‹‹‹ Statement ›››

“My paintings, print-based paper constructions and collages are about time, place, memory and an imagined future. The open ended narratives refer to contemporary events while occupying the timelessness of the mythic and ancient. I am drawn to the precarious moment when the predictable and orderly meets the unruly and chaotic. I cheer for the wild and untame. "

Kathleen McCloud’s Mixed-media Spaces

by Meghan Moe Beatiks

Drawing from research on histories, landscapes and organisms, Kathleen McCloud makes mixed-media spaces. Her process is rooted in her home of La Cieneguilla, but includes an expansive sense of community, migration and belonging, not confined by sharp boundaries and often breaking up into the surrounding space. 

Figures and landscapes blend, dream-like, into other palettes, layers and words, articulating the ethereality of rapidly shifting ecologies and perceptions. Remnants of the past are woven together into a fantastical present. The result is not chaos, but a comfortably uneven terrain. This embrace of the uneven is at the core of McCloud’s work—a deep love for the roughshod surfaces and experiences that are crucial to our survival. 

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‹‹‹ CV ›››

Professional Experience


  • Visual artist; painting, printmaking, collage and installation


  • https://www.abqjournal.com/2371720/timeless-amp-universal-ex-mixedmedia-artist-says-her-return-to-unfinished-pieces-is-healing.html.   March 21, 2021
  • Odes and Offerings, collaborative exhibit of poetry and visual art, catalogue, 2013
  • Open Letters from the Hotel Central: Correspondence between Henry Miller, Emil Schnellock and Posterity Project article ‘’NEXUS:The International Henry Miller Journal’’Vol.10 Fall 2013
  • Kathryn Davis interview on ArtBeat,  KVSF 101.5 Hutton Broadcasting, Santa Fe, NM October 17, 2013 (http://www.kathleenmccloud.com/works/3d.php)
  • Michael Abatemarco, Séance with Henry Miller and Emil Schnellock, The New Mexican-Pasatiempo, January 11, 2013, p.36-37
  • Paul Weideman, Surfing the Third Wave, The New Mexican-Pasatiempo, March 18, 2011, p 36-37
  • Kathryn Davis, Language:The Interconnections Between Images and the Written Word, review, THE Magazine May 2006, p.43

Solo Exhibitions

2018   Meta-Tourist, gfContemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2013   LoudWHISPER, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011   Futurology101: Welcome to the Third Wave Axle Contemporary, multi-media installation

2010   In A Gadda Da Vida, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005   Co-Evolving, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004   Mindspring, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2003   Be Still- Everything is Turning, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002   The Other Hemisphere of Being, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001   Wing & Root, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Select Group Exhibitions

2019   Amarillo Museum of Art, AMOA Biennial 600/ Textile+Fiber, Amarillo, TX     

2016   Flats + Rounds, 2 person exhibitionLisa Gordillo curator,Rozsa Center for Performing      Arts/gallery, Michigan Technological University,  Houghton, MI

2016   Readymade, Axle Contemporary, Axle mobile gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2016   Banned, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Santa Fe Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015   Reimagined, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL

2015   Axle Inside at Peter's Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2013   Traveling, Raveling, 3-person exhibit, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2012   Odes & Offerings, collaborative exhibit of poetry and the visual arts Santa Fe                                                    Arts Commission Community Gallery, (catalogue published 2013)            

2011   Mining the Unconscious, Santa Fe Community Gallery/Convention Center

2010   Abstraction, group show at William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2010  TEXAS NATIONAL:2010, -group show, Cole Art Center, Judy Pfaff juror,

2007   ORIGINALS 2007, group show at the Harwood Museum Taos, NM

2006   Language:The Interconnections between Images and the Written Word,                    

           Rotunda Gallery,New Mexico State Capitol- Rotunda Gallery

2005   Small Gems, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorad

2001   Spirited Wanderings, invitational group show

           Northern Michigan University Art Museum, Marquette, Michigan

Career Highlights

        2018  Chhaap Fd for Printmaking, artist residency, Vadodara, Gujurat, India. February 2018

<span style="\\\\&quot;font-family:sans-serif,arial,verdana,trebuchet" ms\\\\"="">        2016   Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Water Rights, September-November 2016 

        2014  Jentel Artist Residnecy, November-December, 2014

        2012  Anderson Ranch, Paint Installation Systems, Franklin Evans

       2012   Creative Capital Professional Development Program 


       University of Colorado- Boulder      

Public Collections

  • New Mexico Museum of Art permanent collection
  • Santa Fe Community College collection- Dean’s Purchase Award 2009
  • New Mexico Art in Public Places, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM 2016
  • Herradura Collection
  • Hyatt Collection