• January 2018

    My work is representing South Carolina in the 2018 biannual SouthXeast at the Schmidt Center Gallery at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

  • December 2017

    I just finished hanging my piece "Carrying Capacity" at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC for the group exhibition Unnatural History, which runs from Dec 21 to March 4, 2018. Looks like a great show! Reception and artist talks are Dec 21, 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

  • August 2017

    I'll be giving an artist talk on Monday, August 28th at 5:00 pm in the Wilson Hall Gallery at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • July 2017

    I've been busy this summer in the studio making new work to exhibit at the Wilson Hall Gallery at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The solo show, Gathering Lines, will be from August 29th to Sept 21.

  • February 2017

    I am excited to say that my work will once again be included in Manifest's International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print, Volume 11, 2017, p. 171

  • November 2016

    One of my works, Vischosis, will be included in the exhibition, Sustain, at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • October 2016

    Working hard on getting new work completed for my Solo Exhibition at the M. G. Nelson Family Gallery in Springfield, IL. The show runs from Nov 4 – Nov 25. The space is huge!

  • August 2016

    I will be presenting my work at the Petrocultures Conference "The Offshore" at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's in Canada from Aug 31 - Sept 3. I'm looking forward to presenting with Bart Welling from University of North Florida and Emily Roehl from The University of Texas and to learning more about Petrocultures!

  • July 2016

    I'm getting ready to ship work out for my Solo Exhibition, Carrying Capacity at Wiseman Gallery in Rogue Community College, Grant Pass, Oregon. The show will be up until August 25th.

  • June 2016

    My work will be featured in the upcoming New American Paintings, No. 124, June/July, p. 134-137!

  • May 2016

    Great news! I will be a resident this month at the Jentel Residency in Wyoming! There will be 4 visual artist and 2 writers total for a month long residency. I can't wait!

    In addition, I received a Project Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission to help fund travel and supply costs associated with the Residency.
    A big thank you to the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

  • April 2016

    I'm so proud to have my work included in the excellent exhibition, Nowhere Everywhere, at the Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, MA. Gallery Director Todd Bartel, curated the exhibition to examine Dystopias and Utopias.

  • February 2016

    I have work in three group exhibitions:

    Works on Paper IV at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City, NY

    Paper in Particular National Exhibition at the Sidney Larson Gallery in Columbia College, Columbia, MO

    Abstraction Part I at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT, curated by Judith McElhone, Executive Director, Co-curated by Power Booth

  • October 2015


    Three of my drawings will be included in the exhibition, Ley Lines: Connecting Media, Process, Imagery and Concept Across Contemporary Drawing, in the Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. One of my past MFA Clemson students, Carly Drew, also has work included in the exhibition!

    I am looking forward to going to Pittsburgh for SECAC soon! I will be chairing the session, “Art in the Age of the Anthropocene”, and presenting a paper in the session, “Pipe Dreams: Contemporary Art, Activism and the Culture of Oil”.

    Two of my laser cut drawings will be included in the Interventions Exhibitions, put together by The Fuse Factory Art and Technology Lab at the Pearl Conard Art Gallery at Ohio State University in Mansfield, OH. You can find out more about the exhibition, the artists and the Fuse Factory Art and Technology Lab here.

  • September 2015

    Four of my drawing will be included in the group exhibition, Man + Land + Water, Rutledge Gallery at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. This exhibition has been curated by Karen Derksen, the Director of Winthrop University Galleries, in conjunction with Interdisciplinary Conference “Water in the World”. I feel very honored to have my work included in such a relevant and timely themed exhibition.

  • August 2015

    Manifest Gallery's International Drawing Exhibition in Print, Volume 9, is out now! My work Slope Scarp is featured in the book, p. 167-168.

  • May 2015

    Artisphere is happening in downtown Greenville, SC this month. I had the wonderful experience of jurying along with 4 other jurors the Visual Arts in Artisphere. We will converge during the event to determine the award winners!

  • March 2015

    One of my graphite drawings will be included in the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL.

  • January 2015

    I have work exhibited in two group exhibitions this month; the 6th Annual Drawing Discourse at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at University of North Carolina in Asheville, NC and the exhibition Located Place at the Kresge Gallery at Lyon College in Batesville, AK, curated by Dustyn Bork.

  • November 2014

  • I've just installed a new wall drawing made specifically for my solo exhibition at Furman University's Thompson Gallery. The opening is November 10th, 6:30 - 8:30 and I'll be giving a gallery talk at 7:00. The show runs from November 10 - December 12. Many, many thanks to my husband Evangelos Courpas with the install.

  • October 2014

  • I have 12 works in the invitational group exhibition, Salvage, at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Show runs September 29 - Novemeber 8th, Recpetion is Thursday Oct 2, 6 - 8pm.

  • September 2014

  • Two of my new works are in the group exhibition, Collage + Assemblage, at (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing, Michigan, juried by Michelle Word. September 12 - October 12th.

  • My piece, Slope Scarp, is included in the group exhibition "Landscape Today and Tomorrow" in the Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York. September 5th - October 7th, Opening reception September 5th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. My senior drawing student, Katelyn Chapman, also has a piece in the exhibition.

  • August 2014

  • I completed a 33 ft x 5 ft site specific work for the Atrium of the Rosemary Duffy Gallery at Broward College in Davie, Florida. It will be up for at least 2 years. Many thanks to Broward College for inviting me, and especially to students, Jon Rice and Eddy Penafiel, who helped me with completing the work!

  • On View Now - August 25 - October 1, 2014, Concurrence: Kathleen Thum and Austin Ballard, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL.
    Reception and Lecture, September 4th, 6:00 - 9:00, Talk at 7:30

  • Upcoming - November 10 - December 12, Solo Exhibition, Residuum, New Work by Kathleen Thum, Thompson Gallery at Furman University, Greenville, SC
    Reception and Gallery talk on Monday November 10

  • I'm very proud to have my Drawing featured in Manifest's International Drawing Annual 8, Exhibition-in-Print. Book available now!