Biography and Curriculum Vitae

Kate Kern Mundie, Self Portrait with Tool and an Ironing Board, 18 x 12 inches, charcoal on paper
Self Portrait with Tools and an Ironing Board, 18 x 12 inches, charcoal on paper

Kate Kern Mundie is a mid-career artist rooted firmly in the rich tradition of American realism. Her work reflects both urban streets and rural landscapes, capturing moments of beauty in the environment. She considers her work part of the environmental realism movement. Through her paintings, she skillfully portrays the impact of climate change and human influence on the evolving landscape.

 

Kate Kern Mundie’s artwork is in the collection of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and numerous private collections. Kate is a two-time winner of the Fred & Naomi Hazell Faculty Fellowship from the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. She has also been a recipient of an artist residency at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Nova Scotia, and the Thrive Together Network Virtual Artist Residency.

 

A proud alumna of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she studied printmaking and painting, Kate also holds a BFA. from the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Philadelphia with her husband and fellow artist, James Mundie, and their children, while also being part of the artist community on Deer Isle in Maine. Kate’s work offers a profound exploration of the American landscape and the societal forces that shape it.

 


EDUCATION

  • The University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate, printmaking and painting
  • Montserrat College of Art

AWARDS, HONORS, and RESIDENCIES

2023 Thrive Together Network Virtual Artist in Residence, Philadelphia

2022 Artist/Mother Virtual Artist in Residence, Philadelphia

2014 Elizabeth Bishop Artist In Residence, Great Village Nova Scotia

2003-2004 and 2006-2007 Fred & Naomi Hazell Faculty Fellowship Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, through a fund managed by the Philadelphia Foundation

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024- Summer Group Show: F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2024- WANDERING: Observations of Our Watershed, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, Philadelphia, PE

2024- Hints of Summer ~ Group Show: Paints by Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride, and Kate Kern Mundie, The Station Gallery, Greenville, DE

101 Artists, The Art of Collecting Art: 164 artists from the Fred Danziger Collection of Contemporary Art-Baker Gallery of West Chester University

2023-2024- New Works, Winter Group Exhibition- F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2023- Uncertain Certainties, Virtual Art Exhibition by the Thrive Together Network 

2023- 101 Artists, The Art of Collecting Art: 159 artists from the Fred Danziger Collection of Contemporary Art- Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont College

2022- Rest: Paintings by Kate Kern Mundie- F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2022- Gallery Artists, Summer Group Exhibition- F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2022- Still- Stay Home Gallery and Artist Residency, Paris, TN

2021-2022- Winter Group Exhibition: F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2021- Coming Home: Paintings by Kate Kern Mundie- F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2020-2019- Winter Group Exhibition- F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2019- Summer 2019 Group Exhibition- Station Gallery, Greenville DE

2018- Urban View: Changing Landscapes- House Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2017- Works by New and Current Gallery Artists- F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA 

2017- Group Exhibition- F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA 

2015-2016- Another Look: Selected Prints from the Printmaking Department Archives, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Museum of American Art, Philadelphia, PA

2015- Fresh Perspectives - Works by New and Current Gallery Artists, 

F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA 

2014-114th Annual Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Museum of American Art

2013- Kate Kern Mundie: Marker: Frame Fatale, Philadelphia PA

2012- Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings: F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2011- 20th Annual USArtists American Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA

2011- Kate Kern Mundie: New Paintings: F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2010- 19th Annual USArtists American Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA

2010- Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings: F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2008- Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Paintings: F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2008- 17th Annual USArtists American Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA

2008- Dear Fleisher: 4 x 6 Inches of Art: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

2008- Inside/Outside: Kate Kern Mundie and James G. Mundie: Station Gallery, Greenville DE

2008- Group Exhibition: F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2007- Kate Kern Mundie: Delaware Valley Landscapes: Caramel, Philadelphia PA

2007- Group Exhibition: Workerman Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2007- Drawing the Line: Riverview Renaissance Art Center, Millville NJ- 

2007- Kate Kern Mundie: Seasonal Landscapes: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

2007- New and Returning Artists Exhibition: Station Gallery, Greenville DE

2006- The Urban Landscape: Workerman Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2006- Dear Fleisher: 4 x 6 Inches of Art: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

2006- In the Neighborhood: StrataSphere, Philadelphia PA

2006- As We See It: Paintings by Ed Bronstein & Kate Kern Mundie, Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia PA

2006- Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition: Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA

2005- Living with Art: Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA

2005- 108th Annual Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: The Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA

2005- Museum Staff Exhibition: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA

2005- Land and Sea: Paintings by Kate Kern Mundie: Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City NJ

2005- Kate Kern Mundie: Landscapes: Twenty Two Gallery Café, Philadelphia PA

2005- Flowers: A Group Exhibition to Coincide with the Philadelphia Flower Show: Twenty Two Gallery Café, Philadelphia PA

2004, 2005- 15 Exposures: 13th Annual USArtists American Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA, Richard Stockton College, Pomona NJ, 

Chester County Art Association, West Chester PA

2004- Living with Art: Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA

2004- The Familiar: ADM Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2004- 141st Annual Small Oil Paintings Exhibition: The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA, 

2003- Staff Originals: Works by the Visual Artists of the Fleisher Art Memorial DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000- Annual Faculty Exhibition: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

2022- Kate Kern Mundie: Recent Landscapes: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

2000- Exclusively Landscape: 11 East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix AZ

1996 Emerging Artists: Artforms Gallery, Philadelphia PA

 

COLLECTIONS

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Numerous private collections