Kathie Milligan
Tel: (203)322-5511
E-mail: Swyzzer@aol.com
Website: www.kathiemilligan.com

 

 

Education

1973                            BS – Studio Art, Skidmore College
1974 – 2004                School of Visual Arts, N.Y.

Camden Arts Center, London, England

Marylebone Institute, London, England

Workingman’s College, London, England

Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT.

Art New England, Bennington, VT.

1993 – 2005                Private Seminar with Yale Professor Robert Reed
2007                            MFA – Painting, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting                                          and Sculpture
2008 – 2015                 Art New England, Bennington, VT.

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Mayor’s Gallery, Stamford, CT
Greenwich Art Society Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Gallery 23, Darien, CT
Miwa-Alex Studio Gallery, New York, NY
Garden Café, Greenwich, CT

Action Arts Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT.

New York Studio School, New York, N.Y.

Greenwich High School Media Center, Greenwich, CT

E.C. Potter Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT.

Garden Café, Greenwich, CT.

 

 

Selected Juried and Group Exhibitions

2015  “For the Birds” Carriage Barn Arts Center

2011 – 2016  Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2009 –  2011 Greenwich Historical Society

2009 – Artworks Darien, Darien, CT

2008, 2011, 2014  Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT

2007 – New York Studio School “MFA Thesis Exhibition”

2007, 2008  Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT.

2005, 2006   New York Studio School.

2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015   Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

2004   Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

2004, 2007 – 2016  “Greenwich Art Society Faculty Show”, Greenwich, CT.

2003  “Faber Biren National Color Award Exhibition”, Stamford, CT.

2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012   Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

2003, 2008,  2012  Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2003, 2004   “Spirituality in the Arts”, Greenwich, CT.

2002  “Interior/Exterior”, Garden Education Center, Greenwich, CT.

2000 – 2004  “The Art of the Birdhouse”, Westport, CT.

1999 – 2017  “Art to the Avenue” Greenwich, CT.

1998, 2000  “New Art Annual”, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT.

1994  Bush-Holly House, Greenwich, CT.

1994  Greenwich Arts Center Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

1993  “Connecticut Art Competition”, Stamford, CT.

1991  “The Nature Center Art Benefit”, Westport, CT.

1990, 1993, 1994  Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

1989  Camden Arts Center, London, England

 

 

Selected Awards

2016 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, Third Prize Oil Painting

2015 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, First Prize Drawing

2015 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, Third Prize Oil Painting

2008 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, First Prize Oil Painting

2007 – Letty Militana Award, Greenwich Art Society

2006 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, Second Prize Oil Painting

2005 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, Second Prize Drawing

2003 – Stone Studio Award, Greenwich Art Society

2000 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, First Prize Oil Painting

1999 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, Second Prize Oil Painting

1993 – Edgar A. Whitney Award for Watercolor, Greenwich Art Society

1992, 1993 – “Pink Tent Festival”, Stamford, CT., Second Prize Watercolor

1992 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, Second Prize, Watercolor

1991 – Mr. John I. Howell Award, Greenwich Art Society

1990 – Art Society of Old Greenwich, First Prize Watercolor

1990 – Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. Award, Greenwich Art Society

 

 

Artist Grants and Residencies

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency Grant

Nov. 23 – Dec. 19, 2008

American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist

June 29 – July 13, 2009

 

 

Teaching Experience

2011 – 2017                                         Bartlett Arboretum – Drawing, Watercolor Painting

2013 – 2017                                        Greenwich Art Society – Transcription Class

                                                                                      Understanding the Masters

2010 – 2017                                         Greenwich Art Society – Teen Drawing

2012 – 2017                                        Greenwich Art Society – Drawing Into Painting

2012                                                    Bruce Museum – Children’s Art Class

2008 – 2012                                        Greenwich Art Society- Intermediate Drawing

2007 – 2017                                        Greenwich Art Society – Young Artists in the

Studio

2007 – 2017                                        Stamford Continuing Education – Oil and Acrylic

Painting

2007 – 2012                                        Lapham Community Center, New Canaan- Drawing

2008 – 2009                                        Action Art Gallery- Beginning Drawing

2007 – 2009                                        Darien Continuing Education- Beginning Drawing

and Beyond

2007 – 2008                                        Greenwich Art Society- Drawing Fundamentals

2008 – 2012                                         Private Tuition- Drawing, Oil Painting

Spring  2007                                       Bush-Holley House- Oil Painting Workshop

Summer  2004- 2006                          Greenwich Art Society- Outdoor Sketch

2003 – 2004                                         Greenwich Art Society- Monoprint

 

 

Artist Statement

My artwork involves the many facets of landscape and how it relates to my life, interests and surroundings. I’ve painted in all seasons, recording patterns of land and water at my feet and rhythms of branches rising majestically above my head. I cross the line between representation and abstraction, employing the interaction of shapes and the use of color, light and rhythm to convey my feelings about the forces of nature and how they relate to me. I find excitement in the power of rebirth; of nature’s magical ability to create new life and renewed hope. We, the gardeners, are a conduit of this rebirth and I paint myself and other tillers to celebrate this magnificent orchestration.

I received my MFA in painting in spring, 2007 from the New York Studio School in Manhattan and my undergraduate degree in studio art is from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. I’ve lived in both the United States and London., England and have shown work internationally. I am a multi-media artist concentrating on drawing and painting. Presently my time is divided between teaching and landscape painting.