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KATH GIRDLER ENGLER
 
 
 
Curriculum Vitae
Kathleen Girdler Engler, Sculptor
Born 1951, Indianapolis, Indiana
Resides in Augusta, Georgia
 
EDUCATION
1981 B.F.A., Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia
1980 B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
1980 Studies Abroad Program, University of Georgia, Italy
1973 A.A.N, Indiana University/Perdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana
1970 John Herron School of Art, Indiana University
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001-12 Creator and Director of Run with Art program for children, Augusta, GA.
2008-12 Art Director, VIP Camp for Foster Children, Augusta, GA.
2002-12 Artist in Residence, Children's Medical Center, MCG, Augusta, GA.
1998 Dimensional Papermaking Workshop, International Sculpture Conference,
Chicago, Illinois
1986 Casting and Mold making, Georgia Iron Works, Thomson, Georgia
1982 Casting with Julius Schmidt, Augusta, Georgia
1982 Studio Assistant to Manuel Neri, Carrara, Italy
1981 Stone Carving Apprentice, Sarzanini Studio, Carrara, Italy
  Casting Apprentice, Fonderia Artistica Mariani, Pietrasanta, Italy
  Artist in Residence, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program Cortona, Italy
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
2012 The Sculpture of Kath Girdler Engler, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2012 Celebrating the Torch, Sculpture and Prints by Kath Girdler Engler, Home of Dr. and Mrs, Marc Guitton, Augusta, Georgia.
2011 'Making Something Ancient of the New Sculpture' of Kath Girdler Engler, The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
2011 'Water forms' ( in conjunction with the unveiling of the Fountain; 'Swimming Upstream' at Katie's Pool)YMCA, Augusta, GA.
2010 'Recent Work', Mary Byrd Gallery, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA.
2009 'An Evening of Assemblage and Sculpture', Knox House, Augusta, GA.
2008 ’The Natural Preservation of Form’, The Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN
2005 ‘Growth’, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
2004 ‘Mother/Nature’, Bonham’s, Hamilton, New Zealand
2003 ‘Nature of Change’, Oconee Cultural Center, Watkinsville, GA
1998 ‘Forms of Healing’, Children’s Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia
1999 ‘Sources Past Change’, Gertrude Herbert Art Institute, Augusta, Georgia
1999 ‘Sources Past Change’, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, S.C.
1995 ‘Classics Revisited', Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, Fl.
1994 ‘Te Kauae Raro; Earthly Things’, Lafayette Center, Augusta, Georgia
1989 ‘Vertical Forms’, Gertrude Herbert Art Institute, Augusta, Georgia
1986 ‘In Motion’, Etherredge Performing Arts Center, University of South Carolina,
Aiken, S.C.
1986 'The Cultural Triad Exhibition', Maxwell Performing Arts Center, ASU, Augusta, Ga.
 

