KATHLEEN SHAVER - CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

Diploma in Nursing, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing  

BFA with Honors in Painting, Moore College of Art & Design

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Continuing Education

 

AWARDS

2016

Honorable Mention, Lowe House Exhibition, Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis, MD

2013      

Juror's Choice Award, Abington Art Center Juried Show (Juror: Ross L. Mitchell, Executive Director, Violette de Masia Foundation, PA)

Merit Award, Human Rights Art Exhibition, South Texas College (Juror: Richard Lubben, Associate Professor of Art, South Texas College)

2012      

Outstanding Achievement Award, Alumni Association of the HUP School of Nursing for creation of The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Faculty and Alumni Legacy Award for creation of The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art

Juror's Choice Award, "XL-XS Extra Large Extra Small Formats, " Maryland Federation of Art (Juror: Barry Nemett, Chair of the Painting Department, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD)

Juror's Choice Award, "Strokes of Genius, " Maryland Federation of Art (Juror: Mark Karnes, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD)

1993    

Second Prize, "And the Women Danced: Jewish Women's Spiritual Leadership," Borowsky Gallery (Jurors: Nancy Hellebrand, Photographer; Elsa Honig-Fine, Publisher of Women’s Art Journal; Judith Tannenbaum, Associate Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA)

1990    

Leona Karp Braverman Award for Painting, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Jurors: Lisa Dennison, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC; Grace Hartigan, Artist)

1989    

Barbara Specker Gorsen Award, 49th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts (Juror: Terrie Frances Sultan, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

1988    

Purchase Award, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

1987    

Mary Butler Memorial Award in Painting, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Jurors: Linda Bantel, Director of the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Judith Stein, Associate Curator, Thomas Chimes, Artist, Philadelphia, PA)

1985    

Philadelphia Drawing Competition, Honorable Mention (Juror: Al Ordover, Director of Freidus Ordover Gallery, Soho, NY)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Kathleen Shaver, LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY (forthcoming)

New Paintings, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA (forthcoming)

Stories, Myths and Legends, The Burrison Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PA (forthcoming)

2015Back to Eden, The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE

Serial, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

New Work @ RAW, Reading Art Works, Reading, PA

Kathleen Shaver, Industrious, Philadelphia, PA

The Structure of Chaos, The Hall, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

2014Works on Paper, The Burrison Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Paintings @ RAW, Reading Art Works, Reading, PA

2012Solo Show, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011    Abstractions, The Burrison Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2004New Works, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

1992   Stories and Words, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

1991    Passages (Text and Tradition), Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

1989    Growing Time, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   Lowe House Exhibit, Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis, MD

2015   MD Art @ College Park, An exhibition of Maryland Federation of Art members, University of Maryland, MD. Juror: Yumi Hogan, the First Lady of MD and professor at Maryland Institute College of Art

72nd Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA. Juror: Sharon Ewing, Director, Gross McCleaf Gallery

 All That's Jazz, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Curator: Richard J. Watson, artist and Director of Exhibitions at the African American Museum of Philadelphia

2014Annual Juried Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA. Juror: Gerard Brown

Small Works Exhibition, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY. Jurors: Marilyn Dintenfass; David Provan;
Greg Slick

Creative Tension, an Open Media Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown Gallery, NJ
Jurors: Maiza Hixson; Gretchen Hupfel, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, DE

First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition, NYC. Juror: Jed Perl

Artists Against Hunger, an exhibition to benefit the Philadelphia Food Trust. Juror: Moe Brooker, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia

Small...but not restricted, Moore College of Art & Design Alumni Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA. Juror: Bridgette Mayer, Director, Bridgett Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Prince Street Gallery National Juried Show, NYC. Juror: Lois Dodd, Artist, ME

2013Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA. Juror’s Choice Award. Juror: Ross L. Mitchell, Executive Director, Violette de Masia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Annual POST Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Annex at 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artists Against Hunger, an exhibition to benefit the Philadelphia Food Trust. Juror: Moe Brooker, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia

