2007 – present 

Chair, Department of Art, Associate Professor in Painting, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas


1992 M.F.A., Painting, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 

1988 B.A., Visual Art, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2017

9/16 Gallery 26, Little Rock Arkansas (9/16-11/4/2017)

5/9  Take Your Purse With You, Esse Purse Museum, Little Rock Arkansas (5/9-8/27/2017)

2016  

7/16 Bozarts Art Gallery, Watervalley Mississippi (6/1-7/29/2016)

3/16 Argenta Gallery, North Little Rock Arkansas (3/16 – 5/15/2016)

2015
 

3/15 Katherine Strause and Nancy Dunaway, Gallery 26, Little Rock Arkansas (3/21-5/2/2015)

2014 

9/14 People, Places, and Things, Arkansas Capital Group, Little Rock Arkansas (9/12/ - 12/14/2014)

7/14 Home Demonstration Clubs or How Women Saved Rural Arkansas, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Little Rock Arkansas (7/11- 9/28/2015)

4/14 Cut and Tie, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kansas

2012
 

5/12 Marathon, Gallery 26, Little Rock, Arkansas

2011
 

8/11 Katherine Strause, Narrative Paintings, Texarkana Regional Art Center, Texarkana, Texas

2010
 

9/10 Some Like It Hot, Art Church, Hot Springs, Arkansas

7/10 Bear Witness, Gallery 26, Little Rock, Arkansas

6/10 Witness, Mighty Fine Art, Dallas, Texas

3/10 An American Story, Bozarts Art Gallery, Watervalley Mississippi

2009
 

10/09 Katherine Strause, Wings Cancer Foundation Gallery, Memphis Tennessee.

3/09 Strangers, Friends and Family; Figurative Paintings, Hannah Davis Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee.

2008


9/08 I Remember Everything Redux, Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

7/08 Hannah Davis Gallery Grand Opening, Hannah Davis Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

5/08 Famous Last Words, Gallery 26, Little Rock, Arkansas

4/08 No Ordinary Moments, Russell Fine Art Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

1/08 More Personal Stories, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth Texas

2007 


10/07 I Remember Everything, Mighty Fine Art, Dallas Texas

2006


Capitol View, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas

Sitting Still, Mighty Fine Art, Dallas, Texas

2005


Magnetic Hill, Gallery 26, Little Rock, Arkansas

2003


I Miss Her Already: Paintings by Katherine Strause, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas

2002


Katherine Strause; American Trees in Summer and Shahzia Sikander; No Parking Anytime, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2001


Advanced Lemons and Pears, Gallery 26, Little Rock, Arkansas

1999


Take All This and More, Taylor’s Contemporanea, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Things I Haven’t Told You, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

1998


Katherine Strause, Painting and Drawing, Gallery 26, Little Rock, Arkansas

1997


Still Life, Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts, Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri

Luminary Fruit, Palmer’s Gallery 800, Hot Springs, Arkansas

1996


Cindy Buob and Katherine Strause, University Museums, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

1994


All Her Favorite Fruit, Palmers Gallery 800, Hot Springs, Arkansas

1991


Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

1990

A Show of Pictures, Urbi et Orbi Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas

1988


Diner Purchase Award, Undergraduate Competitive Exhibition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND SCREENINGS


2015

9/12 Frauen Circus, Museum Phase_6, Museumsausstellung 2015, International Art Fair of Contemporary Women Artists.Graz Austria

6/15 57th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (July 10 -September 20)

2014


6/14 56th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (June 26 – August 3)

2013


3/13 55th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2012

9/12 Frauen Circus, Museum_Phase 3, Museumsausstellung 2012, International Art Fair of Contemporary Women Artists. Graz Austria

2011


12/11 Rosenwig Biennial Exhibition, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff Arkansas

11/11 Finer Things, Juror Kat Wilson, Sugar Gallery, Bentonville Arkansas

9/11 Frauen Circus, Museum_Phase 2, International Art Fair of Contemporary Women Artists. Graz Austria

5/11 The Road to Equality: The 1961 Freedom Rides, Regional Year-long Juried Exhibition. Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama State Council of the Arts,Montgomery Alabama

2010


10/10 Studio Visit, national artists book juried by professional curators features 150 noted national artists.

2/10 The Figure Now, an International Juried Exhibition presenting 20 pieces by 20 artists. Gallery of Art, Fontbonne University, St. Louis Missouri.

