Katherine Kurtz

Contact Information

kurtzkatherine@gmail.com

Studio & Gallery

Narberth, PA Philadelphia, PA

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting / Mixed Media

Recent Work

Working with White

Dream Works

Minimalist

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

After a lifetime of wishing I could paint, I took a class in 1987 and quickly found that I couldn’t stop. I re-arranged my work life and took as many classes and workshops as I could manage. I began showing my work locally in 1990 and was admitted to the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia in 1996. My work now exists in private and corporate collections across the United States and in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. I maintain a studio outside Philadelphia in Narberth, PA and welcome visits by appointment.

Artist's Statement

I like to paint. I like to let marks and brush strokes evolve. Sometimes right away — and sometimes after much revision, despair, and scratching out— a painting will emerge that shows me something new about myself, my experience, or the world.

These paintings may collect themselves in loosely related series, but I do not intend them to present a signature image or theme. Rather, I am pleased if any painting of mine offers a viewer a glimpse into a moment of perception and consciousness that may seem both familiar and provocatively new.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Katherine Kurtz at The Courtyard by Marriott in the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Recent Work, Gallery at St Asaph's, Bala Cynwyd, PA

2013
Voyages, Gallery at St Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd, PA

2012
Paintings, Gallery at St Asaphs, Bala Cynwyd, PA

2009
Works on Paper Plus One, Ryan John Art, Piazza, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Abstract and Figurative, Gallery at St Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd, PA

2007
In Transit, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Table Tops, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Work, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2004
Recent Figurative Work, Main Line Unitarian Church, Wayne, PA

2003
From the Figure, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Recent Figurative Work, Main Line Unitarian Church, Wayne, PA

2001
Figuring, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Two-person
2015
In the Garden: New Figures, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Back and Forth, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Recent Paintings, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2018
Imagine 13, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Celebrates Jazz, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2017
We Persist, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Group: Telling Stories, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA

2014
Secrets, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
First Prize

Da Vinci Summer Show, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Recent Paintings, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Astrazonia Made in USA, Art Point Black, Firenze Galleria, Florence, Italy

2004
Fusion Calendar Exhibition, Fusion Art Institute, Shizoka, Japan

Small Works Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
From the Figure, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

In Depth, Emerging Artists, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Metamorphosis: Into the Woods, The Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Small Works Show, The Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Figuring, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Successions, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

1998
Places/Spaces, Spring Mill Gallery, Conshohocken, PA

1997
Small Works Show, The Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Figures at an Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Invitational, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

1990
Invitational, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Education

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
MA

Beaver College, Glenside, PA
BA

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
MSS

Continuing Education
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Art New England, Bennington, VT