Katie St. Clair

Stories are held in the landscape


I am inspired by the rich sensations of living and dying life. The crunching of pine needles beneath my feet. Decaying leaves under the muddy surface of a puddle. The lichen that is inseparable from its stone. I believe stories are held in the landscape.


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2011-2014 University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design,
Ann Arbor MI, M.F.A Visual Arts.

2002-2006 Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
B.F.A in Painting, Magna Cum Laude

2006 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München Germany

2005 Parsons The New School of Design, New York


2017-Present Assistant Professor at Davidson College, Davidson NC
Taught Intermediate and Advanced Painting and Drawing

2016-2017 Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College, Davidson NC
Taught Intermediate and Advanced Painting and Drawing

2015-2016 Visiting Assistant Professor at Albion College, Albion MI
Taught all levels of Painting and Drawing

2015 Burren College of Art, Teaching Fellow, Ballyvaughan Ireland
Taught Intermediate and Independent study in Painting and Drawing

2012-2014 University of Michigan, Teaching Assistant, Ann Arbor MI
Taught Undergrad classes in Painting

2011-2014 University of Michigan, Graduate Student Instructor, Ann Arbor MI
Independent Studio and Art and the Environment


Young Affiliates of the Mint Choice Award, Coined in the South, Mint Museum

Best in Show 11th annual Alumni Exhibition, University of Michigan

Best in Show 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition
(Juried by Art Critic Christopher Knight) Toledo Art Museum
Athena Art Society Award, Toledo Art Museum
Smucker/Wagstaff Project Scholarship, University of Michigan

CEW Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship, University of Michigan
Juried Art Competition, University of Michigan
Smucker/Wagstaff Project Scholarship, University of Michigan

Graduate International Experience, University of Michigan

Wilder Traveling Scholarship, Art Academy of Cincinnati
Munich Painting Program, Art Academy of Cincinnati
The CJK Calendar Award, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Academy of Cincinnati Excellence Second Year Scholarship

Art Academy of Cincinnati Excellence First Year Scholarship

Art Academy of Cincinnati Eugene F. Rowe Scholarship


(*indicates a solo show)

*Charles Danforth Gallery, Terra Plume, University of Maine at Augusta. Augusta, ME
*Dalton Gallery, Earthly Cosmology, Arts Council of York County. Rock Hill, SC
*Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Tellurian, Gaston College. Dallas, NC

Mint Museum, Coined in the South, Young Affiliates of the Mint. Charlotte NC Greenhill Center for NC Arts, Constant/Change, Greensboro NC

Northern Kentucky University, Root Culture, Highland Heights KY
University of Alabama at Birmingham, SECAC, Birmingham AL
*Central Piedmont Community College, Fruiting Bodies, Charlotte NC
*Northern Kentucky University, Neither here nor there, Highland Heights KY

Greenhill Center for NC Arts, Observational Abstraction, Greensboro NC
Stamps Gallery, Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish, Ann Arbor MI
Davidson College, Faculty Show, Davidson NC

*Burren College of Art, Erratics, Ballyvaughan Ireland
MOCAD, Evening of Art and Science, Detroit MI
UMMA, Evening of Art and Science, Ann Arbor MI
*Defiance College, Erratics, Defiance OH

*Art Academy of Cincinnati, Unearth, Cincinnati OH
Cincinnati Art Underground, Delicate Fractures, Cincinnati OH
Klemm Gallery at Siena Heights University, Sprawl Too, Adrian MI
The Tangent Gallery, Things Feel Heavy, Detroit MI
Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Shaping New Worlds, Sewickley PA

Toledo Art Museum, 95th Toledo Artists Exhibition, Toledo OH
Apexart, Trans-Farm, Detroit MI
333 Midland, Big Paintings at the Factory, Detroit MI
*Munro Gallery, Water logged, Albion MI
*Slusser Gallery, Wayside, Ann Arbor MI
Ann Arbor Art Center, Decompose/Recompose, Ann Arbor MI
*Enviro Art Gallery, Second Nature, Ann Arbor MI
Zhou B. Art Center, National Wet Paint Biennial, Chicago IL

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 50 Shades of Green, Ann Arbor MI
River Gallery, Biology and Art in Creative Minds, Ann Arbor MI
Work Gallery, Test Kitchen, Ann Arbor MI
Kuaba Gallery, Torn to Grace, Indianapolis IN
*NCRC Gallery, Landbetween, Ann Arbor MI
Naming Ceremony Gallery, Storybook Fragments, Los Angeles CA
University of Michigan, Juried Art, Ann Arbor MI

Green Road Studios, Ten Degrees, Ann Arbor MI

Creative Gallery, Maps, Cincinnati OH
Arts Space, Global Art Perspectives: 2010 Preview, China
Broadway Gallery, Global Art Perspectives: 2010 Annual, NY

Broadway Gallery, Derived, Borrowed, and Stolen, New York NY

Canal Chapter, Residency Project, New York NY
*KraftHous, Solo, Cincinnati OH

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Student Show, Munich Germany
Pearlman Gallery, If You’re a Dreamer Come in, Cincinnati OH

Parsons The New School of Design, Come Close, New York NY