Katherine Cox

Current Exhibits

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Exhibits

The act of laying graphite down onto paper is personal, intimate and immediate. It is just me, the pencil and the paper. When I put pencil to paper there is no disguise, no veneer. There are no trappings. The clatter and clutter of life is distilled into a quiet simplicity the moment the graphite touches the paper. My inspiration comes from the natural world. Rocks, sticks, trees and rope fascinate me, not only in their simplicity as objects but also, how they can address the complexities of the human condition. Most recently the expanse and infinitude of skies and water have captivated me. I can hold a rock or a stick. I can rub my palm along a tree trunk. I can feel the coarse fibers of rope. These are objects I can contain. A fast moving river, the depths of the ocean, massive cloud formations illusively changing shape against a colorful sky- these I cannot contain and I am reminded that I am small. Drawing these ever-present, natural objects and scenes through intense and close observation quiets me and connects me to both the grandeur and frailty of life. Graphite and colored pencils are my primary tools. Yet, paper is integral to the image, not simply the surface which holds the image. The paper and the marks on the paper synthesize, yielding a single seamless result. Often I make my own paper and include the handmade paper within the image. The interaction between the pencil and paper is alive and vital, bringing forth imagery.

MAT Jacksonville University, Jacksonville ,Fl
BFA JacksonvilleUniversity, Jacksonville, FL

Selected Solo Exhibits
2021 Finding Light, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2020 Shelter, online Exhibit, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2019 Lost in Pencil Town, Hutton Wayfarer Gallery, South Point, OH
2017 Unbound, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH
2016, Longing/Dreaming, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2011 Dwell, OU Southern, Ironton, OH
2011 Strongholds, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2005 Marshall University Drinko Library, Huntington, WV
2005 PaperWorks, Pierce Art Gallery, WVU Institute of Technology, WV
2004 Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2002, Landscape Drawings, Della Brown Taylor Gallery, Institute, WV
Selected Group Exhibits
2021 Human Nature, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
2021 Finding Light I, Finding Light II, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2020 Elemental, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2019 River Currents, Southern Ohio Museum
2019 tree-ness, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2019 Select 4, Garvey Simon Gallery, NY, NY
2019 Invitational 2019, Juliet Art Museum, Charleston, WV
2019 Freedom: Art as the Messenger, Cato Institute, Washington, DC
2018 Fall Showcase, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown MD
2018 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
2018 Cream of the Crop, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth OH
2018 Beginnings, Carla Massoni Gallery Chestertown MD
2018 Pencil & Paper, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus OH
2016 DRAWN Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2016 PaperWorks OU Southern Ironton, OH
2016 Mapping Bodies, Marshall University Huntington, WV
2015 7th Annual Drawing Discourse, Asheville, NC
2015 Repurposed, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2015 Marshall University Birke Art Gallery, Prints from the University of Rio Grande’s Greer Museum
2015 Manifest Gallery, DRAWN
2015 Ohio University Southern, Art, Music and Social Change, The Feminist Art Project
2015 Ohio University Proctorville Center, The Feminist Art Project
2015 Stations of the Cross, Translations Gallery, Canton, OH
2014 All Good Things Translation Gallery, Canton, OH
2014 Ohio Annual Exhibition Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH
2014 Cream of the Crop Southern Ohio Museum Portsmouth, OH
2013 Vista, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2013 Duet, 2 person exhibit, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2012 Rock Paper Scissors, 4 person exhibit Muse Gallery, Columbus, OH
2012 Kindred Spirits, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2011 Celebration, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2011 New Work, Muse Gallery, Columbus, OH
2010 Mavens 12, OU Southern, Ironton, OH
2010 Fall Invitational, Gallery 842 Huntington, WV
2010 Mavens 9, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV
2010 Pulp: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy, Springfield, IL
2010 Constellations of Women, Anderson Creative Gallery, Canton, OH
2010 Identity, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, OH
2009 From Head to Hand, Good News Mountaineer Garage, Charleston, WV
2009 Handmade Paper & Artists Books: Pictures & Pages, Berkeley Springs, WV
2009 Everchanging, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2008 BodyWorks, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2008 The Best of Summer, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2007 Life Size, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2007 Dwell, Chestertown, MD
2005 The River, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2005 Landscapes, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2004 Contemporary Drawings, The Art Store, Charleston, WV
2004 The Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV
2003 Expressions of a Lifetime, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
2003 Art On View, 2003 The Dairy Barn, Athens. OH
2003 Works on Paper, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
2002 Landscapes, Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV
2002 Realism 2002, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
2002 Free Ideas, Della Brown Taylor Gallery, WV State College
2001 New Work in the Mountain State, Museum in the Community Hurricane, WV

Awards

2015 Residency at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2014 Residency at The Rensing Center, Pickens, SC
2014 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2012 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2010 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2007 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2006 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2005 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2003 Ohio Arts Council Fast Track Grant
2002 ORBI Grant
2001 ORBI Grant