Katherine Mitchell at MOCA GA

2010/2011 Working Artist Project Winner, Katherine Mitchell “Places of Memory and Dreams”

Katherine Mitchell is an Atlanta-based artist, who received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and a MFA from the Georgia State University. Mitchell has extensively exhibited in Atlanta, across the United States, and abroad. She has had more than 20 solo exhibitions.

In 2005, she had a major solo exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and in 2006 she had her first museum solo exhibition at Factory/Kunsthalle/Krems in Austria.

In 2007, Atlanta City Gallery East, held a retrospective exhibition that spanned 32 years of Mitchell’s career. Her work has been collected by numerous museums, including the High Museum, MOCA GA, Carlos Museum, the Speed Museum in Louisville, KY, and the Arkansas Art Center.

She has exhibited widely, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and the American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters in New York. Mitchell is retired Senior Lecturer in Drawing & Painting at Emory University, where she taught for more than 20 years.

Mitchell was featured as one of twenty-seven artists in the recent Georgia Council for the Arts publication: “Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia Museums” and the MOCA GA exhibition it inspired, Twenty Georgia Masters.

About the Working Artist Project
The 2010/2011 MOCA GA Working Artists Project (WAP) is an awards program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum’s mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work, and thrive.

As with past years, jurors select three visual artists to receive the Award. Representing our city’s best and brightest, these artists are supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio assistant, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. We are grateful to the Charles Loridans Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts for funding the 2010/2011 Working Artist Project.

Admission to the opening reception is free for members and US Military w/ID, $5 for non-members, $1 for students.

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 16, 6:30pm Reception, 7pm Talk

Through March 31.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street, Suite A-2
Atlanta, GA 30309

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