© 2018 by Kathy Manthei Coulson, mantraART

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Layered. Stitched. Woven. Fastened. Fused. As an artist I attempt to capture infinite horizons--earth, ocean and sky. Ever changing luminescent light is reflected from a multitude of vantage points on each mixed media piece. Acrylic paint is often layered on canvas over textured surfaces built up with metallic plasters and gel mediums.  Metal reactive paints, rust activator and oxidizing solutions are applied to create a fluid range of atmospheric conditions and ethereal dimensions, at times accented with textured, metallic, glazed ceramic, bronze hardware or vintage buttons. Oxidized, rusty abstract forms emerge on sewn paper layered over copper mesh or dipped in resin. Acrylic interference, iridescent mediums and micaceous oxides create light shift and shimmering, reflective color play. Meant to be viewed from different angles at varying times of day, each piece offers a glimpse into an oxidized abstract landscape, a dark brooding monsoon, a sky ablaze at dawn or the peaceful calm within.  I enjoy experimenting with various translucent and reactive media in documenting the diverse and ever changing horizons and natural beauty of the world around me.
Exhibitions

2019

Journeys (O'Hanlon Center for the Arts-Mill Valley, CA) juror Toni Littlejohn

2018

Jewelry Show (Blue Line Arts-Roseville, CA)

Elements (Sparrow Gallery-Sacramento, CA)

Art Bra Show (Blue Line Arts-Roseville, CA)

2017

Membership Medley (Blue Line Arts-Roseville, CA)

Mapping as Source (Arts Benicia-Benicia, CA) juror Katharine Harmon

Spectacular Skies (Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center-Dowell, MD) juror Allie Snyder Dattilio        

HEAT (Sparrow Gallery-Sacramento, CA) jurors Natalie Sakurai & Cynthia Lou                   

2015

Artist in Residence (British International School Phuket, Thailand)

2014

Fusions, solo (VR Gallery-Phuket, Thailand)

Ellene Ashcraft Membership Medley (Blue Line Gallery, CA) jurors Tony Natsoulas & Katie Curler

Feeling Blue (Arterie Fine Art, Naperville, IL) juror Rob Miller-Mendez

2012

Wax Digital (IEA Member Online Exhibition) juried by Pamela Skinner& Tony Natsoulas 

Sum of the Parts (Blue Line Gallery, CA), juried

Shine (Blue Line Gallery, CA), juried

Cielo, solo (Boathouse-Phuket,Thailand)

Blue Line, New Members Gallery (Roseville, CA)

2011

Consequential Fusion: Messages in Wax (Morro Bay Art Center, CA) jurors Dane Goodman, Michael Miller & Daniella Wolf

2010

Taste Gallery (Phuket, Thailand)

2009

Tranquility (Boathouse, Phuket-Thailand)

2007

Four Elements, Siam Indigo (Phuket, Thailand)

2006

House on the Edge (Phuket, Thailand)

2005

Ethereality, solo (Nature of Thai-Seattle, WA)

Ma Jongs (Sacramento, CA)

illuminescence, solo (Piedmont Yoga Studio-Oakland, CA)

2004

Joint Exhibition with design jewelry by Carolyn Cozad (Phuket, Thailand) 

2003

Lunch with Laxmi, solo (Phuket,Thailand)

Joint exhibition with design jewelry by Carolyn Cozad (Studio Work-Sacramento, CA)

2001

Journey through Sacred Space, solo (Java Gallery-Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

2000

Niches, solo (Boathouse-Phuket, Thailand)

Professional Affiliations
 
Blue Line Arts-Member Artist
International Encaustic Artists (IEA), Member
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Member
Exhibition Coordinator Position

2012

Wax Digital, IEA online curated exhibition

Corporate Collection

2009 

four elements series, Raimon Land Properties (Pattaya, Thailand) 

Press

2014     

Layered Fusion of Hope, The Phuket News

Phuket Graced with Fusions, Phuket Gazette

Слияние трех стихий, Novostiphuketa

British International School Teacher’s Mixed-Media Art on Show at Villa Royale Gallery, Phuket Gazette

Let there be Art!, Phuket Gazette

Taking it to the Streets, The Phuket News

2012    

Kathy expo at the Boathouse, Phuket Gazette

Show Time for Artists, The Phuket News

2011     

A Flexible Medium, San Luis Tribune

2009    

Experimenting with Ancient Inks and Acrylics, Phuket Gazette

Interview, Andaman News (NBT TV) 

2008     

Rawai Art Village, Indigo Magazine

2007     

Mantra in Mediums, Asia Pacific Tropical Homes

2006     

Designer Phuket, Fah Thai Magazine

2005     

Healing Through Art, Bangkok Post

Into the Light, Phuket Magazine

Art Access

2004    

Fostering a Haven of Hope, Phuket Gazette

2003     

Gentle Guide, Phuket Magazine

A Feast of Art in Rawai Plus Lunch with Laxmi, Phuket Gazette

2002     

Art on the Eighth Latitude, Phuket Magazine

2001     

Atelier de peinture à Friends: dessine-toi et je te dirai qui tu es,

Cambodge Soir

Through the Looking Glass, Cambodia Daily

2000     

An Advocate of Expression, Phuket Gazette

Benjarong Magazine   

   

Grants 

1996     

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM

Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

   

Organized and taught self-portrait mask workshop at Salvation Army Ray Robinson Oak Park Community Center with exhibition of student work-Phantom Galleries (Sacramento, CA)

Education
2008

Professional Graduate Certificate of Education, Secondary Art Teaching (PGCE) (University of Sunderland, UK)

2007

CELTA (University of Cambridge ESOL: September)

1995

BS (Honors) Community Development, Emphasis in Art Education

& Art as Therapy & Agent for Social Change (UC Davis, CA)

1992

Associate of Arts (Sacramento City College, CA)

 

Art Education Employment

2018        

Art Teacher (maternity leave cover)—British International School, Phuket (Thailand) 

2008-2016

Art Teacher/CAS Coordinator—British International School, Phuket (Thailand) 

2006-2008        

Art Teacher (Part Time and ESL)—British International School, Phuket (Thailand)

2006         

Art Teacher—Rawai Progressive School (Phuket, Thailand)

2005         

Art Workshop Teacher—Glenwood Elementary School (Sacramento, CA)

2000-2002         

Art Teacher—Montessori Learning Center (Phuket, Thailand)

1999-2000         

Art Teacher—Phuket International School (Phuket, Thailand)

1999         

English and Assistant Art Teacher—Dulwich International Summer Camp (Phuket, Thailand)

1996-1997         

English and Art Activity Teacher, Epic Program—Kong-Nung Middle School (Seoul, South Korea)

1995         

Art Workshop Teacher—Sacred Heart Elementary School (Sacramento, CA)

Volunteer Art Teaching

2002-present    

Board Committee Member, Arts Program Teacher-Life Home Project Foundation (Phuket, Thailand)

2005     

Expressive Arts Therapy Program Coordinator (for children affected by the Tsunami), in collaboration with LHPF

2001        

Guest Artist & Teacher, self-portrait painting workshop for street children—FRIENDS, NGO (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

1994-5     

Wisdom Project (Sacramento, CA)