Katie Stubblefield

Katie Stubblefield

Born and raised on the rural farm land and old-growth forests of Middle Tennessee, Stubblefield moved to Southern California in the early 1990s. With wide eyes, in her first year in California she beheld floods, earthquakes, fires and riots. Katie reveled in the glorious offerings of the SyFy Channel and witnessed the wonders of special effects. The ever-shifting oceans, the coal-dusted ports, the high-rise skylines, the wide cloudless blue skies and neon sunsets all soaked into her soul, binding past to present, inspiring future. All of this has feed her compulsive studio practice.

Stubblefield holds a BFA in Drawing/Painting from Middle Tennessee State University, as well as an MFA in Drawing/Painting and an Adaptive Adult Education Credential, both from California State University, Long Beach.

When not in the studio, she teaches adult education courses to individuals with developmental disabilities through Coastline Community College. Her class content is based on the core fine arts curriculum for the traditional mainstream students Katie taught at Loyola Marymount and California State University, Long Beach. Katie lives in Long Beach where she enjoys her family, playing poker or dominoes in the company of dear friends and tinkering around her vintage tiny home with her wife.

Selected Exhibitions


Timber (working title), Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic College, Pomona CA, collaboration with Jennifer Gunlock and Hilary Norcliffe


Scavengers (working title), The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA


LB Open Studio Tour and Nine Visions Exhibition, Artist’s Co Op, Long Beach, CA 

Pressing Matters, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA. Juror: Juan Fuentes

Color Vision, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach CA. Curators: Suzanne Walsh and Jim Ellsberry

Celebration of California, Jonathan Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Salvage, Art Exchange Main Gallery, Long Beach Ca, Curator: Alyssa Cordova, Assistant Curator, OCMA

On the Ropes/In the Kisser, Coastline Community Art Gallery, Newport Beach Ca, Curator David Lee


Inspired, Huntington Beach Art Center

Gladys Cooperative, Artists Cooperative Gallery, Long Beach Ca

Art in Place, Newberry Lofts, Long Beach Ca, Jurors: Venice Institute of Contemporary Art Between (solo)-Utopia, Long Beach CA

TIMBER/TIMBRE for the PUMP Biennial-Artist’s Cooperative Gallery, Long Beach CA

Paired Up Faculty Exhibition (with Jesse Dean) Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach CA

18 Tables, 18 Artists, MADE, Long Beach CA, Curator and Table Constructions: David Clark

Transitions, The Orange County Great Park Project, Orange County, CA, Curator: David Lee


Fugue (solo)-Sasha Witte Design, Long Beach CA

Small Wonders, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

SQUARES, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Jurors: Mary Benejam, Bekah Haslett and Sherri Stewart

Faculty Exhibition, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

Fearless, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, Curator: Beate Minkovski

Like MARK, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, Curator: David Lee

Talent Pool 2016, Downtown Long Beach Business Associates, Long Beach CA, Curator: Renee Tanner

Liberty Gallery, Long Beach, CA, Curator: Paige Henderson


Graftlings (solo)-District, Long Beach, CA

Currents-Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA, Curator: David Lee

SFO/SNA-Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach and San Francisco, CA


Antidotes and Poisons (solo)-Edge, Long Beach, CA

Private Party II-Artist Co-Op, Long Beach, CA


Amnesiac (solo)-Edge, Long Beach CA

Bring Winter (solo)-4th Street Vine, Long Beach, CA


Memory-The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA, Curator: Victoria Bryan


Spill, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Neighborhood (Installation)-Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, with Robert Vicknair


Lick (solo)-Walled City, San Pedro, CA

Twitch (solo)-Viento Y Agua, Long Beach, CA

Six Degree Festival, Garment District, Los Angeles, CA-Represented by Walled City Gallery

POST@POST-Installed Drawing, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open Call-Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA Jurors: Matthew Thomas, Noriko Gamblin, Hiru Kazu Kosaka, and Kristin Newhouse


Shug (solo)-Utopia, Long Beach, CA

Liquid Borders-Viento Y Agua, Long Beach, CA, Curator: Tom Miller


Swallowing Suburbia (solo)-Gallery G Installation, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Aging-Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, Curator: Victoria Bryan

aKin-POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Linda Day

On Site at the Gate-Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, Juror: Jay Belloli


Structure and Situation-Michael Folis Architects, Santa Monica; California State University, Pomona, CA; California State University, Long Beach, CA, Curator: Tom Krumpak


Split (solo)-Ground Floor Installation, Broadlind Hotel, Long Beach, CA, Sponsored by PCA (July-August 2002)

City of Angels, Gates of Hell-Advocate Gallery, West Hollywood, CA,Curators: M. Arranaga/R. Wyshak, Ph.D.


