Kathleen Vance

United States

Installation, Environmental Art


Kathleen Vance
Kathleen Vance
United States
December 30, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Kathleen Vance is an American environmental artist known for her Traveling Landscape, series of miniaturized living landscapes in travel-worn suitcases. Presented in partially opened cases, her works depict imagined scenes of nature often with running streams, rivers and smalls waterfalls. Traveling Landscape explores the relationship between man and nature, as well as between wilderness, manufactured nature and urban environment.

Green Case (detail)

Kathleen Vance - Green Case
Kathleen Vance – Traveling Landscape – Green Case (detail)

The artist employs both live and artificial materials within her sculptural constructions, depending on the reference and the concept that she is working on within a specific project. All of her woodsy drawings, sculptures and installations question our relationship to ideas of the natural, from issues of ownership to the ‘authenticity’ of landscapes.

Kathleen Vance’s large-scale sculptures like Boundsticks, Out of the Woods, are formed from a combination of industrial and organic materials. These contrasting materials are weaven together to form a kind of symbiotic coherence. Her works climb, twist and grow redefined within the context of a new structure.

Artwork by Vance

Kathleen Vance - installation at Art 101
Kathleen Vance – Out of the Woods, installation at Art 101

Kathleen Vance obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in 1999 and a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in sculpture in 2006. Her work has been exhibited in more than fifty shows in galleries throughout New York and beyond, including Rockelmann& gallery, Berlin; Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY; Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT; Galerie Open, Berlin; Headbones gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Open Source Gallery, NY; Art 101, NY; to name a few.

Vance is the recipient of a number of awards, among them grants from The Puffin Foundation and The Brooklyn Arts Council. She is a member of the Sculptors guild and a director of The Front Room Gallery.

The artist is represented by Berlin-located by Rockelmann& gallery.

Solo Show at Art 101

Kathleen Vance - solo exhibition
Kathleen Vance – Traveling Landscapes, installation view at Art 101

Kathleen Vance lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Images courtesy © Kathleen Vance

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Flirting with DisasterRoyal Society of American Art, 400 South 2nd St, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015Paperazzi IVJanet Kurnatowski gallery, 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Reconnecting with NatureFlinn Gallery, 101 West Putnam, Greenwich, CTGroup
2014My Sister’s Doll, Artists Respond to a Christmas Saga, Figureworks168 N 6th St., Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Art for TreesThe High Line, New York, NYGroup
2014Art for TreesVanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NYGroup
2014Another Green WorldNYU Gallatin Gallery, 1 Washington Place, New York, NYGroup
2014Summer LoveFront Room Gallery 147 Roebling Street, Brooklyn NYGroup
2014Whitney Houston Biennial20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Paperazzi IIIJanet Kurnatowski galley, 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2013Abandon IsolationRockelmann &, Schonleinstrase 5, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Infinite GardensDelicious Spectacle, 1866 Quincy Street, Washington DCGroup
2013Tracing LandscapesNuartlink, 19 Post Road East, Westport, CTGroup
2013Traveling LandscapesRahway Arts Center, 1519 Irving Street, Rahway, NJGroup
2013Sublime Landscape, Collective CraftFireman’s Memorial Garden, 8th Street, New York, NYGroup
2013Group Therapy: Aesthetics and Politics111 Front Street, NYGroup
2013Flow Follow FlowRupert Ravens Nexxt. 468 Totowa Avenue, Paterson, NJGroup
2013Looking BackArt 101, 101 Grand Street, NYGroup
2013Paperazzi 2Janet Kurnatowski galley, 205 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2012From the WoodsOpen Source Gallery, 306 17th Street, NYSolo
2012IntroductionRockelmann &, Schonleinstrase 5, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Outgrowth of NatureArt 101, 101 Grand Street, NYSolo
2011Creating Realitiesgalerie OPEN, Legiendamm 18-20, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Art From Berlinart Karlsruhe, 76287 Rheinstetten, GermanyGroup
2011AssociatedOpen Source Gallery, 257 17th Street, NYGroup
2011Fuseworks Goes to CollegeCentral Connecticut State University, new Britain, CTGroup
2010Out of the Woodsgalerie OPEN, Legiendamm 18-20, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010Good NaturedRSProjects, Fichtesrasse 3, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010What Art Can DoArt 101, 101 Grand Street, NY Group
2010Landmarks West BerlinKastanienallee 20, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Traveling LandscapesGalerie OPEN, Legiendamm 18-20, Berlin, GermanySolo
2009Urban NatureEast West Project, Memhardstr 1, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Paper in the WindGallery Thomas Jaeckel, 532 25th Street, NY, NYGroup
2009Unnatural Acts and Other Illicit Thoughts About NatureBroadway gallery, 473 Broadway, NY, NYGroup
2008Panorama Project 3Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011Group
2008Forming Lines: Translations Between Drawing and SculptureLike the Spice Gallery 224 Roebling St, NYGroup
2008In-Site (Public Sculpture Installation)Governor’s Island, NYGroup
2008TrellisRupert Ravens Contemporary, 85 Market Street, Newark, NJGroup
2008RevivifiedHeadbones gallery, 260 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, OntarioGroup
2008Paper in the WindArticle Projects, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2007The Worst Is / Not to Die in SummerNassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 15 Wilhelmstrase, Wiesbaden, GermanyGroup
2007En Plein Air- ReloadedBlack and White gallery, 483 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2007BroadthinkingSilent Space Gallery, 596 Broadway, Kingston, NYGroup
2007Highly RecommendedHeadbones gallery, 260 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, OntarioGroup
2007Drawn and QuarteredLike the Spice gallery, 224 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2006Matter of TimeBetty Cuningham gallery, 541 West 25th Street, New York, NYGroup
2006Archival to Contemporary-Six Decades of the Sculptors Guild (Public Sculpture Installation)Hillwood Art Museum, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NYGroup
2006Little Women, DamStuhltrager gallery, 38 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2006Newark Between UsThe National Newark Building, 744 Broad Street, Newark, NJGroup
2005Facing NewarkNewark Arts Council, 1 Washington Park, Newark, NJGroup
2005Unfamiliar DestinationsWilliamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2004ElementFront Room gallery, 147 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2004Singular ObsessionsWilliamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NYGroup