About

Katie Stubblefield’s wood cut prints, oil paintings, sculptures, and sight-specific installed projects explore order, chaos, and entropy. Her color-soaked oil paintings and value-based prints take visual cues from the natural resources used to complete her sculptural works and installed projects. Salvaged trees, rebar, concrete, discarded clothes, deconstructed architecture and disused vehicle parts are examples of the artist’s working materials that are interwoven, tangled and refigured in space. Stubblefield’s imagery is informed by site visits, forensic photography, first-hand accounts and evidence of changed/damaged/evolving environments.

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.Her works have been included in several group exhibitions including CSU Main Gallery, San Louis Obispo Museum of Art, Jamie Brooks Fine Art and POST Gallery. Stubblefield has received an Individual Artists Fellowship and micro-grant in support of both her two and three dimensional works from the Long Beach Arts Council. She is part-time faculty at Coastline Community College, Newport Beach.

Selected Exhibitions

2020

                Woods (working title), Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic College, Pomona CA collaboration with Jennifer Gunlock and Hilary Norcliffe

2019

                   Scavengers (working title), The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Mid-City Studio Tours Biennial 2019, Artist CoOp, Long Beach CA

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

LB Open Studio Tour and CO-OP Arts Month Exhibition, Artist’s CoOp, Long Beach, CA

                    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

                    Celebration of California, Jonathan Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 

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

On the Ropes/In the Kisser, Coastline Community Art Gallery, Newport Beach CA, Curator David Lee

2017      

Inspired, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach CA

Gladys Cooperative, Artists Cooperative Gallery, Long Beach CA

Art in Place, Newberry Lofts, Long Beach CA, Jurors: Venice Institute of Contemporary Art

Between (solo)-Utopia, Long Beach CA

TIMBER/TIMBRE for the PUMP Biennial-Artist’s Cooperative Gallery, Long Beach CA

Paired Up Faculty Exhibition (with Jesse Dean) Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach CA

18 Tables, 18 Artists, MADE, Long Beach CA, Curator and Table Constructions: David Clark

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

2016   

Fugue (solo)-Sasha Witte Design, Long Beach CA

Small Wonders, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

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

Faculty Exhibition, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

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

Like MARK, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, Curator: David Lee

Talent Pool 2016, Downtown Long Beach Business Associates, Long Beach CA, Curator: Renee Tanner

Liberty Gallery, Long Beach, CA, Curator: Paige Henderson

2015   

Graftlings (solo)-District, Long Beach, CA

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

SFO/SNA-Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach and San Francisco, CA

2014   

Antidotes and Poisons (solo)-Edge, Long Beach, CA

Private Party II-Artist Co-Op, Long Beach, CA

2011   

Amnesiac (solo)-Edge, Long Beach CA

Bring Winter (solo)-4th Street Vine, Long Beach, CA

2008   

Memory-The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA, Curator: Victoria Bryan

2006   

Spill, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Neighborhood (Installation)-Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, with Robert Vicknair

2005   

Lick (solo)-Walled City, San Pedro, CA

Twitch (solo)-Viento Y Agua, Long Beach, CA

Six Degree Festival, Garment District, Los Angeles, CA-Represented by Walled City Gallery

POST@POST-Installed Drawing, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open Call-Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA Jurors: Matthew Thomas, Noriko Gamblin, Hiru Kazu Kosaka, and Kristin Newhouse

2004   

Shug (solo)-Utopia, Long Beach, CA

Liquid Borders-Viento Y Agua, Long Beach, CA, Curator: Tom Miller

2003   

Swallowing Suburbia (solo)-Gallery G Installation, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Aging-Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, Curator: Victoria Bryan

aKin-POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Linda Day

On Site at the Gate-Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, Juror: Jay Belloli

2002-3

Structure and Situation-Michael Folis Architects, Santa Monica; California State University, Pomona, CA; California State University, Long Beach, CA, Curator: Tom Krumpak

2002   

Split (solo)-Ground Floor Installation, Broadlind Hotel, Long Beach, CA, Sponsored by Public Corporation for the Arts (July-August 2002)

City of Angels, Gates of Hell-The Advocate Gallery, West Hollywood, CA,Co-Curators: Marc Arranaga and Robin Wyshak, Ph.D.

