INSTAGRAM: @kate.ingold


Kate Ingold is an LA-based artist and poet working with the discarded, the damaged, and the worn out. Materials and methods include textiles, collage, photography, video, ceramics, and performative installation. She works in series driven by conceptual concerns and is currently making work in two interwoven projects: Relics for Future Rituals and Damaged Goods/Small Repairs.



MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Here After
Group Exhibition @ Bridge Projects Los Angeles
Cara Megan Lewis and Linnea Spransy, Curators
May 7 – July 30, 2022

Unseen Things Are Still There
Group Exhibition @ Riverside Arts Center
Joanne Aono, Curator
February 27 – April 9, 2022

Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel
Group Exhibition @ USC Fisher Museum of Art
Edward Goldman, Curator
September 10-December 9, 2021

Slowly, With Care
Group Exhibition @ O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University
Karen Azarnia, Curator
January 29-March 6, 2020

To Sight’s Limit
Group Exhibition @ Woodland Pattern Book Center
Joshua Edwards, Curator
December 8, 2019-January 25, 2020

“The Franz Kafka 15-Minute Workout” Performance
Cantos Communes @ The Blockhouse
13th Bienal de Habana, Cuba
April 17, 2019

New Work in Collage Exhibition
Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago
February 1 – 23, 2019

Mending Wall Solo Interactive Installation
Brentwood Art Center, Los Angeles
January 23, 2019

Staged Meaning/Meaning Staged
Landscapes from the Fisher’s Permanent Collection
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
January 22 – April 13, 2019

UNTITLED (House) Exhibition
Art from the Diane and Browne Goodwin Collection
Illinois State Museum, Lockport Gallery
October 28, 2018 – April 15, 2019

Kate Ingold and Brittany Ransom: New Works
Camera Obscura, Santa Monica, CA
July 28, 2018

Altered Exhibition (4-Artist show)
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College
(Essay by Curator Beth Shadur)
January 2 – February 1, 2017

Group Exhibition
Made Out of What Foundation, Los Angeles
December 10 – 22, 2017

Attention is the Beginning of Devotion
Two-Artist Exhibition with Joanne Aono
Curated by Sherri Denault
Victorian House Art Gallery, Bourbonnais, IL
April 8 – May 4, 2017

2016 Patterns Exhibition with Luis DeLaTorre and Betty Cleeland
Carlos and Dominguez Gallery, Chicago
October 2016

Ghost Field Installation
Collaboration with Joanne Aono
An Unexpected Pause, Perry Farm
August 26 – October 7, 2016

Taking Shapes Exhibition
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Curator: Connie Noyes
July 26 – August 21, 2016

Midwest Biennial
Rockford Art Museum
Curator: Sarah Krepp
June 10 – September 25, 2016

Evanston Art Center
March 6 – April 17, 2016

Mending Wall Solo Interactive Installation
Mana Contemporary Chicago
February 2016

The Relatively Brief Preponderance of Moments
Cultivator Arts
Curated by Joanne Aono
September 13 – October 17, 2015

Study of the Forbidden Stitch
Terrain Biennial
Bray Grove Farm, IL
September 2015

Protext: When Words Enter Visual Art
Illinois State Museum (Springfield Gallery, Chicago Gallery)
Curator: Robert Sill

Everything in Place
Illinois State Museum, Lockport and Springfield Galleries, Southern Illinois Art and Artisan Center
Curators: John Lustig and Jennifer Jaskowiak

Group Exhibitions
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 – 2014

Drawn to Language
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Curator: Ariadne Liokatis
September 3 – December 7, 2013

Ways of Making: Digital
3-Artist Exhibition with Anne Hayden Stevens and Kate Friedman
Governors State University, Illinois
Curator: Jeff Stevenson
March 6 – March 27, 2013

Material Passes Through Material Solo Installation
Chicago, IL
Curator: JB Daniel
October 27, 2012

Group Exhibitions
Art Chicago International Art Fair, Chicago, IL
(Roy Boyd Gallery)
September 2009-2012

S.O.S.: Exhibition in Response to BP Oil Spill Tragedy
Group Exhibition
Bridgeport Art Center
September 2010

Night Telegram/Water Speak Solo Installation and Performance
MOSNART, Chicago, IL
Curator: JB Daniel
October 3 – December 5, 2009

Focus 4 (4 Solo Exhibitions) 
Illinois State Museum-Chicago Gallery
Curator: Jennifer Jaskowiak
June 1 – August 7, 2009

Works from 21st Century Retablo
Solo Exhibition
Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago
March 1 – 29, 2009

