Kathy Butterly

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Kathy Butterly is an American sculptor. She was born in Amityville, New York in 1963 and resides in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1986 and her Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Davis in 1990.[1]

Her work has been compared to that of George Ohr, manifested in "a penchant for crumpled shapes, twisted and pinched openings, and making . . . 'no two alike.' "[2][3] Butterly's work consists of ornately decorated porcelain sculptures that suggest feminine personalities.

Her first solo exhibition was at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. Kathy Butterly has won the 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Sculptors and Painters.

Kathy Butterly won the 2012 Smithsonian American Art Museum's 10th Contemporary Artist Award.[4] In 2013 she won the Visionary Woman Award from Moore College of Art and Design.[5]


  1. ^ Shark, Bud. Biography of Kathy Butterly Archived 2014-06-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Shark's Ink. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
  2. ^ John Yau, "Pantyhose and Morandi," The Brooklyn Rail, June, 2010.
  3. ^ Ollman, Leah (November 20, 2015). "Critic's Choice: Kathy Butterly's rapturous little reckonings in clay at Shoshana Wayne". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/kathy-butterly-2012-winner-smithsonian-american-art-museum-contemporary-artist-award
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Porter, Jenelle; Sigler, Jeremy (2012). Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams. Distributed Art Pub Incorporated. ISBN 978-3-7757-3330-4. 

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