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Kathleen McShane


MFA     Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
BFA     Alfred University, New York State College of Art and Design, Alfred, NY.


2023     Awkward, ​2 person show with Liz Rodda, Art+Lit Lab, Madison, WI

2022     Daily News Anxiety Drawings, Basket Books & Art, Houston, TX

            Along These Lines, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

            Slow Work, Cité des Artes, Paris, France

2021      Artists Draw Their Studios, Byrdcliffe Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY

             I Didn't Lickit, Bruton Museum, Bruton Somerset, England

             Drawing Challenge XVIII, Jason McCoy Gallery, NY, NY

2020     ArtMileDetroit, Online Exhibition, Reyes/Finn Productions—Paul Kotula Projects Gallery.

            UT Tyler Gallery, Texas State Faculty Exhibition, Tyler, TX

            The Interior, Selected work of Tyrone Guthrie Collection, traveling Cavan Gallery, Donegal +, Ireland.

            Holkhuis(Modern House Restoration Project Collection) Group exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI. 

            Malinger Part 2, Solo at Bill Davenport’s Optical Project Gallery, Houston, TX

2019   Limbic Songs, Curated by Luppi, Reales Gallery, North Adams, MA.


          Summer, Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.


          The Interior, Selected work of Tyrone Guthrie Collection, traveling Cavan Gallery, Donegal +, Ireland.

2018    To Time, Paul Kotula Projects Gallery, Detroit, MI.

           Der Greif, Ellen Bahr & Kathleen McShane, Germany. https://dergreif-online.de/about/

           Stealth Futura, Ghezzi, Humphries, McShane, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monahan Ireland.

           Ikebana Zigurrat, Cohen Gallery, Alfred, NY.

2017    Malingerer, Solo Show, Optical Projects;Bill Davenport Project, Houston, TX.

            Island, Oasis, Mirage, Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX

2016    Texas Draws IV Biennial, Rogers Gallery SSAC, San Antonio, TX.

            Chronodrift, Lumber Room Gallery, Portland, Oregon

            Anonyme Zeichner Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Russelheim, Germany

2015    Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, and Rome, Italy.

            Gallery, Dime and Honey Gallery, http://www.dimeandhoney.com/

            Print Publications, Gridspace Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2014    Monoliths, Solo Show, Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.

            Off Beige, SOFA Gallery, Austin, TX.

            Bodies and Beasts, Schema Projects Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

            Hunting Prize Exhibit, Houston, TX

            Friends of Friends, Lovey Town Projects, http://loveytown.org/about.

2013    Monsieurs Teste & Law Olmsted, solo show, GRIDSPACE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

            Faculty Exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

2012    Aleph, installation at Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.

           Giving Time to Time, group show  including George Condo, Jim Shrosbree, Heather McGill, Peter Williams,

            Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.

            Faculty Exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

2011    Frameworks and Footholds, Public Art Project/Woodward Ave. billboard, Detroit, MI.

            Artists Collect, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.

2010    The Art of the Artists Book, Oakland University Gallery, Rochester, MI.

            Re/Mark Drawings, Lamar Dodd Gallery, Athens, GA..

            2009    Boston Drawing Project Show, Joseph Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA.

            Summer, Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.

2008    Aldrich Undercover, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT.

            Fixity’s Rainbow, solo show at Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.

            Etch and Sketches, Arts Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.

2007    Group Drawing show, Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. MI.

            Cut, Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI.

            Grimpen Drawings, Bernard Toale Gallery (now Carroll and Sons Gallery), Boston, MA.

            I’d Rather Be Drawing, Dennis Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

2006    Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC.

           Aldrich Undercover, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT.

           Flat, Funk + Physical, Cazenovia Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY.

2005    Drawings, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI.

           -Scope New York, New York, NY.

           Drawings, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

2004    Night of a Thousand Drawings, Artists Space, NY, NY.

           Gallery Joe, San Francisco Art Fair, CA.

2003    Graphite, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA.

           Artist's Choice, Eyebeam (Bomb Magazine benefit exhibition, "Established artists choose emerging artists"), NY, NY.

           (My work purchased by James Rosenquist.)

