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Kate Garman
kgarman314@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2018
Master of Fine Arts - Fiber and Material Studies
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Studies
Grand Valley State University Art & Design Department (GVSU), Allendale, MI

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Not Here Not Home, MFA Group Exhibition, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2016
215|610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Group Exhibition, The Arts at Delaware County Community College, Juried by Pepón Osorio, Curator's Choice Award, Media, PA

Untitled, MMaK Collaborative project, Exit Space Project UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

Auto Shop: At Home and Further Afield, Group Exhibition, Site:Lab, Curated by Mark Rumsey, Grand Rapids, MI

The Marks We Make, MMaK Group Exhibition, 106 Calvin Gallery and Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

Neon Borders, MMaK Group Exhibition, Art.Downtown, 87 Orange Photography, Grand Rapids, MI

A Means for Survival, Solo Exhibition, Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

Icebreaker 6: National Juried Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Juried by Lauren Wright, Denver, CO

Aunt Allie goes to Africa, Solo Exhibition, Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

2014

Drowning in a Sea of Information, Group Exhibition, Work : Ann Arbor Gallery, Curated by Seder Burns, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Quilt Mountain, Group Exhibition, ArtPrize 2014, Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Thoughts of Home: Our Neighbor's Stories, Group Exhibition, The Co-op Project, Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

Thoughts of Home: Each Other's Stories, Group Exhibition, The Co-op Project, Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

Thoughts of Home: Our Stories, Group Exhibition, The Co-op Project, Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan Emerging Graduate Artist Juried Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Juror's Choice Award, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

2013

Disruption, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

GVSU Women's Center 12th Annual Art Exhibition, Group Exhibition, GVSU Women's Center, Allendale, MI

Camera and Collage, Group Exhibition, Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Use once and destroy, Group Exhibition, The Bloom Collective, Grand Rapids, MI

Visual What?, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

Textiles Show, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2016

Beyond Material: Past and Present, Group Exhibition, Garage Door Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

Sticks & Squares, Group Exhibition, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

Beyond Material: Woven Values, Group Exhibition, Work : Ann Arbor Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Beyond Material: In the Details, Group Exhibition, Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Beyond Material: Through the Surface, Group Exhibition, Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

2014

Mirror Reflection, Group Exhibition, Free Radical, 87 Orange Photography, Grand Rapids, MI

Quilt Mountain, Group Exhibition, ArtPrize 2014, Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI

The Co-op Project, Group Exhibition, Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

Beyond Material: Pattern's Presence, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

2013

Disruption, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

There/Here: A Mobile Exhibit, Collaborative Project, Curatorial Studio, Allendale, MI

Visual What?, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

2012

OFF SHOP, Collaborative Project, Civic Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

Unwanted, Group Exhibition, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI

RELATED EXPERIENCE
2017
Intern, Museum Studies Internship Program - Costume and Textiles Department, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Window Display Artist, West Week, Scott Group Studio, Merchandise Mart, Los Angeles, CA
Speaker, Beyond Material Curator's Talk, Garage Door Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

2015
Designer, Scott Group Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

2014
Teacher, Hand Stitching 101, Quilt Mountain, ArtPrize 2014, Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI
Resident, the Guest Artist Project, Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI
Design Assistant, Scott Group Studio, Grand Rapids, MI
Education Events and Volunteer Coordinator, Art.Downtown and Break it Down, Make it Better. 2014,
Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2013
Speaker, Conversations on Curating: Proposals, Pedagogy, and Practice
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Volunteer, ArtPrize, UICA Gallery Monitor, Grand Rapids, MI
Vendor, Artists Market, Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Volunteer, GVSU Art and Design Juried Show, coordinated collection of student's work, Allendale, MI

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
"Quilters enter ArtPrize with time-based performance piece", The Rapidian, Grand Rapids, MI. Sept. 23.
"Art galleries say congratulations, farewell; contemplate "home"", The Rapidian, Grand Rapids, MI. July 29.

2013
“Identity Crisis”, Thought Frame, Issue One Spring 2013.

2012
“Civic Project”, On the Town, Grand Rapids, MI. October.

AWARDS/HONORS
2017
SPRING/BREAK Art Show finalist, NYC, NY

2016
Curator's Choice Award, 215|610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, The Arts at Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Graduate Academic University Fellowship, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Juror's Choice Award, Michigan Emerging Graduate Artist Juried Exhibition, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

2013
Nedra J. Smith Otis Art Scholarship, GVSU, Allendale, MI

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
2013 Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI

AFFILIATIONS
2014-2016 Avenue for the Arts Advisory Committee, Grand Rapids, MI
2013-2016 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA),
Grand Rapids, MI
2012-2016 Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

TECHNICAL ABILITIES
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Windows and Mac Operating Systems, Final Cut Pro, VCADD basics, Functional Wood and Metal Shop skills (sewing machine, embroidery machine, hand sewing, hand embroidery, hand quilting, casting (plaster, wax, bronze, steel, glass), welding, soldering, metal raising and annealing, sanders, saws, handtools)