Katherine Wirick




Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts — MFA, 2011

Commencement speaker.

Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland — Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2007


Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio — BFA in Illustration, 2006

Summa cum laude. Recipient of Dean's Scholarship, Columbus Foundation Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship.


PAFA Annual Student Exhibition — Spring 2011

Thesis show.

Narcissus in the Studio — Fall 2010

Juried student exhibition of self-portraits at PAFA; one drawing exhibited.

PAFA Fellowship Juried Student Exhibition — Spring 2010

Fellowship Award winner for self-portrait Bevor.

Exhibit B — April 2007

Burren College of Art end-of-year show; two paintings exhibited.

Muscailt Fleadh Imboilg — February 2007

Spring arts festival at the National University of Ireland, Galway; six paintings exhibited.


Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts — Permanent collection

No One Is Safe (purchased 2011).

Teaching Experience

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts — Graduate assistantship, 2010

Taught Life Painting II under Renee Foulks.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts — Guest lecturer, 2010-2011

Gave presentations to Renee Foulks' Comics & Sequential Art class on Double Portrait of Mary Dickinson and No One Is Safe.

Other Work Experience

Head Designer, Junkyard Dog Security Awareness Services — 2007-present

Developed visual communication strategy; responsible for logo, newsletter layout and illustration, curriculum design and formatting.

Assistant Manager, Global Gallery; Columbus, Ohio — 2001-2006

Oversaw inventory and customer service; wrote and designed quarterly newsletter with over 1500 subscribers; created signage, advertising materials and volunteer recruitment flyers.

Comictron Anthology Co-Creator — 2005

Wrote and illustrated 80-page graphic novel with David Brame and Michael Harris; member of sales team at Wizard World Chicago convention.

Freelance Projects

Ottinger & Associates — 2009

Designed website, logo, letterhead & business cards.

Green Lane Design — 2008

Designed logo & website.

LMD, LLC — 2007

Designed website.


Columbus Monthly — September 2006

Feature illustration for "Columbus Monthly Guide to Dining Out" article.

Where There is Darkness, Light — 2005

Cover design & illustration for collection of inspirational psalms.