Promise and Purpose, the Ancestor's Dream
Drawing acquired by the Portland Art Museum
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA
January 3rd – March 30th, 2017
Reception: February 3rd, 2017 5-8pm
Kirsten Furlong | New Works on Paper
Gallery CTA // 800 W. Main #800 Street, Boise, ID
Opening Reception: August 4th, 2016 5-8pm
Exhibition through January 3rd, 2017 9am-5pm M-F
Drawn Together: Contemporary Drawing in the Pacific Northwest
Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR
Curated by Cory Peeke
Opening Reception: November 13th, 2015 6-8pm
Exhibition: November 13th-December 9th, 2015
Paper West: Regional Works on Paper Exhibition
Juried by Shelby Shadwell
Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Opening Reception: November 5th, 2015
Exhibition: November 2nd-27th, 2015
2015 Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Visual Arts Center at Boise State University
Opening Reception: September 3rd, 2015 5-8pm
Exhibition continues through November 5th, 2015
Dog Head Stew | The Second Course
Chadron State College | Chadron, NE
October 19th - November 13th, 2015
Artist Residency | Fall 2015
Crooked Tree Arts Center
CTAC Workshop | September 28th, 2015 | Petoskey, MI
Image Layering with Printmaking, Painting and Drawing
Six artworks from the Repeat and Shift series acquired by The Owyhee.
See them now in the first floor lobby.
Grant received from the Alexa Rose Foundation will support my fall residency at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Northern Michigan.
Schlueter Art Gallery
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
Opening Reception: June 5, 2015 5-8pm
VICIOUS - 2015 Gala Art Exhibition
UMOCA, Salt Lake City, UT
Opening Reception: May 22, 2015 7-9pm
GROVE // Group Exhibition
Pond Gallery, Portland, OR
First Thursday, Opening Reception:
April 2nd, 2015 6-9pm
Exhibition continues through May 17th, 2015
Dog Head Stew - The Second Course
Sphere: SGC International 2015
March 18-21, 2015
Art and Architecture Building
University of Tennessee
Exchange IX: Contemporary Prints from US and Abroad
January 12-23, 2015
West Gallery, Rueff Galleries
West Lafayette, IN
A temporary site specific outdoor installation for September 2014 - March 2015 at the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center
More information HERE
I will be a Visiting Artist at the WSU Art Department in October
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Public Lecture, October 8th, 2014 5pm
Pressing and Pulling
Pulp and Deckle, Portland, OR
Exhibition: September 5th-October 11th, 2014
Repeat and Shift: Kirsten Furlong
Opening Reception: June 13th, 2014 5-8pm
Artist Gallery Walk:
July 17th, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibition June 12th - July 24th, 2014
Inspired by Wilderness
Schlueter Art Gallery
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
Opening Reception: June 26th, 2014 4-6pm
Exhibition continues through July 25th, 2014
The Snake River Seed Library (formerly Common Wealth Seed Library) has commissioned original work by artists Cate Bridgen, Kirsten Furlong, Geoff Krueger, Noel Weber and Amy Westover. Each work is inspired by seed varieties and will later be reproduced as limited-edition seed packets, available for sale in 2015. Portions of the seed library and an exhibition of the artists work will be shown at Ming Studios May 30th-August 30th, 2014.
My artwork Alaska Gold: Snowshoe Hare (Lepus Americanus) #2 has been selected for the 2013 Idaho Triennial at the Boise Art Museum by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. The exhibition opening reception is November 16th, 2013 5:30-8:00pm and the show continues through April 27th, 2014.
