Katherine Kean

Katherine Kean

As a painter, Katherine Kean seeks moments of breath-taking transition in nature – a gathering of clouds or changing tides; times when the elements of

the landscape combine with the alchemy of imagination to illuminate the world of heightened mood and sensation.   Her works capture these fleeting

moments in time and reveal the serene  center that can arise in the midst of nature’s turbulence.  

Katherine has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, including The LACMA Art Rental and Sales Gallery and the Brand Library

Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Schiffer publication 100 Artists of the West Coast II, and she has three

times won an Art Slant Showcase Award. Her work is in many private and corporate collections and Bloomingdales recently selected one of her

cloudscape paintings to be part of the collection for their new store in Santa Monica, CA.

Birthplace:

Huntington, West Virginia

Resides:  

Los Angeles, CA

Education:  

B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design

Museum Exhibitions

2011         “Paint the Parks” Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, MO

2004        “Art of the Rancho Tujunga Area”, Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, CA   

2003        “Etherscapes”, Grant’s Pass Museum of Art, Grant’s Pass, OR        

2000        “Timely Expressions”, traveling exhibition, Red River Valley Museum,  Vernon, TX

 

One and Two Person Exhibitions

2012        “Murmuration”, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2010       “Atmospheric,” TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2008       “Still Places,” TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007       “Lightfall, ” TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2003       “Etherscapes”, Grant’s Pass Museum of Art, Grant’s Pass, OR

2002        Butler Gallery, Northwood University, Cedar Hill, TX

2000       “Memories, Dreams, and Visions”, Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, TX

1998        “New Work” The Gossip Studio, Los Angeles, CA           

              “Collection” Schoff & Baxter, Century City, CA

1994        “A Land Apart”, Film Roman Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012

Mother’s Day, Modest Fly Art Studio Gallery, Tujunga, CA

Buy Local, Think International, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2011

Tell Us a Story, Segil Fine Art, Monrovia, CA

Chain Letter, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Summertime, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2010

Best of TAG 2010, TAG Gallery, Berganot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2009

Works For Everyone, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008

Small Works, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Connections, Canoga Park Youth Arts Center Gallery, Canoga Park, CA

2007

The Ladies’ Fluff & Fold Society Presents Top Drawer, SCWCA Atrium Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Brand 35: Thirty-Fifth Annual National Juried Exhibition, Works on Paper: Borders. Brand

2006

Library Gallery, Glendale, CA, juried by Jim Morphesis

Wet Paint, LACMA Art Museum Council, Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills, CA

California Open Exhibition New Works, juried by Laddie John Dill, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Venice Art Forum, “Group Show”, SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA

2005

Topanga Canyon Gallery, “2005 Juried Open”, Topanga, CA

“Culver City Art Group Show”, Veterans Building, Culver City, CA

“Autumn Show 2003”, Venice Art Forum, SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA

2004

“Back On Broadway”, Santa Monica, CA

2003

SPARC Gallery, “Art and Spirit Group Show”, Venice, CA

“Timely Expressions”, traveling exhibition,

2002

Indiana State University Gallery, Terre Haute, IN

2001

Hodge Podge II, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

Myth and Matter, Gallery West, Los Angeles, CA

200 Artists for Y2K, Boritzer, Gray, Hamano, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA        

Synergy,  4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2000

Luminous Secrets, Encino, CA

1999

Innerworks, Available Light Ltd., Burbank, CA

The Rose Café, Venice CA.

Summer Celebration, Mitchell & Matlin Gallery, Venice, CA

1997

The Art of Brunch, Los Angeles Airport Hilton, Los Angeles, CA

1996

Soulscapes, Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA

1994

Mad River Post Fall ’93 Group Show, Santa Monica, CA

Exhibit A,  Blaisdell Atelier, Topanga, CA

1993

A Shift of Season,  Blaisdell Atelier, Topanga, CA

 

Demonstrations

2005      Encaustic Painting, Culver City Art Group, Culver City, CA

2004      Encaustic Painting, Pacific Art Guild, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography

2012

“Murmurs of Generosity” CalParks Voices

2010

“Santa Monica”,  Jeffrey Crussell

 

Art Ltd., September/October, “Fall Preview”

 

Art, Tiles, and Mosaics, January 2010, “A Favorite Place”

2009

“100 Artists of the West Coast II”, Tina Skinner Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

2008

Luxury, Life, and Style, May/June 2008 “Gallery Scene: Hot Summer Exhibits”

 

Art Ltd., May/June 2008, “Pulse”

 

Art, Tiles, and Mosaics, April 2008, “TAG, the Artists’ Gallery, in Santa Monica”

2007

Planet Lightworker. com, November 2007 “Autumn’s Veil”

2003

Southern Oregon News, September 2003,  “September Features, Art at Grant’s Pass Museum”

2000

Vernon Daily Record, May 5, 2000, “Timely Expressions”

1998

“Katherine Kean: My Paintings Are Memories, Dreams, Reflections” Gerrit Henry

1994

Los Angeles Times, July 31, 1994, “Drawing on a Special Effects Skill”

1990

Cinefex, November 1990, “Ghost Stories”

 

Collections

Bloomingdale’s Permanent Collection, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA

Schoff & Baxter, Century City, CA   

Film Roman, North Hollywood, CA.

JJ&A, Glendale, CA.

Numerous private collections

Awards

2011

Paint the Parks 100

 

Paint the Parks Top 100 Mini

2010

ArtSlant Showcase Three

 

ArtSlant Showcase Five

2009

ArtSlant May Showcase

2002

Culver City Art Group Holiday Exhibition: Honorable Mention

 

Gallery Representation

TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

Affiliations

ACAG

Culver City Art Group

Venice Art Forum

Coach Art

SCWCA