2009


11/20-12/17 Family Album, Juror, Karen Irvine, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. (Work selected, First Cousins)

7/31-8/27 Annual Members Show, Juror, Judithe Hernandez, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. (Work selected, Mockingbird)

2008 


10/3–11/16 51st Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2006

Lucy, Production Designer RocketsGO! Films, 48 Hour Film Project, Screening at Market Street Cinema, Little Rock, Arkansas

Tidbits of Joy, The Reginald R. Mumford Story, Production Designer RocketsGO! Films, 48 Hour Film Project screened at the San Jose Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California

2005


Annual Members Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. (Work selected, La vita, postcard series)

Tidbits of Joy, The Reginald R. Mumford Story, Production Designer RocketsGO! Films, 48 Hour Film Project, Screening and Awards Ceremony Oval Gallery, Market Street Cinema, Little Rock, Arkansas

2004 – 2005
 Originals! Arkansas Women Artists, Arkansas chapter of the National Museum of Women Artist, traveled to Art Centers and Universities around the state of Arkansas, Juror: Suzanne Weaver, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art

2004

Fifth Annual Her Mark Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Jurors: Reb Allen, Beate C. Minkovski, Rebecca Sive (work selected, American Trees in Summer)

Boxheart International Exhibition, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TRAHC Sixteenth Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana Arts Center, Texarkana, Texas, Juror: Joe Thomas

2001 - 2002


Originals! Arkansas Women Artists,Arkansas chapter of the National Museum of Women Artist, traveled to Art Centers and Universities around the state of Arkansas, Juror: Marcia Y.Manhart, Executive Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art

2000


43rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Juror: Graham Nixon

1999


42nd Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

1998


11th Annual Women’s Work Fine Art Exhibit, Old Court House Art Center, Woodstock, Illinois

1997


Still Life, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1993


The 17th Annual Arkansas Exhibition, Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Face to Face,Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

Chairs, Doors and Windows, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

49th AnnualWabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana

1989 - 1991

Graduate Competitive Exhibition, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

1990


Arkansas Artist, Hot Springs Art Center, Hot Springs Arkansas

1985 - 1988


Undergraduate Competitive Exhibition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS


2017

6/1 Celebration of the Arts Henderson State University, Wildwood Center for the Arts, Little Rock Arkansas (6/1-8/15/2017)

2016


8/16 Henderson State University Faculty Bi-Annual, Russell Fine Art Gallery, HSU, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2015


9/15 Art Educators Exhibition, Arkadelphia Arts Center, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2014


8/14 Henderson State University Faculty Bi-Annual, Russell Fine Art Gallery, HSU, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2013

6/13 Women’s Work, Invitational Exhibition, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

2012


8/12 Henderson State University Faculty Bi-Annual, Russell Fine Art Gallery, HSU, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2011


4/11 2011 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Legacy Art Exhibition, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas

2010


8/10 Henderson State University Faculty Bi-Annual, Russell Fine Art Gallery, HSU, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2009


Landscapes from the Permanent Collection, University of Arkansas At Little Rock.

2008


9/08 Henderson State University Faculty Bi-Annual, Russell Fine Art Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

5/08 HSU Faculty Exhibition, Fine Art Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Arkansas

2007


ACAC 10 +10, Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative Little Rock,Arkansas

2005


Faculty Bi-Annual, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2003


Faculty Bi-Annual, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2002


Organization of Independent Artists Recent Multiples

Projects X5, Artist Multiples, Gallery 402, New York, New York (curated by Leah Oates and Amy Wilson)

Low End Theory, Artist Multiples, University of Arkansas at Little Rock curated by Amy Wilson

Inscribe, Artist Multiples, Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas

2001


Portraiture, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Faculty Bi-Annual, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1995


Al Allen Alumni Show, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1993


Award Winning Artist, St. Louis Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Louis Missouri


GRANTS /INTERNSHIPS / ASSISTANTSHIPS / AWARDS


2017

Runner up Best ARTISAN, Arkansas Times Readers Poll.

2016

Runner up Best ARTIST and ARTISAN, Arkansas Times Readers Poll.

2015


Runner up Best ARTIST and ARTISAN, Arkansas Times Readers Poll.

2011


National Museum of Women in the Arts Arkansas State Committee Polly Wood Crews Scholarship for 2011

2010


Johathan Brilliant visiting artist and lecturer in sculpture and printmaking. Grant included an installation on OBU campus and a printmaking workshop at HSU. Margin of Excellence Grant, Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

2009


John Himmelfarb visiting artist and lecturer in printmaking, sculpture and ceramics April 20th – 24th. Margin of Excellence Grant, Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Marcus Mcallister, vistiting artist and guest lecturer in painting. Margin of Excellence Grant, Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

2008


Oscar J. Gillespie visiting artist lecturer and printmaking - engraving workshop April 14th – 18th. Margin of Excellence Grant, Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

2006


Lucy, Production Designer RocketsGO!Films, 48 Hour Film Project, Little Rock, Arkansas Film awarded: Audience Award, Best Film, film screened at the San Jose Cinequest Film Festival March 2007.

2005


Tidbits of Joy, The Reginald R.Mumford Story, Production Designer RocketsGO! Films, 48 Hour Film Project,Little Rock, Arkansas Film awarded: Audience Award, Best Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best use of Character, Best use of Prop, Best Acting, Little Rock, Arkansas, film will be screened at the San Jose Cinequest Film Festival in March 2006.

2004


UALR Faculty/Staff Internship Program with the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria (four weeks researching European contemporary art culture)

2002 – 2003


Executive Director Peace Makers Project, HeArtwork, Little Rock, Arkansas (grant writer and administrator of an art program designed to reach at risk inner city children)

2001


Arkansas Arts Council Arts in Education Grant, Little Rock, Arkansas.

