In Summer 2017, I was awarded the RUD AIR Artist in Residency in Bengtsfors, Sweden, for the month of July 2018, via an international juried competition. I will be painting next summer in Sweden!.
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM. Water Spirits Walking on the Land: A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings and Photographs, July-August 2014
museums + public spaces
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT. 17th Annual Group Exhibition. January - April 2014
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM. The Big Picture July 2013-July 2014
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Lucky 13. April-May 2013
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT. 15th Annual Group Exhibition. January - February 2012
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Collect 10. May—June 2011
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT. 14th Annual Group Exhibition. January-February 2011
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Collect Inside 8 2010. May—June 2010
Warehouse 21, Santa Fe, NM. Artists For Animal Awareness. Juried exhibition. Judith Vejvoda, Curator, November 2008
SoFe ArtSpace, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Peace Show. Curated by Erika Wanenmacher, May - June 2003
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM. O2. Paintings by Cate Moses / Paintings & Installation by Dienke Nauta. October 2008
Wheelhouse Art, Santa Fe, Representation, 2014 - 2015
Toy Box. Wheelhouse Art, Santa Fe, Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015
Torrent. Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe. June 2012
Botanica. Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe. April - May 2012
Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe, Representation, 2011-2012
Squared, Hahn Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, December 2011
Third Annual Randall Davey Invitational Wildlife Art Exhibition, Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Santa Fe, NM, May-June 2011
Second Annual Randall Davey Invitational Wildlife Art Exhibition, Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Santa Fe, NM, May-June 2010
Kosmos Gallery at the Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM. Juried exhibition curated by Maggie Ross and Juliet Wing, February 2010
5G Gallery at the Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM. January 2010
Kosmos Gallery at the Factory on 5th, Albuquerque, NM. Invitational exhibition curated by Vivian Hartman, December 2009
Bravo. Invitational exhibition of art created from bras. Scottish Rite Temple, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 2003
Rufina Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Off Canyon. Invitational exhibition, September 2002
Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. A Show of Colors. Invitational exhibition, November, 2001
IQ Arts, “The Water Spirits of Cate Moses,” Katherine Oostman, July 8, 2014.
Santa Fe University of Art and Design News, “Upcoming Exhibition: Cate Moses: Water Spirits Walking on the Land,” Lauren Eichmann http://santafeuniversity.edu/news/upcoming-exhibition-at-sfuads-fogelson-gallery-water-spirits-walking-on-the/
The Santa Fe Reporter. “Las Conchas Inspired Art on Canyon Road.” Wren Abbott. 12 Jan., 2012. http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/blog-3266-las-conchas-inspired-art-on-canyon-road.html
The Santa Fe Reporter. “Española Javelina Inspires Art!:” Wren Abbott, 29 July 2011, http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/blog-2925-espantildeola-javelina-inspires-art_.html
The Santa Fean. “Art Reviews: O2.: Dienke Nauta and Cate Moses At Wilder Nightingale Fine Art,” October-Nov. 2008
“Fall Harvest of Riches, O2.: Cate Moses and Dienke Nauta At Wilder Nightingale Fine Art,” Steve Fox, P/Reviews, Taos Daily Horsefly, 15 Sept. 2008
Studied painting with Sam Scott
Pennsylvania State University. Ph.D. in English, Specialization in Contemporary American and African American Literature, M.A. in English
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing, magna cum laude
recent community service
St. Elizabeth Emergency Shelter, Santa Fe, NM. Volunteer cook and server, 2008 - present
The Wildlife Center, Española, NM. 2013 - present
Volunteer Art Teacher, Acequia Madre Elementary School, 2007-2013; Atalaya Elementary School, Santa Fe, NM, 2006-2007
ARTIST STATEMENT (RÉSUMÉ follows)
I paint what I love: wildlands, weather, wildlife, and people.
My landscapes reflect a lifelong love affair with mountains, trees, moonrises and sets, and storms. I spend a good deal of time in the wilderness with a camera, often at sunset or later. I paint places I frequent or imagine, transformed by weather and end-of-day light.
In my paintings of nonhuman animals, I invite the viewer to consider our conflicted relationship with nature and the choices we can make to change course, a consideration at the heart of my work.
When I paint the human figure, my models are family and friends.
Regardless of subject, the process is the same. I move paint around on canvas, adding and subtracting, until the forms that are the conceptual matrices and patterns underlying conscious experience emerge. I step aside and let that process happen, allowing the painting to breathe and reveal its internal structures and symbols.
I endeavor to touch the essence of my subject, not to solve a problem of form or composition.
I am fortunate to have studied painting with Sam Scott. He taught me to see seasonal color, to be fearless in painting my vision of nature, and to embrace beauty.
I work in oils, and sometimes in watercolors, with the highest quality and least toxic materials available. I gather lightning-struck charcoal in the mountains. I paint on museum quality high-density panels made from US grown and renewable aspen. The 1/8 inch deep surface is acid-free, non-yellowing, and sits in a 2-inch deep hand-crafted cradle of premium-grade 13-ply birch plywood, for maximum stability and a clean edge.