2013        MFA in Studio Arts/ Interdisciplinary Contemporary Studio Practice

                with an emphasis in Printmaking + Installation at University of Oregon

2008        BFA Cum Laude in Studio Arts 

                with a focus in Printmaking/minor in Museum Studies at Central Michigan University

2005        Drawing Study Abroad in Florence, Italy through Central Michigan University

Solo* & Two-Person Exhibitions

2019      (working title) > Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR

2017       Mute Acquiescence > Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

2015       Talk Show* > Project Space- Salem Arts Association, Salem, OR

2014       Come Closer, Please* > View Project Space, Arcata, CA

2012       Shoddy Constructions* > Eugene Contemporary Art Gallery, Eugene OR

2011       Laudatory Fictions > Lavern Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2011       44.7 Minutes* > Washburn Gallery, Eugene, OR

2010       Homebody* > ISC Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       Things I’ve Found  >  UNA Gallery, Portland, OR

               Collections > Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR

2016       Portland Prints: Micro Residency Exhibition Series  >  Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

               Artists’ Annual  >  Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA

               UO Printmaking: A selection of recent prints  >  Light Commons- UO Portland, Portland, OR

2015       Palatable  >  NW Glisan St. Raw Exhibition Space, Portland, OR

2013       Speaking Between  >  Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR

               Light Out  >  The White Box, Portland, OR

               3rd Annual Juried Exhibition  >  Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

2011       (A)Muse  >  Lavern Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

               Drawing in the Expanded Field  >  AAA Gallery, Eugene, OR

               The Middle Child  > Lavern Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2009       Faculty & Staff Exhibition  >  Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

               Juried Exhibition   >  The Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

               Reworks  >  Hastings College, Hastings, NE

2008       Michigan Fine Arts Competition  >  Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

               National Juried Exhibition  >  William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

               6th International Paper Triennial  > Musee de Charmey, Charmey, Switzerland

Selected Grants + Awards

2017         Publication Fellowship > Peripheral Vision: Emerging Art in America

                 Artist-in-Residence > Vermont Studio Center

                 Career Opportunity Grant > Oregon Arts Commission                 

                 Micro-Residency Award > Portland Art Museum

2015         Artist-in-Residence > Kala Art Institute

                 Career Opportunity Grant > Oregon Arts Commission

                 Scholarship for Image/ Objecthood with Jenene Nagy > Anderson Ranch Arts Center

2012         Raymond Bates Scholarship > University of Oregon

2011-12    Philip Halley Johnson Scholarship in Printmaking > University of Oregon

2011         Graduate Travel Grant > College Art Association

2009         Artist-in-Residence > Women’s Studio Workshop

Fellowships + Residencies

2017           Publication Fellowship > Peripheral Vision: Emerging Art in America

                   Artist-in-Residence > Vermont Studio Center

                   Micro-Residency Award > Portland Art Museum

2015           Artist-in-Residence > Kala Art Institute

2009           Artist-in-Residence > Women’s Studio Workshop

2010-13     University of Oregon Graduate Fellowship Award

Professional Experience

2017          Adjunct Instructor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2014-18      Instructor of Silkscreen/ Studio Operations Manager, Independent Publishing Resource                             Center, Portland, OR

2016-17     Instructor of Intaglio/Silkscreen, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR

2013           Instructor of Intro + Figure Drawing/Woodcut, The Craft Center, Eugene, OR

                   Adjunct Instructor of Screen-printing (ARTR 348), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

                   Artist Assistant for Sylvan Lionni, Eugene, OR

2012           Instructor of Record: Relief Printing (ARTR 346), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2012-13      Instructor of Record: Screen-printing (ARTR 348), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2010-11      Drawing/Printmaking Studio Instructor, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

                   Printmaking Technician/ Teaching Assistant for advanced Intaglio, Lithography, Relief                              printing (ARTR 347/446/546), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2010           Lecture Assistant (ART 111), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2007-08      Printmaking/Drawing Studio Assistant, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

                   Print Studio Assistant/ Shop Technician, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, M

2007           Intern in Development & Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2006           Exhibition Coordinator, Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2005-08      Gallery Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Lectures/Presentations + Workshops

2017        Artist Lecture + Studio Visits > Pacific University

2016        Visiting Artist Series > Oregon State University

Bibliography + Review

2017       Scott Gleeson, “Issue 7: Katherine Spinella,” Peripheral Vision: Emerging Art in America,                          September 2017,

2016      Field Projects Gallery, "Katherine Spinella, Submitted Untitled: Aquafresh/Current Open Call,"                   (blog), Aug. 10, 2016.

2014       Jessie DiTillo, “No.15 Still Life,” Composite Arts Magazine, March 2014, 

2008       Unknown, “Featured Artist: Katherine Spinella,” Review Catalogue: 6e Triennale Internationale                Du Papier, October 2008. 71.


Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Portland Art Museum , Portland, OR

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY