Katherine Sullivan

Professor of Art and Department Chair
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Areas of Specialty

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Color theory

Katherine Sullivan was born in Hamilton, Ontario.

She received her BFA from the University of Michigan in 1997. In 2001 she received her MFA in painting and drawing from Boston University, where she studied with John Walker and was the recipient of the Richard Ryan Sr. Memorial Award in 2000 and the Graduate Teaching Award in 2000–2001. Additional programs of study include Chautauqua Institute, the New York Studio School and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

The recipient of two Andrew W. Mellon grants and a Fulbright Scholar, she has held fellowships at Cooper Union, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Wurlitzer Foundation. Katherine joined the Hope faculty as an Assistant Professor of Painting in 2003. Solo exhibitions include Past Perfect at Ithaca College’s Handwerker Gallery in Ithaca, New York, Force Drift at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and Outlier at M.F. Hussain Gallery at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.

Recently, her research on color, the body and postcolonial painting have taken her to Venice, Mexico City, South Africa, India and London.

Visit Katherine’s personal website.

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Katherine Sullivan

Phone Number616.395.7501

De Pree Art Center Room 146 275 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423-3654