• July 2023

    July 2023

    Three of my drawings from the Carbon Series are included in this group exhibition, In the Time of Climate Change, at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawai'i, organized by the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Art Department. Love the work of the two other artists, Meredith Ojala and Tiana Honda, on this promotional poster for the show!

  • June 2023

    June 2023

    Very excited about having this older drawing, Deflated, included in the Scribbles exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery in NYC, juried by Lois Bender and Amy Cheng.

  • April 2023

    April 2023

    Two of my drawings from the Wyoming Coal Series are included in this exciting group exhibition, Conditional Surroundings, curated by Brooke Day and Shai Perry, at the Tipton Gallery, in Johnson City, Tennessee.

    About the exhibition: "Conditional Surroundings is an exhibition curated by ETSU alumnae and Slocumb Galleries Curatorial Fellows Brooke Day and Shai Perry in an effort to redefine the 'environment'. The exhibition comprises 14 multifarious artists speaking to the adaptable complexity of the theme, "environment." Conditional Surroundings approaches "environment" with diversity and ambiguity. This strategy not only expands the intellectual reach of the exhibition but strives to bridge the gap between an abstract concept and reality to foster a feeling of autonomy in environmental responsibility and help change the perspective on the global crisis from a burden to an opportunity to create positive change and re-air our surroundings with beauty and sustainability. Our inclusion in the 2023 Tennessee Triennial is an honor that broadens the sense of hope and community we aim to promote."

  • November 2022

    November 2022

    Three new drawings from my Carbon Series are included in the Mineral Matters exhibition at the Watts Museum in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources in West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

  • Summer 2022

    Summer 2022

    I've been working on some digital sketches for some new large-scale paper cut pieces for my upcoming 2023 Solo Exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

  • June 2022

    June 2022

    After taking to students to Italy for 3 weeks, I did a 2 week Artist Residency at the Greywood Arts in Killeagh, Cork County, Ireland. In addition to working in the studio, I spent some time driving around Ireland visiting peat bogs! Many of Ireland's past-industrial harvested peat bogs are being reclaimed back to bogs, but some small-scale harvesting of the peat was evident.

  • April 2022

    April 2022

    I am thrilled to have my work from the pipeline series, Petrolia, included in this highly relevant and beautiful exhibition, The Nature of the Future, in the Leu Art Gallery at the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. In addition, I participated in a panel discussion with Vanessa Albury and Elijah Barrett, moderated by Robin Paris as part of the exhibition programing.

  • March 2022

    March 2022

    My piece, Crude, was included in the group exhibition NOW Contemporary 2022: Hardlines at the Art Room in Fort Worth Texas. I used Colorado crude oil and recycled motor oil on this cut paper work, so it was exciting to show this work in oil culture of Texas.

  • January 2022

    January 2022

    Two of my drawings from the Carbon Series were exhibited this month in group exhibitions focusing specifically on works on paper and drawing. Stone Coal was included in the 13th Annual Drawing Discourse at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at University of North Carolina, Asheville. Wyoming Coal #2 was shown in the International Paperworks 2022 Exhibition, Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, North Dakota.

  • September 2021

    September 2021

    It is an honor to have a selection of the Carbon Series drawings exhibited in this 3-person exhibition, Shifting Sediments, at the Birke Art Gallery at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia along with Caroline Hatfield's installation and Andrew Needle's paintings. I enjoyed meeting faculty and students and getting to show my work in coal country!

  • Summer 2021

    Summer 2021

    Summer 2021 was all about getting back into studio after an intense teaching year. I worked on large coal silhouette drawings as part of the Carbon Series. I also prepared past work to be exhibited in the fall exhibition, Shifting Sediments, at the Birke Art Gallery at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

  • January 2021

    The exhibition, Transforming Politics: Art Made by Women, at the William King Museum of Art, in Abingdon, VA closed this month. I took a time lapse of de-installing one of my works in the show, Petroscape. It was a great show and an honor to have my work included!

  • December 2020

    December 2020

    Very excited to be showing work along with past Clemson Graduate Student, Andrea Garland, MFA 2019, in the exhibition, TAPPED, Artists and Their Professors, at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH
    December 11, 2020 – January 8, 2021

  • August 2020

    I'm so excited to have several of my works included in the exhibition Transforming Politics, at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia! The exhibition is organized to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage movement, curated by Anna Buchanan. I'll be exhibiting with 3 other women artist, Margaret Gregg, Laken Bridges and Alex Younger.
    Dates are August 20 – January 1, 2021

    Here is a time lapse video of me installing Petroscape for the show. Many thanks to Sarah Nobles for the video.

  • Summer 2020

    Summer 2020

    I've been working in the studio this summer on continuing my Carbon Series, scaling up to make larger coal silhouette drawings for an upcoming show at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia. Also hanging out with my studio dog!!

