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"Inspired by super-sized weather systems, Katie Stubblefield’s imagery is informed by forensic photography and first-hand accounts of nature in constant flux. Her works serve as a record of the visual aftermath of weather, discarded trees, knotted rebar, chunked concrete, mangled clothes, deconstructed architecture and disused vehicle parts, interwoven, tangled and refigured in space. These clouds of debris can take on an almost ominous tone. The artist’s passion for the forces of nature cut into the realities she invokes making her creations more a reckoning of awe than a reckoning of destruction."

--Suzanne Walsh

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Katie Stubblefield (b. 1966, Cookeville, Tennessee) lives and works in the Los Angeles area.  She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2001. She is an adjunct professor teaching art survey courses to adults with intellectual disabilities and autism at Coastline College.  Through their Special Programs and Services Department, Stubblefield develops both vocation-centered certificated programs and individual creative courses for adults with autism. 

Her works have been included in exhibitions at SALT Fine Art, the Carolyn Campagne Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, San Louis Obispo Museum of Art, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, SCAPE, POST Gallery and the Brooklyn Art Library.  

ABOUT

REPRESENTATION          

 

salt fine art, Laguna Beach, CA

K. IMPERIAL FINE ART, San Francisco, CA

SCAPE, Newport Beach, CA

EDUCATION

 

2001  

MFA, Summa Cum Laude, Drawing/Painting, California State University, Long Beach, CA

1991  

BFA, Cum Laude, Drawing/Painting, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

2022  

Professional Artist Fellowship, Arts Council for Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2019  

Insight/Incite Award 2019, Arts Council for Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Curator’s University Purchase Award, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

 

2017  

Project Microgrant, Long Beach Arts Council and City of Long Beach, CA

 

2000  

Werby Scholarship, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach, CA

 

1999  

Baker Academic Scholarship, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach, CA

 

1990  

Charles Morris Branson Scholarship in Art, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024  

Bandersnitch, Red Post Gallery @ the Brewery Complex, Los Angeles, CA

Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Sacred Roots, Long Beach, CA

2019  

Katie Stubblefield, Berlin, Long Beach, CA

2017  

Between, Utopia, Long Beach, CA

2016  

Fugue, Sasha With Design, Long Beach, CA

2015  

Graftlings, District, Long Beach, CA

2014  

Antidotes and Poisons, Edge, Long Beach, CA

2011  

Amnesiac, Edge, Long Beach, CA

Bring Winter, Fourth Street Vine, Long Beach, CA

2005  

Lick, Walled City, San Pedro, CA

Twitch, Viento Y Agua, Long Beach, CA

2004  

Shug, Utopia, Long Beach, CA

2003  

Swallowing Suburbia, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2002  

Split, Broadlind Hotel, Sponsored by Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach, CA

Dead Point, California State University, Long Beach, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Pattern & Design, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Acrylic International Biennial Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI

I Have My Own Plan, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA

More Disruption: Representational Art in Flux, Curator: John Seed, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

ALOFT, Mad River Gallery, Waitsfield, VT

A Woman’s Place, The Ebell of Los Angeles, CA

Transitional Expressions, Metropolitan Design, Long Beach, CA

2023

Strength/Struggle, Greenly Art Space, Signal Hill, CA

The Slithers, Gallery 23LB, Long Beach, CA 

Survey, Briggs Gallery, Long Beach, CA

The Feelers, Gallery 27, Long Beach, CA

The Cast, Kaiser Permanente, Harbor City, CA

2022

Professional Artist Fellowship Recipient Exhibition, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, CA

Fresh, Art Clout & Long Beach Creative Group Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2021            

Small Works, Flux Art Space, Long Beach, CA

Small Works, Page Against the Machine, Long Beach, CA

Summer Vine, District Wine, Long Beach, CA

Rooted, Greenly Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2020-2021

St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket, collaboration with Jennifer Gunlock and Hilary Norcliffe, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2020        

Photovarious, Long Beach Creative Group Gallery, Long Beach, CA. Curator: Mick Victor

Second Lives, Greenly Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA 

30 Days to Keep You Going, Kennedy Grace Gallery, Long Beach, CA. Curators: Amy Stock and Andrea Guevara

We Are Here/Here We Are, Durden and Ray, various locations in Los Angeles County, CA

Sketchbook, Flatline Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2019 

BIG small, Flux Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Knotted Dimensions: Katie Stubblefield and Nancy Voegeli-Curran, Art@Work at I.D.E.A., sponsored by Arts Council for Long Beach and Angels Gate Cultural Center, Long Beach, CA

Scavengers, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Ink and Clay, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Curators: Susan Elizalde-Henson, Juri Koll, Kimiko Miyoshi.

