kathryn e. martin : CV

1523 West Zedler Lane

Mequon, Wisconsin 53092





            2017, Rock, Paper, Binder Clips : kathryn martin assembles, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

            2015, Congratulations Milwaukee!, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

                                    2015, Winter Chapel, an exterior installation, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

            2010, One from Wisconsin, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

            2008, Flotant, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

            2006, Learning to inhabit this world in a better way, University of Wisconsin – Fon du Lac, WI

                                   2006, The Airplane Project, GardenFresh, Chicago, IL

            2005Plane on Plane, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

                                      2005, Unicorn Cloud, Hotcakes Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

            2004, Flight Path, Hotcakes Gallery, Milwaukee, WI




2019, SUM TOTAL, Kenilworth East Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2019, Wisconsin Women Sculptors, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2019, Nohl Recipients, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2019, Artist + Mother, James May North Gallery, Algoma, WI

2019, AP Studio Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2019, Milwaukee Influencers, VarWest Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2017, Inside Job, Brook Stevens Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2016, Reclaiming : Remaking, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN

2015, Sum Total, Gallery 3, Milwaukee, WI

                        2012, Memory, Pasadena Contemporary Gallery, Pasadena, CA

                                                2012, Treasure, Plaid Tuba, Milwaukee, WI

                        2011 , SUM Total,  INOVA, Milwaukee, WI

2011, UWM Faculty Exhibition, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

2009, Flight Box,  Installation for Present Music, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI

                        2009, MARN Mentors, Walker Point Center for the Art’s, Milwaukee, WI

2008, Milwaukee’s Own, Armoury Gallery, Milwaukee WI

                        2008, Big, Big Bangs / Small, Small Bucks: An Exhibition for the Post-Bust Economy, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

                        2008, Emerging Artist’s Exhibition:, Installation art by leading emerging artists in the Milwaukee area, Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery at Cardinal Stritch, Milwaukee, WI

         2008, White Objects,  Green House, Milwaukee, WI

2007, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

                                2007, Bodily Functions,  Stevenson Blanche Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA

            2007, White Shorts (or Not After Labor Day),  INOVA, Milwaukee, WI

2007, Plane on Plane, Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Madison, WI

2007, Of Monument and Belonging, Wisconsin Biennial, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

           2006, Second Skin, Gallery 3. Milwaukee, WI

2006, Calling Forth Certain Experiences, Fredrick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2006, InSite: Temporary Public Art, North Avenue, between 37th and 38th Street, Milwaukee, WI

                        2006, Art in Flux, Flux Design, Milwaukee, WI

2005, Project Space: Learning to inhabit this world in a better way, Gallery 3, Milwaukee, WI

                        2005, 13 hours, 26 yards, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

                       2005,  Project Space: ArtKit,  Gallery 3, Milwaukee, WI

                       2005, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Biennial,  Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI

2004, I need to be in control at all times, The Stray Show, Chicago, IL

                       2004, Rust Spot Redux, Frederic Layton Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2003, Art Milwaukee!, Milwaukee, WI

                                 2003, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Biennial, Madison, WI

                                    2003, Studio 304, Milwaukee, WI

           2002, Rust Spot to Dye House, the continuum, Milwaukee, WI

                                    2002, Everything into Nothing, looped, Gallery 326, Milwaukee, WI




           2013 – 2014, Topos, Milwaukee Public Library, East Side Branch, Milwaukee, WI

           2012-13, The Road to Mecca: Our Owls. Collaboration with Renaissance Theatre, Pearls Girls and Sojourner House, Milwaukee, WI

           2010, Ellipsoid, Chadbourne Hall, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

           2007, A Place to Sit, Hank Aaron State Trail at Ember Lane and Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI




2019, Untitled (Oak Tree), University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018, TRUST, Acuity Insurance, Sheboygan, WI

2017, Word Wall, Acuity Insurance, Sheboygan, WI

2018, Taking Flight, Acuity Insurance, Sheboygan, WI

2014, Mazeltov!, Private Residence, Milwaukee, WI

           2012, Ascension, Private Residence, Milwaukee, WI

           2011, Prowess, Private Residence, Milwaukee, WI

                                             2009, Untitled (leather wall), Private Residence, Milwaukee, WI

2009, Robert’s Rorschach, Private Residence, Milwaukee, WI

           2009 – 07, Dandelions, Private Residence, Milwaukee, WI



2019, Recipient of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Academic Staff Outstanding Teacher Award

2017, Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art Exhibition Award

            2017, UWM Alumni Employee Award: Community University, We Make A Difference Award 

         2016, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program

2013, UWM Center for Community Based Learning: Distinguished Community Engaged Faculty of the Year

 2009, Wisconsin Percent for Art, Mentor/Mentee Program




MFA, InterMedia, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM), 2007

Thesis: White Shorts (or Not After Labor Day)

Advisors: Lane Hall, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Leslie Vansen, and Jason Yi


MA, InterMedia, UWM, 2005

Thesis: Project Space: Learning to inhabit this world in a better way

Advisors: Lane Hall, Mat Rappaport, Lisa Moline, and Melanie Mariño


BFA, Sculpture, 2001, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD)

Thesis: Its funny when you get to the point in your life and you have to tell yourself to breathe.

