Kathleen Frugé-Brown, painter, printmaker, and public artist

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • State of Washington, Arts in Public Places Program (in seven public schools)
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • King County Portable Works Collection
  • Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy
  • City of Issaquah, Washington
  • City of Kent, Washington
  • City of Maple Valley, Washington
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City of SeaTac, Washington
  • Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Public Utility Collection
  • Tacoma Power Portable Works Collection
  • City of Tukwila, Washington
  • City of Snoqualmie, Washington
  • CPR Services, Bellevue, Washington
  • Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, Washington
  • Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
  • Hillside Student Community, Bellevue, Washington
  • King County Library System, Burien Library
  • Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
  • Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, King County
  • Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
  • Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection
  • Washington State Art in Public Places Program (Bellevue, Tahoma, Federal Way, Lakewood, Richland, Stanwood, & Battle Ground School Districts)
  • West Coast Paper Company, Seattle, Washington
  • Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 - Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank, Washington
  • 2013 - Rob Schouten Gallery
  • 2011 - Rob Schouten Gallery
  • 2009 - Glass Forest, Maple Valley Creative Arts Center, Maple Valley, Washington
  • 2007 - Natural Light, outdoor installation, Kent Arts Commission, Kent, Washingtion
  • 2005 - Centennial Center Gallery, Kent Arts Commission, Kent, Washington
  • 2002 - Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington
  • 2000 - Auburn Arts Commission Gallery, Auburn
  • 1999 - Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, Washington
  • 1995 - Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • 1992 - Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington
  • 1991 - Marianne Partlow Gallery, Olympia, Washington
  • 1989 - Davidson Galleries, Seattle
  • 1988 - Artefiera  88, Bologna, Italy
  • 1985 - Steven Keely Gallery, Seattle

COMMISSIONS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • 2016 - Commission, Wilderness Village Pocket Park, Maple Valley Creative Arts Council
  • 2016 - Commission, exterior vitreous enamel/mosaic, McCorkle & Associates, Renton WA
  • 2014 - Commission, ArtsWA, exterior mosaics for Davenport Elementary School, Davenport WA
  • 2014 - Commission, Artist-Designed Bicycle Rack Project, City of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition
  • 2013 - Commission, Bicycle Racks Project, City of Issaquah, Office of Sustainability
  • 2012 - Finalist, Capitol Hill Housing exterior commission, Seattle WA
  • 2011 - Commission, ArtsWA, vitreous enamel mural for Ardmore Elementary School, Bellevue School District
  • 2011 - Commission, Aurora Banners Project, City of Shoreline WA
  • 2011 - Finalist, Philadelphia International Airport commission
  • 2010 - Finalist, Hamlin Bridge Project, Lake Forest Park WA
  • 2009 - Hauberg Fellowship (artist residency), Pilchuck Glass School
  • 2009 - Finalist, Cleveland RTA commission, Lee/Van Aken light rail station
  • 2009 - Commission, vitreous enamel mural for Snoqualmie City Hall, Snoqualmie, Washington
  • 2009 - Commission, exterior mosaic for Hillside Student Community, Bellevue, Washington
  • 2009 - Commission, ArtsWA, vitreous enamel paintings for Amboy Middle School, Battle Ground School District
  • 2009 - Commission, King County Library System, vitreous enamel for Burien Library
  • 2008 - 4Culture Individual Projects Grant for works in vitreous enamel on glass
  • 2008 - Best in Show, Small Works Exhibit, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, Washington
  • 2007 - Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
  • 2005 - George Sugarman Foundation Grant
  • 2005 - Commission, Lake Wilderness Lodge, City of Maple Valley, Washington
  • 2005 - Commission, Hillside Student Community, Bellevue, Washington
  • 2005 - Juror's Award, Carnegie Art Center annual exhibition, Walla Walla, Washington
  • 2004 - Commissioned Art Award, City of Kent
  • 2004, '03, '02, '99 - Purchase awards, Kent Arts Commission, Canterbury Arts Festival
  • 2002 - Painting Prize, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters
  • 2000 - GAP grant, Artist Trust