SELECTED EXHIBITION
2013 ArtFields Inaugural Exhibition, Lake City, SC.
2013 Westobou Festival, Klacsmann Gallery, Augusta, Ga.
2012 La Grange National XXVII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange, Georgia.
2012 Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville Alabama.
Juror's Merit Award
2012 Cultivated Form, Kath Girdler Engler and Suzanne Jack, Arts and Culture Alliance; Emporium Center, Knoxville, Tn.
2011 The Cow Show, Curated by Jackson Cheatham for Madison -Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA.
2011 Kath Girdler Engler and Brian Rust; Sculpture and Assemblage, Lander University Gallery, Greenwood, S.C
2010 National Juried Exhibition 2010, The Arts and Culture Alliance at the Emporium Art Center, Knoxville, Tn
2010 Southern Appalachian Artist's Guild 2010 National Juried Show, Richard Low Evans Gallery,  Blue Ridge, GA. Best of Show.
2010 LaGrange National XXVI, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange GA.
2010 'The Human Figure', Heritage Art Center, North Augusta, S.C.
2009 'Art in the Atrium', Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta,GA.
2009 'Redux', Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2009 1st Annual 'Trees Art' National Exhibition, Trees Atlanta headquarters, Atlanta, GA.
2009 'Art into Life/Life into Art', Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, NY,
Juror's Merit Award (Midori Yoshimoto)
2009 'Art Connections 5', George Segal Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey.
2009 'Paper Works', Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA.
2007 'Making Their Marks; Georgia Women Artists', Brenau University Galleries,
Gainesville, GA.
2007 'Red Clay Survey', Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
Juror's Merit Award
2006 'Southeastern Juried Exhibition', Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Al. Best of Show
2005 'Kathleen Girdler Engler and Edward Rice', Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta,GA
2003 'Art With A Southern Drawl', University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
2002 'Kathleen Girdler Engler and Brian Rust', Mary Pauline Gallery Augusta, GA
2002 ‘Mother/Nature, Brian Rust and Kathleen Girdler Engler, Troy State University, Troy State, AL
2001 ‘Southworks 2001’, Oconee culture Center, Athens, Georgia Best in Show
2001 ‘Kathleen Girdler Engler and Brian Rust’, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
2000 ‘2nd Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition’, Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee
2000 ‘Group Invitational, Soho Gallery, Pensacola, Florida
2000 ‘Fecund Rhapsody’, The Hunger Artist Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2000 ‘43rd Annual Outdoor Art Exhibition’, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount North Carolina
2000 ‘Southworks 2000 with Dale Chihuly’, Oconee Cultural Center, Athens, Georgia, Juror’s Merit Award
1999 ‘Renaissance Inaugural Exhibition’, Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee
Award of Merit
1998 ‘Red Clay Survey’, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
Juror’s Merit Award
1998 ‘Paperworks: On and of Paper’, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
1997 ‘Celebration 60 Years, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art’, Augusta, Georgia
1997 ‘Arizona Aqueous XI’, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
1996 ‘James Rosen and Kathleen Girdler Engler, Celebrating the Torch: A Run of Grecian Images’, The Phorum, Augusta, Georgia
1996 ‘Southworks 1996’, Oconee Cultural Center, Athens, Georgia Juror’s Merit Award
1996 ‘Southeastern Juried Exhibition’, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
1995 ‘Vertical Forms’, Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, Florida
1995 ‘Ninth Coastal National, Glynn Art Association, St. Simons, Georgia
1994 ‘Southern Tradition in Fine Arts’, Takarazuka International Cultural Center,
Hyogo, Japan
1993 ‘The Eye’s Momentum’, Meteor Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina
1992 ‘Three Women Sculptors’, Studio Daloz, La Tourquet, France
1992 ‘Tenth Anniversary Exhibition’, McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1990 ‘Georgia Artists ’90’, Dekalb Council for the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
1988 ‘Nineteenth Annual Fine Arts Exhibition’, Irene Cullis Gallery, Greensboro College, North Carolina, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, New York
1987 ‘Ten Contemporary Women’, McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1985 ‘Three Women Sculptors’, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
1984 ‘Sculpture of Indiana Artists’, Indianapolis Museum of Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1984 ‘United States Fine Art Competition and International Exhibition’, The State House, Tallahassee, Florida
1983 Eighteenth Annual Central South Art Exhibition’, The Parthenon, Nashville,
Tennessee
1983 ‘Artists In Georgia’, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, Georgia
1983 ‘Artists In Georgia’, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia
1982 ‘Artists In Georgia’, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia
1982 ‘Seventeenth Annual Central South Art Exhibition’, The Parthenon, Nashville,
Tennessee
1981 ‘University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program Faculty Exhibition’, Palazzo Casali, Cortona, Italy
 
