KATHERINE A. VIRAG
Buffalo, NY
kaviragart@gmail.com ● www.katherinevirag.com
EDUCATION
State University of New York – College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (January 2016 – December 2017)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in PK-12 Art Education (Completion pending NYSTCE exam results)
Certificate in Entrepreneurship in the Arts through the Continuing Professional Studies Office.

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, and 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    sub specie aeternitatis, Dr. Margaret Eschner Bacon Gallery, SUNY - College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
            Tangled Reflections, Ahira Hall Memorial Library, Brocton, 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    38th Annual Art Education Student Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, SUNY - College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (Juried)
2016    Sketchorama, New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN
            37th Annual Art Education Student Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, SUNY - College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (Juried)
            Mindful, Harlan Gallery, Greensburg, PA (Invitational)
2015    Collective Remix, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Invitational)
            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 BFA Exhibition, Foster Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
           Corpus Illuminata III, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI (Juried)
           Fine Arts Student Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, SUNY - College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (Invitational)
2012    Nor'easter Conference Exhibition, Hi-Temp Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2011    Art in the Public Sphere, The Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA
            LSU Annual Student Art Show, Union Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA (Juried)
2010    LSU Annual Student Art Show, Foster Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA (Juried)
2009    Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show: Cryptozoology, Old State Capitol Building, Baton Rouge, LA (Juried)

SELECT AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2017    SUNY- College at Buffalo Dean’s Entrepreneurship Award
2017    SUNY – College at Buffalo Honor’s Convocation Honoree
2014    Featured Artist in Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery 365 Artists 365 Days Blog/Database
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

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

SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE
Easter Seals of Colorado Rocky Mountain Village, Georgetown, CO
Arts and Crafts Program Director, May 2012 – August 2012, May 2018 – August 2018 (Forthcoming)
Assistant Arts and Crafts Program Director, May 2011 – August 2011

Parkside Community Association Summer Arts Camp, Buffalo, NY
Visiting Teaching Artist, July 2017

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Camp Shady Brook, Deckers, CO
Arts and Crafts Program Director, May 2013 – August 2013

SELECT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
SUNY – College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Iron Pour Assistant, 2014 - Present

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Buffalo and Erie County, Buffalo, NY
Social Media Administrator, May 2016 – Present

Music Is Art, Buffalo, NY
Festival Volunteer, 2012 - 2015
In 2014, I teamed up with local guitar maker Jack Carey to design and make a one-of-a-kind custom guitar that was raffled off during the festival to raise money for music programs in underprivileged area schools.

Louisiana State University College of Art and Design, Baton Rouge, LA
Tour Leader for Prospective Freshman, August 2013 – November 2013


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