Catherine Grisez

1996 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, with one semester at the Lamar Dodd
School of Art, Cortona, Italy
1999-2000 Steel fabrication at South Seattle Community College and Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA


2017 The Skin Within, Traver Gallery - Seattle, Washington
2010-2011 Lick, Traver Gallery - Seattle, Washington and The Annex at Allen Priebe Gallery - Oshkosh, WI
2008-2009 Dig, Traver Gallery - Tacoma, Washington
2005 Constructing Deconstruction, William Traver Gallery - Seattle, Washington
2001 The Black Box Series, William Traver Gallery - Seattle, Washington


2016 Bling it On, CoCA, Seattle, WA
Moldmade, N Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Naples Downtown Festival of the Arts, Naples, FL
2015 Hollowware, Metal Museum (store gallery), Memphis, TN
Cultivate, temporary public installation in Duwamish Revealed, Seattle WA
2014 Reaching Beyond, Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Naples Downtown Festival of the Arts, Naples, FL
2013 East West, The Hammered Metal Object, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, CA, Waterstone Gallery, and
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Biomorph, Contemporary Metals Invitational, UW La Crosse Art Gallery, La Crosse, WI
2012 Jeweled Prosthetics - Jewelry as Extension of Self, (two person show with Lauren Kalman)
De Saisset Museum,
Santa Clara CA
Making Mends, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA
2010 10 x 10 x Tieton, Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA
Chased + Repousse, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Connect – Installation window, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
Creatures Great and Small, Eagle Gallery, Murray, Kentucky
Metal Magic, Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Home, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, Massachusetts
Metal-Urge, Traver Gallery, Tacoma Washington
2008 Small/Big Metals, Pratt faculty exhibition, Pratt Gallery at the Tashiro Kaplan Building
Seattle, Washington
2007-2008 Art and Soul in Contemporary Metalwork, SNAG juried exhibition, The Gallery at the Airport
Eugene, Oregon
2006-2007 Seattle Metals Guild Biennial 2007, Seattle/Tacoma Airport, Seattle, Washington
Material and Space, An Exhibition of Contemporary Metalwork, traveling exhibition: Missouri State University Art and Design Gallery, Springfield, MO, Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH, Kentucky School of Craft Gallery, Hindman, KY
2006 All That Glitters, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island
Nature Calls, University Gallery, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Snap, Emerson Gallery – 3rd place Juror’s award, St. Louis, Missouri
Building Allegory, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, Washington
2005 Holiday Exhibition, Taboo Studio, San Diego, California
2004 Six in the City – Pratt (juried) Faculty Show, Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, Washington
2003 New Works in Metal, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2002 Steel City, Contemporary America in Metal, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado
Northwest Documta I, Salem Art Association, Salem, Oregon
2000 & 2002 SOFA (Sculptural Object, Functional Art), New York and Chicago w/ Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

2015 CityArtists Award, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA
2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards, finalist
2000 & 2009 Artist Trust Gap Grant - Seattle, Washington
2006 CityArtist Grant, (collaboration with Darin Montgomery)
Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle, Washington
2003 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship - Seattle, Washington
2003 Artist Trust, EDGE career development grant - Seattle, Washington
2000 Poncho Artist-in-Residence, Pratt Fine Art Center - Seattle, Washington
1998 Student Silversmiths Competition, Honorable Mention - Society of American Silversmiths
1995 Royal Marcher Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, Rhode Island


2014 The Seattle Times, December 23, 2014 - “Great Gifts”, holiday gift guide by Bree Coven Brown
2012 The Seattle Times, May 18, 2012 – “In ‘Making Mends’ at BAM, works tell stories of loss and of healing“, review by Gayle Clemans
The Stranger, April 11, 2012 – “Contextual Healing“, Making Mends review by Jen Graves
Crosscut, March 9, 2012 – “‘Making Mends’ at BAM, Healing and More“, review by Judy Lightfoot
2011 Sculpture Magazine, volume 30, number 3 - “Lick”, review by Suzanne Beal
Metalsmith Magazine, volume 31, number 2 - “Lick”, review by Matthew Kangas
2006 Northwest Home and Garden, September/October issue - “Custom Made”
2004 Metalsmith Magazine, volume 24, number 2 - “New Works in Metal” review by Matthew Kangas
2002 Metalsmith Magazine, volume 22, number 2 - “The Black Box Series” review by Matthew Kangas
2001 Metalsmith Magazine, volume 21, number 4 - Exhibition in Print; Contemporary Holloware
2000 American Craft Magazine, April issue - “New Metal, Emerging Views”


East West, The Hammered Metal Object, exhibition catalog, 2013
10 x 10 x 10 x
Tieton, exhibition catalog, published by Marquand Books, 2010
Lick, Images from Lick series accompanied by writings by various authors, self published, 2010
Chasing and Repousse, Methods Ancient and Modern, by Nancy Megan Corwin
published by Brynmorgen Press, 2009
500 Metal Vessels, Contemporary Explorations of Containment published by Lark Books, 2007


Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle Arts Commission - Seattle, Washington
Etta’s Restaurant - Seattle, Washington


2000-present Teaching: Holloware - Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington
2113 Lecture and workshop - University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
2011 Lecture: slide presentation about Lick and guest critic for students
Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
2007 Teaching: Holloware workshop, slide lecture and guest critic for graduate students
San Diego State University, San Diego, California
2006 Teaching: Metal jewelry for middle school age youth through Coyote Central
Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington
Lecture: slide presentation about my work - Seattle Metals Guild winter lecture series, Seattle, Washington
2002 Lecture: Slide presentation about my work - SMG Jewelry and Metals Symposium, Seattle, Washington
2001 Teaching: Beginning Jewelry - Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, Washington
2000 Teaching: Beginning Jewelry - Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington


2001-present Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington

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