Katie Stubblefield lives and makes art works in Long Beach. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2001. She is an adjunct professor teaching art survey courses to adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism at Coastline College. Through their Special Programs and Services Department, Stubblefield develops both vocation-centered certificated programs and individual creative courses for adults with autism and ID. Stubblefield also begins teaching Emirates Painting courses to folks at Leisure World through North Orange County Community College District this Fall.
Currently Stubblefield’s works are located on consignment at K. Imperial Fine Arts in San Francisco, SCAPE in Corona del Mar, the Grace Kennedy Gallery in Long Beach and the Billy J. King Public Library, as part of the Long Beach Arts Council’s Fellowship Program. Her works have been included in exhibitions at SALT Fine Art, the Carolyn Campagne Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, San Louis Obispo Museum of Art, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, POST Gallery and the Brooklyn Art Library. Virtually, she is participating in How this Moment Looks at Guided by the Eye.com and occasional rounds of Call and Response through Shoebox PR. Katie has received both an Insight/Incite Award and an Individual Artists Fellowship in support of both her two- and three-dimensional works from the Long Beach Arts Council.
Katie Stubblefield’s wood cut prints, oil paintings, sculptures, and sight-specific installed projects explore order, chaos, and entropy. Stubblefield’s imagery is informed by site visits, forensic photography, first-hand accounts, and evidence of changed/damaged/evolving environments caused by super-sized storm patterns and climate change.