Resume

Kate Simmons
kates@clackamas.edu
Born 1977, Molalla, Oregon

Education

MFA 2008: Sculpture, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
BFA 2002: Sculpture, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon

Areas of Specialization

Sculpture, Drawing, Installation Art

2008: Study Abroad Italy & Germany. Rome, Venice, Kassel
2002: Silver Falls Sculpture Symposium, Silverfalls, Oregon Northwest Stone Sculptor’s Association
2002: Arts Advocacy Workshop, Portland, Oregon Regional Arts and Culture Council
2002: Grant Writing Workshop, Molalla, Oregon, Don Udell
1993: Foreign Exchange, Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia

Professional Experience:

2007 – Present: Instructor, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon.
Basic Design: Three Dimensional Composition, Sculpture and Color Theory and Composition.
Gallery Design & Management: 2010
Metal Sculpture: 2007 – 2012

2012 – Present: Gallery Director, for Alexander Gallery at Clackamas Community College.
Communicate with artists, orchestrate delivery, installation and dismantling of artworks, preparation of gallery space, publicity and artist lectures.

2005 – Present: Studio Technician (Art Department) Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon

Solo Exhibitions

2017: Slow Cooked: an Interior Monologue, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon

2015: The Spare Room, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
2014: Recent Work, Alexander Gallery, CCC, Oregon City, Oregon
2013: Homespun, Alexander Gallery, CCC, Oregon City, Oregon
2008: Household Predictions and Fanciful Remedies, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland Oregon
2006: Preservation Through Repetition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2003: Finding Form, Free Space, Molalla, Oregon
2000: Art in the Park, Freyer Park, Molalla, Oregon

Two Person and Group Exhibitions

2019: Blackfish 40th Anniversary, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2016: The Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, CCC, Oregon City, Oregon
2016: Line It Out, The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon
2015: The Kitchen Sink, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2015: Faculty Show, The Alexander Gallery, CCC, Oregon City, Oregon
2012: Outdoor Sculpture Expo 2012, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
2011: The Door at 27 Ludlow St., New York City, New York
2011: Fish Bowl, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008: Italy, MK Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2007: Human Pyramid for Co-Existence, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2007: Faculty Exhibition, Alexander Gallery, Clackamas community College, Oregon City, Oregon
2007: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
2006: Myth Fest, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2006: Iron and Steel, Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
2005: Flowers and Floats, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2005: Materials at Hand, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2005: Corchorus capsularis/ C. olitorius, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon
2004: Off the Beaten Path, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
2004: Pulling Strings, Skylight Gallery, Clackamas, Oregon
2004: The LOCALS, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004: Civic Center Sculpture Show, Bellingham Arts Commission, Bellingham, Washington
2004: 25th Anniversary, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004: Group Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004: Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Maryhill Museum, Maryhill, Washington
2003: Form & Texture, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon
2002: Material Issues, Pauling Gallery, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
2002: Blackfish Graduate Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2002: Three Dimensional, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington
2002: Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
2002: Woven Energies, Skylight Gallery, Clackamas, Oregon
2001: B.F.A. Thesis Candidates Exhibition, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon

Grants and Awards

2017 Project Grant – Regional Arts and Culture Council. Project Title: Fold the Towel, $4,300.00.

2016 Project Grant – Clackamas Arts Coalition. Project Title: Outdoor Sculpture Show, $2,500.00.

2014 Professional Development Grant – Regional Arts & Culture Council. Documentation of Artwork, $500.00

Service to the Community

2010: Clackamas County Public Art Steering Committee, Red Soils Campus, Oregon City, Oregon
2006: First City Arts Faire, Carnegie Center, Oregon City, Oregon, assisted artists
2004: First City Arts Faire, Carnegie Center, Oregon City, Oregon, assisted artists
2001: Observations from Mars, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, assisted preparator
2001: Pressure Points, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
2001: Wonder Women, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, assisted preparatory
1998: Big Ride, American Lung Association, Bicycled from Washington to Washington D.C.

Publications

Jeff Jahn, PORT. “Kate Simmons at Alexander Gallery” August 22, 2017. www.portland.net

Joseph Gallivan, “Drew Carson and Kate Simmons” KBOO Radio, August 8, 2017. https://www.kboo.org/media/59828-drew-carson-and-kate-simmons

CCC Art Instructor Takes on Women's Home Career Balance. Raymond Rendleman. Pamplin Media Group. Aug. 2017

5 art picks, 'Alefbet' tapestries, taiko show theater, more. Amy Wong. The Oregonian/ Oregonlive. August 24, 2017

Art for Everyone, Chemeketa Art Faculty, Publisher: Tim Rogers, Chemeketa Community College, 2016. ISBN 978-1943536-15-3

Kate Simmons: sculpture and works on paper 2002 – 1012. Blurb Publishers 2014. http://www.blurb.com/b/5781282. 2014.

Lisa Albert, “Artful Mix,” The Oregonian, Homes & Gardens, Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11.

Steven Amick, “Event will celebrate artist of controversial sculpture,” The Oregonian, Friday, October 22, 2004. C2.

Steven Amick, “Artwork tangled in web of controversy,” The Oregonian, Thursday, October 23, 2004, C2.

Steven Amick, “Artworks Make Rounds to Libraries and Hospitals,” The Oregonian, Thursday, June 26, 2003, 3M.

Steven Amick, “ Clients for Arts Action Alliance enjoy help line, mentor services” The Oregonian, Thursday, February 20, 2003, 3M.

Diana K. Colvin, “Have garden will travel, “The Oregonian, Homes & Gardens, Thursday, June 16, 2004, 7.

Janet Goetz, “Sculptures and shows grace city,” The Sunday Oregonian, April 29, 2001, C2.

George Hendrix, “First Art Then Plants,” Better Homes and Gardens, Garden Ideas and Outdoor Living, Spring 2004, 43, 122.

Vince Kohler, “Calling All Artists,” The Oregonian, Wednesday, August 29, 2001, C2.

Vince Kohler, “Masters in Many Media,” The Oregonian, Friday, October 5, 2001, C2.

Mary-Kate Mackey, “Backyard in the wild,” Sunset, October, 2007, 54.

Bethany Monroe, “’Fall Run’ Family Shares Artwork With Community” Molalla Pioneer, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 12.

Richard Speer, “Installation Situation,” Willamette Week, April 16, 2008, 52.

Judith Spitzer, “Artisans Chosen for Upcoming Show,” Molalla Pioneer, Wednesday, October3, 2001. 3.

Judith Spitzer, “More than Art,” Molalla Pioneer, Wednesday, October 23, 2004, 1, 3.

Lori Tobias, “A Gallery for Life,” The Seattle Times Magazine, December 1, 2002, 44-46, 48.