BORN
1963 Amityville, NY

EDUCATION
1990 University of California, Davis, CA; MFA
1986 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA; BFA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Kathy Butterly, The Armory Show, New York
2015 The Weight of Color, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Enter, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2012 Lots of little love affairs, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 Pantyhose and Morandi, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2009 Big Gulp, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Kathy Butterly, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Between a Rock and a Soft Place, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2005 Freaks and Beauties, Opener 10: Kathy Butterly, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Body Language, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Fall Into Spring, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2003 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Recent Work, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2001 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York; also 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994
2000 Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1993 The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
1992 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Morph, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York
2016 No Rules No Rules, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Objecty, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Ceramix, la maison rouge/Cite de la Ceramique, Paris
2015 Ceramix, Bonnefantenmuseum, Netherlands
(self contained), Ventana Gallery, Brooklyn, curated by Nina Felshin
All back in the skull together, Maccarone, New York
In Conversation, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, BMCC/The City University of New York, NY
Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 
2013 404 E 14, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Visionary Women: Kathy Butterly and Ann King Lagos, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
My Crippled Friend, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH 
2012 Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA 
2011 Image, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY
Contemporary Clay, RH Gallery, NYC 
2010 The Jewel Thief, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY 
2009 Dirt on Delight: Impulses that Form Clay, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Pretty Is As Pretty Does, SITE Sante Fe, NM
2006 Your Beauty’s Gold is Clay, Alexandre Gallery, New York
The 181st Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York 
2005 Fired at Davis, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stamford University, CA 
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2004-05 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 
2004 Standing Room Only, 2004 Scripps 60th Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Curators’ Intuition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2003 Very Familiar: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting Decorative Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Very Familiar: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting Decorative Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Kanazawa World Craft Forum 2003, Kanazawa, Japan
Works on Paper: Variations and Themes, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY Re-Inventing Pleasure, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2001 Figstract Explosionism, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York
The 57th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA
2000 Selections from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC
Ceramic National 2000, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Samual P. Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Defining Craft I, The American Craft Museum, New York
1999 Pioneers and Terriers: Colenbrander, Ohr & USA Clay Today, Museum Het Paleis on Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands
The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
1997 Forms and Transformations of Clay, Queens Borough Public Library Gallery, Jamaica, NY
1995-96 New York, NY: Clay, Norkenfjeldeske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim; Ostfold Kunstnercenter, Fredrikstad; Rogaland Kunstnercenter, Stravanger; Hordland, Kunstnercenter, Bergen, Norway
1994-95 Robert Arneson: Changing the Face of Contemporary Ceramics, A Tribute, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
1994 Talentborse Handwerk 1994, Munich, Germany
1992 Contemporary Ceramics, Bennington College Gallery, Bennington, VT
1991 Thirty Years of TB-9: A Tribute to Robert Arneson, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 
The 47th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1990 The Fourth Concorso Nazionale della Ceramica d’Arte Savona-Fortezza Primiar, Savona, Italy
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, CA
The Luce Foundation Center for American Art, Smithsonian American
Art Museum, Washington, DC
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Museum of Contemporary Art, s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

SELECTED AWARDS
2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award
2013 Visionary Woman Award, Moore College of Art & Design
2012 Smithsonian American Art Museum Contemporary Artist Award
2011 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation: Painters & Sculptors Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
2007 Artist’s Legacy Foundation Grant
2006 Ellen P. Speyer Award, The National Academy of Art, New York
2002 Anonymous Was A Woman Grant
1999 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
1995 Empire State Crafts Alliance Grant
1993 The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Grant

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