Kathleen Vaccaro

Exhibitions / Resume



Kathleen Vaccaro________________________________________________

Education


  • Pratt Institute

Master of Fine Arts, 2010

Concentration: Painting and Drawing


  • Saint Joseph’s University

Bachelor of Arts, 2007

Major: Art Education, Minor: Music

 

Postgraduate Studies


  • Cheltenham Center for the Arts

Printmaking courses with Merle Spandorfer, 2015-2016

 

  • The Art Students League of New York

Plein Air Landscape Painting course with Ephraim Rubenstein

One-week intensive course, Summer 2009

 

  • The New York Studio School

Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson

Two-week intensive course, Summer 2009

 

Certification

  • Art Education K-12 Certification in Pennsylvania

 

Exhibitions


2017
• Juror. Franchise Exhibition Program. Apexart. New York, NY.
• Greenpoint Open Studios. April 2017. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.
• Juried Show. Collectors Choice. Studio Channel Islands. Camarillo, CA.
• Juried Show. Slavery to Freedom. Old City Jewish Arts Center. Philadelphia, PA.
• Group Show. Wish You Were Here 16. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

2016

  • Greenpoint Open Studios Participant. April 29 - May 1, 2016. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Artwork featured on Hyperallergic’s Instagram. Vic Vaiana from Hyperallergic visited during Greenpoint Open Studios. “Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.” (Hyperallergic.com)
  • Juried Exhibition. Creations. Legend Galleries. Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 18 – Oct. 12, 2016.
  • Interview on InLiquid.org:

    Beyond the Magnifying Glass: InLiquid Artist Kathleen Vaccaro Discusses the Secrets Behind Her Film Noir Printmaking Series

    September 27, 2016 by Kim Minutella

    http://inliquid.org/blog/beyond-the-magnifying-glass-inliquid-artist-kathleen-vaccaro-discusses-the-secrets-behind-her-film-noir-printmaking-series/

  • Invitational Show. Over the Bridge. Wheaton Arts Gallery. Millville, NJ.
  • Speaker. Young Program Information Session. Legend Galleries. Philadelphia, PA. Oct. 9, 2016.
  • Invitational Exhibition. Dear Fleisher. Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Inducted into the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild. May 2016. Cheltenham, PA.
  • Juried Show. Generations X: Razzle Dazzle. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. Wish You Were Here 16. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Juried Show. 75rd Annual Members Exhibition. Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Cheltenham, PA.


2015

  • First Prize / Juror’s Prize. 74rd Annual Members Exhibition. Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Cheltenham, PA. Juror: Matt Neff.
  • Solo show. Trunk Show. Cheltenham Arts Shop. Elkins Park, PA.
  • Philadelphia Open Studios Participant. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Invited to participate in a RAW Artists Showcase. Trocadero Theater. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Juried Show. Pope Up. Philly Fringe Festival. Globe Dye Works. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Invited to participate in the Spring edition of Studio Visit Magazine. Juror: Michael Lash.
  • Commissioned Painting. Bridget Brady. Philadelphia, PA.

 

2014

  • Invitational Show. 21st Anniversary Exhibition. The Painting Center. New York, NY.
  • Greenpoint Open Studios Participant. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Juried Show. Annual Juried Show. The Abington Art Center. Jenkintown, PA. Juror: Gerard Brown.
  • Group Show. Dear Fleisher. Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Group Show. Philly Photo Day Exhibition. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Commission. Two paintings to be the album covers for Caleb Joyce’s (Dubby) Heart and Havoc. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Group Show. Works on Paper Benefit. Cuchifritos Gallery. New York, NY.
  • Group Show. Wish You Were Here 13. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Juried Show. Pratt Institute MFA Alumni Exhibition. Steuben South Gallery. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. 73rd Annual Members Exhibition. Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Cheltenham, PA.

 

2013

  • Juried Show. Generations IX: The Red/Pink Show! A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. RANSOM. Brooklyn Wayfarers Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. Wish You Were Here 12. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. 2013 Member Exhibition: Inliquid, PPAC, Second State Press. Ice Box Project Space and Grey Area, Crane Arts Building. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Group Show. A Letter-writing Bee/Art. Mount Allison University. Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Commissioned Painting. Dan and Jill Green. Willow Grove, PA.

