‘The Stubborn Influence of Painting’, curated by Kate Petley, will open at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in June 2021. Including works by artists Philip V. Augustin, Peter Campus, Naomi Cohn, Steven Frost, Alexandra Hedison, Nikolai Ishchuck, Garry Noland, Gelah Penn, and Altoon Sultan, there will not be any paintings in the exhibition. Instead, the focus will address the pronounced influence of painting on photography, ceramics, video, installation, textiles, and mixed media constructions.

Kate Petley ‘Staring Into The Fire’, CU Art Museum, Boulder CO     Opening reception Fall 2021
Curated by CU Art Museum Executive Director/Curator Sandra Q. Firmin


Since Then, Robischon Gallery, Denver CO
This solo exhibition is presented in the main gallery.

The Very Thing, VonLintel Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Gallery owner/director, Tarrah VonLintel, and I created a spontaneous conversation on the evening of the opening reception, since the opening was impacted by the shutdown.
Our apologies for the low quality of the audio. Excellent questions and responses make it worthwhile…http://www.vonlintel.com/Kate-Petley.html

Luminous: Painting in the Interface, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande OR, Curator: Scott Gleeson

Ollman, Leah: Artists Spend Months, Even Years, Working on a Gallery Show. What if No One Sees It? LA Times, April 30

Maine, Stephen:  Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections, Hyperallergic, June 6, 2020


Review by Michael Paglia: Robischon Gallery Presents Serra and Four More Artists, Westword Denver, December 4

Kate Petley, Derrick Velasquez, Robischon Gallery, Denver CO   Opening reception November 21st.

I am excited to be included in the group exhibition ‘Does Not Reproduce’ for the opening of the new VonLintel Gallery location in Los Angeles, May 25th through July 20. Opening reception Saturday May 25th, 6-9PM.

2019 Interview by Liz Miller, Professor of Installation and Drawing at Minnesota State University – Mankato
Her questions inspire me to look further and ask more of myself.


Review by Michael Paglia: Five Solos at Robischon Offer an Abundance of Abstraction, Westword Denver, August 16

‘Repositioned’, Robischon Gallery, Denver DO
Solo Exhibition     May 17 – August 25
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‘All At Once’, Orth Contemporary, Tulsa OK
Solo Exhibition     April 20 – June 2
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Review by Michael Paglia: Shape Shifting with Four Shows at Robischon Gallery, Westword Denver, August 16

Joanne Mattera Art Blog: An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60

My work is included in the New American Paintings West issue.  Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, selected approximately 40 artists from over 1000 submissions.

Kate Petley-How to Flatten a Mountain Residency

How to Flatten a Mountain: Residency in Ireland
I was awarded a residency in Ireland at Cow House Studios in Wexford County. Internationally competitive, the program was facilitated by How to Flatten a Mountain and focused on emerging and mid-career photographers. It culminated with an exhibition at Rathfarnam Castle in Dublin for PhotoIreland 2017.

Merge Down: Reconsidering Flatness Within Kate Petley’s Nomadic Pictorial Spaces
Peripheral Vision Founding Editor Scott Gleeson has written an insightful essay on my work.
Read it here: http://www.peripheralvisionarts.org/journal/kate-petley-scott-gleeson

Review by Michael Paglia: At Robischon, Eight Solos Add Up to a Major Look at Contemporary Abstraction, Westword Denver, January 25

Solo Exhibition, Robischon Gallery, Denver CO, January 12 – March 4

Visiting Artist Lecture, Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Manneken Press, Bloomington IL, New Monoprints


Kate Petley - Manneken Press - 2016 Monoprints








My recent print series has been completed and 15 unique monoprints have been published by www.mannekenpress.com.
For additional information, contact Jonathan Higgins at ink@mannekenpress.com

I have been awarded a Ucross Foundation residency for Fall 2016.
Previous Ucross residents in the Visual Arts include Theaster Gates, Polly Apfelbaum, Catherine Murray, Reed Danziger, and Janet Zweig plus many more.

