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                                EXTERIOR PROJECTS

2017       Façade & Interior / A Private Speakeasy / Standard Architects / Austin / Texas

2017       80 Flatbush Avenue Mural / 5,500 sqft. / Alloy Development / Bklyn / NY

2017      Hungry Beasts Cafe / Front Facade / Roma / Mexico City / MX

2017       Building Façade / Multimedia Project / This Was Reading / Reading /  PA

2017       Architecture OMI / Container / Cycleprojects + Craig Shillito / Ghent / NY

2017       Façade /  4 & 20 Blackbirds / Bakery Warehouse / Bklyn / New York

2017       Block Long Warehouse / Facade / Bushwick / Bklyn / Horrigan Development

2017        Mobile Truck Interviews /  Backdrops / This was Reading / Market Road Film

2017        Façade / 100 year old House  / Private Residence / Braddock / PA

2017        Abandoned Facade / Roofing Paper / Renegade / St. James Place, Bklyn

2017        FAB Alliance / Facade for Black Forest Bistro / Art Walk / Bklyn / NYC

2017        Concrete Block / Courtyard Utilities Building / Industry City / Bklyn / NY

2016        5,000 sq ft Utility Plant / Distrito Tec / @ Celaya Brothers / Monterrey / Mx

2016        3 Story Facade / New Housing Complex  / Horrigan Properties / Bklyn / NY

2016        Exterior Concrete Garage / Blue Table Post / Bklyn / New York

2016         Storage Container / Church of All Saints / Staten Island / New York City

2015         Decayed Barn Facade / Roofing Paper / Marquette / Nebraska

2016         Facade / Private Abandoned Building / Charlottesville / Virginia

2015         Abandoned Victorian Rooftop Tower / Aurora / Nebraska.

2012         Mobile Truck Exhibition w / mural / Rabbitmovers / Bklyn / New York

2013         The Gilding of Public Utility Objects / New York City / Streets

2010         Photo Mural on side of Private Building / Ave B and 3rd Street /  NYC

                      Detail / Facade / Speakeasy /  Austin / Texas

                      Detail / Facade / Speakeasy /  Austin / Texas

                                   INTERIOR PROJECTS 

2017       Ink Cartoon Wall Mural / Private Residence / Bklyn / NY

2017       Drawn / Customized wallpaper / @ Flavorpaper / Residence / Boston / Ma.

2017       PR Central of Canada / Interior Office Walls / Mexico City / MX

2017       Private Residence / Interior Hieroglyphs / Brooklyn, New York

2016       7 Public Stairhalls / Multi Medias / Horrigan Properties / Bklyn / NY 

2016       Building Lobby / Hieroglyph / B on W oil stick  / Willamsburg / Bklyn / NY

2016        Installation of Hieroglyphs / Roofing Paper / Fiendish Plots / Lincoln / NE

    second floor stair hall / 347 berry street / williamsburg / bklyn

    second floor stair hall / 347 berry street / williamsburg / bklyn

                                 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015            Fiendish Plots Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2014            Egg Collective, New York Cuty

2014            Wendy Mcdaris Gallery, Hudson New York

2012            Ferro-Strouse Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2012            Grid-Space, Brooklyn, New York

2010            Rabbithole Studios Brooklyn New York

2005           Tenderloin Culture Lab, San Francisco California

2002            Pierogi 2000 Brooklyn NY

2000           Martinez Gallery New York City

1999            Velocity Gallery Brooklyn NY

1993             Jack Tilton NewYork City

1992             Mitchell Algus Gallery New York City                          

                                              University of Monterrey  /  Distrito Tec  /  Monterrey /  MX

                                              University of Monterrey  /  Distrito Tec  /  Monterrey /  MX

                               GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013           Pierogi 25th Anniversary Show, Brooklyn, New York

2012           Gowanus Studio Space, Dot Dash, Brooklyn, New York

2010           Ferro-Strouse Gallery, Art Basel Miami, Florida

2009          The Barn “ Shadows and Light” Lovestad, Sweden

2007           509 Ellis Cultural Center Luggage Store Gallery San Francisco, California

