e x h i b i t i o n s . c o l l a b o r a t i v e p r o j e c t s . h o n o r s 1977- 2011
S e l e c t e d E x h i b i t i o n s
2011 'Women's Room' . Invitational Group exhibition
'Thresholds: Beyond Nod' . Black Water Grotto . Phoenix . Arizona .
Curated by Robrt Pela, at the Bragg's Pie Factory . Phoenix . Arizona .
2010 'Leaving My Father's House' . (description below) . Geyserville .California . United States
Old Geyserville Post Office . Juried . September 2010
4 part Multimedia installation (1) sculptural story panels (2) short-form video'Three Dresses'
(3) 'End of the fairy Tale' installation (4) black water grotto 'The Waiting'
Inspired by Jungian analyst Marion Woodman's work on the integration of the feminine.
2009 'Sleep Walking into Cocoon ' . one woman exhibition
Untitled Gallery . Sausalito . California .
Curated by Kristina Della Valle
Preview of sculptural work for the March 2010 Icehouse exhibition .
2009 'Lunar Pool' . Rose Johnson Memorial . black water grotto/ reflective pool .
Invitational . The IceHouse . Phoenix . Arizona
1996 'Gold Cocoon Room' . The IceHouse . Phoenix . Arizona
Cocooned body-cast of the artist installed in a gold-leafed room.
1996 'Daughters and Sisters' and the 'Blind Muse' were last
seen in 1996, used by Survival Research Laboratories in the event
"A Million Inconsiderate Experiments", in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Large steel arrows were imbedded into the cast creating warheads --
that were catapulted into the desert night.
1995 'Rite of Passage' . at The Icehouse . Phoenix . Arizona . United States .
Video documentation of Katherine's 16 hour 'community elder' rite of passage .
1995 'South Mountain Respite' . South Phoenix . Arizona . United States
One woman Invitational . 4 wrapped casts installed into the South Mountain Orchard
Funded by the Graduating class School of Architecture, Arizona State University.
1993 All Woman at the IceHouse . 'Daughters and Sisters' . Phoenix . United States
Opening of the IceChambers . First 'black water grotto' installation
supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada
1990 Canadian Contemporary Ceramics . Kunst Klubben Gallery . Oslo . Norway
Juried exhibition, Child Abandon ceramic press-molded work of a cast of a 4 year old
child selected for the exhibition .
1990 'Don’t remain silent' . Juried Show . 'A' Space . Toronto . Canada
1990 Woman’s Common Show . 'Daughters and Sisters' . Toronto . Canada
1990 'Cake Plate' invitational show at the Koffler gallery . Toronto . Canada
'Rumi Cake Plate' "cake is more in love with you than you with it..."
1889 One Woman Exhibition . Franklin Silverstone Gallery at Olga Korper's . Toronto . Canada
'Daughters and Sisters' first public viewing . plus 8 other body-cast works.
1986 'Furniture - Six Perspectives' . Invitational show
Leo Kamen Gallery . Toronto . Canada
'Interior Waterfall ' - born of a need for a place of calm and privacy.
1986 'The Ring Series" . 'Dragon soul boat' first glass work
One woman invitational show . Toronto . Canada
1986 'See Spot Run'
Invitational competition . Toronto . Canada
1986 'Soup, Soup Beautiful Soup' . Campbell’s Museum Invitational Show
Mock Turtle Soup Tureen received purchase award for the Koffler Center . Toronto
1885 Two Woman Show with Susan Edgerly . Koffler Center for the Arts . Toronto . Canada
8 foot by 8 foot Alice in Wonderland Chess Board
1985 “Furniture Show” . Invitational Show . Tate Gallery . Toronto Canada
1983 'Erotica and Valentines'. Juried Show . Yorkville Gallery . Toronto . Canada
1983 'Miniatures at Large' . Invitational Show . Tate Gallery . Toronto Canada
1982 '4 Sculptors in Raku' . Koffler Gallery . Toronto
First in a series of Alice in Wonderland related works
S e l e c t e d C o l l a b o r a t i v e P r o j e c t s
1991-2012 Workshops given as far afield as the School of Architecture
in Chandigarh, India and as close to home as primary schools in
Corte Madera, CA, San Rafael & a neighborhood art center in Sonoma . CA .Over 900 students of all ages trained in aspects of the earth-cast tile,
construction and model building systems developed by Paolo Soleri
to support the sustainable construction of Arcosanti and Cosanti.
