'Coast' oil on canvas triptych 48"X 54", 48"X 54", 48"X 60"
KATHARINE T. FAISON
1 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY. 11201 USA
PO Box 22752, Christchurch, New Zealand. Telephone: (+6421) 370 096
1957 Born in Brooklyn , New York.
1975 - Present - Long-term realationships through 'The Class' with artists such as David Levine and Aaron Shikler, Daniel Schwartz, Arnold Abramson, Walker Buchner, Tom Buechner and others.
1975 Attended Brooklyn Museum Art School Summer Program.
1977 Attended Tyler Art Program in Rome, Temple University.
1978 Art Editor for the Spectator, Hamilton College. Managing the editorial, artwork and layout for the centerfold spread of the weekly campus newspage.
1979 Graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Fine Arts.
1980 Attended Parsons School of Design, New York City.
1980 Worked for Gravure Photo, printing 20X 24 inch Blak and White images from contact negatives for full page newspaper advertisements.
1983 Attended the Art Students League, N.Y.C.
1983 Began oil painting full-time with finance generated from preselling artworks by invitation. An imaginative partonage campaign where 75 advance orders enabled 148 artworks to be completed in 18 months.
1985 Lived in Israel on a Kibbutz for 6 months and created a body of work which was exhibited at Hanita, Israel and Soho, NYC.
1986 Moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, and continue to exhibit in New York.
1995 Founding Director of The SPACE Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1995 -1996 Led workshops for children and adults in a variety of exploratory approaches at Opawa School and The SPACE.
1996 - Present - Initiated, and currently maintain the "www.artists.co.nz" internet site for performing visual and literary artists in New Zealand.
1997 - 2001 Executive Member of the Christchurch Arts Council
2001 Co-Director Christchurch Art Council overseeing the Performing Arts in Schools programme with a complement of three full-time and three part-time staff.
1999 2007 FUSE Art Business Initiative - Developed business partnership with Sarah Amazinnia, which provided training for artists in how to work professionally in the Art industry, including self-employment. Developed and presented a programme of seminars covering 6 key areas. Developed the first comprehensive written resource in NZ providing information to artists in business. Provided expert industry experience by including selected guest speakers.
2003 2006 Department of Corrections - Contracted by Paparoa Prison to deliver a series of art programmes (mural painting, flax weaving, papermaking and songwriting) independantly and in collaboration with guest artists- Sarah Amazinnina, Ranui Ngarimu and Andy Thompson for men, women and youth in maximum-security facilities.
2003 Successfully sourced Canterbury wide contracts from Work and Income New Zealand. Expanded the FUSE programme to include delivery on the West Coast. The programme now provides Art business training and support for approximately 100 artists per year through the Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment programme (PACE).
2004 Developed and presented Cryptic Stylz, a two-day workshop with Art 4 Change, having been approached and contracted to the Hutt City Council Wellington. Participants aged between 13-17, at-risk youth. Encouraged graffiti artists to identify their creative skills, brainstorm ideas to generate income for themselves and gain respect from their community. Brain storing and devising a preliminary business plan to make and sell t-shirts.
2005 - 8 Developed and delivered a ten session FUSE Art Business Course for students in association with Christchurch Polytechnic, under the Adult Communitee Education programme.
2005 Developed and presented seven Art Business lectures and workshops in various styles and locations, ranging from a private art studio in Soho to Liberal Arts College in Up State New York and a Public Gallery in Los Angeles. As preliminary development of an five-day Art Business retreat programme available now by request internationally.
Canterbury Development Corporation contract in association with Visit Waimakariri:
Business Basics for those in the Creative Arts Sector
Developing Regional Marketing Systems which benefit local artists in conjuction with their creation of an Arts Trail.
2007 - 9 Contracted by Work and Income New Zealand to mentor clients in the creative industries with writing business plans and preparation for self employment with the assistance of the Enterprise Allowance Small Business Grant.
2007 Guest lecturer regarding professional practice at Design and Art College, Christchurch Polytechnic and Canterbury University.
2008 Deliver a semester-long course - Planning for Success in the Arts available through Canterbury University
Devise a year long course called Creative Processes working in collaboration with three other tutors using various art forms on alternate weekends at the Christchurch Polytechnic.
Major Commissions and Exhibitions:
(Exhibition titles are included where work was create especially for the occasion)
1975 Gallery 91, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1979 Becker and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa.
1981 The Cable Building, N.Y.C.
1982 Commission to paint four walls and ceiling of a room in a private home.
1983 First solo exhibition, where forty-three patrons received artwork of their choice after previous subscription.
1984 Kibbutz Hanita Museum, Israel.
1985 Seltzer Gallery, Soho, N.Y.C.
Steven M. Park Design, N.Y.C.
1986 S.R. Rage Gallery, East Village, N.Y.C.
Fifty-two foot mural commission at the Warwick Hotel Brasserie,
1989 La Quete Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1990 The Christchurch Arts Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1991 "Vantage Points" The Pleiades Gallery, Soho, N.Y.C.
The Mill, Christchurch, N.Z.
1992 Montserrat Gallery, Soho, N.Y.C.
Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth, N.Z.
Telecom Art Awards Finalist, Christchurch, N.Z.
Manhattan Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1992 -1995 Ritchies Fine Art, Christchurch, N.Z.
Including and exhibition titled 'Between Cultures' about imigration.
1993 McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch, N.Z.
The piece created for this exhibition of women artists remains in the Christchurch Art Gallery collection.
Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, N.Z.
1994 'New Perspective' Over the Top Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
The SPACE Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1995 The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
'Growing Independent' The SPACE Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
Finalist in Visa Gold Awards, Auckland, N.Z.
Participant in 'Womanspreak/Womanspirit' art project at the Fourth U.N.
Womens Conference in Beijing.
1996 'Pursuing Preservation' joint installation, The SPACE Gallery.
1997 The Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, N.Z.
The Space Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1998 Tap Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
The Space Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
1999 Rotunda Gallery, New York, USA.
The Space Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2000 'Less is More' The Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, N.Z.
2002 '12 Dialogues With Time' The Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, N.Z.
2004 The Space Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
2006 'Inside Story' The Space Gallery, Christchurch, NZ - A fundraising exhibition for the effort to 'Save Happy Valley'.
2007 Commissioned to do an eight piece work which was exhibitioned at Hamilton College
Clinton, New York, USA.
2009 Commissioned to produce a diorama for the first Elerslie Flower Show in Christchurch, creating a six meter long representation of the Canterbury Plains at the time of early settlement around the turn of the 19th century.
2010 - present Kate continues to paint by commission only. Other artwork in privately available for sale by auction on an annual basis
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