​Cathy McClure

EDUCATION

1997                MFA University of Washington, Seattle WA
1995                BFA Texas Tech University, Cum Laude, Lubbock, TX

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    Precious, Louis Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX
2017    Oddities, Coca Center for the Arts, Seattle, WA
2015    The Art of Play, Sidney Museum, Port Orchard, WA
2014    Revisionism, Method Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013    MICKEY HARDWIRED, Moss Bureau, New York, NY
2012    Midway, Moss Bureau, New York, NY
            Midway, Edelman Arts, New York, NY
2011    Midway, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2010    Curiosities, Traffic Art Space, New York, NY
2009    Menagerie, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Remains, Moss Gallery, New York, NY
2007    Menagerie, Neuhoff/Edelman Gallery, New York, NY
2005    A Raucous Look at the Persistence of Vision, MUSA, Seattle, WA
2003    Meet George Jetson, Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival, Seattle, WA
2001    Here I Am, Entertain Me! Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA
            First Light, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1999    Team works, New Kinetic Sculpture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
            Le Quai Fete, Quai de la Gare, Paris, FR
1998    Carnival of Life, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017    2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational, Sabbath, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017    Kinetic Art Explosion, Open Space, Vashon, WA
2016    The Future is Now, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
2016    Electrique, The Hollows, Williamsburg, NY
2016    Giant Steps Exhibition, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
2015    The Forest and the Midway, 1925, Seattle,WA
2014    Edith Macefield Festival, New York Fashion Institute, Seattle WA
2014    Pulse NY, Freight + Volume, New York, NY.
2013    Art Southampton, Edelman Arts, Hamptons, NY
2012    MOSS:  Dialogues Between Art & Design, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY 
2012    St. Sebastian, Art Miami-Edelman Arts, Miami, FL
2011    St. Sebastian, Edelman Arts, New York, NY
Arthur, Moss, New York, NY
Under a Full Moon, Moss, New York, NY
2010    Art Miami, Edelman Arts, Miami, FL
Holiday 2010, Moss, New York, NY
2009    Poncho Invitational, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
2009    Art Miami, Moss, Miami, FL
2008    The Toy Show, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT
2006    Wired Forest, Kirkland Arts Space, Kirkland, WA
2005    People Doing Strange Things With Electricity ll - Dorkbot, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA 
            Obsessions, Thread For Art, Seattle, WA
            Outside In, Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival, Seattle, WA
2004    Labor Lines, Thread for Art, Seattle, WA
            Hindsight:  Frozen Moments, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA
2003    Speak and Spell, Pound Gallery, Seattle, WA
            The Last Judgment Project, Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival, Seattle, WA
Fashion is Art, Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival, Seattle, WA
            Coupling, CMA Gallery, Seattle, WA
Dorkbot, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
            Speak and Spell, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002    Outside the Box, Downtown YMCA, curator, Seattle, WA
            First War of the New Millennium, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
            LAVA 2002:  Seattle Contemporary Art, Noodleworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001    Pop Mechanics, Milton Hershey Museum, Hershey, PA
            Fuseball, Consolidated Works, Seattle WA
            Independent Exposure, Vital 5 Productions, Seattle, WA
            Pop Mechanics, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
            Public Dedication Day Performance, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
            Domesticity, Donut Shop 3, Portland, OR
2000    Pigs on Parade, sponsors: Niketown, Washington Mutual, Seattle, WA
            Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
            Art and Technology-Media for the New Century, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
            Donut Shop Two, Donut Shop, Portland, OR
            Art & Technology: A Marriage for a New Millennium, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
1998    Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
            Betty Bowen Award Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
            Home Alive Benefit, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, WA
1997    Betty Bowen Award Presentation, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
            MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996    Scissor Kick, CMA Gallery, Seattle, WA
            The Box, Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle, WA
            Works in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
            Spiral, Highland Park Gallery, Dallas, TX
1995    Works on Paper + Small 3-D, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
            FOVA Eighth Annual Student Competition, FOVA Gallery, Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX
1994    North American Juried Student Exhibition, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
            New Statements in Sterling.  National Student Sterling Design Competition
            Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, ID
            Sea First Bank, Spokane, WA
            Lever House, New York, NY
            The NY Merchandise Mart, New York, NY
Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA

 PUBLICATIONS
Roth, Cambria.  Is There Still Room for Artists In Seattle, Crosscut, January 13, 2016.
Smith, Bob.  Child's Play:  A New Metallic Look for Kid Toys at Sidney Gallery, June 4, 2015.
Frohne, Lauren.  'Robotic Art Reveals Beauty Beneath Toys', Seattle Times, December 5, 2014.
Smith, LaVendrick.  'How Seattle Artist Cathy McClure Makes Metal Art', Seattle Times, December 5, 2014.
Hutson, Lara.  Studio Visit:  Cathy McClure, Nashville Scene, March 23, 2013.
Boury, Katherine.  A Cup of Goodwill, Seattle Goodwill blog, August 20, 2013.
Vargas, Tony.  Hamptons Main Street, July 27, 2013.
Zara, Janelle.  Design Sage Murray Moss on the Unconventional Wisdom Fueling His Phillips Auction, October 21, 2012.
Zara, Janelle.  "When You Interupt Us, You Have to Deal With Us":  Murray Moss Invites You to Intrude at His Midtown Lab, Art Info, May 22, 2012.
Wilson, Elizabeth. 'St. Sebastian 1530-2011' at Edelman Arts, Art News, April, 2012.
Clemans, Gayle.  Michael Cooper's retrospective, Cathy McClure's 'Midway' at BAM, The Seattle Times, July 28, 2011
Miller, Brian.  Cathy McClure, Seattle Weekly, 2011
Metcalf, Bruce.  Remains:Cathy McClure, Metalsmith Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 3, Page 55.  2010
Vilades, Pilar.  Now Showing / Stuffed Animals, Cuddly No More, New York Times, November 18, 2009
Payne, Patti , Puget Sound Buisiness Journal, Page 21, October 9-15, 2009.
Sanchez, Marisa.  Betty Bowen Award Thirty Years, catalog, Pages 48-49, 2009
Kobasa, Stephen Vincent.  Playing For Real – Reconsidering childhood things, Hartford Advocate, February 28, 2008
Baker, R.C.  Best In Show – Cathy McClure Menagerie, Village Voice, November 20, 2007
Haden-Guest, Anthony.  Fairs please: the affordable art bus is always on time, Financial Times, January 6/7, 2007
Haden-Guest, Anthony.  Cathy McClure – Menagerie, solo show catalog, 2007
Hackett, Regina.  In the Galleries, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 2, 2006
Samantha Scherer, First War of the New Millennium, SOIL, catalog,  2005
Seekings, Kate.  People Doing Strange Things With Electricity II, DORKBOT, art using tech/tech making art.  Pages 62-63, catalog, 2005
Wagonfeld, Judy.  Hindsight and foresight at play when Frozen Moments evolve.  Seattle PI, May 21,2004
Graves, Jen.  “The Arts:  fashion Is...electric, individual-and certainly, Fashion Is Art.” Tacoma News Tribune, August 31, 2003
Visual Art Picks Frozen Moments.  Seattle Weekly, June 9, 2004
Fahey, Anna.  Fashion Is Art, Thread for Art, Page 26, exhibition catalog, 2003
Parvez, D.  Fashion statements, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 29, 2003
Syme, Chad.  Get Me Off This Crazy Thing, solo show catalog, 2003
Catalani, Stefano.  The Last Judgment Project, Seattle, Pages 32-33, catalog, 2003
Farr, Sheila.  Exhibits show a fashion sense you’ll want to devour, The Seattle Times, 2003
Dorkbot.  The Beat, NPR , November, 2003
Curtis, Molly Norris.  Bumbershoot Visual Arts Preview, Art Access, July/August, 2003
Fahey, Anna.  The impulse for First War of the New Millennium, Art Papers, September, 2002
Farr, Sheila.  In words that chill, in a haunted stare-the impact of Sept. 11, Seattle Times, May 10, 2002
Fahey, Anna.  LAVA 2002, Thread for Art, exhibition catalog, Pages 82-85, 2002
Hall, Emily.  Pay Attention, Please. Artists Before the Eruption, The Stranger, May 30, 2002
Christopher, Brian M.  Fighting Gravity, Sci-Fi art exhibit pushes envelope, Intelligencer Journal, January 19, 2001
