about

kathryn lien / kathryn lawrence

associate director of fine arts and design, university of Pennsylvania

lives and works in Philadelphia | kathrynllien@gmail.com

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture + Extended Media 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture 2012

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

One, Two, & Three Person Exhibitions

2019   Architectural Bodies, Office Space 2, New Brunswick, NJ

2018 By Toast I Mean Sugar, Southern Exposure Project Space, St. Augustine, FL

Always Already, The Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2015  This is Where We Live Now, Gallery II, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2014  White Girls, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA

Longing, Gray Galery, Philadelphia, PA

2012  Of Place and Time, UW 3D4M Gallery, Seattle, WA

American Royalty, The Pine Box, Seattle, WA

 

Group Exhibitions

2021 Abracadabra!, Gobstopper Gallery

2020  Geografia Relativa, curated by guadalajara901210, Mexico City, MX 

2018  MFA Thesis Exhibitions, The Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2017  In Consequence of Everything, Also, Random Access Space, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Room Before, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX

Snakes & Ladders, The Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

misc., 1515 W Broad, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

the past is calling the present is fleeting the future is calling, The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2016  How's My Driving?, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Current Elements, HackRVA, Richmond, VA

Granfalloon, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Eight Hour Projects, The Galleries at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

2015  The Woodmere Annual, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Vermont Studio Center Showcase, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Staff Showcase, Gallery II, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013  Locale, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Vigil: Inspired by Memory, lovecitylove Gallery, Seattle, WA

3D4M Senior Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012  Strange Coupling, Object, Seattle, WA

DUPED!, The Piranha Shop, Seattle, WA

Weather-or-Not, Pier 22/23, Seattle, WA

 

Performances and Events

2020   Fogs | Foams | Jellies with augustine zegers, Rillette on Toast, collaborative private Supper Club, Philadelphia, PA 

2019   One, Rillette on Toast, collaborative private Supper Club, Philadelphia, PA

2018  Of the Crickets with Joy McMillian, Natasha Kuring, Keri Schnaumann, and Michelle Koppl, live choreographed performance, Richmond, VA

 

Honors & Awards

2018  Dean's Graduate Travel Grant to St. Agustine, FL, Virginia Commonwealth University

2017  Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship & Full Tuition Reimbursement, Virginia Commonwealth University

   Dean's Graduate Travel Grant to Austin, TX, Virginia Commonwealth University

  Dean's Graduate Travel Grant to Syracuse, NY, Virginia Commonwealth University

  Pollock/Krasner and VSC Joint Fellowship, The Vermont Studio Center

2016  Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship & Full Tuition Reimbursement, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014  Visual Artist Grant, The Vermont Studio Center

  Artist Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School

2013  Grace C. and Bernard de Cillia Endowed Scholarship Graduating with Excellence Award, Undergraduate, Art Department, University of Washington

Publications

2019  “Of the Crickets.” VCU Scholar’s Compass. May 2018.

2017   “Soap Egg Grapes.” Haunt Journal of Art, vol. 4, 15 Oct. 2017, pp. 22–25.

 

Residencies & Workshops

2017  Visual Artist Fellow, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2016  The Make Your Own Loneliness Project, Murrell's Inlet, SC

2014  Visual Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

  "Molds and Mayhem" Workshop, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA