Chances Are, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles CA
This Bright Day, Robischon Gallery, Denver CO


Kate Petley ‘Staring Into The Fire’, CU Art Museum, Boulder CO     Opening August 17, 2021
Curated by CU Art Museum Executive Director/Curator Sandra Q. Firmin

Review in Glasstire, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas TX
On Screen / Off Screen: Kate Petley, Lorraine Tady, & Liz Trosper at Barry Whistler’, Glasstire, Tom Moody, July 31

‘The Stubborn Influence of Painting’, curated by Kate Petley, opened at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art on June 10, 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 are not any paintings in the exhibition. Instead, the focus addresses the pronounced influence of painting on photography, ceramics, video, installation, textiles, and mixed media constructions.

Artist Turns Curator to Unpack The Stubborn Influence of Painting’, Southwest Contemporary, Deborah Ross, July 12

Denver Month of Photography at Robischon Gallery:

This is a recent online project I created for Vasari21, at the invitation of editor Ann Landi. I selected The Contemporary Portrait as the subject, taking an expanded view of the portrait and its endless possibilities.  Fantasy Curating – The Contemporary Portrait


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.