2002    Abstract Tendencies, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

           Gallery Joe at Art Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

           4 Drawing Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA.

           ZineScene, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

2001    Paper, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.

            Making the Making, Apex Art, New York, NY.

2000    Basel Art Fair, George Billis Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.

           Pierogi Flatfiles, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

           Pierogi Flatfiles, Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO.      

1999       Qwork, E. Herzog, M. Lum, J. Pepper, K. McShane, FEED Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

             Clarity of Seduction, Network Gallery, Detroit, MI.

             Additives, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY.

             Agitating Utopia, CFA Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

1998    Little, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY.

            Five and Ten, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

           Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC.

1997    Current UnderCurrents, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.

           NY Drawers, Gasworks Gallery, Manchester, England.

           Do It, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

1996    Books, Dana Gallery, Newark, NJ.

           The Art Exchange Show New York, NY.

           Pieces of Nine, Robeson Gallery, Newark, NJ.

1995    Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY.

            Drawings, Artist’s Space, New York, NY.

            Drawings, Watanabe Studio, Brooklyn, NY.


2018    Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Summer Residency, Monaghan, Ireland.

2017    Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Summer Residency, Amherst, Virginia.

2005    Cite Internationale des Arts Paris, Summer Residency, Paris, France.

1999    MacDowell Colony, Summer Residency, Peterborough, NH.

1995    Millay Colony for the Arts, Summer Residency, Austerlitz, NY.

Museum of Modern Art, Curatorial Purchase Consideration, series of prints.

Special Award for Printmaking, Albright-Knox Western New York Exhibition.


2012-present     Lecturer, Teaching all levels of Drawing, Painting 4 &5,Foundation courses, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.


Adjunct Faculty, Taught and helped design the courses: Advanced Drawing, Drawing Studio III: Analysis and IV: Idea, Drawing Studio, Drawing for Non-majors, Color for Non-majors, Independent Study Advisor, Curated Exhibition ”Nothing to Say” 9/9-10/72011 (http://www.detnews.com/article/20110922/ENT01/109220312/1033/ent01/Two-galleries--two-knockout-shows), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Various times: Draftperson, assistant to artists Pat Steir and Sol LeWitt


Austin Chronicle,” Island Oasis Mirage” at Big Medium, 6/30/17

Glasstire Texas Visual Art, Top Five, 2/11/2016

A New York Drawing Collection at Work, Yale University Press

The Detroiter.com, 6/25/09, “The weekend of art openings”.

The Detroit News, 10/13/08, “Gallery Greats”.

The Boston Globe, 10/11/07, “Classical meets Contemporary”.

            The Detroiter, 5/16/07, “Cut at Kotula”

The News and Observer, 1/19/07, “Surprises unceasing”.

            Winston-Salem Journal, 12/31/06, “A Profusion of Pleasure”.

            The Carolinian, 12/06, “Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper”.

Detroit Infrastructure Journal, Spring 2006 Issue, drawing page 70.

            The Syracuse Post Standard, 2/26/06, “Flat, Funk. And Physical”.

            Markszine.com, March issue 07 (flash images)“Kathleen McShane”.

            The Syracuse Post Standard, 2/26/06, “Art Calendar”.

The New York Observer, 4/14/03, "Art in the Time of SARS".

            Drawing Papers 33, December 02, catalog for "Abstract Tendencies".

            TimeOut New York magazine, 2/1/01, “Making the Making”.

Village Voice, 1/30/01, “Apex Art’

The New Yorker, 1/22/01, “Making the Making”.

The New York Times, 1/26/01, “Other Galleries”.

The Aldrich News, 1/26/01, “Paper”.

artnet.com magazine, 10/19/99, “Brooklyn Spice”.

Ocs Japanese Newspaper, An American Artist,9/ 92.


In various private and public collections including James Rosenquist, Sarah and Werner Kramarsky, Entenmann Collection Germany, Sol and Carol LeWitt, Peter Riehl & Allison Horne, Weatherspoon Museum, Mott Children’s Hospital, Fidelity Investments. Work represented by Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI.

Added websites with work:


http://www.aboutdrawing.org  (the Wynn Kramarsky collection website)