 

2012

  • Juried Show. Bowery Gallery 21st Annual Juried Competition. New York, NY.
  • Group Show. Pratt MFA Alumni Exhibition. Pratt Studios Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. Wish You Were Here 11. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Solo Show. Recent Work. Sound Music Studios. Willow Grove, PA.
  • Artist Registry. The Painting Center. New York, NY.
  • Juried Show. Fancy Folks: Art and Mummery. City Hall. Philadelphia, PA.

 

2011

  • Juried Show. Máscara (Mask). Projects Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Group Show. Wish You Were Here 10. A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. author-Less-ity. Art In City Hall. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Juried Show. The 68th Annual Awards Painting Show. The Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Cheltenham, PA.
  • Juried Show. Pratt Harlem Project. 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd. New York, NY.
  • Commission for Lauren Thomas. Ambler, PA.
  • Commission for the Magee Family. Rydal, PA.

 

2010

  • Solo Exhibition. Winter Show. Draw the Line Gallery. Doylestown, PA.
  • Group Show. Drill Baby Drill! (Response to the BP Oil Spill). Gowanus Edge Curatorial Exchange. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Show. FLUX Space. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Solo Exhibition. Parade. MFA Thesis Show. Steuben South Gallery. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, New York.
  • Prattfolio Magazine. The Brooklyn Issue. Fall 2010. Article that includes and discusses one of my drawings.
  • Group Exhibition. Pratt M.F.A. 2010 Exhibition. Pratt Manhattan Gallery. New York, NY.
  • Bokyung Jun MFA Thesis Show. Thank you! Steuben South Gallery. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, New York.
  • Solo Exhibition. New Work. The Abbaye Bar and Grill. 637 N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

2009

  • Symposium Exhibition. Steuben East Gallery. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, New York.
  • Group Exhibition. Pratt Studios Gallery. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, New York.
  • Group Exhibition. Steuben East Gallery. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, New York.
  • Group Exhibition. Wish You Were Here 8. A.I.R. Gallery’s Annual Postcard Show.
  • Juried Exhibition. The Second Annual Small Works Exhibition at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. NY.
  • Juried Exhibition. “Politics and Media.” Schafler Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Group Exhibition. Montclair State University MFA Gallery. Montclair, NJ.
  • Juried Exhibition. Lumenhouse Gallery. Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.

 

2008

  • Juried Exhibition. NY Showpaper Art Show. Secret Project Robot Gallery. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Juried Exhibition. Inflation/Deflation. Aswoon Gallery. DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Solo Exhibition. New Work. The Abbaye. 637 N. Third St. Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2008-Present. Paintings displayed on the Pratt Institute Website.
  • Group Exhibition. Steuben East Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Juried Exhibition. The 66th Annual Awards Painting Show. Cheltenham Art Center. Cheltenham, PA.
  • Commissioned piece for Cheryl Foff. Wyncote, PA.
  • Commissioned piece for Colleen Ford. Wycote, PA.

 

2007

  • Solo Exhibition. Media Bureau Network Studios. 338 Brown Street Philadelphia, PA 19123.
  • Senior Art Thesis Exhibition. Saint Joseph’s University.
  • Saint Joseph’s University Permanent Collection.
  • Group Exhibition. Boland Hall. Saint Joseph’s University.
  • Saint Joseph’s University Admissions Building:
  • Three paintings on display from spring 2005 to 2008. One is in the permanent collection.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Student Spotlight.” May 2007.
  • SJU Magazine. Volume 21, No. 3, Summer 2007. There is an article that discusses the paintings the Summer Scholars Program allowed me to accomplish.
  • Crimson and Gray (Saint Joseph’s University literary magazine): Two paintings are included in the 2007 issue.

 

2006

  • Group Exhibition. Boland Hall. Saint Joseph’s University.
  • Crimson and Gray (Saint Joseph’s University literary magazine): Two paintings are included in the 2006 issue.
  • Commissioned piece for the Fasy Family, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Permanent Collections

Saint Joseph’s University. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Academic Achievements

