Katy Heinlein

Selected works

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  • Born in Baytown, TX, 1973
  • Lives and works in Houston, TX


  • 1999 MFA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • 1995 BFA, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX


  • 2009
    Project space, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
  • 2008
    Katy Heinlein, Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
    Unknown Pleasures, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
  • 2005
    Head Over Heels, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, TX
  • 2001
    If and When, Lawndale Art Center (Main Gallery), Houston, TX
    When Push Comes to Shove, Cultural Activities Center, Temple, TX
  • 1999
    Situation, Studio Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


  • 2010
    Precarity and the Butter Tower (curated by Jackie Gendel & Tom McGrath), Bryan Miller Gallery (CTRL), Houston, TX
    P's and Q's, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    Deconstruct + Reconstruction, UT Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX
    If We Only Knew Now What They Knew Then, Works by Melanie Crader & Katy Heinlein, Houston Art Alliance, space125gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2009
    $TIMULUS, DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, TX
  • 2006
    P’s and Q’s, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
    The Real Art World, DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, TX
  • 2005
    Trickle Down (curated by Robbie Austin), Firehouse Center for the Arts, Burlington, VT
  • 2004
    In Situ: New Work for Allen’s Landing, Houston, TX
    Twang: Contemporary Sculpture From Texas (curated by C. Sean Horton), Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, McKinney Art Center, Dallas, TX
    Selective Memory (curated by Chris Ballou), The Bower Art Space, San Antonio, TX
  • 2003
    Red, Artscan/Rudolf Projects, Houston, TX
    Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Williams Tower, Houston, TX
  • 2002
    Blip (curated by Sharon Engelstein and Aaron Parazette), University of South Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
  • 2001
    New American Talent, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX
    The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
  • 2000
    Women in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
    Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 1999
    Works Born at the Park, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Museum, Shigaraki, Japan
  • 1998
    Materials, Process and Vision, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX


  • 2008
    Artadia Award, Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue
  • 2007
    1st Place, William and Dorothy Yeck National Young Sculptors Purchase Award, Miami University, Juried by Mary Ceruti, Executive Director of The Sculpture Center, NY
  • 2006
    The Real Art World, Residency, DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, TX
  • 2005
    Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
    Edward Albee Foundation, Residency, Montauk, NY
  • 2000
    Juror’s Award Recipient, Women in the Visual Arts, International Juried Competition, Juried by Lisa Dennison, Chief Curator, Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
  • 1999
    Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center
  • 1998
    Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Residency, Shigaraki, Japan (May-August)