Kathleen King lives and works in Chicago and exhibits her work there as well as in New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Her work is included in many collections, national and international. Ms. King has been invited as a visiting adjunct professor to teach a watercolor and a drawing course in the 2013 International Summer Campus Program at Korea University. This will be her 7th summer teaching in this program.
Kathleen is also on the board of the Skopelos Art Foundation, in Skopelos, Greece.
Besides serving on the board, she has taught at the foundation and held workshops there.
Source references for Kathleen King’s work are taken from botanical fragments, other detritus pieces and constructed into 2D and 3D models. These models serve as the central subjects in the final mixed media paintings, drawings and mono prints. Suggestive of Baroque Art, wallpaper design motifs and comic visual art such as Japanese/Korean Manga Art, the resulting hypnotic tableaux are flora into faun fables that unfold before the viewer as each composition is contemplated. Implied subject matter may be seen as beautiful and playful or sinister and monstrous. The fantastic content emerges as the observational and improvised passages of mixed media are layered to form the subject and narrative.
Kathleen King’s work will be included in the group show : “Metaphoric
Abstraction” at the Beverly Art Center, Chicago,IL.
Past Highlighted Solo Exhibitions:
“Life After Life” recent 2D and 3D work by Kathleen King. October-November 2012.
“Divas”: recent work by Kathleen King.
June 8th to June 26th 2010. Viridian Artists, INC. New York City, NY.
530 West 25th Street room 407 NYC, NY. 10001
“Illumatoons” recent mixed media work by Kathleen King,
Nov.20th to Dec.15th, 2007 at: Viridian Artists, INC. New York City, NY.
530 West 25th Street room 407 NYC, NY. 10001
*”Hypnotic”: a mini retrospective of works by Kathleen King. May 18th thru June 2007.
Steeple Gallery, LTD. 11107 Thiel Street St. John, IN.
“Plastic Pictorials” Mar.-Apr. 2005. Viridian Artists, INC., New York City, NY.
“Natural Fictions” Sept.-Oct. 2003. Fine Arts Building Gallery Chicago, IL
“Bio-Logic, II” Oct. Nov. 2001. Harmon Center for Art, Anderson Gallery,
Drake University, Des Moines, IA.
“Works on Paper” May 1995. Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, France
*Past Group Exhibitions:
“Tomorrow-Open Archives” December 2nd 2010 to March 13th 2011. SOMA Drawing Center, SOMA Museum of Art. Seoul, Korea.
“Art from Detritus” Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Williamsburg Brooklyn. NY, April 23rd to May 29th 2011.
“Chicago Stories: Prints” May-September 2010. Art Institute of Chicago.
“Viridian Artists, New York-Tokyo ” October-November 2010. Onward Gallery, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
“Square Foot Show” Art Gotham Gallery, So Ho NYC, NY. June 7th-July12th 2008.
“Hot Spots & Canaries” 2008. Apr. 22 to May 24. SoHo20 Gallery, NYC, NY
“Small Works” 2007. Nov.29th to Dec. 21st 2007. SOHO20/Gallery 511 West 25th Street, NYC, NY.10001
*”Barbies and G.I.Joes” 2007. An Installation by Patrick Miceli. of Large Drawings by
Loyola Art Faculty Exhibition at LUMA (Loyolas Art Museum) 2006.
“National Premier 2007 Exhibition” Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
“Beyond Boundaries” 2006 and traveling. Chicago Printmaking Collaborative, Chicago.
“Detritus” 2007 -06+05. Synagogue for the Arts, New York City, NY.
“Invitational Summer Show” 2004. Denise Bibro Gallery New York City, NY.
“4 Corners of the World” Nov. 2001. Gallery II, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“15th Evanston Biennial Exhibition” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. 2000
“Deciduous Divas” 2005, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 60″
x 72″ x 1 1/2″ commissioned for the Oriole Branch Library, Chicago, IL.
MFA, Studio Art.1977. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Present teaching positions: Senior Academic Advisor: Skopelos Art Foundation,
Skopelos, Greece, Masters Printmaking Workshop. Sept 2010.
Visiting Adjunct Professor, International Summer Campus Program.
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. 2007 to present.
Past teaching positions: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts,
Loyola University, Chicago. 1977-2010. Assistant Adjunct Professor, Print Media Dept.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1989-2001. Instructor, Art Dept. University of
Wisconsin at Madison. Summer of 1977.
“A Published Gallery” 2009. Inner Circle Publishers.
“Spot Light on Living Artists” 2004. Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publishing, Evanston, IL.
“Chicago Art Scene” 2002. Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publishing, Evanston, IL.
“Wolgan Milsool”( Korean art magazine) 1995. article Seoul, Korea
Viridian Artists, INC. 548 West 28th Street suite 632 NYC, NY. 10001
Tel: (212) 414-4040 www.viridianartists.com
Steeple Gallery, LTD. 11107 Thiel Street St. John, IN
Tel: (219) 365-1014 www.thesteeplegallery.com
SOMA Drawing Center 4th Archival Artist 2010. SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea.
Award of Excellence, 2007. “National Art Premier” Elmhurst Artists Guild Gallery
Botanic Garden Award for Painting, 1992
Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1978.