“I have been told by students and colleagues that I can be quite severe in my expectations. I am compelled in this way because most people underestimate themselves.”
— Katarzyna Gruda

Katarzyna Gruda is an award-winning photographer, printmaker, and educator based in New York City. For nearly 40 years, her creative practice and technical expertise have served countless photographs’ subjects and their stories. In the classroom, her students receive the same careful attention and rigorous critique.


1977, Yale University, School of Art and Architecture, MFA Photography

1973 – 1975, Boston Museum School, Boston, Photography

1973, CCNY School of Architecture, New York, BS Architecture

1965 – 1968, Cracow Polytechnic, Cracow, Poland, Architecture

Teaching — Parsons School of Design, New York City

2004 – Present, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

2004 – 2012, Director of Graphic Design and General Studio

1998 – 2004, Full-Time Faculty, Graphic Design Coordinator and Student Advisor

1993 – 1998, Adjunct Faculty Graphic Design and Printmaking, Student Advisor