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. Additional venues are being sought for the #bullyculture series, which continues to grow.
Kate has been invited by The James Renwick Alliance to be a part of their 2019-2020 Distinguished Artist Series. The James Renwick Alliance celebrates the achievements of America's craft artists and fosters scholarship, education, and public appreciation of craft art. The DAS presents four separate events each year, each consisting of a workshop and lecture by an acclaimed craft artist.
The "#bullyculture" series will be featured in a solo exhibition at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, from Oct 22 -Nov 28, 2018. Kate will give a lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 25th.
Kate will have several new pieces in the group exhibition, “TNT Text”, curated by Travis Childers and featuring Linda Hesh, Barry Jones, Kate Kretz, John Thomas-Paradiso, Judy Southerland and Aliza Tucker: Nov. 10, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019. Please join us for an Opening Reception on Thur. Nov. 15, 2018, 6-8pm
Kate has several “Lie Hole” pieces in the group exhibition "The Eros Effect", curated by Jane Hart, at Bridge Red Studios in Miami from Nov 4, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019. Artists include Robert Adanto, Kevin Arrow, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mimi Botscheller , Clifton Childree , Lou Anne Colodny, William Cordova, Gina Cunningham, Michael Dean, Mark Diamond, Louis Constant Duit, Eurydice, The Family Acid, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Aaron Glickman, Charles Hashim, Jeff Hogue, Vincent Johnson, Stephen Lack, Kate Kretz, Anja Marais, Alessandra Mondolfi, Johanne Rahaman, David Rohn, Oliver Sanchez, David Schafer, Stephan Tugrul, Spencer Tunick, VantaBlack, Oliver Wasow.
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.
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.
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.
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
Kate will give a lecture on ThursdayK