Kate Samworth

CURRICULUM VITAE

BOOKS
“Grand Isle,” by Kate Samworth, September 2021, Akashic/Black Sheep Books
“Why Fish Don’t Exist”, by Lulu Miller, a Peabody Award winning journalist for NPR (Simon and Schuster, 2020)
“Liza Jane and the Dragon,” by Laura Lippman, illustrated by Kate Samworth. (Akashic 2020)
“Aviary Wonders, Inc.” written and illustrated by Kate Samworth (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin 2014)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS
2021 “In the Pines,” Lost Origins Gallery, DC
2020 “Seasons of the Bear,” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Wake in the Woods,” Anne Bryan Gallery, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
2018 “The Antidote Series” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2015 “Blackberry Ramble: The Adventures of Charles Wilson Peale”, Olin Hall Gallery at Roanoke College Roanoke, VA
2014 Original Illustrations from Aviary Wonders Inc., McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
2014 Original Illustrations from Aviary Wonders Inc., Artisphere, Arlington, VA
2013 “The Immortal Charles Peale,” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011 “Dioramas” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 “The Outskirts of Catatonia” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008 “Greetings from Tyvekia” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007 “Save Room for Cake” Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006 “Music In the Trenches” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 “New Work” Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 “New Work” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2002 “New Work” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1999 “Recent Work” Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998 “New Work” Taylor Wells, College Park, MD
1997 “Theatre” Cirque de Ville, New Orleans, LA
1995 “Salvaged Elegance” Artifacts, New Orleans, LA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2020 “Out of Touch,” Subliminal Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 “Fierce & Frail: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seed” Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 “Books as Art and Art for Books,” McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, LA
2018 “untitled” mAe Gallery, Del Ray, FL
2017 “Inside the Book,” McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
2017 “Miniatures,” New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
2016 “A Big Story,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2015 “Greyscale Wonderland,” BG Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA
“A Big Story,” PA Academy of Fine Arts Gallery
2012 SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, FL represented by Le Mieux Gallery
“Man and Monster” Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Invitational Still Life Exhibit” Artist’s House, Philadelphia, PA
2011 SCOPE Art Fair, New York, NY represented by Le Mieux Gallery
“Haunting Narratives” Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2010 “Sound and Silence” Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Introductions” Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 “Fresh” Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Small Works” Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Miniatures” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Postcards to the CAC” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
“40 Days” LA State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA
2008 “World Without Us” Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Art of the State” State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA
“The Drawing Show” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007 “Personal Narratives Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Small Paintings” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“My Space” Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
2006 “National Juried Prize Show” Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA
“Salon of Small Engravings Fundacion Lolita Rubial Minas, Uruguay
“Biennial Intl. Miniature Print Exhibition” New Leaf Editions Vancouver,Canada
“N PersephoneOs Spring” Carroll Gallery, Tulane University,New Orleans, LA
2005 “Miniature Paintings” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 “American Impressions” William Paterson University, Wayne,NJ
“Postcards to the CAC” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2003 “Miniatures” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2002 “The Drawing Show” Academy Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Introductions: 3 Artists” Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1997 “Sheroes” Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Three Artists” Patio Gallery, Covington, LA
1994 “Artist and Child” Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD
1994 “New Artists” Originals Gallery, Del Mar, CA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan
New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Fundacion Lolita Rubial, “Salon of Small Engravings”, Minas, Uruguay
University of Iowa “Works of Distinction; Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints”

MUSEUM ILLUSTRATION
2018 International Spy Museum, Washington, DC- illustrations for three interactive exhibits

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Sarah Harrison Smith, “’The ABC of fabulous Princesses’ and ‘Aviary Wonders Inc.’,” New York Times online edition, March 19, 2014
Kristi Elle Jemtegaard, “AVIARY WONDERS INC.: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual, by Kate Samworth,” Washington Post, March 11
Colin Dwyer, “A Catalog of Make-’Em-Yourself Birds Adds a Dose of Dark Humor to Kid Lit,” Washington City Paper, May 21, 2014
Kate Bruce, “Art Historical Allusions, Timeless Interiors,” New Orleans Art Review, Oct./Nov./Dec. 2013
Saskia Ozols, “Kate Samworth: A Furtive Veil,” Art Voices Magazine, February 2008
Art New Orleans, Winter 2007
“Art Recommended”, Gambit Weekly, April 4, 2006
“BIMPE IV: Fourth Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition Catalog” 2006
World Watch Magazine , March/April 2005
“American Impressions: Ntl. Juried Printmaking Exhibition,” Juror: John Ittman, Curator of Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2005
“First Friday,” Philadelphia Inquirer, November 5,2004
Doug MacCash “Self Portraits Go Inside Artists’ Heads,” Times-Picayune, March 21, 2003
D. Eric Bookhardt “Kate Samworth: New Paintings,” Gambit Weekly, October 21, 2003
Chris Weybright, “Kate Samworth,” Create: Art for Art’s Sake Catalog, 2003
D. Eric Bookhardt, “Boomers in the Buff,” Gambit Weekly, April 16, 2002
Doug MacCash, “Real, yet Surreal,” Times-Picayune, April 19,2002
New Orleans Art Review, March/April 2002
“Art on the Walls,” Gambit Weekly, March 23, 1999

SELECTED AWARDS
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship, PA Academy of Fine Art
Charles E. Dutrow Award, PaFA
James O. Dumont Prize, PaFA
Louis and Estelle Pearson Memorial Prize for Landscape with Figures, PaFA
Susan Carlen Brown Memorial Prize for Aqueous Media on Paper, PaFA
James P. Bonelli, Jr. Memorial Prize, PaFA
Henry C. Pratt Memorial Prize in Printmaking, PaFA
Susan Land Memorial Prize in Printmaking, PaFA
Marcia Lampert Prize for a Construction, Special Notice, PaFA
2008 Wickersham Award for Lithography, PaFA
2008 Hal and Linda Rubinson Award, PaFA
2006 Honorable Distinction, “International Salon of Small Prints”, Fundacion Lolita Rubial, Uruguay
“Fellowship Award” PA Academy of the Fine Arts
2004 “American Impressions” Ntl. juried printmaking exhibition, curated by John Ittman, curator of prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
1996 Gwendolyn Laan Ozols Award, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art
1995 Full Merit Scholarship, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art

RESIDENCIES
Foundation Obras, Evoramonte, Portugal, 2017
Keyholder Residency, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD 2015
Wye Mills Invitational Residency, Wye Mills, MD; 2014, 2015, 2016

EDUCATION
BFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, Atelier, Painting and Drawing, New Orleans, LA
Corcoran School of Art, Fundamentals of Painting, Washington, DC
George Washington University ,Drawing and Art History, Washington, DC

 

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