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.
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!
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
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.
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two of my recent drawings from the Carbon Series are included in Manifest Gallery's exhibition Drawn in Cincinnati, Ohio. April 19 - May 17.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
My work is representing South Carolina in the 2018 biannual SouthXeast at the Schmidt Center Gallery at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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
One of my works, Vischosis, will be included in the exhibition, Sustain, at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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!
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!
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.
My work will be featured in the upcoming New American Paintings, No. 124, June/July, p. 134-137!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
One of my graphite drawings will be included in the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL.
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.
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.
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.
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!