Two Dimensions to Fine Art

Katherine Thomsen

kthomsen@twc.com 

Education

2004 - Graduated with honors from Sussex Hamilton High School

2008 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cardinal Stritch University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Awards / Honors

2004 

Mural Design Chosen for AP Studio Art Legacy Hamilton School Community Project

Recipient of the Visual Arts Departmental Scholarship, Cardinal Stritch University

Recipient of the Franciscan Heritage University Scholarship, Cardinal Stritch University

Deans List Member Sept. 2004- Aug. 2008, Cumulative GPA of 3.88, Cardinal Stritch University

2006

Recipient of Honorable Mention in the Annual Waukesha County Courthouse Art Purchase Award Competition through the Waukesha County Courthouse and Waukesha Creative Arts League

2007

Induction into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Induction into the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honors Society for Superior Scholarship

2008

Induction into the Tau Nu Chi Young Christian Artists Society

Acceptance into the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls

2009

Received Honorable Mention in the Painting Category at the Menomonee Falls Public Library 3rd Annual "Art in Action" Group Membership Exhibition

Received 1st place in the Artist Community Division for the "Art at the Creek: Prodigal Art" Group Exhibition at Spring Creek Church

2010

Received Honorable Mention in the Abstract Painting Category at the Menomonee Falls Public Library Annual "Art in Action" Group Membership Exhibition

2012

Piece entitled "Purpose" was chosen to be featured with a corresponding floral arrangement in the "Art in Bloom" Show by the Elmbrook Garden Club and Bank of Memories and Flowers held at the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

Exhibitions

2004

"Advanced Placement Studio Art Student Exhibition" Pauline Haass Public Library, Quad Graphics Room (Sussex, WI)

2006

"Sculpture I" Student Exhibit, Cardinal Stritch University - Clay Bas Relief (Milwaukee, WI)

"40th Annual Waukesha County Courthouse Art Purchase Award" Competition through the Waukesha County Courthouse and Waukesha Creative Arts League (Waukesha, WI)

2007

"More Surprises" Artist Book Group Exhibition at Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery (Milw., WI)

"Metalsmithing I" Student Exhibit, Cardinal Stritch University - Metal Postcard (Milwaukee, WI)

"41st Annual Waukesha County Courthouse Art Purchase Award" Competition through the Waukesha County Courthouse and Waukesha Creative Arts League (Waukesha, WI)

2008

"Milwaukee Art Museum Foto Submission On-Line Juried Competition"  Windhover Hall, Milwaukee Art Museum, "Digital Foto Gallery" in conjunction with the exhibition "Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945," and the first ever "College Art After 5" event  (Milwaukee WI)

"Milwaukee Art Museum Lakefront Festival of the Arts Collegiate Competition" On Site Juried (Milwaukee, WI)

"Thirty Year Anniversary Celebration Show of Current Students and Alumni" Exhibition, Cardinal Stritch University - Polymer Plate Portraits (Milwaukee, WI)

"BA/BFA Final Group Exhibition" at Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery (Milwaukee, WI)

2009

"Whimsical Wonderland" Group Exhibition at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center (Sussex, WI)

"Art in Action" 3rd Annual Group Membership Exhibition, Menomonee Falls Public Library (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Art at the Creek:  Prodigal Art" Juried Exhibition at Spring Creek Church (Pewaukee, WI)

"Fall into Art" Group Membership Exhibition at the Suckow Family Art Gallery, Schauer Arts Center (Hartford, WI)

"Winter Wonderland" Group Membership Exhibition at Sussex Associated Bank (Sussex, WI)

2010

"Art in Action" 4th Annual Group Membership Exhibition, Menomonee Falls Public Library (Meno. Falls, WI)

"Inspired by Words" 4th Annual Group Membership Poetry Exhibition at Stanford Art Gallery and Studios (Meno. Falls, WI)

"Art at the Creek:  The Good Samaritan" Juried Exhibition at Spring Creek Church (Pewaukee, WI)

"Hardy Gallery 2010 Community Mosaic Project" at the Hardy Gallery (Ephraim, WI)

"Winter Wonderland" Group Membership Exhibition at Sussex Associated Bank (Sussex, WI)

2011

"Winter" Group Membership Exhibition at Lannon Associated Bank (Lannon, WI)

"Art in Action" 5th Annual Group Membership Exhibition, Menomonee Falls Public Library (Meno. Falls, WI)