2000


Individual Feminists in the Arts Grant Recipient, Money for Women – Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.

Department of Arkansas Heritage, Art work chosen for Arkansas Heritage Month poster and literature, Poster design by Communications Group, Prism Design Award. 2000

1999


Arts Development Program Grant Madison County Arts Council in conjunction with the Illinois Arts Council, Godfrey, Illinois

1994 – 1996

Kids in Art Workshops Grant Madison County Arts Council, Godfrey, Illinois

1993


Merit award, 17th Annual Arkansas Exhibition, Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Merit Award, Face to Face, Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Louis Missouri

1991


Friends of the Art Award, Graduate Competitive Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

1990


Friends of the Art Award, Graduate Competitive Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Illinois University at Edwardsville

1988 – 1989


Studio Assistant Photography Lab, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

1988


Diner Purchase Award, Undergraduate Competitive Exhibition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2007 – present


Chair, Department of Art, Assistant Professor in Painting, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2006 – 2007


Full Time Fine Art Faculty Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Arkansas (Coordinator for foundation classes teaching Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2D Design and Intro to Visual Art)

2003 – 2006


Artist in Residence in Painting University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas (Three year residency teaching Undergraduate and Graduate levelPainting as well as special problems classes which included: Defining a Style, Combined Media, Portraiture, Gouache and Figure Painting.)

1999 – 2003


Visual Art Instructor University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas (Advanced Drawing, Foundations, Intro to Visual Art)

2001 – 2002


Visual Art Instructor University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR (Intro to Visual Art)

2000 – 2001


Visual Art Instructor Museum School, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (Painting)

1998 – 1999


Visual Art Instructor Louis and Clark Community College,

Godfrey, Illinois (Drawing)

1991 – 1997 

Director After School Art Studio, Edwardsville, Illinois (Developed curriculum for students ages 3 – 18 in Drawing and Painting)

1991 – 1993


Art Director Montessori School, Granite City, Illinois (developed and implemented art program for grades one through six)


CONFERENCES


2010


Society of Photographic Educators Regional Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2007


Feminism and Rhetoric Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, Women and Art Panel, “Paula Rego’s Feminist Paintings”

Arkansas Art Educators Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas "Creating Narrative in Artwork"

2006


Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California, screening Tidbits of Joy, The Reginald R. Mumford Story.

2005


Southeast College Art Conference, UALR, Little Rock, Arkansas, Panel Chair: “Southern Painting, Defining a Style.”

2003 


Southeast College Art Conference, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.


ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2003-2006


Artist in Residence in Painting University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas


VISITING ARTISTLECTURES
2015


11/15 Guestspeaker Union County Home Extension Club Fall Council Meeting, Eldorado,Arkansas

11/15 Guestspeaker State of Arkansas Art Educators Annual Fall Conference, Little Rock,Arkansas

2014 


11/14 Guest speaker Randolph County Home Extension Club Fall Council Meeting, Watervalley, Arkansas

4/14 Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Cut and Tie, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kansas

2009 


10/09 Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

2008 


6/08 The Art Church, The Narrative in Art, artist lecture and workshop, Hot Spring Arkansas

2/08 What Draws Us To Art, Community Classes, Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

2005
 

John Gould Fletcher Library, CentralArkansas Library System, Artist Lecture, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Esther Dewitt Nixon Library, Central Arkansas Library System, Artist Lecture, Little Rock,Arkansas.

2004
 

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria

2000 

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas.

1999


Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

1998

Southwest Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma.

1998


Cottey College, Nevada Missouri.

1995


University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas


GALLERYREPRESENTATION


Gallery 26, 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205

Matt McLeod Fine Art, 108 West 6th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Mighty FineArt, Dallas Texas, 407 N. Tyler, Dallas Texas, 75208

Sachi Gallery


PROFESSIONALSERVICE

2009 – ongoing


HSU Summer Studio Intensive, Assistant Director and Instructor

2007- ongoing


Chair, Department of Art, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia Arkansas

2010 – 2013


Clark County Arts Council Board of Directors

2009 – 2013


Henderson State University Self Study, Service and Engagement Criterion 4 Sub-Committee

2006 – 2007


Fine Arts Taskforce Committee, Public Relations Committee, Intro to Visual Arts Assessment Committee, Gallery Committee, Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

1999 – 2006


Teach Drawing each semester at the UALR Art Department’s state wide High School Fabulous Friday events, part of our department’s recruitment and retention program.

1999 – 2006


Intro to Visual Arts Assessment Committee, Scholarship Committee, Graduate Thesis Committees, Gallery Committee, University Special Events Committees, UALR, Little Rock, Arkansas.

2004


Exhibition juror, state wide Arkansas High School Art Competition, Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

2002 – 2003


Peace Makers Project, HeArtwork,Little Rock, Arkansas.

1994 –1999 

Friends of the Arts Board of Directors at Southern Illinois University, recording secretary and vice-president.


COLLECTIONS

University of Arkansas for Medical Science

University of Mississippi, Oxford Mississippi

Henderson State University, Arkadelphia Arkansas

Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Southern Illinois University Museums, Edwardsville, Illinois.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas

With works in private collections 

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