MDArt @College Park: Fine Art by Maryland and Maryland Federation of Art Artists, UMD Gallery, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Juror: Dan Mills, Director of Bates College Museum of Arts, ME

Human Rights Art Exhibition, Cooper Center South Texas College Pecan Campus and Gallery 409, Brownsville, TX. Merit Award. Juror: Richard Lubben, Associate Professor of Art, South Texas College, TX

2012Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD. Juror: Mark Karnes, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD

Annual POST Exhibition, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Irresistible, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Prince Street Gallery Fifth National Juried Exhibition, NYC. Juror: Yvonne Jacquette, Artist, NYC

XL-XS: Extra Large and Extra Small Formats, Maryland Federation of Art National Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD. Juror’s Choice Award. Juror: Barry Nemett, Chair of the Painting Department, Maryland Institute College of Art, MD

Ceres Gallery 20th Annual Friends Exhibition, NYC

2009 The Language of Landscape, Moore Galleries at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005 Multiples, Alumni Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, P. Jurors: Timothy Hawkesworth;  Alice Oh; Julia Zagar

Prints and Drawing Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2003Group Show, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

1996   Alumnae Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1995   55th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Juror: Neal Benezra, Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

1994 Face to Face, Portraits and Self-Portraits by Moore Alumnae, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA

1993And the Women Danced: Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership, Juried Exhibition Sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Studies Project, Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Second Prize. Jurors: Nancy Hellebrand, Photographer; Elsa Honig-Fine, Publisher of Women’s Art Journal; Judith Tannenbaum, Associate Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

1992Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 95th Annual Fellowship Exhibition, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA Jurors: Vitaly Komar, Artist; Alexander Melamid, Artist

Native to Neon, Advanta U.S. Artists ‘92, 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

52nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Juror: Peter Blume, Director of the Allentown Art Museum

Art of the State, Pennsylvania ’92, Juried Exhibition, Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

1991Art of the State, Pennsylvania ‘91, Juried Exhibition, Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa. Jurors: Elaine King, Director of Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University; Richard Torshia, Director of Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art; Michael W. Schantz, Director of Woodmere Art Museum; Robert D. Bullock, Exhibition Chief, the State Museum of Pennsylvania

1990Philadelphia Art Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Painting and Drawing Jurors: Richard Armstrong, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of Art, NY; Allan Stone, President, Allan Stone Gallery, NY; Judith Tannenbaum, Assistant Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA

165th Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, NYC.

Art of the State, Pennsylvania ’90, Juried Exhibition, Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. Jurors: Anne Fabbri Buera, Art Critic and Director, Noyes Museum, NJ; William Zimmer, Art Critic, NYC; Julie Cortney, Curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art, PA; Dr. Sylvia Lahvis, Curator of Fine Arts, The State Museum of PA

Painters and Realities, Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

1989Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 93rd Annual Fellowship Exhibition, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doyelstown, PA. Leona Karp Braverman Award for Painting. Jurors: Lisa Dennison, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC; Grace Hartigan, Artist, Baltimore, MD

49th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA. Barbara Specker Gorsen Award. Juror: Terrie Frances Sultan, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Art of the State, Pennsylvania ‘89, Juried Exhibition, Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. Jurors: Marion Boulton Stroud, Founder and Director of The Fabric Workshop Gallery Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Palo Colombo, Director of Exhibitions, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Rachel Selekman, Associate Director of Dolan Maxwell Gallery, NYC

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 92nd Annual Fellowship Exhibition, The American College Gregg Conference Center, Bryn Mawr, PA. Juror: Frank Hyder, Chairman of Fine Arts, Moore College of Art and Design)

Group Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NY

Group Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.