2007          Metaphor Gallery Radius Show Brooklyn, New York

2007          Pierogi 2000 Group Show Brooklyn, New York

2005          Davis Deutsch “Window Project” Hudson, New York.

2005          Jack Tilton Gallery “The HistoryShow’ New York City

2003          Headlands Center for the Arts “Close Calls”, S F, California.

2002          Metaphor Gallery “Word Play” Brooklyn, New York

2001          Hunter College “Photasm” New York City.

1999           Geoff Young Gallery “ Mix “ Great Barrington, Mass..

1997           Brooklyn Museum “Current Undercurrent” Brooklyn, New York.

1996           Pierogi 2000, “Editions” Brooklyn, New York.

1996           Postmasters Gallery “Digit” New York City.

1996           Guggenheim Gallery “Take Off” Orange County, California

1995           Three Rivers Arts Festival “Like Young” Pittsburgh, PA.

1995            Exit Art “Way Cool” NYC.

1995           Adam Baumgold Gallery “Sex” New York City

1994           Philippe Briet Gallery “The Time of Drawing” New York City

1993           Jack Tilton Gallery “Pure Pop for Now People” New York City

1993           Drawing Center “ Cadavre Exquis” New York City

1993           White Columns “Splat Figures” New York City

1993            Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York City

 

Education

1984          The Cooper Union School of Fine Art, BFA

1978           St. Ann’s School, Brooklyn, New York

 

                                              Lobby Mural Detail  347 Berry Street  Brooklyn  New York

                                              Lobby Mural Detail  347 Berry Street  Brooklyn  New York

 

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies

2015         Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant

2013          Gowanus Print Residency, Gowanus Print Studio Brooklyn, NY

2012          Oberman Center Collaborative Grant w John D’Agata Iowa City, Iowa

2011           Deadalus Fellowship Painting Grant, Macdowell Colony

2010          Macdowell Colony Residency

2009         Macdowell Colony Residency

2002          Yaddo Colony Residency

2002          Chinati Foundation, Judd Fellowship, Marfa, Texas

2000          Macdowell Colony Residency

1999           Macdowell Colony Residency

1998           Macdowell Colony Residency

1997           Ucross Wyoming Residency

1996           Macdowell Colony Residency

1995          Macdowell Colony Residency

 

Teaching Experience

Cooper Union School of Art      Drawing Professor      2005  --  2018

The School-less School Project   New York City    April 2013

The school-less school was founded in a reaction to the Cooper Unions’ decision to charge admission. Bi-monthly classes were offered, that took place on the streets of New York City. The students were asked to examine an aspect of the city, and to make visual interventions that respond to the streets of New York. Artists, musicians and writers also contribute to the classes as guest teachers and observers. This was a social experiment that opens the possibility of creating an artistic matrix that can exist beyond the confines of the school.

 

                                         Photo Collage   Avenue B and 3rd    NYC    2002

                                         Photo Collage   Avenue B and 3rd    NYC    2002

 

Bibliography

Brooklyn Rail "Katie Merz" 2015
New York Times “Brooklyn Haven for Art Heats Up” Roberta Smith 1999.
Art In America Solo Exhibition Review Calvin Reid 1999.
New York Times, “Women in Comics” Roberta Smith 1994.
Art in America “A Year in The Life of Painting” Jerry Saltz 1994.
Art in America “Solo Exhibit Review” Ingrid Schaffner 1994.
Art News “On the Edge” Edith Newhall 1999.
New York Times “Katie Merz, Cartoons, Sort Of” Roberta Smith 1998
New York Times “Shades of Rebirth in Painting” Roberta Smith 1998.

Professional Experience

For the past 30 years I have been a practicing artist while also working professionally on interior wall projects with architects and designers and have recently started working on large-scale public art commissions.  I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of this new scale and love the experience of working on the street. This combo has given me an abundance of flexibility, experience and problem solving expertise.

 

                                                              Ink on paper  / giant drawing  / 2107 

                                                              Ink on paper  / giant drawing  / 2107