kate okeson

CURRICULUM VITAE

Kate Okeson

Education

2007 – 2008College of Education, Seton Hall University
Areas of Graduate Study: Educational Leadership, Management, Policy
1997Bachelor of Fine Arts Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Areas of Concentration: Artist’s Books, Photography, Installation

Professional Experience

2002 – presentFine Arts Educator
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, Rumson, NJ
2003 – 2005Teaching Artist
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
1999 – 2002Studio Arts Educator
Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken, NJ
1997 – 1999Teacher of the Gifted and Talented (Visual Arts)
Warren Hills Regional Schools, Washington, NJ

Exhibitions

2016Birds of Sandy Hook / Naturehood Watch
Zero-Waste Arts Fest/National Park Service Centennial at Gateway National Park, Sandy Hook NJ naturehoodwatch.org
2016New Work with Amy Faris
Christina M. Geiss Gallery at Georgian Court University, Lakewood NJ
2014 – ongoingCultural Worker Local 732
Agit-prop / Public Art Project
2013Back to School
Gallery at the Oceanic Library, Rumson NJ
2012Queer Gaze
Gallery 13, Asbury Park NJ
2012Through You Into Action
a multi-site show at Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster NJ and Gallery Aferro, Newark NJ
2012Carry It On, commissioned audience participation artist's book and lobby display
Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ
2011The Healing Power of Art II
The Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ
2010The Healing Power of Art
The Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ
2010Scavenger Hunt II
Art House co-op, Brooklyn, NY
2010belles lettres — solo show
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
2009Theater Town
NJIT School of Architecture, Newark, NJ
2009The Art of Numbers
Good Question Gallery, Milford, PA
2008The Westinghouse Project
NJIT School of Architecture, Newark, NJ
2007 Annual Member’s Show
Guild of Creative Art Shrewsbury, NJ
2007Modified History of Downtown Newark
NJIT School of Architecture, Newark, NJ
2006All Keyport Show
Mitchell Sanborn Gallery, Keyport, NJ
2006Family Ties
Mitchell Sanborn Gallery, Keyport, NJ
2006Annual Juried Show
Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ
2005All Keyport Show
Mitchell Sanborn Gallery, Keyport, NJ
2005 Photography Now
Mitchell Sanborn Gallery, Keyport, NJ
2001I’m a Fan (of the Bush Energy Policy) Performance (Collaboration with Tiffany Ludwig)
Hoboken Path Station, Hoboken, NJ

Residencies

2014Brooklyn Visiting Artist Program
Brooklyn Community College, Lincroft NJ
2009Artist in residence
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

Grants and Awards

2009Summer Incentive Grant
Rumson-Fair Haven Board of Education
2008Educator of the Year
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Professional Service

2013 – present Second term on the Human Relations Advisory Committee for Red Bank Borough NJ
2010 – present Co-Founder of Make it Better for Youth, the Monmouth County Consortium on LGBT Youth
2008 – present President, School Employee Association
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
2008 Interdisciplinary Curriculum Consultant for 3D Education
Certified professional development provider for NJ Educators
2007 – present Advisor for Gay-Straight Alliance
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
2007 Teaching Artist
Asbury Park Arts and Literacy Initiative
2006 – present Advisor for cross-generational creative writing initiative
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
2000 – 2002 Portfolio (Authentic Assessment) developer
Hoboken Charter School
1996 – 1999 Consultant to Horizons, a co-curricular Gifted Education program
Warren Hills Regional High School