Lewis, Zachary.  Art Museum’s Side Show Geared to Mechanical, Patriot News, January 21, 2001
Kelly, Sara.  Perfect collaboration, Tacoma Reporter, March 22, 2001 American Craft, April/May. 2001
Hall, Emily.  Tinkerer’s Toy-Cathy McClure’s Nagging Animation Obsession, The Stranger, August 10th,  2000
Row, D.K.  The rough edges of high art.  The Oregonian, September, 2000
Kangas, Matthew.  Installations outshine paintings in museum’s last show, Seattle Times, August 11, 2000
Hackett, Regina.  Art in Progress:  BAM’s Pacific Northwest Annual, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 11, 2000
Fredrickson, Eric.  Look at Me!  Young and New in Bellevue, The Stranger, August 12,  2000
Maclay, Catherine.  The Illusions of Zoetrope, Silicon Valley News, June 13, 1999
Bonetti, David.  Art as team effort, Solo works grab attention at Yerba Center, San Francisco Examiner, July 6, 1999
Kumi Yamashita, Cathy McClure, Bay Guardian, June 8, 1999
Im, Soyon.  The Hit List.  The Seattle Weekly, March 19, 1998
Spencer, Kelly.  Bellevue Arts Commission Indoor Exhibition Catalog, Page 10, July 17, 1998
Halper, Vicki.  Betty Bowen Award Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Page 26, catalog, 1998
McClure wins Bowen award, Artweek, January, 1998
Artweek.  Art News, January, 1998
Updike, Robin.  McClure’s magic circus, Intricate Installation by Young Artist Well Worth a Look, Seattle Times, March 12, 1998
Fredrickson, Eric.   Zoetroparific! March 13, The Stranger, 1998
Johnson, Lara.  Cathy McClure’s Carnival of Life, The University Daily, February 23, 1998
Hackett, Regina.  Craft Values Dominate in Pioneer Square shows, Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 13, 1998
Updike, Robin.  A shadow reality in a trick of the light.  Artist Cathy McClure’s creations spin chaotic illusions, The Seattle Times, Nov 30,1997
Nakane, Kazuko.  Where Do They Go After School? Artweek, August, 1997

 COLLECTIONS
CCS Bard Permanent Collection, Annondale-on-Hudson, NY
Josh Rechnitz, New York, NY.
The Pace Collection, Dallas, TX
Barbara and Donald Tober, New York, NY
Guy and Nora Barron, West Bloomfield, MI
Asher and Michelle Edelman, New York, NY
Carol Marlow and Jim Young, Seattle, WA
White House, Blue Room, permanent collection, Washington, DC

HONORS
2017                Consulting Artist, Washington State Convention Center Addition, Seattle, WA
2015-2018       Public Artist Roster – Washington State Arts Commission
2014                Artist Trust Fellowship, Seattle, WA
2012-2015       Public Artist Roster – Washington State Arts Commission
2009                Merit Award, Poncho, 2009 Invitational, Seattle, WA
2000                Best in Show, Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
2000                People’s Choice Award, Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
1999                Quai de La Gare, Residency recipient, Paris, France
1997                Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Grand prize, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1996                Marsh Scholarship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1995                Gonzales Scholarship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1995                Gonzales Scholarship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1995                Teaching Assistantship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
1995                HYPrice Merit Scholarship, TexasTech University, Lubbock, TX

1995                Arts Alliance Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX