Events and Exhibitions

2020 October & November
Humor in Contemporary Art

Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu, HI

Bringing needed levity to 2020, Kaethe Kauffman is giving a lecture series at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Humor in Contemporary Art in October and November. Per Kaethe, “It’s been a hoot preparing for those!” This series is not open to the public, it’s in-house only this time.

A collage made out of office supplies and oil paint: Happy Face Office.
Read Kaethe’s essay entitled “Foraging” for more on this piece.


2020 October 15 – December 31
Museum Program Virtual Group Exhibition

Virtual Art Exhibition

Kaethe is exhibiting in the Museum Program Virtual Group Exhibition, an online event showcasing 24 established artists have had one-person exhibitions in museums throughout the country and have come together for the first time in a Virtual Gallery Exhibition. Visit the exhibit online here.

Exhibiting: Various pieces from the Muscle Movement series.

Red Neck, 28″x 14″, photography, photo-oil paint. This shows a visual image of the range of motion of the neck. The model moved her head in every possible direction after wet paint had been applied via a string dipped in white paint tied loosely around the neck.


Recent Past Events

2020 July 1st – September 15
Cross Contemporary Partners Inaugural Exhibition Part I
Virtual Art Exhibition

Kaethe is exhibiting in the Cross Contemporary Partners Inaugural Exhibition Part I, an online event showcasing eleven revered artists, including: Anne Hieronymus, Sol Hill, Kaethe Kauffman, Victoria Lowe, Francie Lyshak, Nancy Macko, Robert Mango, Deborah Masters, Bobbie Moline-Kramer, John Lyon Paul and Martin Weinstein, who have all exhibited in museums throughout the United States for decades. Visit the exhibit online here.

Exhibiting: Clown Meditation, Muscle Movement: Black Waist Totem and Muscle Movement: Wrist 29 & 89 Music



2020 April & May
National League of American Pen Women Biennial
Washington DC

Kaethe Kauffman has won top honors (second place) in a national juried art competition in Washington DC, the Vinnie Reams Art Competition. She’ll be honored at the National League of American Pen Women Biennial in Washington DC, where her drawing will be exhibited in April and May of 2020. See the photo below of the drawing, As a Child I Loved to Dance,

As a Child I Loved to Dance, ink and pencil drawing, 24″x30″, by Kaethe Kauffman.


2020 February 15-April 12
Meditation Modalities: Close-up Studies
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35901

“Using close-up photographs, Kauffman studies women’s bodies. In a series of muscle studies, she examines range of motion in the moving female figure, comparing skin textures – the smoothness of youth to the rich texture of old age – and skin colors – from pale white to deep black – in all their differing muscular abilities.” –Irina Costache,Ph.d., Catalogue essay, p. 2, Kaethe Kauffman: Honoring Women, published by AVU Gallery, The University of Prague, The Czech Republic

Exhibiting: Muscle Movement series.



2019 August 15 – October 20
Kaethe KauffmanPARALLEL FIELDS exhibit
Including works by Kathleen Elliot and Bobbie Moline-Kramer
Texas A & M University Galleries
J. Wayne Stark Galleries
275 Joe Route Blvd.
College Station, TX 77840
979-845-8501

In PARALLEL FIELDS, three woman artists push to the edge of intimate bodily realities. Moline-Kramer deconstructs the human face into its emotional fundamentals, revealing disturbing depths, similar to the deceased British artist Francis Bacon. Elliot reveals our molecular relationship to the modified foods that go into our bodies and become our (modified?) flesh. Kauffman applies wet paint on the moving parts of the body, has the model move, and records her range of motion in the resulting image. Motion’s effect becomes invisible on the model’s skin and Kauffman allows the viewer to see this new and amazing reality of our relationship to our own bodies. 

Exhibiting: Pieces from Parallel Fields Traveling.
See also: Review: Art Exhibition Investigates Impacts of the Invisible – The Battalion



2019 June 2 – July 14th
Biennial Art Exhibit
Sponsored by National League of American Pen Women
Honolulu Country Club

Exhibiting: Pieces from Lizard Head and Backbend Dancer and Nature Meditation. View even more of these meditations (not necessarily exhibited in this showcase) in the Nature Meditations Collection on my website.