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Thum, Kathleen

Thum, Kathleen

Position
Associate Professor of Art, Drawing

Contact
Web Site: http://kathleenthum.com
Email: kthum@clemson.edu

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

Kathleen Thum’s drawings, paintings and wall installations have been included in numerous group exhibitions such as “Man + Land + Water” at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC; “Nowhere Everywhere” at Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, MA and “SouthxEast” at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Her recent solo and two-person shows include exhibitions at University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL; Furman University in Greenville, SC and at Broward College in Davie, FL. Kathleen’s work is also included in the 2014, 2015 and 2017 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. In recent drawings, paintings and wall installations, Kathleen Thum obsessively depicts the pipeline form 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.