Standing Still and Moving Through the Wilderness
Coconino Center for the Arts
Sept. 17th - Oct. 30th, 2013
Reception: Sept. 21st, 2013 6-8pm
Solo exhibition of works on paper in the Jewel Gallery
2013 Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition
I am excited to organize (as Gallery Director of the Visual Arts Center) and be a participating artist in the biennial faculty show at the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University Sept.6th-Oct. 29th, 2013. If you haven't visited the galleries before, they are located in the Liberal Arts Building and the Hemingway Center. My office is in the Hemingway so say hello if you come by! art.boisestate.edu
Article about Standing Still: The Trees by Harrison Berry in the Boise Weekly August 21, 2013
Read the full article: HERE
Standing Still: The Trees
Sesqui Shop, Boise ID August 1-31, 2013
Reception: August 22, 2013 6-8pm
During the month of August, I will be working on an environmental art installation at the Boise 150 Sesqui Shop on Main St. in downtown Boise. The reception for the finished project will be August 22 from 6-8pm but stop by anytime during the month to see the work in progress.
I'm delighted to be a part of the exhibition ReThread at Bricolage curated by Laurie Blakeslee. The opening reception is June 6th, 2013 from 5-10pm and the show will run through the end of the month. bricoshoppe.com/
Stellar: Book Arts and the Cosmos
My work has been selected for Stellar: Book Arts and the Cosmos at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, MN - an international juried exhibition exploring outer space January 25th - May 5th, 2013. See more about the exhibition here: http://www.mnbookarts.org/events/stellar.html
Exhibition of collaborative artwork
Gallery at the Linen Building
Reception: March 7th, 2013 5-9pm
Exhibition continues through April 30th, 2013
Gallery at the Linen Building
Curated by Eli Craven, Maria Chavez, and Amy O'Brien
Opening Reception: Jan. 3rd, 2013 5-9pm
Artist dialog: Feb.22nd, 2013 6-8pm
View and purchase exhibition catalog HERE
Square Foot exhibition at Caesium Gallery, Omaha, NE
William Lewis wmlewispainting.com and I are representing Boise in the group exhibition Square Foot at Caesium Gallery in Omaha, NE. The opening is 12/12/12 6-9pm with an additional reception planned for 1215/12 from 7-10pm. Dozens of local and national artists have been invited to show 12"x12" two dimensional artwork in the show.
Animalier: The Animal in Contemporary Art
News from the Wilderness: Grizzly Bear has been selected for inclusion in Animalier: The Animal in Contemporary Art, an exhibition sponsored by the Studio Art Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University - November 2-December 2, 2012.
Curator Brandice Guerra, the Grace V. Wisdom Endowed Chair in Visual Art at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, reviewed 127 works from 69 artists in 12 countries and 19 U.S. states and her final selection for the show includes 32 works from 25 artists in 9 countries and 7 U.S. states.
News from the Wilderness: Grizzly Bear was created after my 2010 residency at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Traffic Box Public Art in Boise, ID
Please visit my new traffic box art installed in downtown Boise on 9th St between Idaho and Main Streets. The work is called "Boise's Urban Wildlife" and refers to the animals and birds that visit and live in Boise's city core. Species represented include the pigeon, starling, peregrine falcon, coyote, and mountain lion.
The Mayor's Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, Capital City Development Corporation, and Boise City provide funding for the Art Wraps in partnership with the Downtown Boise Association and Downtown Neighborhood Association. Other partners are Ada County Highway District, who owns and cleans the boxes, and Boise's Department of Arts & History, which facilitates artist selection process and project management. Trademark Sign Company fabricates and installs the wraps.
Studio visit from NNU students and faculty
Students from NNU's art program visited my studio on Saturday, Oct.6th, 2012 and also visited Boise artist William Lewis and gallery/studio Black Hunger. Big thanks to their professor Amanda Hamilton for organizing the visit.
Soup/Talk/Art at Enso Artspace
I will be leading a discussion with the artists in the Works on Paper exhibition currently on view at Enso Artspace on the evening of October 3rd, 2012 from 6-8pm. Learn more about the exhibition and get tickets to the event here: ensoartspace.com/events/
Navigate at Bricolage and Boise Guest House, Boise, ID
My work was included in a Sept./Oct. 2012 exhibition at Bricolage and Boise Guest House - both here in Boise, ID. The group show featured 20+ Boise and Northwest artists and the artworks included in the exhibition were also made into a set of travel postcards available from the two locations.
