Current and Upcoming
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."
SUSTAINED INGRAIN at TURCHIN CENTER for the VISUAL ARTS
Opens June 1, 2018 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. 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.
QUILT / NO QUILT
June 22nd through August 26th, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN
A group show featuring work that chronicles the history of several quilts from the Midwest.
More info soon.
Solo Exhibition at WASECA ARTS CENTER
July 3rd through August 3rd, 2018 in Waseca, MN.
More info soon.
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.
SAMPLER at LEGION ARTS in Cedar Rapids IA
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.
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.
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