  • March 2020

    March 2020

    I'm excited to have my drawing, Wyoming Coal #4, included in the 31st National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD.
    Ready to open March 23, however opening and reception has been postponed till the fall due to COVID.

  • February 2020

    February 2020

    It is an honor to have two of my drawings from my Carbon Series included in the group exhibition, Environmental, at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • January 2020

    January 2020

    Several of my works are included in this wonderful and diverse group exhibition, The Shape of Things, at 701 Center for Contemporary Art with 12 other artists, curated by Wim Roefs in Columbia, South Carolina

  • November 2019

    November 2019

    I'm excited to be installing my solo exhibition, Linefills, at University of Mobile in Alabama, which is right near the Gulf of Mexico. The work was made in reaction to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, so it is an honor to be exhibiting it in Mobile, which was impacted by the spill. The show opens November 4th. Artist Talk and Reception is Dec 4th.

  • October 2019

    October 2019

    I will be giving a talk about Sabbatical from last year, along with my colleague, Todd McDonald, on Oct 3 in Lee 2-111, Clemson University.

  • September 2019

    September 2019

    I have donated my drawing, "Black Jewel", Charcoal on Paper, to Hambidge's Annual Art Auction event, taking place on Saturday, Oct 26th in Atlanta. I had a very productive time during my 2 week residency at Hambidge last year, so it is an honor to contribute.

  • August 2019

    August 2019

    I am so excited to be showing my new Carbon Series drawings in a two-person exhibition, Carbon Footprints, with Deighton Abrams at Greenville Technical College's Benson Campus Galleries.
    The show runs from August 26 to October 3.

  • July 2019

    July 2019

    It has been an about a year and a half since my husband and I started the project to build a studio in our backyard after many years of renting studio spaces. Finally, this July we will be moving in! It is 600 square feet total, so we each have 300 square feet, small but perfect.

  • May 2019

    I will be showing the work Vischosis at the ROY G BIV Gallery as part of their ROY Family Reunion Exhibition, to celebrate the launching of their new location in Columbus, Ohio and 30 years of supporting artists and the arts.

  • April 2019

    Two of my recent drawings from the Carbon Series are included in Manifest Gallery's exhibition Drawn in Cincinnati, Ohio. April 19 - May 17.

  • February 2019

    Installing my work for the Solo Exhibition, OilWorks, at the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery at Coker University in Hartsville, SC, Feb 2 - March 1. I will be giving a gallery talk on Monday, Feb 4th at the opening reception and will also be visiting with Senior art majors for studio visits. A big thank you to Coker University for being such wonderful hosts, especially Clemson alumnus, now current Assistant Professor at Coker, Alyssa Reiser Prince.

  • January 2019

    It is such an honor to have my work included in these two group exhibitions this month:

    Adaptations to Extremes, An Art-Science Collaboration, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY (Co-curated by Laura Von Rosk and Scientists Dr. Joan Bernhard and Dr. Sam Bowser) Jan 19 – Feb 22

    10th Annual Drawing Discourse, Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson Gallery, Swannanoa, NC (Juried by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator of the Drawing Center), Jan 18 - Feb 22. A beautiful catalogue of the exhibition is available http://www.blurb.com/b/9278128-drawing-discourse My graduate student, Denise Wellbrock Ayers, also has work included in the exhibition!

  • November 2018

    I'm in the second artist residency of my Sabbatical for the month of November. This time I'm in the Northeast at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York and it is winter! Snow, lots of studio time and daily walks. A new series of coal drawings are evolving.

  • September 2018

    I am at the wonderful Hambidge Creative Residency Program in Rabun Gap, Georgia for two weeks in the Garden Studio. It's been amazing to have this focused time to create new artwork and develop ideas that have been floating around in my head. Not to mention enjoying meals and conversations with other artists and writers.

  • August 2018

    I am excited to be participating in the Petrocultures 2018: Transitions Conference at University of Glasgow in Scotland. The conference is an international, multi-disciplinary conference on oil cultures and energy humanities. On August 31, I will present my paper, "The Illusion and Substance of Oil" which focuses on my artwork. Fellow presenters are also artists: Ruth Beer, Nick Laessing and Laura Napier.

  • June 2018

    The South Carolina Arts Commission has awarded me a Quarterly Support Grant to help fund my travel so that I can present on my artwork at the 2018 Petrocultures Conference in Glasgow, UK. Thank you SC Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC!

  • April 2018

    I have been awarded a Sabbatical for Fall semester 2018!! I will miss my students, but I am excited to have the focused studio time. The title of my Sabbatical proposal is OilWorks: Raising Environmental Consciousness in New Artworks for “Petroscapes” Solo Exhibition; and “Transitions” Petrocultures International Conference Presentation.

  • 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!