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Faculty Bio

Thum, Kathleen

Thum, Kathleen

Assistant Professor of Art, Drawing

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M.F.A., Bowling Green State University; B.F.A., Maryland Institute, College of Art

Kathleen Thum’s drawings and paintings have been included in numerous exhibitions such as “Ley Lines” at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, “Into Abstraction” at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California, “Salvage” at Parkland College, Champaign, IL and “Drawing Discourse” at University of North Carolina in Asheville. Kathleen’s recent past solo and two-person shows include exhibitions at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and at Broward College in Davie, Florida. Kathleen’s work is also included in the 2014 and 2015 Manifest International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print. Kathleen Thum received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and her MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The pipeline is a form obsessively depicted in Kathleen Thum’s recent drawings, paintings and wall installations to reference the vast and intricate production systems of our industrial landscape. Through the execution of abstractly rendering pipelines as an organic expansion, Kathleen presents these structures as growing and altering landscape; becoming their own living entities. In the work, Kathleen examines the ongoing shifting of power between mankind and the earth, and present the intermingling of manufactured man-made systems and subsurface, biomorphic configurations.