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KATHERINE A. VIRAG
Buffalo, NY
kaviragart@gmail.com ● www.katherinevirag.com
EDUCATION
State University of New York – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY (January 2016 – Present)
Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Program for PK-12 Art (Completion expected December 2017)
Took additional classes to meet the requirements for the Art Therapy Minor

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (August 2008 – December 2013)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Memberships: Psi Chi International Honor Society for Psychology, Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success (Presidential Member and Chapter Inaugural Member), Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
January 2014 – Present           International Sculpture Center
December 2016 – Present       National Art Education Association

SOLO/TWO-PERSON ART EXHIBITIONS
2017    (Forthcoming) TBD, Dr. Margaret Eschner Bacon Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2015    Up Close (Two person show with Jessie Jakumeit), Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO
2014    Nesting Ground, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY

SELECT GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS
2017    SUNY- Buffalo State Dean’s Entrepreneurship Award Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Invitational)
2017    38th Annual Juried Art Education Student Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Juried)
2016    37th Annual Juried Art Education Student Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Juried)
2016    Mindful, Harlan Gallery, Greensburg, PA (Invitational)
2015    Collective Remix, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Invitational)
2015    Chroma: A Buffalo Pride Exhibition, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Juried)
2014    Paper & Stitch Juried Craft Exhibition, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Juried)
2013    LSU College of Art and Design Graduating Seniors BFA Exhibition, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA (Invitational)
2013    Corpus Illuminata III, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI (Juried)
2013    SUNY- Buffalo State Fine Art Student Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Invitational)
2012    Nor'easter Conference Exhibition, Hi-Temp Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Invitational)
2011    LSU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Union Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA (Juried)
2010    LSU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA (Juried)
2009    Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show: Cryptozoology, Old State Capitol Building, Baton Rouge, LA (Juried)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2017    SUNY- Buffalo State Dean’s Entrepreneurship Award
2017    SUNY – Buffalo State Honor’s Convocation
2014    Featured Artist in Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery 365 Artists 365 Days Blog/Database
2013    SUNY – Buffalo State Dean’s List (Spring semester)
2012    SUNY – Buffalo State Dean’s List (Fall semester)
2011    Photography featured in Louisiana State University’s The Delta Literary Magazine, Vol. 53
2010    Photography featured in Bennington College’s Plain China “Best Of” College Literary Journal Anthology, Vol. 2
2010    Photography featured in Louisiana State University’s The Delta Literary Magazine, Vol. 52
2009    Louisiana State University Residence Hall Association Floor Representative of the Year

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
January 2014 – Present                       Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY
August 1, 2015 – August 30, 2015     Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
State University of New York – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
Iron Foundry Assistant (Volunteer), 2014 - Present
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Camp Shady Brook, Deckers, CO
Arts and Crafts Program Director, May 2013 – August 2013

Easter Seals of Colorado Rocky Mountain Village, Georgetown, CO
Arts and Crafts Program Director, May 2012 – August 2012
Assistant Arts and Crafts Program Director (Volunteer), May 2011 – August 2011

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