2018 - 2019
I’m teaching WOODCUT PRINTS AND LARGE COLLAGE WORK at Sawtooth School for Visual Art - 10am - 3:30pm on 7/27 & 8/3
Woodcut printmaking offers a broad range of expressive possibilities, from abstract and pattern-like to intricately carved and narrative. Combined with collage, participants will explore the freedom and potential of both media. This course will offer printmakers tools for creating large collage artworks out of small and deconstructed woodcut prints. Traditional woodcut processes such as hand-drawn design and carving will be combined with advanced techniques for creating fabric-like collages. Artist Katy Collier will guide you through her process and introduce you to some multi-block printing, relief monotype, and acid-free collage techniques.
QUILT / NOT QUILT is a group show featuring work that chronicles the history of several quilts from the Midwest.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts: Open Book Cowles Literary Commons, Minneapolis MN
On view October 12 – December 2, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17; 6-8PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The participating artists contemplated connections to the original quilts and their makers, focusing on craftsmanship and labor, scarcity and plenty, and stories that can be recalled and stories never to be recovered. Responding to questions of social, cultural, and economic history, the resulting exhibition culminates in a multitude of diverse and unexpected transformations of material, story, and form.
SUSTAINED INGRAIN at TURCHIN CENTER for the VISUAL ARTS
On view June 1 through November 3 at TCVA.
Exhibition Reception July 6th, 6 - 10 pm at TCVA.
Sustained Ingrain highlights printmakers working primarily in woodcut and will be shown at several venues across the US and China with an initial exhibition at TCVA.
How is it possible that the oldest method of making prints, one that emerged in China during the first millennium, is still a rich, viable and relevant option for printmaking today? Why has such a basic process historically sustained itself in the face of constantly emerging and changing technologies?
For many, a simple block of wood, long associated with craft traditions in both the East and West, emerges as the ultimate, natural antithesis to 'hi-tech' methodologies that seem to negate the hand. It is the ingrained, natural beauty and sensual materiality that perfectly lends itself to the meditative act of cutting and carving - material that is so inherently connected to the environment of planet Earth.
This exhibition, aptly entitled, "Sustained Ingrain", features twelve artists from China, and twelve artists from North America. Diverse in its range of cultural context, creative vision, and innovative process, each artist works extensively in the enduring, wild and wonderful medium of woodcut.
The exchange is co-curated by Scott Ludwig, Professor of Printmaking at Appalachian State University and Liu Jing, Professor of Printmaking at Changsha Normal University.
Solo Exhibition at WASECA ARTS CENTER
July 5th through August 3rd, 2018 in Waseca, MN.
Closing reception August 3rd, 5 - 7 pm at Waseca Arts Center
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH installation at Guilford College, 2018
WERKED at THE ENGINE ROOM + ART PROJECTS
2839 N Robertson, New Orleans, LA
On view November 10 - December 18, 2017
Opening Reception November 10, 2017, 6-10pm
ART FACULTY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION at the GUILFORD COLLEGE HEGE ART GALLERY
On view November 16, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Opening Reception November 16, 2017, 5-7:30 pm
The Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition is a sampling of the recent creative research undertaken by the faculty, including both traditional and nontraditional approaches. Highlighting the diversity of ideas, materials and imagery these artists explore, the exhibition includes painting, collage, mixed media sculpture, photography and ceramics. Faculty exhibitors include Katy G. Collier, Maia Dery, Mark Dixon, Roy Nydorf, Meg Stein, Charlie Tefft and Antoine Williams.
PAPER QUILTS at WHEREHOUSE ART HOTEL
Solo show at Wherehouse Art Hotel: Gallery Room in Winston Salem. On view August 9th - September 9th, 2017. Opening reception: August 9th, 6-10pm. Stay overnight in the gallery or arrange a private viewing by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collier's work most often uses woodcut, monotype printmaking, drawing, and text. She has shown her work throughout the country, including the Hyde Park Art Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Detroit Artists Market. Collier teaches printmaking and drawing at Guilford College in Greensboro.
About the art: "In my art practice I privilege labor over all other notions, such as the notion of the abstract, the notion of the narrative, etc. The centering of labor is a political choice, which extends from the lineage of feminist performance art and feminist approaches to the body. In my recent work I have focused on creating layered woodcuts and monotypes by drawing and reinventing traditional textile imagery. By repeatedly carving and printing patterns and pastoral forms, I am able to participate in these craft traditions, which often contain a peculiar nostalgia for the natural world."
AFTER THE COLLAPSE, SGCI, Atlanta GA
SGCI 2017 group exhibition AFTER THE COLLAPSE with Michael Barnes, Marcin Bialas, Mark Bovey, Sean Caulfield, Katy Collier, Nicholas Dowgwillo, Ana Fernandez, Oscar Gillespie, Agata Gertchen, Orit Hofshi, Tim Musso, Goedele Peeters, Endi Poskovic, Brett Schieszer, Tanja Softic, Evan Summer, Ruth Weisberg
Anselm Kiefer: “Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.” This portfolio is about the inherent possibilities that come after the breakdown of a system, entity, or organism. The debris and ruins resulting can be fertile ground for new iterations of the original, or a complete metamorphosis. The cyclical process of collapse and rebirth mirrors the structure of the Terminus, expanding and contracting in a constant state of transformation.
STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshops in Print Media, Ann Arbor MI
Visiting Stamps School of Art as a Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist:
Lecture and color woodcut demo
Tuesday, September 20 1:45pm - 4:30pm, Printmedia Studio, Room 2143
Individual critiques with students
Thursday, September 22 1:45pm - 4:30pm, Printmedia Studio, Room 2143
REPETITIVE PRACTICE at INSTINCT
Repetitive Practice (A Print and Pottery Pop-Up) is open for one weekend only at Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Pop up open April 29th - May 1st, 2016.
HOT OF THE PRESS at HIGHPOINT CENTER FOR PRINTMAKING
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, Visiting Artist Lecture & Workshops, Brookings SD
BLANKETS & VASES is an exhibition of new woodcuts by Katy Collier.
On view April 6th - June 29th, 2015 at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.
Many of her prints use multiple woodblocks to create color-saturated fields that blend borrowed and invented motifs. Exhibited as repeated patterns the prints have a visual presence that links the past to the future.
ABSTRACTION AND LANDSCAPE: CONTEMPORARY WOODCUT at DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET
Exhibition on view Friday, September 12th – Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Special “Meet the Artists” Reception: Thursday, September 25, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Curator: Endi Poskovic is a print artist and professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Exhibiting Artists: Susan Goethel Campbell, Teresa Cole, Katy Collier, Karen Kunc, Amanda Lilleston, Goedele Peeters
SAMPLER at LEGION ARTS in Cedar Rapids IA
A solo show of new work, Sampler, at Legion Arts CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On view April 7th - July 3rd, 2016.
Sampler is a collection of new work by Minneapolis artist Katy Collier, riffing on the idea of a “sampler,” an artifact produced as a test or example of a skill. The series of collaged works explore the influence of pastoral themes within domestic design and traditional craft practices. In the last four years Collier has printed multilayered woodcuts and monotypes that create and borrow symbols and patterns used in traditional crafts. The printed collages recall quilts, samplers and other textiles. When women work–quilt, weave, or knit–the results of their labor are often viewed as a functional and emotional record of that effort within a given tradition. In Collier’s work the processes of carving, printing and collaging make visible the essential role of labor in art making.