Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


EDUCATION
2001 MFA Boston University, Boston, MA
1998 Post-Baccalaureate, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1997 BFA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
1997 New York Studio School, New York, NY: summer sessions



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015- forthcoming
Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

2014
Outlier, M. F. Hussain Gallery, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

2011
The Docile Body, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

2010
The Docile Body, Hope College, Holland, MI

2008
Body Electric Remix, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2007
The Snake Pit: A Metamorphosis of Form, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI

2006
Past Perfect: Recent Work by Katherine Sullivan, (catalog) Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Caldarium, Gebben Gray Gallery, Fennville, MI

Body Electric, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2004
Katherine Sullivan/Israel Davis (2 person show), Hope College, Holland, MI

2001
Seascapes, Open Court Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA                

1997
Katherine Sullivan: New Work, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI



GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2012
Mid-America College Art Association Exhibition, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2012 Juried Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, NY
West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2011
American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2010
Young Painters 2010, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Curator: Raphaela Platow, Third Place Award
Member's Show, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY
Seeing the Land, University of Indianapolis, IN

2009
Imagining the Universe, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2008
Electoral Collage: Art and Politics in 2008, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
Social Discourse, An Arts Experience, Lansing Arts Gallery, Lansing, MI 
Interpretations of the Figure, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

2007
Metro 25, City Without Walls, Crawford St. Gallery, Newark, NJ
Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Reconnecting, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
The Body Sublime, Parkland College, Champaign, IL

2006
Anonymous Drawings, Bluetenweiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Cooper Union Summer Residency Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York, NY   

2005
Contemporary Realism, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
Real People 2005, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2003
Representative Work, Inaugural Show, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA



ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2013
Project R5 Studio Seminar, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

2012
Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM
Open Studio Printshop, Toronto, Canada

2009
Gros Morne Artist Residency, Newfoundland, Canada
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2008
Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Canada

2007
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2006
Cooper Union, New York, NY
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1996
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY



AWARDS/GRANTS 
2013-14 
Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar grant, Delhi, India: Painting Pedagogy: Investigating Nagi Iconography and Indian Color Systems

2013
Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Initiative grant, Great Lakes Colleges Association: Pursuing Perception; An Interdisciplinary Approach to Color Theory in the 21st Century

2012
Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Initiative grant, Great Lakes Colleges Association: Open Studio; Image and Text Explorations in Lithography

2001
Graduate Teaching Award, Boston University

2000
Richard Ryan Sr. Memorial MFA Award, Boston University

1999-2001
Constatin Alajavov Fine Arts Scholarship, Boston University



VISITING ARTIST/INVITATIONAL LECTURES (selected)
2015-forthcoming 
Wooster College, Wooster, OH
Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

2014
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
The American Center, New Delhi, India

2013
Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

2012 
Grand Rapids Art Museum; Rauschenberg's 'Synapsis Shuffle,' Grand Rapids, MI
Helen M. Casey Center for Non-Violence, Midland, MI

2011
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

2010
Hope College, Holland, MI

2008
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (visiting artist)
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2006
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (visiting artist)
Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2014
"Color, Pattern, Form: Contemporary Painting and Traditional India," panelist, The Arts, South and Central Asia Fulbright Conference, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, March 12. 

2012
"The Docile Body: The Appearance and Absence of Authority," Strange Movements, panelist, Mid-America College Art Association Annual Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, October 4. 

"Negatively Bound: Collaborative Work of Katherine Sullivan and Christopher Rizzo," The Body, panelist, School of Visual Arts 26th Annual National Conference: Image/Word, New York, New York, October 18.  

2008
"The Dialectics of Power: Abu Ghraib, Brecht, and the Body," War and Violence, 
panelist, School of Visual Arts 22nd Annual National Conference: Design, the Arts and the Political: Images and Words that Propagate and Dissent, New York, New York, October 16. 


COLLABORATIONS (selected)
2009- ongoing           
"Forms Project," Image-Text collaboration with poet Christopher Rizzo: publication by Sous Rature

2009
Cormorants painting: American Ballet Theatre invitation for Alexei Ratmansky, World Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY

2007
Detroit Institute of Arts: "Garden of Earthly Delights":Collaboration with choreographer Steven Iannacone, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

"Violet": Collaboration with InSync Director/Choreographer Ray Tadio. Performances in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nagoya, Japan

"Strange Figurations": Interactive exhibit incorporating photography, paintings, video, installations and choreography of STERKA: artist’s collaborative of Steven Iannacone, Erik Alberg, Katherine Sullivan, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI

2005-06
"Carmina Burana," "Unet," and "The Three Graces": Collaboration with Aerial Dance Theatre and Director/Choreographer Steven Iannacone, Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland, MI



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS
2003- present College Art Association
2012- present Mid-America College Art Association
2012 Southern Graphics Council International
2009-11 Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, NY
2009-11 Robert Blackburn Print Making Workshop, New York, NY



TEACHING
2013-14 Visiting Associate Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
2003-present Associate Professor of Art, Hope College, Holland, MI
2001  Instructor of Record, Boston University, Boston, MA
1999-2001 Teaching Assistant, Boston University, Boston, MA
1998 Teaching Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA






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