Katherine Rutecki

Auckland, New Zealand

Born 1985, Buffalo, New York


2017-2018 Instructor, 314 Kiln Formed Glass, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2015-2017 Instructor of record, 3D Foundations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2008-2015 Co-founder and designer at Lukeke Design, glass studios, Auckland, New Zealand




2015-2018 MFA Glass, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2003-2007 BFA Sculpture, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York



2007 Hastings College, summer glass residency, Hastings, Nebraska

2007 The Works Museum, summer glass residency, Newark, Ohio

2005 The Henry Ford Museum, contractor to the glassblowing shop, Dearborn, Michigan


Public Collections

Gaffer Glass,  New Zealand

Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark

New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana



2017 Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass Visionary Scholarship

2003-2007 Portfolio Scholarship, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York


Solo Exhibitions

2018 Trap, Unperceived Existence, Gallery Shush, undisclosed location in Eastern Europe

2018 Between Space: Katherine Rutecki and Jon Witzky, Artspace 304, Carbondale, Illinois

2016 ______ work, Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois

2016 Bright Masses, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2014 Admissions, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2012 THINKspace: Drawing from Death and Reanimation, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2011 Blue in Green, Vetri International, Seattle, Washington

2007 Works by Luke Jacomb and Katherine Rutecki, The Art Works Gallery, The Works Museum, Newark, Ohio


Group Exhibitions

2019 Concept 2019, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea

2019 CAST Art + Object, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2017 Ceci n'est pas un spectacle d'art, MCMA Graduate Student Symposium, Artspace 304, Carbondale, Illinois

2016 Cross/Pollination, Carbondale Community Arts, Carbondale, Illinois

2016 Annual Ocular Festival, Carbondale, Illinois

2016 The Makers, YES Collective, Auckland, New Zealand

2016 Critical Forum Annual Juried Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois

2013 Birds, Birds, Birds, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2011 The Nature of Glass, Curated by Traver Gallery, Schark Art Center, Everett, Washington

2009-2010 With a Little Help From Our Friends: Recent Accessions to the Decorative Arts. New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 GLASS '09, Milford House, Queenstown, New Zealand

2008-2009 Outbreak!, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark

2006 Renewal, Royal Cameo Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

2004 SUNY Spring Exhibition, Gallery at the State University Plaza, Albany, New York



Bradshaw-Heap, Laura, Katherine Rutecki TRAP: A Sculptural Performance at Gallery Shush 11.10-17.10.2018, Gallery Shush, 2018

Townsend, Jen; Zettle-Sterling, Renee. CAST. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2017. 

New Glass Review 36, Corning, NY: The Corning Museum of Glass, 2015.

New Glass Review 33, Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2012.

Katherine Rutecki, THINKspace Zine, volume 16, Masterworks Gallery. June 2012.

New Zealand Glass Art, New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass. Auckland: David Bateman Ltd, 2010

Glassposten, Nr. 4, GLASSMUSEET Venner, November 2008. (cover)



Nicole Curin-Birch, 'Artist Profile: Luke Jacomb & Katherine Rutecki' Simply You Living. Spring 2014.

Melinda Williams 'Crystal Method' Surface Asia. July 2011.

Nicole Stock, 'Best Craft Artists: Luke Jacomb and Katherine Rutecki' Urbis Magazine, issue 59 Design Annual 2010.

The Editors, 'Labour of Love' Idealog #28, page 36, 20 November 2010.

Clair McCall, 'Art of Glass' The New Zealand Herald: Life and Style. 12 May, 2010.