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Kate McQuillen
Born 1979 in Boston, MA. Lives and works in Chicago.

Gallery Affiliations
O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions
2015—-Tinderbox, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
2014—-No Such Agency,Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
————Not Yet Titled, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto
2013—-Backscatter, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto
2011—-Conventional Weapons, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, ON
————Shoe Bomber, XPACE Window Space. XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON
————Luggage Bomb, ARTspace Window Gallery, Chatham, ON
2009—-MEGA HERTZ, the Gales Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005—-Kate McQuillen: Letters, Caro d’Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group and Two-Person Exhibitions
2014—-Survoyeurism: Reconsidering Surveillance, The Open Gallery
————at OCAD University, Toronto
2013—-On Watching and Being Seen, Northern Illinois University Art Museum,
————DeKalb, IL
————A Stranger in Your Arms, The Comfort Station, Chicago
————Front & Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
————Appetite for Destruction, Lion vs. Gorilla. Fulton St. Collective, Chicago
————Carbon, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
————Out There, The Arcade Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago

2012—-Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue. Center for Book
————& Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
————Handmade Prints II: An Exhibition of Artist-Pulled Multiples, Noyes Cultural
————Arts Center, Evanston, IL
———–Configured Spaces, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011—-Lift Off: Earthlings and the Great Beyond, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers,
————The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
————Pushing Paper, O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

2010—-131, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, ON
———–Kate McQuillen & Greg Staats, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
———–Annual Benefit Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
———–Ox-Bow Winter Benefit Auction, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2009—-Fresh Paint, New Construction, Art Mûr, Montréal, QC (juried)
———–Plant 90: of Production & Object in partnership with Nuit Blanche
———–401 Richmond, Toronto, ON
———–Inquire Within, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON
———–Invisible Spaces: Kate McQuillen and Melanie Lowe,
———–Median Contemporary, Toronto, ON
———–Resolution, Median Contemporary, Toronto, ON
———–Here or There? List… Gallery, Toronto, ON

Grants & Awards
2013—–Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant
2012—–Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago Cultural Grant
2011—–Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant
————Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago Cultural Grant
2010—-Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship 2009 Finalist
2009—-ISC Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Nominee
2008—-York University Stong Farmhouse Award
————ISC Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Nominee
2007—-York University Graduate Scholarship
2005—-Stephen Oberreich Award, Mitchell Place Gallery
2002—-Graduation with Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art

Artist Residencies
2014—-Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL
2013—-The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
————Blueberry View, Benton Harbor, MI
2012—-Printmaking Artist in Residence, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2011—-Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL
————Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC
2010—-Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
————Frans Masereel Center, Flemish Center for Graphic Arts, Kasterlee, Belgium
————Open Studio Fine Art and Printmaking Center, Toronto, ON
2009—-Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist’s Residency, Saugatuck, Michigan

Selected Press & Bibliography
News of the Print World – Selected New Editions, Art in Print, Vol. 3, March–April 2014, 6.
Katie Rose McEneely, “On Exhibit: Kate McQuillen at Lake Forest College,” Sheridan Road Magazine, Feb. 24, 2014
Lindsey Nemcek, “Are you Being Watched?,” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 20, 2014
News of the Print World – Selected New Editions, Art in Print, Vol. 3, Nov.–Dec. 2013, 4.
Sarah Nardi, “Scary stories to tell with some art,” The Chicago Reader, Vol. 43, Oct. 3, 2013, 2.
June Chua, “Artist probes surveillance and limits of privacy,” Rabble.ca, Aug. 7, 2013
Farquaharson, Rachel. OBC’s Kate McQuillen demonstrates a voracious and creative appetite for destruction, on April 5, 2013
King, Hannah, et al. Material Assumptions, Paper as Dialogue. Chicago, IL: The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, 2012.
Schroeder-Willis, Emily. Artists-in-Residence. Chicago, IL: Lillstreet Art Center, 2012.
Vaughan, R.M., “Kate McQuillen at O’Born Contemporary,” The Globe and Mail, Nov. 18, 2011
Bell, Anonda, et al. Lift Off: Earthlings and the Great Beyond. Newark, NJ: Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2011
Lauren Weinberg, “Pushing (the city) limits,” Time Out Chicago, February 10-16, 2011.
“Paper pushed to its limits becomes art.” Oak Leaves, 27 Jan. 2011.
“Never Green,” Barbara Gilbert, catalog of duo exhibition at Open Studio, Toronto. 2010.
Fred Camper, “Found in Translation,” The Chicago Reader, Vol. 35, Dec. 2, 2005, 10.

Collections
Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL
TD Bank Group, Toronto
Frans Masereel Center, Flemish Center for Graphic Arts, Kasterlee, Belgium
Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
Open Studio Fine Art and Printmaking Center, Toronto, ON

Artist Lectures
2014—-No Such Agency, Lake Forest College
————Anchor Graphics Winter Residency Lecture
2013—-New Paradigm/Forever War, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto
————Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2012—-Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2011—-Conventional Weapons: Open Panel Discussion between Kate McQuillen and
————War Child’s Alyson Rowe, Moderated by Rachel Farquharson
————XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON
2010—-Dorkbot: People Doing Strange Things with Electricity. At Interaccess
————Electronic Media Arts Center, Toronto, ON
————Open Studio Fine Art and Printmaking Center, Toronto, ON
————Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2009—-Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist’s Residency
2006—-Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL
2005—-Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Professional Organizations
Chicago Printers Guild. Served as Director from 2011-2013. www.chicagoprintersguild.net.
College Art Association, member

Education
2002—-B.F.A. in Fine Arts 2D, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. Honorary
————Degree Recipient
2009—-M.F.A. in Visual Art, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada