About Kristy Deetz

Kristy Deetz is Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. Her extensive exhibition record includes national and international venues. With Reni Gower, she co-curated FABRICation that traveled to art museums, university art galleries, and art centers. She frequently serves as a visiting artist and has led numerous painting/drawing workshops at venues including Haystack, Oxbow, Penland, Anderson Ranch, and Arrowmont. UWGB awarded her the 2011 Founders Award for Excellence in Scholarship. She received SECAC’s 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching and a 2015 Silver Award from Graphis Design Annual, NY. Her paintings have been featured in Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century, Encaustic Art—The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax, and Full-Range Color Painting for the Beginner. Recently she served as Erasmus Visiting Lectureship at the University of Kassel, Germany and Artist-in Residence at The Burren College of Art in Ireland and University of Florida–Gainesville, and published two illustrated books with Elm Grove Publishing: The Singular Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty Boy and Holidays Unfolding: The Continuing Adventures of Rabbit and Kitty Boy with Edward Louis (pen name for Edward Risden). Currently her  Holidays Unfolding and Through the Veil series and corresponding books are traveling together across the country as the show, Threads, Folds & Rabbit Holes.

At present, she has separate series of work in painting, sculpture, and digital media (which include a traveling exhibition of industrial jacquard weavings, Rabbit Weaving: Complex Threads of Making. Recent painting series that imagine evolving ecospheres and investigate environmental concerns are Disrupted Gardens and Shifting River Ways.

Download: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)2023 Deetz Prof. Vita


There are no exhibitions currently scheduled.