New England Institute of Technology, permanent 12 foot installation in their new 400 room residential building

New England Institute of Technology, permanent 12 foot installation in their new 400 room residential building

ARTIST BIO

Kate Wilson, American, b. 1973

Kate Wilson is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist born and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts. She has always been interested in what defines what we see. This curiosity led her to spend a summer in high school at Rhode Island School of Design and to earn a Concentration in Studio Art from Skidmore College. She also received her Elementary Education Certificate and taught for eight years, infusing her classroom with artistic opportunities for her students, all the while continuing to explore color, shape, and form through various media in her personal practice. After recovering from a severe concussion, Kate went back to RISD and earned a CE Certificate in Graphic Design. She ran her own firm for five years, then decided it was time to become a professional artist in her own right.

Kate creates art that is inspired by being present and curious. She works in a variety of media: abstract paintings with metallic elements using paper, acrylic, resin with lighting incorporated into key pieces as well as large-scale, dye-sublimated photographic designs embedded with hidden positive words. Additionally, Kate works with folded paper, graphics, and text. Kate’s creativity as an artist has garnered her multiple articles, awards and gallery representation at two Rhode Island galleries where she exhibits regularly. She was selected for a solo exhibition by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in the Block Island Airport Gallery, has a permanent twelve foot installation at New England Institute of Technology, and was selected to partner with the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum on a commissioned installation of eight to ten works, grant pending, for the 2019 season. Kate has given numerous artist talks, has been a repeat celebrity artist for Providence’s Gallery Night Tours, and is a board member of Gallery Night. Kate is working toward public art opportunities, feeling the drive to create more spaces for the public to be curious and wonder.

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ARTIST CV

GALLERIES
· Atelier Newport, Newport, RI
· Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

AWARDS & HONORS
· 2019 Selected Artist: Providence Gallery Night‘s 2019 Season publicity collateral
· 2019 Selected Artist: Artwork featured in Rhode Island Monthly, Engaged article, Candita Clayton Gallery
· 2018 Selected Artist: Partnering with the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum on a commissioned installation of 8-10 works, grant pending for the 2019 season
· 2017 HONORABLE MENTION: Through the Lens, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI
· 2017 HONORABLE MENTION: Boats, Surf, & Beaches, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI
· ABSTRACTIONS, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
· RISD Portfolios Showcase
· Behance Curated Galleries

ARTICLES
· 2018 Featured Artist, Boston Voyager
· 2017 Featured Artist, Providence Monthly

ARTIST TALKS
2018
· Gallery Night Celebrity Tour Guide, Providence, RI
· Panel Discussion with Candita Clayton: Curating & commissioning fine art, M-Geough in the Boston Design Center, Boston, MA
2017
· Gallery Night Celebrity Tour Guide, Providence, RI
· Artistic Process, PVDFest & Gallery Night Maker Tour, Providence, RI
2014
· Artistic Process, RISD, Providence, RI

BOARD & COMMITTEE MEMBER
· Gallery Night Providence Board

· 2018 WaterFire FireBall Committee

2019 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· La Famiglia, Atelier Newport, Newport RI

2018 ART INSTALLATIONS
· New England Institute of Technology, permanent 12 foot installation in their new 400 room residential building
· RI Home Show: featured in the Designer House, Providence, RI

2018 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
· Solo Exhibition: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Selected Artist, Block Island Airport Gallery, Block Island, July through September
· Inaugural Artist at Sprout Gallery Warren, Beauty in Simplicity, Art Night Bristol Warren Feature, Warren, RI
· Kate Wilson Fine Art, Candita Clayton Gallery, Cranston, RI

2018 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Member Exhibition, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI
· Anniversary Group Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Vestiges, Atelier Newport, Newport RI
· Summer Group Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Earth Day Tribute Tour, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI
· Really Big Group Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Hearths & Hideaways, Atelier Newport, Newport RI
· A Pairing, Atelier Newport, Newport RI
· Flower Show, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
· Associated Members Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, Warwick Center for the Arts, Providence, RI

2017 SOLO EXHIBITION
· Twisting Reality, Sprout Gallery, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, RI

2017 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Through the Lens, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI
· Member Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
· Member Exhibition, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI
· Photography Guild, Newport Museum, Newport RI
· Crosswinds, Atelier Newport, Newport, RI
· Natural Wonders, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI
· Coastal Curiosities, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI
· Member Exhibition, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
· Member Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Mill Gallery, Providence, RI
· Associated Members Exhibition, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Art League Rhode Island, Dryden Red Gallery, Providence, RI
· Boats, Surf, and Beaches, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI

2016 GROUP EXHIBITION
· Transforming Reality, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI

AFFILIATIONS
· RISD Alumna
· RISD Museum
· Americans for the Arts
· Attleboro Arts Museum
· Newport Art Museum & Photography Guild
· Art League Rhode Island
· Jamestown Art Center, Affiliated Artist
· AS220
· Providence Center for Photographic Arts
· Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
· National Association of Professional Women
· Edgewood Garden Club
· Friends of the Earth International

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
· 2005 – 2016  Sole Proprietor of Ivy Road Design: hand-made greeting cards, graphic design, & photography
· 1989 – 2009  Summer Art Teacher
· 1995 – 2003 Elementary School Teacher

EDUCATION
· 2016  Photography, self-taught
· 2014 CE Certificate of Graphic Design, RISD, Providence, RI
· 1995  BS in Education & Liberal Studies, Studio Art Concentration, Elementary Education Certificate, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
· 1990 Pre-College Summer Program, RISD, Providence, RI

TRAVEL
France · Germany · Belgium · the Netherlands · Iceland · Luxembourg · Denmark · Norway · Sweden · England · St. Lucia · St. Croix · St. John · St. Thomas · Grand Cayman · Aruba · Canada · 42 States & counting