On Wednesday, February 8th at 5pm CST I will be giving a lecture about my interdisciplinary art practice. Beginning with earliest influences and covering my feminist street performances in Chicago, IL in the late 90's.
I'm very happy to share that I am starting a new position with University of Wisconsin-Madison as Lecturer of art. I will be teaching intermediate and advanced painting this Spring. It is a dream to be back at the UW-Madison and to be teaching painting at a world class institution and my alma mater. Working alongside so many amazing faculty and previous mentors. I am also joining Finlandia University as a remote Adjunct Faculty member teaching Art History II, Gothic to Early Modern art online. Finlandia University is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's going to be an exciting Spring semester with many new opportunities and challenges. I'm ready for the experience and growth to come. As a side note, during my undergraduate studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997-2001), my required Art History survey course used Marilyn Stokstad's "History of Art" textbook. It's surreal to now be teaching art history using that text. Since I was in grade school I wanted to be a college art instructor. It took a lot of work to be here at this moment. I almost gave it all up to be an undertaker.
Honored to have my work included in the 14th Annual Drawing Discourse exhibition at University of North Carolina-Asheville S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. This is my third time having work selected for this extremely competitive exhibition. This years juror, Charles Ritchie, selected my work Dark New Wisdom and Old Ways (2022) from "938 entries, submitted by 297 artists from six different countries".
Lonely No More! Art Exhibit in Conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
My work titled "In Brambles" (2021) is featured in the virtual exhibition at the link below and in physical gallery space on the UW-Milwaukee campus. In conjunction with the Lonely No More! interactive digital research project with the Center for 21st Century Studies conducted in 2022. The art exhibit is a part of a larger interactive research project titled "Lonely No More!: The making and unmaking of loneliness, isolation, and connectedness".
Group Show at American Feral Gallery
2150 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Opening Reception, Friday November 4th, 2022 from 5pm till Midnight.
Free and Open to the public.
Image: Rebecca Kautz, "The Way of Things", 24x30 inches, acrylic and flashe on canvas, 2021-2022
"Ripe Season" Solo Exhibition at Open Space Gallery in Ottawa Il July 6th-30th, 2022 Reception Saturday, July 30th 5-7pm
Strange Bird Studios Pop-Up Gallery
This Saturday, June 29th (10-5pm) is the first Strange Bird Studios Pop-Up Gallery. I'll be next door to the Historic Apollo Theater in Princeton, IL with fine art prints and original artwork for sale. I have a wide variety of work available from the "Deer Man Series", inspired by a Princeton folk tale, as well as contemporary still lifes. Work ranges in price from cards at $6.00 up to professionally framed original paintings for $400. Major Credit cards, checks and cash all accepted. Swing by and say "Hello".
Green Shag by Rebecca Kautz
a Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition & Performance