Advisors: David Martin, Jill Sebastian, and Jason Yi


Vietnamese Art College of Hue, Hue, Vietnam, 2000


New York Studio Program, Parson's University, New York, New York, 2000




University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Current - August 2010

Senior Lecturer & Recruitment Coordinator, Art and Design


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

August 2013 – August 2012

Interim Head of Sculpture

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

August 2006 – May 2010

Associate Lecturer


Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

August 2006 – May 2009

Part-Time Faculty


Fort Hays State University, Hays KS

Spring 2006

Visiting Artist




        2019, Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Oconomowoc, WI

2018, Cedarburg Artists Guild Annual Juried Show, Cedarburg, WI

2017, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2017, 51st Annual Brookfield Central - Brookfield East Art Show, Brookfield, WI

2016, 76th Young Artists Show, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL

2016, Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP), sole juror, Oconomowoc Arts Center, Oconomowoc, WI

2014, WRAP, sole juror, Grafton Arts Mill, Grafton, WI

                                                2014, Alumni Exhibition,  Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Milwaukee, WI

2012, WRAP, sole juror, Grafton Arts Mill, Grafton, WI

2011, Foundations Exhibition Student Show, sole juror, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2008, Annual Juried Student Exhibit,  Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

2004, Beloit College Student Show, Beloit College, Beloit, WI


2019, Artist + Mother, James May North Gallery, Algoma, WI

2019, Production + Reproduction, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

2017, Inside Job, Brook Stevens Gallery of Design, Milwaukee, WI

2017, Suitcase Panel Discussion, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI




Arizona Daily Sun, “NAU Exhibit Makes Everyday Objects Sing.” April 2017

http://www.wisconservation.org, “Building Places for Insects.” March 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Making a Place for Insects in our World.” Jan. 2017

A! Magazine for the Arts, “Reclaiming – Remaking exhibit at Tipton Gallery Johnson City TN.” Aug. 2016

East Tennessean, “Reclaiming/Remaking: New exhibit hopes to advance general discussion about environmentalism.” Aug. 2016

Johnson City Press, “Reclaiming/Remaking on display.” July 2016

Urbanmilwaukee.com, “Huge Turnout for East Library Opening”, Nov. 2014

Urbanmilwaukee.com, “New East Library is a Jewel”, Nov. 2014

WUWM.com, “Milwaukee’s New East Library Honors its Past While Folding in Sustainability.” Nov. 2014

Jsonline.com, “Artists selected for East Side Library Commissions.” Oct. 2013

Sixteen Sixteen, Issue Five, http://issuu.com/stcgallery/docs/five,” May 2012

My Midwest Magazine, “Eastern Wisconsin Artists: Find out what’s inspiring the region’s creative communities.” January/February 2009

            Shepherd Express, “Local Cross Section Art.” Dec. 2008

            Shepherd Express, “Site Specific Art.” Dec. 2008

The Decider. Milwaukee, “Now Hanging.” Dec. 2008

WUWM: Lake Effect, Interview with Bonnie North how my newest installation transcends the medium. Nov. 21, 2008

Pecha Kucha, “Gyre”. 6 min. 40 sec. lecture at Milwaukee’s third Pecha Kucha event. Oct. 2008

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Bringing Art into View: ‘In the Making shows creative process.” January 2008

Wisconsin State Journal, "Art review: State of the art: MMOCA show features the finest of Wisconsin's artists". May 2007

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Collective vision, Triennial is meditative and witty in its exploration of life's disconnects”. May 2007

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ”Turning Trash into Contemporary Art.” June 2006

Jsonline.com, “katie e. martin’s cups.” June 2006

OnMilwaukee.com, “InSite creates public, temporary art.” June 2006 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Project takes art to the street.” Review of InSite, images. May, 2006

MKE, “Found and Lost: Fleeting artworks enliven North Avenue.” May, 2006

Riverwest Currents, “Temporary Art on North Avenue.” May, 2006

Newcitychicago.com, “Eye exam, studio tours.” January 2006

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Sit up, take notice.” September 2005 

Info Magazine, “Featured artist.” Spring 2004

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “The art of the Hunt.” July 2004

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Home is where her paper lands.” August 2004

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Artists come together to push the creative envelope.” February 2003

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Artist has the ticket to help make trash come to life.” 2003

MilwaukeeCollegeLife.com, “Why Milwaukee? Milwaukeeans Speak Out!”March 2002

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Rust Spot lets Gallery Night audience in on the magic.” July 2002

Art in America, “Report from Milwaukee, Poised to Soar?” May 2002

New Art Examiner, “Untitled Blue Mercedes.” image of installation, January 2002

Shepherd Express, “Will the Rust Spot Remain?” July 2001