THE WINNER OF THE AUGUSTUS SAN GAUDENS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN ART / INDUCTEE INTO THE COOPER UNION HALL OF FAME http://cooperalumni.org/about/hall-of-fame/augustus-saint-gaudens-award-winners-2/
2018 SHADOW BOX / BOXING GYM / Exterior Window & Map /Dumbo / BK
2018 Façade & Interior / A Private Speakeasy / Standard Architects / Austin / Texas
2017 80 Flatbush Avenue Mural / 8,500 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
2018 SHADOWBOX / BOXING GYM/ Boxing Ring / Drawn Mural / Flatiron / NYC
2018 Bread and Spread / Main entrance wall for BK Restaurant / DUMBO BK
2018 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
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
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
1984 The Cooper Union School of Fine Art, BFA
1978 St. Ann’s School, Brooklyn, New York
Fellowships, Grants, Residencies
2018 Recipient of the Cooper Union, August Saint-Gaudens Award
Alumni of the Year Award / Inductee /
Cooper Union Hall of Fame - - 2018
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
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.
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.
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.