2001-2

Art Source Benefit Auction-Butterfield’s of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA         

2001   

Infusion (solo)-Edge, Long Beach, CA

2000   

Dead Point (solo)-California State University, Long Beach, CA

Three Show-Soapbox Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999   

Graduate Art Student Association Exhibition-Gallery B, California State University, Long Beach, CA, Juror: Peter Frank

 Risk-World Trade Center, Long Beach, CA, Invitational Collaboration w/Silvia Estabrook

1998-9

Three Down (solo)-Jump, Nashville, TN

1998   

Mainly Abstract-Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, Juror: David Amico

Safe House II-Lafayette Hotel, East Village, Long Beach, CA

1990   

30th Annual Tennessee All-State Exhibition-Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN, Juror: Cheryl Phelps                          

Education

  • 2008 Teaching Credential, California State University, Long Beach, Adult Education, Adaptive Media

  • 2004-5 Formal Tattoo Apprenticeship, So Cal Tattoo (Ethan/Terry Morgan)San Pedro, CA

  • 2001 MFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA, Magna Cum Laude, Drawing/Painting

  • 1991 BFA, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, Cum Laude, Drawing/Painting

Representation         

  • 2015- 2018 Jordan Faye Block Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD

Specialty Projects

  • 2018 Visiting Artist, Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach CA

  • 2010-2017 Custom Traditional Sugar Skulls for Huntington Beach Art Center, Sasha’s Living, Museum of Latin American Art, Iguana, Viento Y Agua, 4th Street Vine, Ca

Selected Media and Events

2019

Co-Curator/Project Coordinator: Mid-City Studio Tours Biennial 2019, Artist’s CoOp, Long Beach, CA 

2018  

                    Moderator for Artist Seen: Tony Pinto Artist Talk, Art Institute of California, Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

Curator/Project Coordinator: LB Open Studio Tour and CoOp Arts Month Exhibition, Artist’s CoOp, Long Beach, CA 

Koll, Juri Jr, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art: 2017. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, January 25, 2018. 110-111.

Genie Davis, ‘Salvage: Upcycling the Old into Art,’ Art and Cake, February 7, 2018

2017

Micro-grant in support of TIMBER/TIMBRE, Long Beach Arts Council, Long Beach Ca

‘Together: Teaching Soft Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Autism through Art,’ Co-Presenter, CAPED Conference, Huntington Beach Ca

‘Art, Disability and Ethics’ Guest Lecture, ENCORE Programs, Huntington Beach Ca

‘Between, Below and Above’ Process: Artist Lecture Series, Squeeze Art Collective, The Vault Warehouse, Long Beach CA, August 19, 2017

2016    

Samantha Mehlinger, ‘Local Artists Profiled For Arts Month,’ Long Beach Business Journal, Long Beach, CA, September 27-October 10, 2016

Dave Barton, ‘Coastline Art Gallery Features Mark Zuckerberg as You’ve Never Seen Him,’ OC Weekly, August 10, 2016

2015   

Roberta Carasso, ‘Currents,’ OC Art Blog, Nov 11, 2015

2005   

Mike Van Gorder, ‘Juxtaposition,’ ISM quarterly. Autumn 2005

2005   

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘Mind Games,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, July 22, 2005

James Scarborough, ‘Eye on Art,’ Grunion Gazette, Long Beach, Ca, July 14, 2005

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘Art News & Reviews,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, December 24, 2004

2004-5

Artist Talk, California State University, Long Beach, Ca

2004   

Sherry Diamond, ‘Featured Artist,’ The Gallery, Long Beach, Ca, volume 1 issue 8, September 2004        

2002   

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘The Art of Abandonment,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, July 19, 2002

2001   

Individual Artists Fellowship, Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach, Ca

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘The Art of the Random,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, September 28, 2001

2000-1

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

1999-0

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

1998   

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘Mostly Abstract Exhibit Has Its Moments’, Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, November 16, 1998

1990   

Charles Morris Branson Scholarship in Art, MTSU, Murfreesboro TN