Signal Fire, Portland, OR - Backpacking Artists' Residency
I will be backpacking in Mt. Hood National Forest with a talented group of artists and folks from Signal Fire based in Portland, OR in July 2012. Visiting artists include Hayley Barker, a painter whose recent works draw from the diaries of Opal Whiteley, acclaimed writer Peter Rock, and Laura Gibson, a singer-songwriter whose finely wrought lyrics revel in the complexity of the natural world.
Sustenance exhibition at Visual Arts Center, Boise State University
I have teamed up with Susan Medlin of the Treasure Valley Food Coalition to organize an exhibition of Idaho artists whose work addresses issues related to food. The show will be on view through May 23rd, 2012 at Visual Arts Center - Gallery 2 in the Hemingway Western Studies Center. Read Tara Morgan's Boise Weekly article about the show HERE.
Curator of exhibition at Visual Arts Center, Boise State University
Article in 10/5/11 Boise Weekly about North to Alaska Exhibition
Northern Exposure:Kirsten Furlong Goes North to Alaska by Tara Morgan.
Residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
I will spend two weeks this winter at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts residency program starting a new body of work. Brush Creek is near Saratoga, WY between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges on the high plains of South Central Wyoming in the North Platte River Valley.
Solo Exhibition at the Gallery at the Linen Building
Kirsten Furlong’s North to Alaska opens at The Gallery at the Linen Building Sept. 30, 2011. The exhibition showcases work inspired by the Boise artist’s 10-day residency at Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve.
Opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at The Gallery at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. in Downtown Boise’s Linen District. Admission to The Gallery is free. An artist dialog will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at The Gallery. North to Alaska will run through Dec. 18th, 2011.
Gallery at the Linen Building
Milepost 43: The Artist in Residence Blog for Denali National Park
Here is a link to my recent post on the Denali National Park and Preserve AIR blog. It features some of my new work that will be included in the North to Alaska show at the Gallery at the Linen Building - opening Sept.30th, 2011
Article about 2011 Biennial Faculty Exhibition in Boise Weekly
More Than a Pretty Face
I am participating again this year in the More Than a Pretty Face program at the Boise Art Museum. If you are interested in commissioning an artwork and supporting BAM, please find more information at their website.
North to Alaska
Artist in Residence
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Spent two weeks in Denali National Park in the historic Murie Cabin as part of their artists in residence program. The trip was supported by Denali National Park, Alaska Geographic, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boise Weekly Individual Artist Cover Auction Grant. In 2011 I will have artwork in the permanent collection at Denali and an exhibition of work in response to the experience at the Gallery at the Linen Building, Boise, ID.
Check out the flock at Boise Art Museum
Birds of a Feather
Boise Art Museum
June 13-October 3, 2010
I will have three paintings, two prints, and a 24 foot cut paper installation in the exhibition "Birds of a Feather" at the Boise Art Museum. This exhibition is running concurrently with a show of John James Audubon prints from the Birds of America.
Modern Art 2010
How to Explain Pictures
to a Stuffed Menagerie
Modern Art at the Modern Hotel
May 6, 2010 5-9pm Room 117
Artist William D. Lewis and I will be creating special artwork and a performance to be shown at Modern Art at the Modern Hotel this year. Please come by and look through the window of room 117.
More Than a Pretty Face at Boise Art Museum
More Than a Pretty Face April 27- June 13, 2010
Commissioned artwork from local artists who participated in the More Than A Pretty Face program will be presented at BAM following their unveiling at the Gala on April 24th. Commissioned local artists include: Chris Binion, Divit Cardoza, Jill Fitterer, Kirsten Furlong, Ward Hooper, Geoff Krueger, Benjamin Love, Kathy Harrison Mahn, Surel Mitchell, Shelley McCarl, Christine Raymond, Shantara Sandberg, Amy Westover, Liz Wolf, and Karen Woods.
Contemporary Printmaking at Basement Gallery
The Basement Gallery in Boise has new owners and is showing new work and new artists from Boise and England. I will be showing some polyester-plate lithos and solar plate prints in March/April 2010.