COMMISSIONS
2013 Watson Award Sculptures, University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.
2011 'Swimming Up Stream', Bronze Fountain Sculpture,72"x36"x14", YMCA,
Augusta, GA.
2009 'Fernz', Bronze Garden Sculpture, 48"x24"x5", The Honorable and Mrs. Jack Connell, Augusta, GA.
2009 ‘Healing Hands’, Assemblage, 10’ x 5’ University Health Systems Cardio Vascular Center, Augusta, GA.
2008 ‘Clare’s Fern’, Bronze,Sculpture fountain, 48”x 18”x 16”,Convent of St.Helena, Augusta, GA.
2007-09 Award Sculpture, Bronze 15”x 5”x 5”, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro
Atlanta, GA.
2006 ‘Navigating History’, Monumental Bronze sculpture fountain, 20’x 15’x 8’ Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, Augusta, GA,
2004 ‘Healing Waters’, Sculptured bronze fountain, 72” x 28” x14”, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Shlaer, Augusta, GA
2000 ‘Leadership’, Bronze Relief, 18”x15”x1/4”, The Adams Group, Columbia,
South Carolina
1999 ‘The Nature of Healing’, Monumental Bronze, 20’x8’x6’, Children’s Medical
Center, Augusta, GA.
1998 ‘Life’s Advocate’, Bronze, 36”x12”x8”, Watson Women’s Center, University
Hospital, Augusta, Georgia
1995-09 President’s Award, Bronze, 12”x6”x5”, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
1991 ‘Madam Butterfly’, White Bronze, 12”x5”x2”, Edition of 50, Augusta Opera Association, Augusta, Georgia
1989 ‘The Graduate’, Monumental Bronze, 90”x60”x36”, Medical College of Georgia, Greenblatt Library, Augusta, GA.
1988-08 ‘Seeking Excellence’, Bronze, 10”x6x ½”, Women of Excellence Awards, CSRA Girl Scout Council, Augusta, Georgia
1988 ‘Fabric of Life’, Bronze, 36”x38”x14”, Augusta Sportswear, Augusta, Georgia
1986 ‘Cultural Triad’, Monumental Bronze Fountain, 84”x60”x36”, Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, Augusta College, Augusta, Georgia
1986 Textured Motion’, Bronze, 24”x30”x14”, University Hospital Health Central,
Augusta, Georgia
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
> YMCA, Augusta GA.
> University of South Carolina, Aiken,S.C.
> Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, Augusta, GA.
> Creative Arts Guild of Dalton, Georgia
> Southern Bell, Atlanta, Georgia
> AFCO Corporate Collection, Atlanta, Georgia
> University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia
> St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, Georgia
> Children's Medical Center, Augusta, GA.
> Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
> Augusta Opera, Augusta, GA.
> Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia
> Augusta Sportswear, Augusta, Georgia
> Osbon Medical Systems, Augusta, Georgia
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
> Cover Image (Navigating History, Monumental bronze sculpture 2006, Kath Girdler Engler)
   for Navigating With Trust, Author; Robert E. McCarthy. 2012
> Johnson, Anne Marie, Eye For Objects, Abode Magazine, November, 2008
> Shockley, Susan, The Natural Preservation of Form; Kathleen Girdler Engler,
   Resource Library; Online
   Publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organizations. October 2008
> HooChung-Perea, Tricia, Eye For The Extraordinary, Augusta Magazine, September 2007
> Garvey, Jim, A Well Lived Life, Augusta Magazine, April 2007
> OffBeat America, Home and Garden Television Channel, High Noon Production, 2007
> Augusta, A Pictorial Journey, Rob Levin and Barry Levin, 2003
> On the Outside: Public Sculpture, Augusta Chronicle, February 2000
> The Source Book of Artists: Edition 10, The Guild 1995
> Copley,Rich "Sculpture Inspired by Nature", Augusta Chronicle, September 1994
> Albright: A Pictorial History by Neil Callahan, p. 215, 1993
> Day,Jeffrey, "Powerful Sculpture…", The State, August 1993
> Who's Who in American Art," 1992-2009
> Hood Black,Robyn, "Sculpture Lends Talent to Opera," Metropolitan Spirit, December 1991
> McCabe Carrasco,Jennifer, "Kathleen Girdler Engler: Vertical Forms," Art Papers, Sept/Oct 1989
> Rhodes,Don, "Medical College of Georgia Anniversary Sculpture," Augusta Chronicle
   January 1989
> Milz,Barbara, "Twenty-One Interesting People…," Augusta Magazine, May-June, 1987
> Corinth,Gwen, "Kathleen Girdler; Women of Today," Augusta Chronicle, July 1985
 
 
 
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