1982-2007 Katherine Zsolt & Associates . Toronto, Ontario . Scottsdale, Arizona . Napa, California
The Corporate installations, 25 in total were designed, many as 'sanctuary space'
for the users of the buildings, marrying the corporate identities, art and architecture.
Associates : Mario Noviello, Judy Lowry, Elaine Johnston, Bruce Eakin, Jim Hong Louie,
Sheila Mahut, Vince Martella, Steven Helffrich & Bill Bowman.
1992 - 98 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY . Graduate College . Architecture & Environmental Design
Researched low-tech concrete construction systems.
Provided cultural preservation support for Maasai in Kenya :
Kenyan liaison, for a proposed Maasai Museum in the Ngong Hills.
At the Maasai community’s request coordinated the cultural preservation aspects
of the project and designed the project’s web site. (Development with the support
and under the supervision of Arizona State University’s –
Herbarium, Language Labs, Architecture, Engineering, IT Lab, Educational Media
and Anthropology. Supported by Maasai Museums, the Kenyan Catholic Maasai
* The project was halted- with great reluctance - due to a difficult Kenyan
political climate and unrest within the Maasai community.
1992 CESO in KENYA (CANADIAN EXECUTIVE SERVICES ORGANIZATION)
A four month private sector project in Nairobi slums with the Muugano Women Group
1985 -95 FRASER AVENUE STUDIOS Incorporated . Toronto . Canada . Founded with Mario Noviello
Created a viable art community out of a 17,000 square foot, 100 year old warehouse in the
Dufferin/ King district in Toronto. Sixteen live-in artist studios.
Project continues to be run by Noviello.
1978-82 Clay Conceptions with Nina Czegledy . Toronto . Canada . A fruitful four year partnership
were nine permanent ceramic architectural/art installations were jointly designed and executed.
A w a r d s & S p e c i a l H o n o r s
1994- 2011 Continued support from Tempe Camera starting with
the 1994 Kenyan Maasai project up until the most recent
Icehouse, and Bragg's Pie factory Phoenix grotto works.
2010 Project Grant . Arts Council of Sonoma . California
For 'Leaving My Father's House'.
Arts Festival Sonoma . August 2010
2010 'Leaving My Father's House' . Geyserville . California
2010 'Leaving My Father's House' at the Icehouse . Phoenix . Arizona
Funding, fabrication, special video and installation support
2009 Partial Funding for 'Lunar Pool'
The Icehouse, AZ and Studio Architecture . Phoenix . Arizona
1994-97 ASU Grants for the Ol Onana Project from:
Office of the PROVOST of RESEARCH
Office of the DEAN of ARCHITECTURE
CONTINENTAL HOMES Travel Award
JANE TANFIELD Scholarship
AIA Student Award/RIO SALADO CHAPTER
1995 Funded by graduating class . Architecture . Arizona State University
For 'South Mountain Respite' 1 week installation
1991 ARTS COUNCIL GRANT . Ontario . Canada
Project funding for 'Daughters and Sisters' in Phoenix
1989 Johnson and Johnson . Canada
Material funding for 'Daughters and Sisters' in Toronto
1988 ARTS COUNCIL GRANT . Equipment Grant Ontario . Canada
1988 MUSEUM OF MAN . Ottawa . Canada
One of three sculptors short listed by a national selection committee
for a major mural competition for the new museum
1986 CAMPBELL MUSEUM INVITATIONAL SHOW. Soup Soup Beautiful soup
Purchase award for the Koffler Centre of the Arts . Toronto
selected by Carl C. Dauterman
(Curator Emeritus Metropolitan Museum of Art New York)
1885 'Alice in Wonderland' 8 foot by 8 foot Chessboard
Purchased by Gloria Steel . donated to Mount Sinai Hospital . Toronto
Chessboard resided on the 2nd floor admitting for 15 years