Katherine Shaughnessy is an artist living in Boise, Idaho.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970.
As a teenager, she took drawing classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art and became passionate for nature, art and politics.
In 1992, she earned her BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
After two years of working at a non-profit arts organization in Washington, DC, she enrolled in The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 1997 was awarded an MFA in Fiber Arts. After an art-residency at Central Michigan University, Shaughnessy launched her art career in Chicago with her first solo exhibition. In 2000, Shaughnessy married Tom Michael and together they left the midwest to explore the U.S., living fulltime in a campervan.
Vanlife eventually led them to Marfa, Texas, where they founded a public radio station, launched an online craft business, had two children, and otherwise immersed themselves in the little town that was quickly becoming an international art hub. Shaughnessy published two books on embroidery, became active in politics and education, launching a local Montessori school, and worked at Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary, cultural arts space. Now, a decade and a half later, they have started a new adventure in Idaho where Michael runs the local NPR radio station and Shaughnessy continues to make art. Through her art, Shaughnessy examines the natural world and ponders nature's awkward intersection with human demands and desires.
|1997||Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|1995||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
|1992||Bachelor of Fine Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio|
|2019||New Work, Marfa Country Clinic, Marfa, Texas|
|2014||New Work, Page Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|2013||New Work: Legos, The Wrong Gallery, Marfa, Texas|
|2012||Crewel Pop Up Show, The Wrong Gallery, Marfa, Texas|
|2003||New Work, The Pink Ox, Alpine, Texas|
|New Sculpture & Painting, The Beauty Shop, Marfa, Texas|
|2000||Billennium Sculpture Garden, City Hall, Joliet, Illinois|
|1999||Doegirl and other Adventures in Bioengineering, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois|
|1998||Adventures in Bioengineering, Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
|1997||Secure Your Future, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois|
|1995||Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois|
|1992||Union in Threads, B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio|
|2020||The 2020 Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho|
|2019||Wintertide, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, Washington|
|2019||Summer Solstice Art Festival, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, Washington|
|2007||Dark Objects, Light Matter, Galleri Urbane, Marfa, Texas|
|Wild or Domestic, Marfa Studio of the Arts, Marfa, Texas|
|2006||Taking Shape, Galleri Urbane, Marfa, Texas|
|Alt-Fiber: reclaiming art / craft, Assemble Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio|
|Fiber Show, Big Bend Arts Council, Alpine, Texas|
|2005||Marfa Moment, Marfa Studio of the Arts, Marfa, Texas|
|Botanica, Big Bend Arts Council Gallery, Alpine, Texas|
|Loose Ends: A Fiber Arts Project, Big Bend Arts Council, Alpine, Texas|
|Stitch or Swallow, Here, Bristol, United Kingdom|
|2004||$25/square foot, Big Bend Arts Council, Alpine, Texas|
|W: Portraits of a President, The Beauty Shop, Marfa, Texas|
|2002||The Milk of Human Kindness, Joymore Gallery, Chicago, Illinois|
|2001||Utopia, Deceived: A Project on Planned Communities, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois|
|2000||Flora & Fauna, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin|
|1999||Rx: An Art Exhibition, Emison Art Center, Depauw University, Greencastle, Indiana|
|Supermarket 1999, Slop Brand Art, Kansas City, Missouri|
|llinois Women Artists: The New Millennium, (traveling exhibition) Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Lakeview Museum of the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois; Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Rend Lake, Illinois; Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois; Quincy Art Museum, Quincy, Illinois; Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, Illinois|
The Book Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
|1998||ARText, Sawtooth Building Galleries, Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|The Toy Show, August House Studio, Chicago, Illinois|
|1997||Celebrating Women in the Arts, Saint Joseph Academy, Cleveland, Ohio|
|I Paid $25 to Exhibit My Art in This Show, Beret International, Chicago, Illinois|
|1995||Mediating Texts, The Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois|
|Focus Fiber, Textile Art Alliance, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio|
|Nippon Steel Art Appreciation Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois|
|1994||All Media Membership Show, Capitol Hill Arts League, Washington, DC|
|Unself Portrait, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia|
|1993||All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia|
|1992||All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia|
|Celebration of the Arts, 10th Anniversary of the Miami University Honors Program, Oxford, Ohio|
|2nd Annual Viola Peacock Art Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford Ohio|
|1991||University of Dayton Intercollegiate Art Competition, Dayton, Ohio|
|Untitled 1: Juried Art Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford Ohio|
|Whitewater Valley Competition, Indiana University East, Richmond, Indiana|
|WomanÕs Body of Work, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio|
|1st Annual Viola Peacock Art Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio|
|2000||Smith, Jennifer. Review of Flora & Fauna, Isthmus, August 11.|
A Niche Place,Wisconsin State Journal, August 10.
Art Takes on Nature,The Capital Times, August 9.
Spring Fever,The Reader, February 12.
Review of Doegirl and other Adventures in Bioengineering,New City, February 4.
Prescription for Change,The Depauw, Greencastle, Indiana, October 5.
Words, Letter, Numbers,Winston-Salem Journal, November 15.
Artists Combine Biology, Living Media,Central Michigan LIFE, March 18.
|1997||Ferrara, Annette and Jennifer Liese.
Shopping the Art Supermarket,F Newsmagazine, May.
"'Supermarket': Art in Your Shopping Cart,"The Star, Kansas City.
Focus: Fiber Spotlights Textiles,The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 26.
Textile Alliance Blankets a Masterpiece,The Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 14.
|2012||New Crewel: The Motif Collection, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY|
|2005||The New Crewel, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, NY|