KATE NIELSEN

www.katenielsen.com

katelnielsen@gmail.com

775.762.6684

Born Reno, NV

 

 

EDUCATION

2008     RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, PROVIDENCE RI

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration

2006     PONT AVEN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, PONT AVEN FRANCE

Wintersession Studies in Painting and Art History

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2015     Explain Everything, New York, NY, Resident Artist

2013     Bridge Fund, Design Residency, Finalist

2013     Friends of Greenpoint Library Mural, Open Call, Finalist

2012     Rag and Bone, Houston Project, Finalist

2012     T&T Scrap Mural, Open Call, Finalist

2010     3×3, Professional Showcase no. 7, Finalist

2007     CMYK, Issue 37, Student Competition, Illustration Winner

2007     Society of Illustrators, Student Competition, Finalist

2005     RISD Merit Scholarship

-2008

2004     Morby Fine Arts Scholarship

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Studiomates”

2016     Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville MA, “Uncanny Home of Our Imagination”

2015     Art and Method, New York NY, “Products of the Playful”

2015     Calico Gallery, New York NY, “Calicornicopia 4”

2015     Regina Rex, New York NY, “Tropic Aire Market”

2014     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Faces of Death”

2014     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Calicornicopa 3”

2014     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Shapescapes”

2014     Queens Art Intervention, Queens NY, “FPOAFM Tea Stand”

2014     Museum of Art And Design, New York NY, “NYC Makers”

2014     Fountain Art Fair, New York NY, “Calico Gallery”

2013     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Calicornicopa 2”

2013     Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Year 3”

2013     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Crowd Control”

2013     Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “All Together Now”

2013     Bushwick Print Lab, Brooklyn NY, “B+W”

2012     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Calicornicopia”

2012     Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Year Two: Postcard Exhibition”

2012     Calico Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Exhibit B”

2012     GO, Brooklyn NY, “Community-Curated Open Studio Project”

2012     Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Small Works Group Show”

2012     Present Company Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Many Conversations”

2012     Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Space Half Empty”

2012     Gallery Bar, New York NY, “Anywhere But Here”

2011     Gigantic Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Secret Non-Opening”

2011     Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Year One”

2011     Ugly Art Room, Brookyn NY, “Opening Rejection”

2010     Fowler Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”

2010     Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “The Box Which Contains the World”

2009    The Old Fashioned Restaurant, Nyack NY, “Kate Nielsen, Solo Show”

2009    Artland, Brooklyn NY, “January Group Show”

2008    ISB Gallery, Providence RI, “April 10th”

2008    Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI, “RISD Illustration Senior Show”

2007    Society of Illustrators, New York NY, “Student Awards Show”

 

PRESS

2015     Mansfinelife, 12.10.15, Art Review- Products of the Playfulat Art and Method

2014     Coolhunting.com, 10.05.14, “FPOAFM’s One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks”

2014     Museum of Art and Design, Makers Biennial exhibition catalogue, “NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial”

2014     Hyperallergic.com, 03.07.14, “Do It Yourself and Do It Well at Fountain Art Fair”

2013     Greenpointers.com, 10.11.13, “Art Survival Tips With Greenpoint Artist Kate Nielsen”

2013     New York Art Beat, 10.10.13, “Crowd Control Exhibition”

2013     Greenpointgalleries.com, 10.10.13, “Crowd Control Exhibition”

2013     22 Magazine, 10.9.13, “Kate Nielsen”

2013     Columbus Dispatch, 10.3.13, “Amazon alters landscape as purveyor of art online”

2013     Examiner, 10.1.13, “How AmazonArt is turning art buying into a virtual playground”

2013     New York Times, 10.1.13, “Art Collections a Click Away”

2013     WagMag, 10.1.13, “October Art In Brooklyn”

2013     Dubai Chronicle, 9.12.13, “Collectible works of art under $200 easy to find online”

2013     Hyperallergic.com, 8.13.13, “Ten Cheapest Works of Art on Amazon Art”

2013     AkselNews, 1.2.13, “Kate Nielsen Draws The Aksel School Uniform Program”

2012     C-Monster, 10.17.12, “Calendar, 10.17.12”

2012     The Paris Review Daily, 6.13.12, “Tonight! Join Us at the Strand”

2010     Hyperalleric.com 10.6.10, “The Next New Thing? 2010 Greenpoint Open Studios”

2009    Empty Magazine, 2.1.09, Featured Artist

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-Present     MURALIST/ PORTRAIT ARTIST/ PAINTER

Accepts projects on a private commission basis. Completed and ongoing projects include a 10ft by 14ft mural, a 6ft x 6ft mural, portraits of people places and pets, and collaborative artist books with author’s Sebastian Brecht, Christina Pastor, and Daniel Kim.

2008- Present    ILLUSTRATOR/ DESIGNER

Clients and Collaborators include PFOAFM, Slice Magazine, Belle Vie Farm, Music Vault, Neighbor Woods, SF Weekly, Citizen LA, The Brooklyn Visitor, Aksel Paris, West Side Farmers Market, The Bloomfield School, The Rugged Bear, SEIU, Japonica Inc, Yarid’s Shoes, and Mesh Design and Development.

2014- 2016    SOLS SYSTEMS

Production Specialist. Fabrication Painting, Material Testing, Finishing, and Shipping 3D printed custom orthotics.

2002- 2004     YOUTHARTWORKS, RENO NV

Senior Apprentice. Completed public works projects under the guidence of lead artist’s Ray Valdez, Chis Achteson, and Zolton Yanvary. Projects included a 20ft

x 80ft mural, a 6ft tall granite stone sculpture, and a 3ft x 3ft etched map.

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2013    AMAZONART.COM

Chosen to be the first individual artist to sell work through the Amazon Art Program.

2012    NEW YORK CARES, NEW YORK NY

Volunteer/Team Leader. Led a team of volunteers to help artist Deanna Lee complete a 4ftx 120ft in Queens.

2011- present    ARTSICLE, NEW YORK

Featured Artist

2010-2015    FOWLER ARTS COLLECTIVE, NEW YORK NY

Advisory Board Member and Resident Artist