  • Pratt Institute Academic Honors. 2010.
  • Pratt Circle Award. 2010. Presented to graduates with a final cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
  • The New York Studio School Mercedes Matter Scholarship. May 2009. This scholarship allowed me to participate in a Drawing Marathon (an intensive drawing course that fits a semester’s worth of work into two weeks).
  • Pratt Institute Merit Scholarship. 2009-2010.
  • Pratt Institute Merit Scholarship. 2008-2009.
  • Saint Joseph’s University 2006 Summer Scholar Grant recipient
  • This program allowed me to study painting for the summer of 2006. The stipend given to me provided the materials needed to complete a number of large paintings, two of which were exhibited on campus.
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honors Society) member: Inducted in Fall 2005
  • Phi Beta Kappa member: Inducted in May 2007.
  • Performing Arts Award, Saint Joseph’s University, May 2007
  • Saint Joseph’s University Academic Scholarship
  • Saint Joseph’s University Honors Program
  • Fine and Performing Arts Departmental Honors
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, May 2007
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2003-Spring 2007
  • The Tau Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honors Society) member: Inducted in spring 2006
  • Who’s Who Among American College and University Students 2006-2007



Work and Related Experience

 

  • Adjunct Fine Arts Professor. Saint Joseph’s University. Fall 2012-present.
  • Courses I teach include Painting I, Drawing I, Drawing II (Independent Study) and Painting IV (Independent Study). These courses involve hands-on studio art instruction, exposure to a variety of methods and techniques, critiques, and lectures on art history, contemporary art, and art theory. Each semester, students exhibit their work on campus and attend field trips. My students also participate in the annual Philadelphia Orchestra College Art Night Exhibition at the Kimmel Center. Each semester, I involve my students in service projects.

  • In 2012, I organized the Art Department’s first Career Night, which included speakers who were professionals in the field, alumni, and professors. Students received handouts on careers in the art and design field, the Career Development center, where to find job listings, and information about the speakers’ career paths. They were able to ask the speakers questions and talk with them one on one.

  • Study Abroad Trip Coordinator. Trip to Italy for a Renaissance Art and Architecture Course. Saint Joseph’s University. May 2015. Gave a tour to students in the Vatican Museum. Responsible for coordinating a trip for 17 students to Rome, Florence, Venice and several small towns in Italy. Helped students with the logistics of the trip such as transportation, hotels, meals, taking tours of various locations. Advised students on their Renaissance Art projects.

 
  • Adjunct Art Professor. Delaware Valley College. August 2011–present.
  • Currently I teach an Introduction to Fine Arts course that involves lectures on art history, criticism, contemporary art, and hands-on studio art instruction. Students develop their ability to analyze and critique works of art through discussions, essays, a museum visit, and a final paper.

 

  • Administrative Assistant. Art Department. Saint Joseph’s University. Sept. 2011-present.
  • I manage a large department budget, supervise and mentor eight work study students, supervise the maintenance of four buildings, order the department’s art supplies and equipment, coordinate the hiring new faculty and staff, hire/schedule models, and assist the faculty and staff. I also assist the university gallery and student gallery.

 

  • Gallery Intern. The Painting Center. New York, NY. Sept. 2011-present.

 

  • Substitute Teacher, Jenkintown Middle/High School. Jenkintown, PA. Oct. 2010-June 2011.

 

  • Supervisor: Thomas Roller, Middle School/High School Principal. Email: rollert@jenkintown.org.
  • As a substitute art teacher in the School District of Jenkintown, I worked with students in the combined middle/high school. The classes I taught there involved hands-on studio art instruction, exposure to a variety of methods and techniques, and critiques. The classes also included lectures on art history, contemporary art, and art theory. Students who were taking advanced level classes in art worked on developing their own body of work and researched issues in contemporary art.

 

  • Visiting Artist Lecture. Ron Klein’s Senior Art Project Course. Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 2013.

 

  • Visiting Artist Lecture. Ron Klein’s Senior Art Project Course. Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 2012.

 

  • Art Teacher. Abington Art Center, PA. Jan. 2011-September 2011.

 

  • Writer for The Artblog. (Theartblog.org). 2010-2011.

 

  • Visiting Artist Lecture. Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. 2011.

 

  • Artist Assistant to Ron Klein in Melrose Park, PA: 2007-2011.
  • Ron Klein is a sculptor and art professor at Saint Joseph’s University.

 

  • Teacher Assistant, Intermediate Painting Course, Hunter College: Summer 2010.
  • This is a studio course where students make paintings in class starting with a still life for the first painting. Then students develop their own subject matter to paint for the rest of the semester. Students expand their visual experience and gain a better understanding of the medium. Students push the formal and conceptual sides of their work through practice and critiques.

