EDUCATION

2021                            MFA in Studio Arts (pending), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (Expected May 2021)
2013                            BFA in Sculpture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2013                            BS in Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2016-2017                   State University of New York – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY (Post-Baccalaureate studies in PK-12 Art
                                    Education and Art Therapy and Certificate in Entrepreneurship in the Arts)
2012-2013                   State University of New York – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY (Studied Sculpture through the National                                        Student Exchange Program)

SOLO AND TWO PERSON ART EXHIBITIONS

2020                            (POSTPONED due to COVID-19) Headspace (with Alex Kulick), Apostrophe S Gallery,
                                    Syracuse, NY
2019                            Place in Time (with Devon Gelhar), Random Access Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY                                              (Curated by Katlyn Brumfield)
2019                            see you again next week, Sugar City Arts Collaborative, Buffalo, NY
2017                            sub specie aeternitatis, Dr. Margaret Eschner Bacon Gallery, SUNY – Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
2017                            Tangled Reflections, Ahira Hall Memorial Library, Brocton, NY
2015                            Up Close (with Jessie Jakumeit), Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO
2014                            Nesting Ground, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY

SELECTED GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS

2020                            (POSTPONED due to COVID-19) TBD, Hotel Henry, Buffalo, NY (Curated by
                                    Sandra Clarke)
2020                            20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara
                                    University, Niagara Falls, NY
2020                            Life’s a Journey, The Bridge Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2020                            Stay Gold, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY (Curated by Heather Gring)
2019 - 2021                 International Cast Iron Sculpture Exhibition, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum,
                                    Solsberry, IN
2019                            LGBTQ, Erie Art Gallery, Erie, PA (Juried by Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden)
2019                            Untitled, Main Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Curated by Marilyn Sozanski)
2019                            Reality Check, Dowling Art Center, Syracuse, NY
2018                            Trimania, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
2017                            Across the Visual Arts: Dean’s Entrepreneurship Awardees Exhibition, Czurles-Nelson Gallery,                                                SUNY- Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
2017                            Collectx25, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY
2016                            The Mindful Project, Small Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
2015                            Collective Remix, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Curated by Marty Nelson)
2015                            Chroma: A Buffalo Pride Exhibition, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY (Juried by
                                    Marcus West)
2015                            Trimania, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
2014                            Paper & Stitch, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN (Juried by Marty Nelson)
2013                            Corpus Illuminata III, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012                            Nor'easter Conference Exhibition, Hi-Temp Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2009                            Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show: Cryptozoology, Old State Capitol Building,
                                    Baton Rouge, LA (Juried by Liz Good)

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RESIDENCIES

2020                            (postponed due to COVID-19) Art in LA Week Scholarship, Syracuse University
2019                            Syracuse University Creative Opportunity Grant
2017                            SUNY - Buffalo State Dean’s Entrepreneurship Award in Art Education
2015                            Artist Residency, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

TEACHING AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Spring 2020                            Instructor of Record for ARI 300: Dynamics of Metal Casting, Syracuse University, Syracuse,                                                 NY
Fall 2019                                 Shop Technician (Smith Hall Wood Shop), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Summer 2019                          Cast Iron Foundry Intern, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, IN
Spring 2019                            Shop Technician (The Warehouse Print Lab), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


2018                            Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY. Assisted in a collaborative mural in the main stairwell.
2014                            Music Is Art Festival, Buffalo, NY. Teamed up with local guitar maker Jack Carey to
                                   design a custom guitar that was autographed by Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls and
                                   raffled off to raise money for music programs in Buffalo public schools.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018                            I'Jaz Eberhardt, “TRIMANIA takeover: art, music, and culture galore!” The Record.
                                    April 16, 2018.
                                       https://buffstaterecord.com/11974/culture/trimania-takeover-art-music-and-culture-galore/
2014                            Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery, “Katherine Virag – Buffalo, NY,” 365 Artists 365 Days                                     (blog), April 6, 2014. 8:16am. 
                                    https://365artists365days.com/2014/04/06/katherine-virag-buffalo-new-york/

ARTIST LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2017                            “DIY Gallery: A Deeper Look into the 365 Artists 365 Days Project” with Frank Juarez and Elyse                                              Lucas, National Art Education Association Conference, New York, NY
2015                            Artist Talk, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS), Buffalo, NY
International Sculpture Center (ISC)
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