The Figurative VS The Abstract, SALT Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Sketchbook Project, shelf call number: 001.-1, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

2018     

Art for Living Spaces, Flux Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Inspired, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA. Jurors: David Micheal Lee, Suzanne Walsh and Daniella Walsh  

Pressing Matters, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA. Juror: Juan Fuentes

Color Vision, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA. Curators: Suzanne Walsh and Jim Ellsberry

Salvage, Art Exchange Main Gallery, Long Beach CA. Curator: Alyssa Cordova, Assistant Curator, Orange County Museum of Art

2017      

Inspired, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

TIMBER/TIMBRE, collaboration with Jennifer Gunlock and Hilary Norcliffe, Artist Co-Op, part of Public Urban Multisensory Presentations (PUMP), Artist Co-Op, Long Beach, CA

Transitions, The Orange County Great Park Project, Orange County, CA. Curator: David Lee

2016   

Small Wonders, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

SQUARES, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Jurors: Mary Benejam, Bekah Haslett and Sherri Stewart

Fearless, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, Curator: Beate Minkovski

2015   

Currents, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA. Curator: David Lee

COMMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

2023  

Guest Artist and Juror, Art League, Leisure World, Seal Beach, CA

2021  

Juror, Poly-kroma: 2D3D Juried Art Exhibition, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

 

2020-21  

Curator, Hawking Project, Artist Co Op, Long Beach, CA

 

2019  

Curator, Scavengers, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

2006  

Neighborhood, installation collaboration with Robert Vicknair Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA

1996  

Private Beach, mural, private home, Seal Beach, CA 

1995  

Fish, mural, private residence, Seal Beach, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING

 

2017-Current 

Instructor, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

2010-  

Adjunct Faculty, Special Programs, Coastline College, Newport Beach, CA

2007-09    

Adjunct Faculty, Adaptive Media: Drawing/Painting, Huntington Beach Adult School, Huntington Beach, CA

 

1992-07  

Instructor, Adaptive Media: Drawing/Painting/Printmaking/Sculpture, ASD, Inc., Long Beach, CA

 

2005  

Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2000  

Adjunct Faculty, Drawing, California State University, Long Beach, CA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND MEDIA

"Check Out Katie Stubblefield’s Story," interview, Voyage LA, January 29, 2024

Melina Paris, "Arts Council for Long Beach Grantees Represent Diversity," Random Lengths News, March 17, 2022

Harry Saltzgaver, “Arts Council announces 2022 grants to Long Beach artists, groups,” Long Beach Press Telegram, March 14, 2022    

Asia Morris, “In PHOTOVARIOUS, 9 local artists push the limits of photography,” Long Beach Post, October 30, 2020

Photovarious: Photo images by artists who see the world differently, Long Beach Creative Group, August 7, 2020

"Photovarious, an experimental photography exhibition, set to open in October," Signal Tribune, September 1, 2020

Sydney Walters, “The Magical Realm of St. Broxville Wood at Cal Poly Pomona,” Art and Cake, March 1, 2020

Kelcie Hartley, “St. Broxville Wood: ‘Into the Thicket’ Unveiling,” The Poly Post, February 4, 2020

Genie Davis, “Scavengers: Wildly Creative Sculptures from Found Material,” Art and Cake, October 14, 2019

Kat Schuster, “How the Arts Council is recognizing creatives at its annual State of the Arts event,Long Beach Press Telegram, October 7, 2019

Genie Davis, “Salvage: Upcycling the Old into Art,” Art and Cake, February 7, 2018

Samantha Mehlinger, "Local Artists Profiled For Arts Month," Long Beach Business Journal, September 26, 2016

Roberta Carasso, “Just Like Everyone Else—Currents @ Jamie Brooks Fine Art,” OC Art Blog, Nov 11, 2015

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