EDUCATION

2021                            MFA in Studio Arts (pending), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (Expected May 2021)
2013                            BFA in Sculpture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2013                            BS in Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2016-17                       State University of New York – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY (Post-Baccalaureate studies in                                                        PK-12 Art Education and Art Therapy and Certificate in Entrepreneurship in the Arts)
2012-13                       State University of New York – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY (Studied Sculpture through the National                                        Student Exchange Program)

SOLO AND TWO PERSON ART EXHIBITIONS

2019                            see you again next week, Sugar City Arts Collaborative, Buffalo, NY
2019                            Piecing, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2018                            Shards, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2017                            sub specie aeternitatis, Dr. Margaret Eschner Bacon Gallery, SUNY – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
2017                            Tangled Reflections, Ahira Hall Memorial Library, Brocton, NY
2015                            Up Close (Two person exhibition with Jessie Jakumeit), Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO
2014                            Nesting Ground, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY

SELECTED GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS

2019                            International Cast Iron Sculpture Exhibition, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, IN
2019                            LGBTQ, Erie Art Gallery, Erie, PA (Juried by Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden)
2019                            Untitled, Tri-Main Center Storefront Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Curated by Marilyn Sozanski)
2019                            Reality Check, Dowling Art Center, Syracuse, NY
2019                            Everybody Has A Story, The Bridge Art Gallery, University of Rochester Medical Center,                                                        Rochester, NY
2018                            Trimania, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
2017                            Across the Visual Arts: Dean’s Entrepreneurship Awardees Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery,                                               SUNY- Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
2017                            Collectx25, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY
2016                            Untitled, Tri-Main Center Office Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Curated by Marilyn Sozanski)
2016                            The Mindful Project, Small Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
2015                            Collective Remix, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Curated by Marty Nelson)
2015                            Chroma: A Buffalo Pride Exhibition, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Juried by Marcus West)
2015                            Trimania, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
2014                            Paper & Stitch, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Juried by Marty Nelson)
2013                            Corpus Illuminata III, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012                            Nor'easter Conference Exhibition, Hi-Temp Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2009                            Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show: Cryptozoology, Old State Capitol Building,                                                                  Baton Rouge, LA (Juried by Liz Good)

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2019                            Syracuse University Creative Opportunity Grant
2017                            SUNY - Buffalo State Dean’s Entrepreneurship Award in Art Education
2015                            Artist Residency, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 - Present            Shop Technician (Smith Hall Wood Shop), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2018 – Present            Teaching Assistant to Bob Wysocki for ARI 300: Metal Foundry Dynamics, Syracuse University,                                            Syracuse, NY (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019)
2019                            Cast Iron Foundry Intern, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, IN
2019                            Shop Technician (The Warehouse Print Lab), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2018 – 2019                Shop Assistant (Comart Wood/Metal Shop), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


2018                            Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY, I assisted in designing and painting a collaborative mural in the main                                        stairwell.
2014                            Music Is Art Festival, Buffalo, NY, I teamed up with local guitar maker Jack Carey to design a                                                custom guitar that was autographed by Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls and raffled off to raise                                          money for music programs in Buffalo public schools.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018                            I'Jaz Eberhardt, “TRIMANIA takeover: art, music, and culture galore!” The Record. April 16, 2018.                                        https://buffstaterecord.com/11974/culture/trimania-takeover-art-music-and-culture-galore/
2014                            Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery, “Katherine Virag – Buffalo, NY,” 365 Artists 365 Days                                      (blog), April 6, 2014. 8:16am.                                                                                                                                                         https://365artists365days.com/2014/04/06/katherine-virag-buffalo-new-york/

ARTIST LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2017                            “DIY Gallery: A Deeper Look into the 365 Artists 365 Days Project” with Frank Juarez and Elyse                                             Lucas, National Art Education Association Conference, New York, NY
2015                            Artist Talk, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS), Buffalo, NY
International Sculpture Center (ISC)
National Art Education Association (NAEA)

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