"Inspired by Words" 5th Annual Group Membership Poetry Exhibition at Latitudes Coffee House (Germantown, WI)

"5th Annual Art in the Park" Juried Event at Mill Pond Park (Menomonee Falls, WI)

2012

"Art of the Guild" Grand Opening Exhibition in The Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Art of the Musical" Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat Membership Show, North Middle School (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Art in Action" 6th Annual Group Membership Exhibition, Menomonee Falls Public Library (Meno. Falls, WI)

"Art Crawl" Historic Menomonee Falls Village Centre Downtown Art Event including the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Art on the Walk" Historic Menomonee Falls Village Centre Downtown Art Event in conjunction with Sidewalk Market and including the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomoee Falls, WI)

"Art in Bloom" Flower Arrangement Event by the Elmbrook Garden Club and Bank of Memories held in conjunction with the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Inspired by Words" Annual Membership Show based on the prose by Maggie Brooks (Germantown, WI)

"6th Annual Art in the Park" Juried Event at Mill Pond Park (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Colorful and Bold" Membership Exhibition at the Schauer Arts Centers Suckow Family Art Gallery (Hartford, WI)

"The Downtown Experience" Exploration of participating downtown businesses and art galleries, including the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"8th Annual Fall Fair to Remember Art Craft Show" at Washington County Fair Park (West Bend, WI)

"An Art Guild Christmas Open House Show" in conjuntion with the Menomonee Falls Downtwon Event at the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

2013

"Chilly Fest" event, including the Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Anticipating Spring" Exhibition, Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"The Paper Show," Art Gallery of the Guild (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"Art in Action" 7th Annual Membership Exhibition, Menomonee Falls Public Library (Meno. Falls, WI)

 "7th Annual Art in the Park" Juried Event at Mill Pond Park (Menomonee Falls, WI)

"47th Annual Waukesha Country Courthouse Art Purchase Award" show located at the Waukesha County Courthouse (Waukesha, WI)

2014

"Hidden River Art Festival" at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts (Waukesha, WI)

"Artist Coming Together," exhibition and sale at Bridgetowne Framing and Gallery, (Wauwatosa, WI)

Exciting updates coming soon!  

2015 

"Fine Art Montage Membership Show," Pyramax Bank (Milwaukee, WI)

Exciting updates coming soon!

 

COMING UP...

Look for my art at the 2015 Hidden River art festival located at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts!

  

Gallery / Studio Affiliations

Purloin Studio

N88 W16587 Main Street, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Art Gallery of the Guild

N88 W16586 Main Street, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

DesignXchange

175 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: (262) 746-9477

Fine Art Montage

Online Fine Art Gallery, see website below

 

Websites

Find and "Like" our Arttwins page on Facebook and receive Arttwins updates and artsy tidbits!

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Visit our Official Fine Art Montage Website

www.fineartmontage.com

Find and "Like" the Fine Art Montage page on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/FineArtMontage

Find and "Like" The Art Gallery of the Guild on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/ArtGalleryOfTheGuild

Visit our Official AGMF Website to stay Updated on Exciting Guild Shows!

http://www.artguildmf.org/index.html

Find and "Like" the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/ArtGalleryOfTheGuild#!/artguildmf

Publications

2000

"Best of September:  Art Student of the Month Award," Sussex Sun, Oct. 2000

2006

Ang Peters, "Student Art being Displayed across Campus," Wolfprint, May 2006

2012

"Art Gallery of the Guild," Menomonee Falls Village Center Paper, November 2012

Technical Abilities / Experience

Casting

Latex Molds, Plaster Casting, Sodium Alginate Molds

Subtractive Techniques

Plaster, Foam, Hand-Carving

Additive Techniques

Concrete, Plaster, Papier Mache

Ceramics

Slab Construction, Hand-Building, Glaze Formulation/Mixing

Craft Techniques

Sewing, Dying

Printmaking

Photo-Silksreen, Reduction Lino-Cut/Reduction Relief Print, Polymer Plate Etching using Drawings and Photogravures, Prints Alla Poupee', Collagist Techniques on Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Photography

Digital Photography, Studio Photography, Landscape Photography, 4x5 View Camera

Digital Imaging

Adobe Photoshop CS2, Aperture, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Metals

Jewelry, Mokume, forging, engraving, buffing, shaping, joining, stamping, shallow forming/sinking, cold connections (rivets), joining (soldering)

Software Proficiency

Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Aperture, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

 

 

Last Updated July 10, 2015