48th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA. Jurors: Carol Wald. Artist, Detroit MI; Walter S. Erlebacher, Sculptor, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 90th Annual Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Mary Butler Memorial Award for Painting (Jurors: Linda Bantel, Director of the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Judith Stein, Associate Curator: Thomas Chimes, Artist, Philadelphia, PA)

Group Exhibition, The Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Drawing Competition, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. Honorable Mention. Juror: Al Ordover, Director of Freidus Ordover Gallery, Soho, NY

 

COMMISSIONS

2011    “The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art”, a permanent installation of 27 paintings at the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, PA

1989    "Pink Shoe, Blue Shoe," commissioned by Dr. James Gurr for his wife, Dr. Noreen J. Hickok

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

http://ucreview.com/serial-new-works-by-kathleen-shaver-exhibition-on-view-october-rdnovem-p5968-86.htm

http://inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/crane-hall/the-structure-of-chaos-crane-hall/

http://creativephl.org/post/115047844304/all-thats-jazz-art-in-city-hall-philadelphia-jazz-apprec

http://www.namta.org/files/public/Palette_10-22-14.pdf, 23-25.

Len Lear, "Marking a Living as an Artist," Chestnut Hill Local, October 9, 2014

Barry Nemett, “Juror’s Statement,” XL-XS, Extra Large & Extra Small Formats: A National Juried Exhibition Catalogue, Maryland Federation of Art, 2012. 2-3

“Nursing Is an Art,” UpFront, a bi-annual publication of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Fall, 2011. Inside cover, 82-83

“A Legacy in Images,” Impact, published by Penn Nursing Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2011. 14-15 and back cover

“Nursing is an Art,” Celebrating 125 Years of Nursing at Penn, published by Penn Nursing Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2011. 1-7

Deanna Kerley,“Nursing School Celebrates 125 Years,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, October 22, 2011. 

http://thedp.com/index.php/article/2011/10/nursing_schools_125th_anniversary_celebrated_with_mural_unveiling

R.B. Strauss, “Chestnut Hill Artist’s Work Still Powerful After a 10-Year Hiatus,” Chestnut Hill Local, February 19. 2004.

Burt Wasserman, “Natural Selection,” Prime Time, December, 2003. 6

Meg Cohen Ragas, “Urban Renewal,” Philadelphia Magazine, October, 2000. 99

Howard Shapiro, “Gallery Crawl,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Travel and Leisure, May 1993

Edward J. Sozanski, “Rodger LaPelle,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 23, 1992. 22

Rita Beyer, “First Fridays at Old City Galleries a New Tradition,” Chestnut Hill Local, October 8, 1992. 39-40 

Laura G. Bellet, “Buying Art: for Love or Money?,” Personal Finance Quarterly, Summer, 1990. 6-8

Rita Beyer, “Art Now Project and City’s Role in Art,” Chestnut Hill Local, May 10, 1990. 49-57

Edward J. Sozanski, “Painting In the New Year with Works From Old Ones,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 1990. 5-F

Edward J. Sozanski, “Interaction Between Art and Life,” The Philadelphia Inquirer Weekend, July 13, 1990. 

Rita Beyer, “Reality Takes Many Forms In LaPelle Exhibit,” Chestnut Hill Local, January 25,  1990. C-1 

Tom Csaszar, “Kathleen Shaver at Rodger LaPelle Galleries,” New Art Examiner,  November, 1990. 

http://articles.philly.com/1989-09-23/news/26102980_1_museum-show-salon-des-official-salon

Rita Beyer, “Young Chestnut Hill Artist Showing Works at LaPelle,” Chestnut Hill Local, March 16, 1989. 41

 

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

“Artist Statement,” 8th Annual Human Rights Art Exhibit 2013 Catalogue, Richard Lubben, editor (McAllen, TX: South Texas College, 2013): 10

“The Artists: Kathleen Shaver,” Contemporary Philadelphia Artists, Philadelphia Art Now Project with the William Penn Foundation (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1990): 150

 

CATALOGUES

8th Annual Human Rights Art Exhibit, edited by Richard Lubben, South Texas College, TX, 2013

Contemporary Philadelphia Artists: A Juried Exhibition, Forward by Anne d’Harnoncourt, George D. Widener Director, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, 1990

 

COLLECTIONS

Private Collections

Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Park Towne Place Museum District Residences

PNC Bank

South Texas College Human Rights Permanent Art Collection

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