Nest and Branch
My cut paper installation "Twice: Migration" was included in the exhibition "Nest and Branch" curated by Zoe Cohen at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Art in Philadelphia, PA. I was able to visit and install the work in December 2009 - this is a great place - I particularly like their "On the Trails" series of outdoor exhibitions.
And while in Philadelphia, I was able to visit the Wagner Free Institute of Science wagnerfreeinstitute.org/ and look at some rare books there thanks to my friend Rebecca Gilbert who has a show up in May 2010 at the Nexus Foundation for Today's Art in Philly: nexusphiladelphia.org
SQFT in Boise, ID
SQFT curated by TJ Norris will travel to Boise.
Exhibition November 15-January 8th, 2010 at the Egyptian Theatre
This show will include the work of 51 Northwest artists plus 3 additional
Idaho artists: Gerri Sayler, Moscow, ID, Richard Young, Boise, ID and
Rachel Reichert, Boise, ID.
August 31 - September 26, 2009
420 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR
Curated by TJ Norris
SQFT is a window-based, traveling exhibition of 2D works by
50 of the most innovative, emerging and established artists
in the Northwest (British Columbia, Idaho, Montana,
Oregon, and Washington).
Josh Arseneau (OR) Rae Mahaffey (OR)
Daniel Barron (WA) Micah Malone (OR)
Troy Briggs (OR) Brenda Mallory (OR)
Calvin Ross Carl (OR) Steven Miller (WA)
Brad Carlile (OR) Lorna Nakell (OR)
David Corbett (OR) Seth Nehil (OR)
Laurie Danial (OR) Andrew O' Brien (OR)
Diedrich Dasenbrock (OR) Eugenia Pardue (OR)
Rachel Denny (OR)
Marc Dombrosky (WA)
Jamie Drouin (BC)
Smith Eliot (OR)
Alex Emmons (WA)
Kate Fenker (OR)
Sally Finch (OR)
Kirsten Furlong (ID)
Ellen George (WA)
Damien Gilley (OR)
Anne Marie Grgich (OR)
Amanda Hamilton (ID)
Jesse Hayward (OR)
Harrison Higgs (WA)
Midori Hirose (OR)
Harold Hollingsworth (WA)
Israel Hughes (OR)
Linda Hutchins (OR)
Todd Johnson (OR)
Gabriel Liston (OR)
M. Alexis Pike (MT)
Ann Ploeger (OR)
Blair Saxon-Hill (OR)
B.E. Schellinger (OR)
Mike Simi (WA)
Ashley Sloan (OR)
Mark R. Smith (OR)
Eva Speer (OR)
Sika Stanton w/Brooke Thompson (OR)
David Stein (OR)
Lorenzo Triburgo (OR)
Laura Vandenburgh (OR)
Marie Watt (OR)
Darrell Williamson (OR)
8th Street Marketplace AiR
I will be working at the 8th Street Marketplace Artist in Residence program May 1-July 30th, 2009.
Stop by the studio during First Thursday of May, June, and July.
404 S. 8th St #203 Boise ID
Twice:Migration: New Work by Kirsten Furlong
Friesen Galleries at NNU Nampa, ID
January 13-Feburary 20, 2009
Reception: January 29, 2009 6-9 pm
This exhibition includes works on paper and a new installation.
Excited to just learn that one of my prints will be included in the
2009 North American Print Biennial curated by Roberta Waddell.
"Drawn by Doppelganger" #15 was selected from over 1900 prints submitted.
Exhibition: February 15- March 30th, 2009
Boston University / School of Visual Arts / 808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue Boston MA
If you are in Boston on February 15, Roberta Waddell will be giving
a lecture at 1pm. Roberta Waddell was Curator of Prints at
The New York Public Library from1985 until 2008,
after serving as Curator of Prints at the Worcester Art Museum
and Curator of Graphic Arts at The Toledo Museum of Art.