Art Source Benefit Auction-Butterfield’s of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA          


Infusion (solo)-Edge, Long Beach, CA


Dead Point (solo)-California State University, Long Beach, CA

Three Show-Soapbox Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Graduate Art Student Association Exhibition-Gallery B, CSULB, CA, Juror: Peter Frank

Risk-World Trade Center, Long Beach, CA, Invitational Collaboration w/Silvia Estabrook


Three Down (solo)-Jump, Nashville, TN


Mainly Abstract-Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, Juror: David Amico

Safe House II-Lafayette Hotel, East Village, Long Beach, CA


30th Annual Tennessee All-State Exhibition-Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN, Juror: Cheryl Phelps                



Teaching Credential, California State University, Long Beach, Adult Education, Adaptive Media


Formal Tattoo Apprenticeship, So Cal Tattoo (Ethan/Terry Morgan)San Pedro, CA


MFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA, Magna Cum Laude, Drawing/Painting


BFA, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, Cum Laude, Drawing/Painting

Past Representation 


Jordan Faye Block Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD

Specialty Projects


Visiting Artist, Educare Los Angeles at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA


Sugar Skulls for Sasha’s Living, Museum of Latin American Art, Iguana, Viento Y Agua, 4th Street Vine

Selected Media and Events


Genie Davis, ‘Salvage: Upcycling the Old into Art,’ Art and Cake, February 7, 2018

Koll, Juri Jr, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art: 2017. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, January 25, 2018


Microgrant in support of TIMBER/TIMBRE, Long Beach Arts Council, Long Beach Ca

‘Together: Teaching Soft Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Autism through Art,’ Co-Presenter, CAPED Conference, Huntington Beach Ca

‘Art, Disability and Ethics’ Guest Lecture, ENCORE Programs, Huntington Beach Ca

‘Between, Below and Above’ Process: Artist Lecture Series, Squeeze Art Collective, The Vault Warehouse, Long Beach CA, August 19, 2017


LIFT Artist Lecture Series, Coast Community College District, Newport Beach CA

Samantha Mehlinger, ‘Local Artists Profiled For Arts Month,’ Long Beach Business Journal, Long Beach, CA, September 27-October 10, 2016

Dave Barton, ‘Coastline Art Gallery Features Mark Zuckerberg as You’ve Never Seen Him,’

OC Weekly, August 10, 2016


Roberta Carasso, ‘Currents,’ OC Art Blog, Nov 11, 2015


Mike Van Gorder, ‘Juxtaposition,’ ISM quarterly. Autumn 2005


Shirle Gottlieb, ‘Mind Games,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, July 22, 2005

James Scarborough, ‘Eye on Art,’ Grunion Gazette, Long Beach, Ca, July 14, 2005

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘Art News & Reviews,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, December 24, 2004


Artist Talk, California State University, Long Beach, Ca


Sherry Diamond, ‘Featured Artist,’ The Gallery, Long Beach, Ca, volume 1 issue 8, September 2004    


Shirle Gottlieb, ‘The Art of Abandonment,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, July 19, 2002


Individual Artists Fellowship, Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach, Ca

Shirle Gottlieb, ‘The Art of the Random,’ Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, September 28, 2001


Werby Scholarship, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach, Ca


Baker Academic Scholarship, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach, Ca


Shirle Gottlieb, ‘Mostly Abstract Exhibit Has Its Moments’, Press Telegram, Long Beach, Ca, November 16, 1998


Charles Morris Branson Scholarship in Art, MTSU, Murfreesboro TN

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