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Kate McQuillen

White Sands, 2016
Tissue paper, wire, monofilament


Kate McQuillen is a Chicago-based artist working in printmaking and installation. She has exhibited at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Terrain Biennial, O’Born Contemporary, and The Comfort Station, Chicago. She has been the recipient of grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, among others, for her large-scale installations. Writings about her work have been included in such news outlets as Printeresting, The Chicago Reader, New City, the Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago and Hyperallergic, and in publications by the Poetry Foundation, Columbia College Chicago and Rutgers University.

In recent years, she attended residencies in the U.S. and abroad: Ox-Bow (Michigan), Open Studio (Toronto), Frans Masereel Center (Belgium), the Center for Book & Paper Arts (Chicago), the Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL),  and Elsewhere Artist Collaborative (Greensboro, N.C.). She received her M.F.A. in Visual Arts in 2009 from York University, and her B.F.A. in Fine Arts 2D from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2002. She is currently part-time faculty in the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago.


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