 2017 *

Directors Award, Celebrating the Creative Process, Photoplace Gallery, December 2017 *

National Geographic Your Shot, Daily Dozen, Editor’s Pick, 2015

Top 100 Photographers to Watch in 2015, Clickin Moms, 2015 * - Our 50 Favorite Mom Photographers, 2014 *
bodies of work

raising goosebumps, ongoing, delving inward to balance uncertainty with wonder

long form, ongoing, word and image pairings by date and time

cloud 9, complete, a mother seeing the world through child-like eyes

related experience

Artist Talk, Raising Goosebumps, Griffin Museum of Photography, August 2018

Offset/Shutterstock, Contributing Photographer, Ongoing *

Adobe Premium Stock, Contributing Photographer, Ongoing *



Phoblographer, Inspiration: Cate Wnek’s Intimate ‘Raising Goosebumps’Serves as an Experiential Escape *

Lensculture, Interview: Raising Goosebumps, Cate Wnek *

Dodho, Interview: Fever by Cate Wnek *

C-41, Have you ever had goosebumps? Come inside the kaleidoscope world of Cate Wnek *

24th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography Exhibition Catalog

Celebrating the Creative Process, Photoplace Gallery Exhibition Catalog

Water, Photoplace Gallery Exhibition Catalog

Aspect Initiative, Featured Artist


Exquisite Corpse, Vol 2: Extended Play, Maine Media Workshops + College


Wnek, C. (November 2015) “ My Foray into Film.” Lemonade and Lenses.

Wnek, C. (August 2015) “Life Lessons in Film.” One-Twenty-Five.

Wnek, C. (March/April 2015) “Learning through Experimentation. ”Click Magazine.

DPI Magazine (2015) 

Maine Home & Design (August 2013, May 2013, February 2013, December 2012, September 2012)


Low Residency Online Program, International Center for Photography (2017-2018)

MFA Semester 1, Maine Media Workshops (2016-2017)

Visual Books for Photographers, Cig Harvey, Maine Media Workshops (2017)

Personal Story, Cig Harvey, Maine Media Workshops (2016)

Dark Room Studies, Thurston Howes, Maine College of Art (2015)

MBA, University of Maine (2001)

B.A., Colby College (1996)

professional affiliations


The Griffin Museum of Photography

Portland Museum of Art