Self portrait in clay (2012)

Collections

Yuko Nii Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Awards

2013   Wide Open 4, People’s Choice Award Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions

Juried Shows

2013  

Art in Clay, BWAC

Wide Open 4, BWAC

Group Shows

2013  

Unhinged, BWAC Fall Art Show

’Scapes, BWAC Summer Art Show

On the Waterfront, BWAC Spring Art Show

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY

2011  

Tales of Breukelen, BWAC Fall Art Show

Black and White, BWAC, Summer Art Show

Convergence, BWAC, Spring Art Show

2010  

Lineage, BWAC, Fall Art Show

Red Hooked, BWAC, Summer Art Show

I am a Brooklyn-based artist and a New York State and New York City certified art teacher. I have fifteen years of experience teaching art in a public elementary school in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. My role has enabled me to work closely with cultural institutions in dance, theater, and music, and it has allowed me to integrate my curriculum with the design and creation of scenery and costumes with my students for performances. I was named "Teacher of the Year" by National Dance Institute in Manhattan. I am responsible for the development and display of children’s artwork for other large, literacy-based school events. I have also worked with my students in creating artwork for a charity organization.

As a result of my development of an Art Club for gifted young artists, their design for a mural is presently seen in the local community. I have organized an annual school-wide art exhibit of my five hundred-plus students’ work for the past eleven years for the entire school community to experience. Part of my learning experiences include teaching art to children in a homeless shelter and at a Saturday art program given by the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

I have been showing work at BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition) for the last four years and I am a commissioned artist whose work is displayed in private collections. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Long Island University, I hold a certificate in art education from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and have a Master of Science degree in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

For more information about my work and upcoming exhibitions, please email: kathlyn.wilson@theartistryproject.com.