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20 Charms for Passion Works 20th Anniversary
A Collaborative Installation in
A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works

October 12 -  December 16, 2018

Opening Reception |  Friday, October 12, 5:15- 7:30

Kennedy Museum of Art

Ohio University, Lin Hall 

100 Ridges Circle Athens, Ohio 45701 

See the installation created during my residency at Passion Works in Athens, Ohio.


Details from Passion Works Collaborative Installation

Experience my drawn world


Hard to Define: Artists' Books from the Collection
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW
Washington DC 20005

November 20, 2017 - March 23, 2018

My artists' book Instructions is included in this exhibition from the NMWA artists' book collection.


Hard to Define: Artists' Books from the Collection  NMWA 2018

Ordinary Time, ink over pencil on paper 2017

Radial Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 

September 28 - November 2, 2017

New installations with selected works on paper , curated by Jayne Matlack Whitaker, UD Associate Professor of Art and Design, this work continues my exploration of the seen and the unseen in everyday life, juxtaposing real and imagined  images of the natural and domestic world with references to the vocabulary of Catholicism.

10/26 Reception 6- 7 PM

10/26 Artist Talk 5-6 PM


Detail from The Night is Dark, a  new animation, part of Calling  at the Weston Gallery 2/10 -4/2

Kate Kern: CALLING
Alice F & Harris K Weston Art Gallery | Aronoff Center for the Arts

February 10 - April 2

New installations with recent drawings and new animation that explores the seen and the unseen with real and imagined images of the natural world, often inspired by scientific drawings and diagrams, with references to the world of human religious belief.

2/10 Show Opening 6- 9 PM

2/15 Gallery Talk with Kate Kern

4/11 Families Create! Discover Drawing


Drawing on Second Sight
At Kennedy Heights Art Center Lindner Annex Gallery

Through July 30, 2016


Drawings, artists' books and a site specfic installation in honor of the first year of Second Sight, Kate Kern's online project.


Closing reception: Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 pm.


Detail of Second Sight Canopy installation at the Kennedy Heights Art Center Lindner Annex Gallery. 

Deep SEE installation at the Dayton Art Institute. Photo by Susan Byrnes

Deep See: A Collaborative Installation
At Dayton Art Institute

Through April 10, 2016


As Yeck Artist in Residence at the Dayton Institute of Art, Kate Kern worked with over 100 participants of all ages to produce this immersive collaborative installation. Kate and assistant artist Jess Williams worked with two core groups of Dayton Public School students and teachers, from Valerie Pre-K and Cleveland Pre-K Schools for more than 5 weeks to create the drawings and images on the walls and floor of the installation. Families, individuals, and school groups came in for one-time workshops to build elements of  "Eye Chandeliers" suspended from the ceiling.


Nature Appreciation Pie Chart
"The Undesirables"
January 19-March 23, 2016

Paul Robeson Gallery

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


The Undesirables is a group exhibition of work considering the uninvited creatures we share our homes with.

Listen to Kate Kern's interview with Jane Durrell on WVXU's Around Cincinnati


Second Sight is Here!

Join me for this Real-Time Online Project


Second Sight is a 24-month, real-time, blog-based project to revisit, reconnect, and share 30+ years of drawing, works on paper, artists’ books and installations.


Barring unpredictable future events of fire, flood, political upheaval, or other calamity, my work will outlive me.  Storing this work and records about this work takes up a significant portion of my studio just as thinking about the future of this work takes up significant personal psychic space.


The journey has begun!

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