Solo & two-person exhibitions

2015 Katherine Sehr: Small Obsessions, Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2013 Katherine Sehr: The Linear Truth, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2010 Meticulous Meditations, Olean Public Library Art Gallery, Olean, NY

2009 Katherine Sehr and Toshi Miki, Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2008 Katherine Sehr: Paper Thin Walls, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2007 Katie Sehr and Heather Gabriel, Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery, Beacon, NY

 

Select group exhibitions

2017

Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Transform, SUNY Buffalo State Art Education Student and Alumni Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Upton Hall, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

Process, Project 308 Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY

2016

8th Annual Member’s Exhibit, Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Hallwall’s 2016 Members Show, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

2015

7th Annual Members’ Exhibit, Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Emerging/Converging V, Damon Morey in association with Indigo Art, Buffalo, NY

7th Annual Artspace Buffalo Residents’ Art Exhibition, Buffalo, NY

Members’ Exhibition, CEPA Gallery/Big Orbit, Buffalo, NY. Juror: Cathleen Chaffee, Albright-Knox curator

2014

6 Ways: 6 women, 6 mediums, Stangler Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Orchard Park, NY

Wellspring, Indigo Art, Buffalo, NY

Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Arts and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Displacement: Barge Prototype, Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Members Show, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

4th Annual Emerging Converging Art Exhibition, Damon Morey in association with Indigo Art, Buffalo, NY

Horsepower: 6th Annual Artspace Buffalo Residents’ Art Exhibition, Buffalo, NY

2013

NJC: Works on Paper 2013, The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

2012

Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Artists Among Us II, Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2011

Black & White and Big Cool, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Overabundance of Detail, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Curators: Tullis Johnson, curator, Scott Propeack, associate director/chief curator, Ted Pietrzak, former director

2009

Abstract Alternatives, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Settled; Second Annual Residents Exhibition, Artspace Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Anonymous Drawing/archive selection 2009, fruehsorge, Berlin, Germany

2008

Area Artist Show, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Collector’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY. (Curator’s Choice)

Inaugural Artspace Resident Exhibition, Artspace Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

On Paper 1 at The Bushnell, Paper New England, Hartford, CT

2007

Artists Among Us, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Apparition, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

Beyond/In Western New York 2007, The Carnegie Arts Center, Tonawanda, NY

The Art of Sacrifice, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

Soft, Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, OR

Made in New York 2007, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY (Second place) Jurors: Michael A. Sickler, Syracuse University professor of art and art history and Buzz Spector, former professor and past Cornell University art department chair

Selection, Bluetenweiss, Hamburg, Germany

39th Niagara Frontier Art Exhibition, The Kenan Center, Lockport, NY. Juror: Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery associate curator

Area Artists Show, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, NY. (Curator’s Choice)

Transience: The Parodox of Being, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc., Athens, GA. Curators: Katy Logue Thompson/Christopher McKay

Art Movements Past & Present, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA. Curator: Holly McCullough, Telfair Museum of Art curator of fine art and exhibitions

2006

Repetitive Gestures, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO. (Merit Award) Juror: Jane Moffit

Far from Home, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Dana Gentile

It’s Not You, It’s Me, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, Curator: John Massier, Hallwalls visual arts curator

Members Exhibition, The Carnegie Arts Center, North Tonawanda, NY. (First Place) Juror: Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery associate curator

Terror, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Size Matters, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Curator: Lari R. Gibbons, Pan American Art Gallery

2005

New Directions 05, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. (Second Place) Juror: Steven Evans, Dia:Beacon, former managing director

2004

Emerging Illinois Artists, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington IL. Curator: Alison Hatcher

 

Fairs

2011-2013 echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY

2008 Art Miami, represented by Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2007 & 2008 The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Buffalo, NY

 

Press

“Persistent Pursuit: Katherine Sehr,“ The Public, Pat Pendleton (February 2015)

“A Feast for the Senses at Burchfield Penney,” The Buffalo News, Colin Dabkowski (February 2011)

“Meet Katie Sehr,” Artvoice, J. Tim Raymond (January 2011)

“Art on View: Drawings get their due and more,” Buffalo Spree Elizabeth Licata (October 2008)

“Yes, Sehr,” The Buffalo News, Colin Dabkowski (June 13, 2008)

“Into the Biennial,” Artvoice, Becky Moda (December 11, 2007)

“North Stars,” The Buffalo News, Colin Dabkowski (2007)

“Close to Home,” The Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, (August 25, 2006)

 

Artist Talks

2017 SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

2015 Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo NY

2013 Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo NY

2008 The Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY

2007 Havergal College, Toronto, Canada

2002 Havergal College, Toronto, Canada

2002 Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, March Slide Forum, Visual Arts Committee, Buffalo NY

 

Past Representation

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, NM

 

Permanent Public Collections

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY

The Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY

Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, housed in the John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Corporate and Non Profit Collections

First Niagara

Hodgson Russ LLP

Barclay Damon LLP

 

 

Benefit Auctions

2015 Western New York Book Arts Center, Liquor and Letterpress, Buffalo NY

2015 Neglia Ballet and TargetCancer Foundation, Dancing to Live, Buffalo, NY

2011-2014 Western New York Book Arts Center New Year’s Eve Gala and Auction, Buffalo, NY

2012-2014 Burchfield Penney Art Center Auction & Gala and Auction, Buffalo, NY

2012 & 2014 Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Mid-Winter Drawing Rally & Silent Auction, Buffalo, NY

2011 Buffalo on the Bowery, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Elmwood Franklin School, Buffalo, NY

2006, Red Cross Buffalo Chapter, Buffalo NY

 

Awards and recognition

2017 Living Legacy Artist Grant, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2008 “Most Interesting Artist Under 30,” Best of WNY, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Buffalo, NY

2008 Colby Artist, The Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY

2007 The Sheila Whalen Memorial Award for Best Drawing, The Kenan Center, Lockport, NY

2000 Philip and Virginia Cuthbert Award for Painting, UB Department of Art, Buffalo, NY

  

Education

Present – First year student in Art Education at SUNY Buffalo State College. Graduation expected May 2018.

2005 MFA, Print Media, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000 BFA, Painting, The New York State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Magna Cum Laude

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