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EDUCATION

2021           MFA, Dean's Scholars, University of Louisville, Studio Art and Design

2017           University of Southern Indiana, Printmaking/Education

2007           BSc University of Southern Indiana, Graphic Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 - present       Instructor of Art, University of Southern Indiana

                                     Visual Arts, Digital Media, Digital Imaging

2019 - 2021            Instructor of Record, University of Louisville

                                     Studio Art and Visual Culture, Drawing Foundations, 3-D Design

2018 - 2021            Printmaking Studio Manager/Technician, University of Louisville

2009 - present       Professional Performing Musician - Katie Watts Music

2009 - present       Freelance Graphic Designer and Fine Artist, Katherine Watts Art

2018                       Permanent Substitute Music Teacher, EVSC, Oak Hill Elementary, Evansville, IN

2017 - 2018            University of Southern Indiana, Pott College Advising and Resource Center, Evansville, IN

2008 - 2010            Sous Chef – SMG Catering, Evansville, IN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022               Hite Art 75th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY

2022               A Galactic Sleep, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2022               Captured: Photography Gallery and Online Exhibition, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2021               Art Fest, Plush Event Center, Evansville, IN

2021               Afloat, the Celebration of the Ohio River, Thomas More College River Conference, Fort Thomas, KY

2021               Afloat, the Celebration of the Ohio River, Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY

2021               Afloat, the Celebration of the Ohio River, The River of Life exhibit, Free Public Library, Louisville, KY

2021               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY

2021                Mid America Print Council 2020-2022 Open Portfolio, online, #MAPC2020openportfolio

2020               Afloat, the Celebration of the Ohio River, Ohio River Basin Alliance Symposium and Summit, Botanical Gardens, Louisville, KY

2020               Ecological Borderlands, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2020              Time Identity, University of Louisville MFA Space, Portland, Louisville, KY

2020              Urban Legends and Myths, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2019              DETOX, New Harmony, IN

2019              Drawing Themes and Concepts Self Portrait Project, Bridwell Library UofL, Louisville, KY

2019              Louisville Visual Arts Open Studio, Portland, Louisville, KY

2019              Afloat, Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2019              Portland Art and Heritage Fair Life on the River, Portland Museum, Louisville, KY

2019             Current//MFA New Works, University of Louisville MFA Space, Portland, Louisville, KY

2019             Justice & Music (JAM), Red Barn, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

2019             Criminal, Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2018             Printmaking Portfolio Exchange, University of Louisville Hite Art, Louisville, KY

2018              Louisville Visual Art Open Studio, Portland, Louisville, KY

2017              Dapper Beasts, printmaking portfolio exchange, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2016              Silences Ahead, Salon T. Newburgh, IN

2015              Unhealthy Life, Penny Lane Coffee House, Evansville, IN

2015              First Fridays, Stef L’s Amour, Evansville, IN

2014             Funk in the City, Haynie’s Corner, Evansville, IN

2013             Funk in the City, Haynie’s Corner, Evansville, IN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021                -rhiza, University of Southern Indiana Mccutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries, Evansville, IN

2021                -rhiza, University of Louisville Portland MFA Gallery, Louisville, KY

2018                Katherine Watts Printmaking Body of Work,  University of Southern Indiana Art Studio, Evansville, IN

COLLECTIONS

University of Louisville Criminal Justice Library. Louisville, KY.
University of Southern Indiana Art Department/Print Library.  Evansville, IN.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES/AWARDS

2021                  Artist Lecture, University of Southern Indiana,

2021                  Undergraduate Mentored Research Award, University of Louisville, KY

2020 , 2021       Alice Eaves Barnes Award Nominee, University of Louisville, KY

2020 , 2021      Graduate Dean’s Citation Consideration, University of Louisville, KY

2019 - 2021      Faculty Favorite Nominee, University of Louisville, KY

2019                 Co-organizer for University of Louisville Steamroller Printmaking Event, Louisville, KY

2019                 Judge for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Louisville, KY

2007                 One of two students chosen to work with Mary Beth Edelson in her "Utopiana" project, New Harmony, IN

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Printmaking: Relief printing, including woodcut and linocut. Intaglio, including etching, aquatint and soft-ground. Water based screen printing, Lithography, Monotype, and Digital Printmaking.

Drawing & Foundations: Color Theory, 2-dimensional Design & Composition, and Figure Drawing.

Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, iMovie and PowerPoint

Musical Skills: Vocals, Guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele, and Mandolin. Booking performances, managing imagery, writing, composing, recording and producing music.

Applied Skills: Chef, Refurbish Vandercook and Demaco Presses, spot weld, home demolition and renovation, roof patching, general car mechanical skills, circus duo trapeze, gardening, canning, and photography.

SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 - 2021    University of Louisville Hite Art Institute Scholarship, Louisville, KY

2006                University of Southern Indiana Student Exhibition, Scholarship (for body of work). Evansville, IN.

2005                University of Southern Indiana Student Art Exhibition,  Scholarship Award, Evansville, IN.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2020 - 2022      Member of FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)

2020 - 2022      SGCI Southern Graphics Council International Member

2019 - 2022      MAPC Mid American Print Council Member

2018 - present  Trained and Certified by At Risk Suicide Prevention for University and College Students

2016 - 2018       Member of ARTSWIN (Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana), Evansville, IN.

2017 - present  Member of Association of Print Scholars (APS)

2016 - present  Certified by The Jason Foundation Teacher In-Service Program on the Awareness and Prevention of Youth Suicide

COMMISION WORK

2015 - 2022    Various local community members, government personnel, personal commissions, Evansville, IN.

2016               Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's Inauguration Ball, Evansville, IN

2015                Historical downtown Greyhound Station painting for AXIOM Marketing - Advertising benefit, Evansville, IN.

2015                Mayor Lloyd Winnecke portrait painting for “A Toast to the Arts” benefit, Evansville, IN.

VOLUNTEER AND CHARITY WORK

2019             'Rock the Bald' a St. Baldricks event, performance at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Evansville, IN

2019              The Arc of Evansville, performance at The Really Big Show, Evansville, IN.

2017              Patchwork Central, Teaching art to local youth, Evansville, IN.

2016 – 2017  SMILE on Down Syndrome, Benefit and Fashion Show, Evansville, IN.

2015               Riley Children’s Hospital, performance at Benefit, Evansville, IN.

2011 – 2014  Tri-State Alliance (TSA), performance at AIDS Walk, Evansville, IN.

2011 - 2015  Vanderburgh County Humane Society (VHS), performance at Charity Event, Evansville, IN.

2010 – 2016  Tri-State Alliance, Pride Prom Event, Evansville, IN.

2010 – 2016  Tri-State Alliance, Pride Benefit and Event, Evansville, IN.