The land and the people who possess it are my inspiration.  Nature is a source of renewal. 
Using narrative and imagery as pattern, I create interplay between the abstract and representational while exploring both surface and meaning. 
Maps are major elements in my art. Metaphors evolve from map forms and merge with memories to translate history. 
Kathryn Vermillion
Kathryn Vermillion 2023

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kathryn Vermillion

Artist, Educator and Businesswoman

Kathryn Vermillion is an internationally recognized artist, gifted educator and accomplished businesswoman. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Oregon State University and her Master of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. With a head for business, Kathryn's heart remains faithful to the arts. She is an accomplished artist with a notable exhibition record featuring her collection of mixed media artworks reflecting her fascination with maps and her love for the land.
Refuge by Kathryn Vermillion

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTs PROGRAM

  • Innovative arts program combining art with science and social studies, Claremore, Oklahoma (1974-1978).

AAPL SPECIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

  • American Association of Professional Landmen (1984)

FRISCO CENTINNIAL PRINT

  • Created for the City of Frisco (1999).

ART IN EMBASSY EXHIBITION AWARD

  • United States Mission to the United Nations, Geneva Switzerland (1994-1999).

FRISCO ASSOCIATION FOR the ARTS

  • Founding Member and Director of Frisco Association for the Arts, Frisco, Texas (1997-2000)

Kathryn Vermillion, Crater Lake, Oregon 1978

TCU HERITAGE PRINT

  • Texas Christian University Alumni Scholarship Fund; currently on display in the TCU Chancellor's office (2003).

YOUTH SERVICE AWARD

  • Plano ISD Education Foundation for creative interdisciplinary arts curriculum (2006)

WORKING IN A VISUAL WORLD

  • Multidisciplinary visual approach to business communication presented at universities and professional business organizations (2009-2019)

CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR 2022

  • "Where are the Monarchs? " Illustrations by Kathryn Vermillion for a Texas Story by Patricia Vermillion (2023)

TCU Heritage Print by Kathryn Vermillion

SOLO EXHBITIONS

Mapworks, Bergen Gallery, Savannah Georgia (1994).

Mapworks, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas (1997).

Mapworks, Heard Museum, McKinney, Texas (1999).

Mapworks, Collin College, Plano, Texas (2002).

Mapworks, ArtCentre of Plano, Plano, Texas (2002)

Legacy and Legend, Plano Municipal Center, Plano, Texas (2003)

Legacy and Legend, Hall Office Park, Frisco, Texas (2004)

Legacy and Legend, Hall Office Park, Frisco, Texas (2005)

Legacy and Legend, McKennon Art Center, Frisco, Texas (2006)

"I stood mesmerized, struck with disbelief, amazement. and awe while viewing the artwork in Kathryn Vermillion's Mapworks Show in McKinney.  I had come to believe that only the masters of long, long ago could produce such museum quality work, work with such depth.  These works are a pleasure for the viewers. In appreciation, L. Messina."
Kathryn Vermillion Art Exhibition, Plano, Texas

JURIED EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERIES

Art in Embassies, U.S. Mission to United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (1994-1999).

Timespan, Dallas Art Caucus, Dallas, Texas.  Exhibition Award. (1995)

International Art Conference, Fort Worth, Texas (l995)

Redefining Legacies, Women's Art Caucus National Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas (1995).

Pearson's Showroom, Dallas, Texas (1996). 

Kincannon Fine Art Showroom, Dallas, Texas (1997).

Water Tower Theatre Exhibition, Addison, Texas (1998).

Dallas Market Centre, Dallas, Texas (1999).

Coupralux Print Gallery, Dallas, Texas (2002).

Texas Sculpture Association, Northpark, Dallas, Texas (2003).

Faculty Show, The Arts Gallery, Collin College, Plano, Texas (2004).

Governor's Showcase, Capitol Rotunda, Austin Texas (2005.)

Thank you so much for allowing us to display your outstanding work.  I would love to purchase one of the prints if available. Florence Shapiro, Texas State Senator.
Kathryn Vermillion Art Exhibition, Frisco, Texas

EDUCATION

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science, Art Major 1978

Savannah College of Art and Design

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Master of Fine Arts, Painting Major 1994

KATHRYN VERMILLION

Art is a celebration of life!
Kathryn Vermillion 2023