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011 - Urban Forest Project (street banners), City of Tacoma
  • 2011 - "A Moment of Grace", Rob Schouten Gallery
  • 2010 - "Collective Visions" Annual, Bremerton, Washington
  • 2009 - Sum of All Parts mosaic exhibition, Bath House Arts Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 2009 - Hauberg Fellowship exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School
  • 2008 - Pressing Matters in Printmaking, international invitational, Folk Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina
  • 2007 - People & Place, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle
  • 2007 - Northern National juried exhibition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • 2007 - “channeling herbert” exhibition honoring 25th anniversary of Herbert Bayer's Earthworks, Kent, Washington
  • 2006 - Artist Trust Exhibition, Chase Gallery, Spokane Arts Commission, Spokane, Washington
  • 2005 - West Coast Paper annual exhibition, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle
  • 2005 - Centennial Center Gallery, Kent Arts Commission, Kent, Washington
  • 2004 - Juror's Invitational, Canterbury Arts Festival, Kent, Washington
  • 2001 - Artist Trust Benefit Exhibition, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle
  • 2000 - Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
  • 1999 - New Religion, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
  • 1999 - Art Equinox 1999, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana
  • 1999 - University of Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier Centennial Invitational, Tacoma
  • 1998 - City of SeaTac Annual Exhibition, SeaTac, Washington
  • 1996 - Invitational exhibit, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska
  • 1995 - The Land, Tacoma Art Museum
  • 1992 - Pacific Northwest Art Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum
  • 1990 - Artists Against AIDS, Modern Art Pavilion, Seattle Center
  • 1990 - Pacific Northwest Art Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum
  • 1989 - Women in Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
  • 1988 - Gemme della Mimosa, Spazio A, Florence, Italy
  • 1987 - Maryhill Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Goldendale, Washington
  • 1987 - Four-artist exhibition, Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery
  • 1987 - Pacific Art Center, Seattle
  • 1986 - Stephen Keeley Gallery
  • 1986 - Bumbershoot Annual, Open: House, Seattle Center
  • 1986 - Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Northwest Juried Art '86, Spokane
  • 1986 - The Artist Interprets the Landscape, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • 1985 - Tacoma Art Museum, Fourteenth Annual Washington Exhibition

EDUCATION

  • MFA, Painting - University of Washington
  • BFA, Painting - Tyler School of Art of Temple University
  • Fulbright Grant and Lusk Memorial Fellowship for study in Florence, Italy - Institue of International Education

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

  • 2011 - Glass on Metal, February, "Kathy Fruge-Brown", by Dave Berfield
  • 2007 - “channeling herbert” Bayer Earthworks 25th Anniversary Exhibition catalog, Kent Arts Commission (reproductions)
  • 1999 - Paint Me a Poem:  A Canvas of Words, King County Public Art Program (reproduction)
  • 1999 - Art Equinox:  A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art (Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art; reproduction)
  • 1999 - New Religion: Visual Realism and Spiritual Visions, by Greg Bell, Jeannette Rodriguez, and Ted Fortier (Tacoma Art Museum; reproduction)
  • 1999 - Tacoma News Tribune, August 2, "Making Space for Sacred Subjects" (reproduction)
  • 1999 - Tacoma News Tribune, March 25, "Paintings of the Peak" (reproduction)
  • 1996 - And I, Francis: The Life of Francis of Assisi in Word and Image (Continuum, New York).  The book is composed of Fruge-Brown's narrative series of seven oil paintings, reproduced in color, and seven block prints, with a text by Lauren Glen Dunlap.  A black-and-white paperback edition was published in 2000.
  • 1996 - Publishers Weekly, September, 2006 (starred review of And I, Francis)