Katie Stubblefield lives and makes art works in Long Beach. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2001. She is an adjunct professor teaching art survey courses to adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism at Coastline College. Through their Special Programs and Services Department, Stubblefield develops both vocation-centered certificated programs and individual creative courses for adults with autism and ID.
Currently Stubblefield has work exhibited as part of Greenly Galley’s Rooted exhibition and at District Vine, through the Kennedy Grace Gallery. Last Spring her works were on display virtually at Coastline Community College, Newport Beach Ca (The Ides of March,) and Jonathan Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Ca (Celebration of California,) as well as physically at the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery in Pomona (St Broxville Woods: into the thicket) with Jennifer Gunlock and Hilary Norcliffe. Her pandemic projects include Durden and Ray’s We Are Here/Here We Are in her front yard in Long Beach, the Artists Co-Op in Long Beach (Hall Show,) holdings on consignment at SCAPE in Corona del Mar and the Grace Kennedy Gallery in Long Beach. Virtually, she is participating in How this Moment Looks at Guided by the Eye.com and the ongoing rounds of Call and Response through Shoebox PR.
Additionally, she will have works prepared for the following post-pandemic exhibitions: The Union at the Co Op Gallery in Long Beach and Galactic Nature at Liz’s Loft in Los Angeles.
Her works have been included in exhibitions at SALT Fine Art, the Carolyn Campagne Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, San Louis Obispo Museum of Art, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, SCAPE, POST Gallery and the Brooklyn Art Library. Katie has received both an Insight/Incite Award and an Individual Artists Fellowship in support of both her two- and three-dimensional works from the Long Beach Arts Council.
Katie Stubblefield’s wood cut prints, oil paintings, sculptures, and sight-specific installed projects explore order, chaos, and entropy. Stubblefield’s imagery is informed by site visits, forensic photography, first-hand accounts, and evidence of changed/damaged/evolving environments caused by super-sized storm patterns and climate change.