KIM VAN SOMEREN                           

EDUCATION
2002-2004      University of Washington, Seattle, WA, MFA –Printmaking
1997-2002       University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI, BA- Fine Arts


EXHIBITIONS  
2019   
’Introductions’, J. Rinehart Gallery, Seattle WA
Solo Show, Editions Studio, Seattle WA (October 2019)
Hand Draughted , Southern Graphics Invitational Print Exchange,. Dallas, TX
Train Tracts Invitational Print  Exchange-  150th Anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Exhibition. Rio Gallery, Rio Grande Depot, Salt Lake City, UT

2018   
Solo Show, Into its Own Echo, Bridge Productions, Seattle, WA. 
Seattle Print Arts Invitational Thailand/Seattle Exchange, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA  
Printmaking Instructors Show. Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA (September 2018)           
Deeper than the Walls, Bridge Productions. Group Exhibition. Seattle, WA.

2017    
Adjunct Appendages, Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Gallery, Seattle, WA.  Curated by Sharon Arnold, Bridge Productions
Making our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA.  Curated by Michael W. Monroe
Framework: Interactions with Architecture North Seattle College Art Gallery. Seattle, WA.
Alumni Invitational Show. University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Lacrosse, WI.

2014    
Contemporary Printmakers in the Northwest. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
Crossing Boundaries Invitational Show. Sammamish City Hall, Commons Gallery. Sammamish, WA. 

2013   
Invitational Show. Curated by Barbara Shaiman. Alexis Hotel, Seattle, WA. 
Seattle Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery, Artist’s Choice Seattle, WA

2012   
Press Invitational Show. Burien Press. Burien, WA. Curated by Kelda Martensen.
Currents, Seattle Print Arts Membership Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Print Exchange Portfolio Exhibition: UW/WWU, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.

2011    
Two Printmakers- New Works. Russell Day Gallery, Everett Community College, WA
Contained, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010   
NW Printmakers Invitational, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Solo Show, Forts and Houses, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center Invitational, City Hall, Seattle, WA

2009  
Goathead Press Invitational Show, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, Washington
Six Printmakers from Sev Shoon- Kobo Gallery at Higo, Seattle, WA
Seattle Oaxaca Invitational Exhibition, Indigo Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

2008  
Instructor of the Year Show
, Pratt Fine Arts Center. Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA
Small Works 2008, Some Space Gallery Invitational Show, Seattle, WA           
Bounce,
Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation, Butte, Montana
Overgrowth, Group Show. BallardWorks, Seattle, WA
Printmakers Showcase, Invitational Traveling show, Seattle, WA
Print Zero Studios Exchange, Traveling Exhibition, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA

2007   
Sev Shoon Renter’s Show,
Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
Printmaker’s Salon Show, Print Zero Studios, Seattle, WA
Relief Printmaking, Invitational Group Show. Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Youth Instructors Show, Gage Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Instructor’s Show, Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2006  
Renters and Instructors Exhibition, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Seattle Print Arts Exchange Exhibition, Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2005  
Solo Show, Chickens and other Strange Things Print Zero Studios, Seattle, WA       
Stay’ in Alive Art Teachers Invitational Exhibit, Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, Amery, WI
Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
Cascade Print Exchange, Oregon State University. Hosted by Yuju Hiratsuka.
Print Zero Studios Exchange 3- Traveling Exhibition, Blue Door Gallery, Seattle, WA, the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2004  
Eighteenth Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Seattle Print Arts Exhibition, Sev Shoon Arts Center, Ballard, WA
Paperwork In, On and Of Paper, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
University House Exhibition, Wallingford, WA
Print Zero Studios, Traveling Exhibition, Blue Door Gallery, Seattle, WA, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.  University of Western Washington, Bellingham, WA
Comparative History of Ideas Exhibition Rethinking America Parnassus, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
CAA Northwest Regional MFA Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2nd Year MFA Group Show, Sandpoint Studios, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2003  
No-Tell, Motel Strange Co Juried Exhibition, CMA Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  Juried by Claire Cowie.           
Works in Progress
, Jacob Lawrence Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002  
Senior Show, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
All Student Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI


HONORS

2018    Artist in Residence, CoCA Marathon
2018    Directors Choice Award, Pratt Fine Art Center Annual Auction
2018    Distinguished Staff Award Nominee, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2016    Guest Lecturer / Artist, Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID
2014     Juror, Artist Trust GAP Grant Selection Committee. Seattle, WA.
2008   Instructor of the Year, Pratt Fine Arts Center
2004   Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty Nomination, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004   Graduating with Excellence Award, Faculty Nomination, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003   Davis Fellowship recipient, University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                         
2003   Gonzalez Scholarship recipient, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002   Gonzalez Scholarship recipient, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002   College of Liberal Studies Recognition of Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
2002   Carol Hutchins Art Award, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
2001    Catherine Crail/Susan Fransway Scholarship Recipient
2000   James Quillins Memorial Art Scholarship, University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE              
2009-present  Instructional Technician- Printmaking/Interdisciplinary Visual Art/Drawing/Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2008-2012 Instructor in Printmaking, Everett Community College
2008-present  Instructor, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington      
2005-present  Instructor in Printmaking, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2012-2015        Instructor in Printmaking, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
2007-2009      Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2007                Print shop Coordinator, Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, Washington
2006-2009     Youth Instructor, Gage Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2005-2010      Instructor in Printmaking, Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2003-2004      Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA         


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
2018-present   Advisor, University of Washington Printmaking Association
2017-present   University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design Council
2009-present  Environmental Health and Safety Committee, University of Washington, School of Art
2007 (summer) Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, WA, Printshop Coordinator
2007-2009      Studio Manager, Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2007-2009      Administrative Assistant, Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2007-2013       Seattle Print Arts, Board Member
2006-2010      Instructor Advisory Committee, Board Member, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2006- 2009    Press Repair Assistant, Inky-Dink Press, Seattle, WA
2006-2008     Printer Assistant, Shirley Scheier, Pearl Press Studio, Seattle, WA
2003-2004      University of Washington Printmaking Association, Vice President
1999-2002       University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Art Gallery, Gallery Assistant
2001-2002       University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, Permanent Collection Inventory Project


PUBLICATIONS
Artist, Diabelli Variations- Michael Houstoun. Rattle Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
Author, Behind the Candied Chimes, 2005. Hand-made Edition by Zachary Carlsen and Jill Krase.  Gendun Editions, Literary Fine Press, MN. 
Artist, Tower of Babel, by author Sean Morgan, 2005
Artist. Sweet Geometry – poems by Pamela McClure.  Hand-made Edition by C. Mikal Oness. Sutton Hoo Press, Literary Fine Press Winona, MN.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Sharon Arnold, Autonomous Entities, 2018.
Joule Zelman, Kim Van Someren: Into Its Own Echo The Stranger Recommended. October 2018.
T.s. Flock, Vangard Seattle: The Line Rules at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Gallery’s Adjunct Appendages”, 2017.
Jason Urban Printeresting, Online collaborative Printmaking essay. January 2015.
Liz McDonald, The Monarch Review. August, 2012.
Jen Graves, Currently Hanging, The Stranger. November 2, 2010 Issue  
The Clipper, Everett Community College  “EvCC Welcomes Printmaking Legacy to Staff”:, 2009. Vol 65, Issue 10
Nancy Wick, Artists’ Coming Out Party University Week, 2004, Vol. 21, No. 28
Emily Page, Self-Improvement 101, Seattle, Weekly.  2005, December 7– 13, 2005 Issue.


COLLECTIONS
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse University Library, LaCrosse, WI
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
New York Public Library, New York, NY
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, CT