EDUCATION AND CURRENT POSITION
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
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, two person show, 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 Yearlong 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 Annual Wabash 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
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
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 will be screened at the San Jose Cinequest Film Festival in 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 level Painting 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 ARTIST LECTURES
2015
11/15 Guest speaker Union County Home Extension Club Fall Council Meeting, Eldorado, Arkansas
11/15 Guest speaker 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
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, Central Arkansas 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

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Gallery 26, 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205
Matt McLeod Fine Art, 108 West 6th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Mighty Fine Art, Dallas Texas, 407 N. Tyler, Dallas Texas, 75208
Sachi Gallery, London England

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2010 – 2013
Clark County Arts Council Board of Directors
2009 – ongoing
HSU Summer Studio Intensive, Assistant Director and Instructor
2007- ongoing
Chair, Department of Art, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia Arkansas
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, Arkan
With works in private collections around the country.

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