Seven Decades of Collecting
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
December 3, 2008 – February 8, 2009

Betty Cleeland and Kate Ingold: New Works
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago
December 2008 – January 2009

Open Studio
Chicago Artists’ Month


2019 Exhibition Essay, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago
2018 Collaborative Exquisite Corpse, MIN-A-RETS, Issue 9, New Zealand
2018 “Two Poems from Ruins of Modernity,” Southwest Contemporary
2018 Featured Artwork, Bitch Magazine
2015 “Something’s Happening in Pullman,” Bad At Sports Blog
2013 Chapbook Anniversary Feature, Poetry Society of America
2012 Cover Art, The Seed Bank by Gabe Gomez
2010 “Thesaurus for Ceasing War,” Word For/Word
2009 Cover Blurb, Songs My Mother Never Taught Me by Murray Shugars
2008 Dream of Water chapbook, Poetry Society of America
2007 Cover Art, Outer Bands by Gabe Gomez
2006 Letter to the Editor, New York Times Sunday Magazine
2005 Personal Essay, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered
2005 “Our Lady of the New Millennium” poem, Puerto del Sol
2003 “Day Count” poem, Free Verse, North Carolina State University
2003 “Oaxaca Moon” poem, Alba
1998-2002 Numerous Introductory Essays, Journal of Ordinary Thought
1999 “Universe” image/poem work, Collected
1998 Artist of the Month Essay, F News Magazine


2021, “Edward Goldman’s Own ‘Made in LA’: Pandemic Version,” Tom Teicholz, Forbes.
2019, Cover Story, Living Brentwood (Carole Stein, editor)
2018 “Artist-in-Residence Kate Ingold Breathes Life…,” Naomi Okuyama, SantaMonica.gov
2016 “6 of the Best: Part 37,” Praeterita (Philip Hartigan)
2015 “5 Questions with Kate Ingold” Cultivator (Joanne Aono)
2015 “14 Chicago Openings Not to Be Missed,” Sergio Gomez
2014 “Five Image-Text Collages by Kate Ingold,” Kelsey Street Press Blog
2014 Kate Ingold. Interview by John Lustig, Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery
2014 “Drawn to Language @ USC,” Betty Ann Brown, Art Ltd. Magazine
2013 Drawn to Language Exhibition Catalogue, USC Fisher Museum of Art
2013 “Drawn to Language,” Vidhi Todi, neontommy.com
2013 Untitled Review, Diane Calder, ArtScene (Los Angeles, CA)
2013 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Anniversary Profile
2009 “Recommended: Kate Ingold/Illinois State Museum,” New City Chicago
2009 “Focus 4: Illinois State Museum,” Kathryn Born, Art Talk Chicago


2018 Artist-in-Residence, Camera Obscura Art Lab, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Finalist, Kelsey Street Press First! Contest (Myung Mi Kim, judge)
2013 Finalist, Kelsey Street Press First! Contest (Elizabeth Robinson, judge)
2013 Juror, Governors State University Student Show
2009 Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Finalist Award
2007 National Chapbook Fellow, Poetry Society of America (Harryette Mullen, judge)
2001 Grant Recipient, Multi-Arts, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
2000-01 Grant Review Panelist, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
1998 Artist of the Month, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago F News


2020 Poetry Reading with Fred Schmalz and Chad Sweeney, Poetic Research Bureau, LA
2019 Artist Talk and Workshop, Brentwood Art Center
2017 Artist Talk and Lecture, The Art Division, Los Angeles
2017 Artist Talk, Pierce College, Los Angeles
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, SAIC, Fiber and Material Studies
2015 Artist Talk/Poetry Reading, Cultivator, Chicago
2014 Artist Talk, Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery
2014 Reading, Illinois State Museum, Lockport Gallery
2013 Reading and Lecture, Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery
2013 Presentation, Governors State University
2010-11 Image/Text Poetry Seminars and Workshops, Newberry Library, Chicago
2009 Reading and Lecture, MOSNART, Chicago
2009 Reading and Lecture, Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery
2008 Reading, University of Southern California’s Fisher Museum of Art
2008 Reading, Poetry Society of America, New York
2008 Purchase College, New York
2008 Image/Text Poetry Seminar and Workshop, Purchase College, New York
2008 Image/Text Poetry Seminar and Workshop, Newberry Library, Chicago
2005 Seminar and Workshop, Gallery 37, Chicago


USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Archives, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, CA
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
The Diane and Browne Goodwin Collection
Private Collections

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