My work is included in ‘Colorado Women in Abstraction‘ at the Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Art, Denver CO, curated by Michael Paglia.
You can view the video here: Colorado Women In Abstraction

I have been awarded a Peripheral Vision Arts Publication Fellowship for 2016.

Kate Petley on Vasari21
I am the featured artist posted on Vasari21 ‘Under the Radar’, April 25th.
Special thanks to Ann Landi for selecting my work.

Kate Petley in Robischon Gallery

The piece titled ‘As If it Were Here’ is currently on view at Robischon Gallery in Denver, adjacent to the show ‘Declaration’.  This exhibition contains work by Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama and others.

My work was exhibited at the Art Busan International Fair Korea by Ken General of Duende Art Projects, Houston TX

My work is included in ‘Learning to See Color‘ at the Denver University Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver CO, curated by Dan Jacobs and Jeffery Keith


Kate Petley in Munich 2015
I recently completed an invitational residency as a guest artist at the prestigious Franz Mayer of Munich Glass Studio in Germany. I am honored to be among the incredible artists who have been selected to spend time at the studio.


Solo Exhibition, Lined, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, June

Kate Petley New American Paintings 2014

My work has been accepted into the highly competitive New American Paintings, Issue 114. The juror was Nora Abrams, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Over 1000 artists from 14 states submitted their artwork and I am delighted to be among the 40 featured artists.

Kate Petley in IPCNY 2014
The International Print Center in New York is exhibiting New Prints 2014/Summerand I’m honored that one of my prints has been included.
Forty-nine artists were selected out of 3000 submissions. Madeline Stratton with Christie’s Prints and Multiples Department served on the selection committee.
IPCNY is located at 508 West 26th Street in Chelsea. The exhibition runs June 1st – July 1st.

Select Fair NYC Opens May 8-11
Kate Petley in Select Fair 2104
Manneken Press is a participant in the Select Art Fair NYC opening May 8-11and will have a selection of my monoprints available.

Dallas Art Fair April 10-13

Kate Petley and Turner Carroll at Dallas Art Fair 2014

Kate Petley in Joanne Mattera art blog
Joanne Mattera’s Art Blog listed my upcoming solo exhibition at Turner Carroll Gallery in Some Spring Shows , in a post dated March 26, 2014.

Solo Exhibition, Out of Line, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, January


Kate Petley at Manneken Press
My first print series has been completed with Manneken Press and 21 signed, unique monoprints are available.
To view these vibrant prints, go to www.mannekenpress.com.
For additional information or hi-resolution images, contact Jonathan Higgins at ink@mannekenpress.com
Manneken Press is a participant in Edition Chicago at Expo Chicago, September 20th-22nd.

Kate Petley in Sketch 42 Blog
Listed in the September issue of Vanity Fair with Blogs We Love, sketch42blog.com featured my work in a post dated July 13, 2013.

Kate Petley in New American Paintings Blog
Must See Painting Shows: June

Kate Petley in Westword
Westword Denver June 2013
I am honored to be included in the listing of 100 Colorado Creatives, by Westword writer and blogger Susan Froyd.
100 Colorado Creatives: Kate Petley

Kate Petley in Robischon Gallery
Materialized , Robischon Gallery, Denver CO
Opening May 16th through June 29th


“Great depth using light on smooth with defined edges to give a feeling of suspension from what ever viewing angle you choose.

The depth is incredible. Even on an iPhone it is amazing. Try viewing this from a high resolution monitor.
You won’t be disappointed!
The light is both soft and intense reflecting onto the smooth with the defined edges. I wish I could have seen this in person.
I found myself pausing the video to be able to view this amazing piece from different perspectives. A+++++++” -effreyb69

‘Specific Environments: Landscape as Metaphor’
The Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Curator: Leanne Haase Goebel

My new site-specific installation titled ‘Glint: Time and Light’ requires a totally dark and
manipulated environment to convey the simplicity of light reflecting off the surface of water.

Kate Petley Glint Installation