b. 1985, United States, Michigan

Lives and works in Portland, Oregon


2017-    Co-founder and Member, Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR


2013        MFA in Studio Art, Interdisciplinary Studio Practice / Printmaking at University of Oregon

2008        BFA in Studio Arts, Printmaking / Museum Studies at Central Michigan University

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

Solo Exhibitions

2019       (working title) > Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR (forthcoming)

2018       At the Horizon > Littman + White Gallery - Portland State University, Portland, OR

               Prop for Another > Woodshop Gallery - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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

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

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

Two-Person Exhibitions

2019       Subtext Index > Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR 

2017       Mute Acquiescence > Kathrin Cawein Gallery - Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

2011       Laudatory Fictions > Lavern Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

Group Exhibitions

2019      | | | Thunderstruck | | | > NARS, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming exhibition + publication)

              | | | Thunderstruck | | | > Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR (forthcoming exhibition)

              <SCRIPT> Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR (forthcoming)              

               Great Hope  > Annex Gallery - Monterey Pacific College, Monterey, CA

               Faculty Exhibition > OSU Portland Center, Portland, OR 

2018       First Date > Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR 

               Bloom In > Outback Arthouse, Los Angeles, CA

               Artifacts: a Plane of the Possible >  One Grand Gallery, Portland, OR

               OSU Faculty Exhibition > Fairbanks Gallery - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

               LBCC Art Faculty Exhibit > Cannon Gallery of Art - Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

               Ink + Press  >  ANX Gallery, Portland, OR

               Great Hope  >  Tiny Town Gallery, Tucson, AZ

               Great Hope  >  Union Art Gallery - UMass Amherst, MA 

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

2013       Light Out  >  The White Box, Portland, OR

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

2011       (A)Muse  >  Lavern Krause 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

Grants + Awards

2019          Career Opportunity Grant > Ford Family Foundation

                  Career Opportunity Grant > Oregon Arts Commission

2017          Artist's Grant > Vermont Studio Center, Burlington, VT

                  Career Opportunity Grant > Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, OR

                  Micro-Residency Award > Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR                 

2015          Career Opportunity Grant > Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, OR

                  Scholarship > Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO

2012          Raymond Bates Scholarship > University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

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

2011          Graduate Travel Grant > College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowships + Residencies

2018            Artist-in-Residence > Caldera, Blue Lake, OR

2017            Publication Fellowship > Peripheral Vision: Emerging Art in America

                    Artist-in-Residence > Vermont Studio Center, Burlington, VT

                    Micro-Residency Award > Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

2015            Artist-in-Residence > Kala Art Institute, Berkely, CA

2010-13       University of Oregon Graduate Fellowship Award, Eugene, OR

2009            Artist-in-Residence Fellowship Grant > Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Professional Experience

2019                Mentor: MFA Low Residency Program, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2018- current   Adjunct Associate Professor: CORE: Surface (ART 101),                                                                            Portland State University, Portland, OR

2018- current   Adjunct Faculty: Foundations + Printmaking (ART 131,102, 174),                                                              Linn-Benton Community College, Corvallis, OR

2017- current   Adjunct Faculty: Screen Printing + Foundations (ART 379/479,115), Oregon State                                    University, Corvallis, OR

2017                Adjunct Faculty: Intro to Printmaking (ARTR 245), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2014-18             Instructor of Silkscreen, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, OR

2016-18           Instructor of Printmaking, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR

2014-17           Studio Operations Manager: volunteer Coordinator + general operations management,                            Independent Publishing Resource Center (501c3 Non-profit), Portland, OR

2013-14           Adjunct Faculty: Screen-printing (ARTR 348), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

                        Artist Assistant for Sylvan Lionni, Eugene, OR

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

2011-13           Instructor of Record: Relief Printing (ARTR 346), Screen-printing (ARTR 348),                                          University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2010-11           Printmaking Technician/ Teaching Assistant for advanced Intaglio, Lithography, Relief                                printing (ARTR 347/446/546), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

                        Drawing/Printmaking Studio Instructor, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 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                Volunteer Exhibition Coordinator, Museum of Cultural & Natural History, Mt. Pleasant, MI

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

Lectures + Discussions 

2019        <SCRIPT> Discussion Series created by Brittney Connelly in Portland, OR

                Career Futures Panel on Artist Run Spaces at University of Oregon in Eugene, OR

2017        Artist Talk at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR

2016        Visiting Artist Series Workshop at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR


2018      Endless Editions, “*Optimism*,” 2018 Biennial Catalog Project, December 2018,                                        Press Release for 2018 Endless Editions Biennial + Catalog

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

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

Oregon State University, Bend, OR

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Private Collection, Aspen, CO

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY