Cătălina Chirilă was born in 1984 in the city of Oradea, Romania. In 2003 she graduated from the „Romul Ladea” Highschool of Plastic Arts in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
In 2007 she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, majoring in Graphics. Later in 2009 she obtained her Master’s Degree from the same institution with her final scenographic project for the show The Incredible tale of the Clown King at the „Puck” Puppet Theatre, inspired from her illustrations and directed by Varga Ibolya.
Between 2005 and 2006 she was an Erasmus scholarship student at the Superior School of Arts Saint-Luc, Liège, Belgium.
In 2006 she assisted in scenography in two shows at the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca: King Lear directed by Tompa Gabor and The Banquet or the Path to Momfa directed by Mihai Măniuţiu.
In 2007 she created the costumes for the play Interview with a Deserting Woman directed by Simina Zan at the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca and also took part in the collective scenography of the street show Queima do Judas, Vila do Conde, Portugal. During that same year she participated in the collective exhibit organised by the RYMA Association in Alba-Iulia, Romania. In autumn she organised two personal exhibits in Vila do Conde and Porto in Portugal.
Between 2009 and 2010 she created the graphic design for the street show Queima do Judas, Vila do Conde, Portugal. Cătălina is a founding member of the Nuvem Voadora Cultural Association in Vida do Conde, Portugal.
She collaborated with the Lightning Bolt Company, creating illustrations and publishing an article in Share Mag (no. 4) in Portugal. Cătălina created numerous posters and promotional materials for a variety of theatrical events (circus, theatre, music) in Romania, Portugal and Spain. She also creates and executes face painting at various events organised for children.
She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English fluently.