Katie Waugh

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Associate Director, String Room Gallery

Campbell Arts Building



Katie Waugh

"An art education provides students creative agility and aesthetic criticality - qualities needed in a visually oriented culture. My goal is to help students skillfully, purposefully merge their aesthetic and intellectual passions. The process of developing a meaningful, engaging art practice requires self-motivation and critical thinking. These skills benefit all art students, in any career they choose."

Katie Waugh is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work centers on ideas of performativity, social protocol, and collective aspiration. She works primarily with video and fiber installations, as well as drawing, photography, and performance. She welcomes the diverse academic interests and broadly informed perspective of Wells students, encouraging them to incorporate concepts from other disciplines into their work and develop the kind of research-based studio practice that fuels a great deal of contemporary art.


2010 M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Studio (Fiber and Material Studies)
2008 M.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Painting
2007 B.A. Graceland University, Studio Art: Painting (Grade 5-12 Certification in Art Education), Music Education (Grade 5-12 Certification)

Select Gallery Exhibitions

Fibers, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, Ga., 2012
Day On Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, East Tennessee State University, 2012
Kauno Bienale: Rewind Personal Story, M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Museums of Lithuania, 2011
Public, Artspace / Peterborough ArtsWeek, Peterborough, Ontario, 2011
Craft in Binary, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, 2011
A Fickle Existence, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, Ill., 2010
Eye-Kea: International Video Arts Event, Basement Project Space, Cork City, Ireland, 2010
OffSet, Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., 2009 (Two-person)
Ease of Oak, Around the Coyote Fall Festival, Chicago, Ill., 2009
Le Flash Atlanta 2009, Atlanta, Ga., 2009
Baggage Un/Claimed, Navo Gallery, Decatur, Ga., 2009
Be Sure Your Presence is Observed, ACA Sculpture Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., 2008 (Solo)
Go All Night! High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga., 2007


Courses Taught

  • Visual Organization
  • Photographic Digital Imaging
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Alternative Video in Art & Society
  • Creative Arts Projects
  • Senior Seminar in Visual Arts