Kate is presently focusing all of her energies in the studio, at work on a significant ongoing series focused on America's bully culture, begun in 2012. You can follow the progress of the series here. It will be exhibited next at Coastal Carolina University in the Fall of 2018.
In June of 2018, Kate's work was acquired by the Montgomery County Public Arts Trust for their Contemporary Works on Paper Collection.
“In Her Hands” exhibition opens at Robert Mann Gallery in NYC, and runs from June 14th to August 17th. The exhibition will focus on craft materials that define the powerful domestic history of feminine art forms with portraits of progressive women candidates who are running in the 2018 elections. Kate created an embroidered portrait of Pramila Jayapal for the exhibition.
Group exhibition "The Eros Effect", curated by Jane Hart, will be at Bridge Red Studios in Miami from Nov 4, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019.
Group exhibition, "Fahrenheit 213", curated by Dr. Tanya Augsburg, Prisicilla Otani, and Sawyer Rose, will open at Arc Gallery in San Francisco from April 13 - May 11, 2019.
Kate Kretz: Common Denominator
January 24 – March 24, 2018
Cora Miller Gallery, York College, York, PA
Lecture/Reception: Thursday, March 8, 7 PM
DeMeester Recital Hall
A 64-page catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition. The virtual copy is here.
Kate's interview with the York College radio station is here.
A brief video of the exhibition can be seen here.
The exhibition has been reviewed at Delicious Line and the York Daily Record.
The artist talk will be available on Youtube in a few weeks.
New and existing work from the "#bullyculture" series will also be featured in a solo exhibition at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, from Oct 22 -Nov 28, 2018.
Additional venues are being sought.
Kansas City group exhibition "Ouch: Works From the Belger Collection" features work by Kate Kretz, Terry Allen, William Christenberry, Viola Frey, Robert Rauschenberg, and others, and runs through June 2nd, 2018.
Kimberly Ruth interviewed Kate for BTR Today's "Art Uncovered" podcast on April 11, 2018.
Kate was awarded a Maryland Arts Council Grant (Craft) in February of 2018.
Kate's work will included in the forthcoming book, BEAVER: The Exhibition, curated/edited by Naomi Ramirez and published by Lit Riot Press, Brooklyn, NY.
Kate has been a recent contributor to the Hyperallergic series, "Drawing In A Time Of Fear And Lies" with "The Stain On Our Flag", "Sociopaths Don't Cry" (crying Donald Trump), "Predator", "Peering Down Trump's Lie Hole", and "Mother's Nightmare".
Kate is one of 26 finalists for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, a biennial award given in conjunction with a catalogue and juried exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work will be included in the exhibition Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize (September 14, 2018-March 9, 2019), when the winner of the Prize will be announced.
Upcoming group shows include "The Senator Portrait Project" (an exhibition of portraits featuring senators who oppose gun control), Saturday, April 7th at BestWorld NYC at 221 Madison Street in NYC. "It's In Our Hands" (an exhibition of portraits featuring progressive female politicians) at Robert Mann Gallery in NYC, opening June 14th, and Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize (September 14, 2018-March 9, 2019) at the Society For Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.
"Thread Bare" solo exhibition at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
November 17 through December 15, 2017
Reception: Friday, November 17 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.
Artist lecture: "Without Skin", Thursday, November 16th, 4:45 - 6 pm, Houghton 112
Lately, when plagued with ongoing post-election insomnia, Kate works on her Trump Supporter Documentation Project on Tumblr, archiving the faces of Trump supporters for posterity.
The College Art Association's Committee on Women in The Arts chose Kate's 2017 solo show, "#bullyculture", for April's "not to be missed" picks of the best in international feminist art and scholarship!
Eric Hope interviewed Kate for East City Art magazine, here.
In October 2016, Kate was awarded the SECAC Conference Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, and was also selected as a Fulbright Specialist for a period of 5 years by the Institute Of International Education, Council for International Exchange of Scholars