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ARTIST RESUME

K.L. McKENNA

EDUCATION

1984 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. MID - Master of Industrial Design

1979 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. BA in American Studies / Minor in Anthropology

 

REPRESENTED BY

Visions West Gallery, Bozeman, MT / Livingston, MT / Denver, CO / Jackson, WY: www.visionswestgallery.com

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

2021 AZ Heritage Center, Tempe, AZ - “Unframed: A Photo Journey through Navajo and Hopi Nations, 1977 -8” • 04/21-12/22

 

INSTITUTION AND MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2019 Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO - “The Shape of Landscape” • Sep - Oct, 2019

2018 Woodstock School of Art Gallery, Woodstock, NY - Instructors Exhibition

2018 Pratt Institute, President’s Office Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Wild West. Wild Colors. Jan - May, 2018

2017 Woodstock School of Art Gallery, Woodstock, NY - Instructors Exhibition

2016 Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ • “Cowgirl Up! 2016”

2015 Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ • “Cowgirl Up! 2015”

2014 Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ • “Brushstrokes on the Plateau”

2014 Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ • “Cowgirl Up! 2014”

2014 Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY • “Painted Journeys - In the Spirit of the American West”

2013 Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, NJ • Nature in Translation - Painting and Photography

2013 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ - “Cowgirl Up! 2013”

2011 Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN - “Painted Journeys on the Colorado Plateau”

2011 Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY - “Mifohaza (Wake Up!) - A Benefit to Help Madagascar Survive”

2009 Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT - “Expanded Horizons” Annual Auction • 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

2008 Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ - “Painted Journeys on the Colorado Plateau”

2007 The National Arts Club, New York, NY - “Painted Journeys • In Search of the Sublime”

2006 U.S. Embassy, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa - U.S. Department of State “Art in Embassies” program

2005 Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA - “Illuminating the Mind: Soulful Works by K.L. McKenna”

2001 Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY - “Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale” • 1999, 2000

 

RESIDENCIES

2007 Museum of Northern Arizona Artist-in-Residence Program, Flagstaff, AZ

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2014 Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

2014 Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY

2008 Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

2008 Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

2005 Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

2003 Lemur Conservation Foundation, Myakka City, FL

 

CURATED AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2016 Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY • “Cowgirls No. 5”

2014 Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, AZ • “Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale”

2014 Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY • “Landscapes”

2008 Woodstock School of Art Gallery, Woodstock, NY - Preview Exhibition “Painted Journeys on The Colorado Plateau”

2005 Kleinert / James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY - “Byrdcliffe / Second Century ‘continuing the tradition’”

2004 Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY - “Art and Environmentalism: An Ethic of 24 Artists of the Hudson River Valley”

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014 Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY • Woodstock, NY • “K.L. McKenna - American Painter”

2013 Dwight-Englewood School 125th Celebration • Englewood, NJ

2013 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, “WYOMING” Recent Paintings from the American West • Solo Show

2013 Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, NJ • “Nature in Translation” Photography and Painting

2011 WFG Gallery, Woodstock, NY - “Color & Light: The Spirit of Big Sky Country”

2011 Gallery 501, Villanova, PA - “Artist Open House”

2010 Arts Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY - “New West Expressions - Works by K.L. McKenna”

2008 Visions West Gallery, Bozeman, MT - “Meet Me Here - Paintings by K.L. McKenna”

2006 Swartly Gallery, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ - “Color, Light and Spirit”

2004 Red Raven Gallery, Big Sky, MT - “Form and Color - K.L. McKenna and Jacqueline Rieder Hud”

2004 Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY - “A Body of Work - K.L. McKenna and Bruce Currie”

2002 Kleinert / James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY - “Color Harmonies from the West”

 

REVIEWS

2013 Smart, Paul. “Western Exposure” Almanac Weekly, Ulster Publishing, Aug 29, 2013

2011 Smart, Paul. “Painting in the West.” Woodstock Times, Oct 13, 2011

2009 Brunner, Betsey. “How others see us.” Arizona Daily Sun, Jan 18, 2009

2009 Stanley, John. “NY artists capture the Colorado Plateau in ‘Painted Journeys’ exhibit.” Arizona Republic, Jan 9, 2009

2008 Mountain, M. “Museum of Northern Arizona announces ‘Painted Journeys Exhibit.’” Gateway to Sedona, Dec 13, 2008

2002 Cassai, Mary. “Strong fauve exhibit on display in Woodstock.” Daily Freeman, March 2002

1993 Horn, Gerald. “Splendid mentor.” Woodstock Times, July 14, 1993

1993 2020 PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGS

2018 Southwest Art Magazine, August, 2018, Front Cover Image - HF Bar Ranch Cattle Guard

2018 Delaney, Elizabeth. “The Call of the West,” Southwest Art Magazine, August, 2018, pp. 66-71

2016 Prattfolio. “Look Inside: Inside the Studio with Katharine L. McKenna, M.I.D. ‘84,” pp. 4-5 Spring, 2016

2014 Smart, Paul. “McKenna opens new Guild gallery” Woodstock Times, Kingston, NY, June 16, 2014, p. 16

2013 Arem, Jocelyn. “Caffe Lena • Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse” Photo Credit, p. 203

2010 Rice, Ross. “Bringing a Little West Back East” Roll Magazine, January, 2010, pp. 8-12

2009 Museum of Northern Arizona. “Painted Journeys on the Colorado Plateau,” Exhibition Catalog, pp.21-34

2009 Cassai, Mary. “Three Eastern Artists and one Western Museum...” Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, April, 2009, pp. 53-56

2008 Cassai, Mary. “Painted Journeys,” Western Art Collector Magazine, December, 2008, pp. 118-121

2008 Booth Western Art Museum. “Works from the Permanent Collection,” Catalog, p. 77

2007 Visions West Gallery. “A Western Art Revolution,” Exhibition Catalog, 2007

2007 Straub, Noelle. “Taking Art to Africa • Diplomat uses art as uniting force,” Billings Gazette, Billings, MT, July 08, 2007 Smart, Paul. “Abbott, McKenna, van Rijn in New York,” Woodstock Times, Kingston, NY, May 17, 2007

2007 Fenson, Mel. “Katharine McKenna’s Western Landscapes” Colorado Magazine Online, Boulder, CO, April 2007

2006 Smart, Paul. “Beauty & the butte,” Almanac, Woodstock Times, Kingston, NY, Jan. 5, 2006, pp. 10-11

2004 Abbott, Judy. “Art and Environmentalism: An Ethic of 24 Artists of the Hudson Valley,” Exhibition Catalog, 2004, p. 36

2003 Cassai, Mary. “Kingston’s Golden Girl,” Kaatskill Life Magazine, Delhi, NY, Summer, 2003, pp. 76-80

 

MEDIA

2016 Dance Performance, Dutchess Community College • Painting images used for stage backdrop

2015 Fox Network “Home Free” Series - Painting featured on Episode 6

2012 Grammy Foundation, LA, CA - 4 images of Don McLean and Arlo Guthrie used for Grammy Foundation presentation

2006 High Country News, Paonia, CO - Image used for Convention Banner

2006 ABC Network Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Episode April 9, 2006. Two paintings featured

2005 ARD German Television documentary directed by Tilman Buettner, “Alle Zeit der Welt” (All the Time in the World)

 

LECTURES AND PANELS

2016 Fine Art Panelist: SUNY New Paltz Women’s Summit, New Paltz, NY

2004 Kiewit Institute, College of Information and Technology, University of Nebraska, Omaha

 

AWARDS / HONORS

2017 Ulster County Executive’s Arts Award - Honoree

2015 People’s Choice Award, Cowgirl Up! 2015, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

2014 Honoree, Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

2006 Honoree, Fall For Art, The Jewish Federation of Ulster County, NY

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY - Board of Trustees since 2002

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY - Board Director

Woodstock Artist Cemetery - Board of Trustees

Lemur Conservation Foundation, Myyakka City, FL - Board of Trustees