In all these positions, Dr. Waddell has shown a special interest in
supporting contemporary art and artists. She was recently honored
by the International Print Center New York for her contributions
as a print curator. The North American Print Biennial is one of the
most prestigious events in printmaking. From 1954 to 1969 the
exhibition was held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Other hosts
have included the Hayden Gallery at MIT, the Rose Art Museum,
the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum,
the Danforth Museum, Boston University, the Art Institute of Boston,
and the DeCordova Museum.
J Crist Gallery
J Crist Gallery Boise, ID
November 6-26, 2008
Reception: Nov 13 5:30-7:30 pm
Art Candy at Scout
5019 Underwood Ave
through October 31, 2008
The Crazy Eights and 88 Lesser Themes
At the Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha, NE
Original artwork by over 100 artists. My work is part of one
of the crazy eight themes, "Autobiography".
Organized by the eggman, Mike Scheef -
don't miss the opening reception Friday, August 8th at 8pm.
6 Sides 2 Every Story
Birdwatch: Works by Kirsten Furlong
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, ID
July 3 - August 22, 2008
Opening Celebration at The Center
Thursday, Jul 3, 5:30–7pm
Join us for drinks and appetizers.
Artist Kirsten Furlong will discuss her work at 6pm.
Also, gallery walk Friday, July 18, 6-8pm
Spring Salon at J Crist Gallery
Please visit the spring salon exhibition at J Crist Gallery
to see some of my paintings and drawings. Also check out
wonderful train drawings by artist William Lewis.
Through May 30th www.jcrist.com/index.html
Modern Art at the Modern Hotel
Please visit my project, Drawing 101, at the Modern
Hotel's Modern Art project during First Thursday
May 1, 2008 5:30-10:00pm (room 101- of course)
In the Linen District, 1314 W. Grove St Boise, ID
Idaho Triennial Travels
Are You What You Eat?
This portfolio and two others showing now in
"Printer's Trifecta" at the Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 North Main St.Pendleton, OR 97801 through March 28th, 2008
Artists include MaLynda Poulsen-Jones, Candace
Nicol, Kirsten Furlong, Scott Kolbo, and Kimiko Miyoshi.
Pocahontas Meets Hello Kitty
After showing at galleries and museums throughout the country
and in New Zealand, the exhibition of this group of outstanding
prints will be at the SUB Gallery at Boise State University
March 19-April 20, 2008. Artists include Larry McNeil, Jaune
Quick to See Smith, C Maxx Stevens, Kirsten Furlong, John Hitchcock,
Emily Arthur Douglas, and portfolio organizer Melanie Yazzie.
Reception March 21 5-7pm during the BSU First Nations Conference.
The Unnatural World: Kirsten Furlong and William Lewis
March 4-14, 2008
Opening reception: March 3, 2008
John B. Davis Gallery
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Boise Weekly artist profile by Katy Dang
Check out a story about my recent work in in the Dec. 12, 2007
issue of Boise Weekly
See the "chinpillow"
Artist made toys at J Crist Gallery
A limited selection of toys created by local artists.
Proceeds to be donated to YWCA Women's and Children's Crisis Center
Reception for Molly Hill new paintings and toys November 30 4:30pm
Through December 21, 2007
2007 Idaho Triennial
Curator Amy Pence-Brown has selected my work for the 2007
Idaho Triennial exhibition at the Boise Art Museum.
Exhibition September 1st-November 25th, 2007.
September/October 2007 Exhibitions
First Thursday Sept. 6/ Oct. 4
Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Visual Arts Center/BSU
Opening-Sept.7th, 2007 6-8pm
Exhibition-Sept. 8-29, 2007
"Pushing Process: Contemporary Printmaking in Boise"
EveMarie Bergren, Jill Fitterer, Kirsten Furlong and Amy Westover.
Exhibition October 4- November 9, 2007
Artists panel discussion about printmaking:
6pm Thursday, October 11, 2007 at
Idaho Trust National Bank
888 West Broad Street Boise ID
July/August 2007 Exhibitions
Seven Deadly Sins
Hot Shops Art Center
John Ben Snow Memorial Art Gallery
July 16- Sept 7, 2007