 

  • Teacher Assistant, Graduate Drawing into Sculpture Course, Pratt Institute: Summer 2010.
  • This is a studio course that challenges traditional ideas of drawing and sculpture. Through studio visits, critiques, presentations, gallery and museum trips students explore the connections and possibilities between drawing and sculpture. The formal and conceptual are discussed in critiques. Work is done outside of class unless a group project is done.

 

  • Pierogi Gallery Intern, Brooklyn, NY: 2010.
  • Duties included entering and maintaining the catalogue of artwork in the Flat Files, moving and packaging pieces of art, assisting with installations and de-installations, handling correspondence between artists, collectors and curators and gaining thorough knowledge of each exhibit in order to answer questions from visitors to the gallery.

 

  • Teacher Assistant, Graduate and Undergraduate Painting Processes Course, Pratt Institute: 2009.
  • This course familiarized undergraduate and graduate students with many kinds of painting materials, tools, and processes. Students used this knowledge to create works of art, and a group project on environmental sustainability in relation to art materials.

 

  • A.I.R. Gallery Intern, Brooklyn, NY: 2009.
  • Worked on website, helped with show installation, assisted at openings, maintained the flat files, front desk work, letter writing, art work storage and delivery, helped with events and fundraising

 

  • Graduate Intern, Pratt Institute Office of International Affairs, Brooklyn, NY: 2009-2010.
  • Assisted with the exchange program which included eleven international schools, worked with international students and exchange program students, helped plan events for the school community, worked on the website, made advertisements, served on a professional development committee

 

  • Art Teacher, Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, Wyncote, PA, 19095: August 2007-June 2008.
  • At Ancillae-Assumpta Academy, I taught pre-K through 8th grade art full-time. I worked with approximately 600 students per week in the art department, which had two full-time teachers and three part-time teachers. I also taught an after school painting class. The art department worked on the school play throughout the year. We designed and built sets, made costumes and props, and attended dress rehearsals. Students studied painting, drawing, art history, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, and environmental sculpture. The students had their work displayed throughout the school each month and there was a large student art exhibition during the spring.

 

  • Substitute Teacher, Introduction to Studio Art course at Saint Joseph’s University: Fall 2006.

 

  • Teacher Assistant for an Intermediate Drawing Course at Saint Joseph’s University: Spring 2007.

 

  • Student Teaching, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Spring 2007
  • Teaching art classes at a high school in Flourtown, PA. The experience has introduced me to and familiarized with Smart Boards, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. Cooperating Teacher: S. Cathie Meighan, SSJ

 

  • Work/Study, Saint Joseph’s University Fine and Performing Arts Department: Fall 2003- Spring 2006.

 

  • Substitute Teacher, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program: Summer 2005.
  • Taught art and drama to students in North Philadelphia and Germantown ages 12-18.

 

  • Fine Arts Committee member, Saint Joseph’s University Student Union Board: Fall 2003-Spring 2004.

Leadership


  • Treasurer, Pratt Artists’ League. 2009-2010
    • Duties: Responsible for creating a budget and obtaining funding for the League. Making sure students have the funds they need to put on shows, open studios, attend conferences, and have speakers. Helping with organizing events and meetings.
  • Founder, Women of Pratt Artists’ Group. 2009-2010.
    • This group is intended to carry on the tradition of an intergenerational dialog between women artists that was first begun by artists like Nancy Spero at A.I.R. Gallery. The group hopes to break down some of the barriers between staff, faculty, and students. Any Pratt Institute staff member, faculty member, or student who considers themselves an artist and a woman is encouraged to join.
  • President, Jazz Band. Fall 2004 – Spring 2006
    • Duties: Restarted the jazz band; obtained funding; found a director; found an advisor; purchased and organized sheet music and equipment; emailed the group; organized practices and concerts; advertised; recruited members; organized performances at a 76ers NBA game, The Inglis House, campus events and concerts
  • Treasurer, Art Club. Fall 2005-2007
  • Service Site Coordinator, Saint Joseph’s University Campus Ministry. Spring 2007
    • Duties: Organizing weekly trips to Queen of Peace Grade School in Ardsley, PA. I taught art to the first grade, and raised funds for art materials as the school did not have an art program.