Kate Oltmann Works

Kate Oltmann

Fortine, Montana


Kate Oltmann resides amidst the majestic landscapes of Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana. Developed from her family’s history as homesteaders and builders within the park, a profound connection and fascination with the history and culture of the area informs her artistic expression.


Oltmann’s art is more than just a visual representation of the American West; it is a tribute to the resilient people and landscapes that have shaped this iconic region. Through the pairing of her pencil drawings of everyday, rugged ranching life and the bright, graphic prints borrowed from the quilts and textiles emblematic of this lifestyle, she invites the viewers to connect with the way of life, its history, and the indomitable human spirit that continues to thrive in the contemporary Western world.



MFA Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Sonoma State University




2023 Imagery Winery, Label award, Windsor, CA

2020 Artist in Residence, InCahoots Residency, Petaluma CA

2018 Best in Show Award Winner, Black Out Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2016 Artist in Residence, Chalk Hill Residency, Healdsburg, CA

Scholarship Award, Chalk Hill Residency

Award Winner, Hayward Arts Council

Creative Sonoma Emerging Artist Finalist, Sonoma CA

High Art Award winner, Natural Cannabis Co., Santa Rosa CA

2015 Vermont Studio Residency, VT

Degree with Distinction Rhode Island School of Design

Cum Laude Honors Rhode Island School of Design

2014 Teacher of Record Rhode Island School of Design

Teaching Assistantships Rhode Island School of Design

Overpass Project’s Printmaking Workshop, Providence RI



2022 SoloS- 7th International Solo Exhibition

2020 InCahoots, Petaluma CA

2019 Gallery 105, Santa Rosa, CA

2018 High-Lights, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show, Providence RI



2023 Support System, SideBitch, Los Angeles, CA

Southern Kindness Gallery, Houston, TX

Manners Maketh Man, Si Gallery, Austin, TX

Arts Council of Big Sky, The Montage, Big Sky, MT

Yellowstone 55, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

6x6, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR

Show Pony, Cassens Fine Art, Hamilton, MT

Faculty Show, Sonoma State University, CA

2022 Fresh Art, Marin Society of the Arts, Marin, CA

Not! Another Art Show, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

New Frontiers, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY

2019 Then and Now, Rohnert Park, CA

Art From the Heart, Rohnert Park, CA

2018 Black Out National Exhibition, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA

PROTO_POP, DAB Art Gallery, Ventura, CA

Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

Art From the Heart, Rohnert Park, CA

2017 Art Basel, Spectrum Miami, Miami, FL

Face the Wall, Providence, RI

Chalk Hill Artist Residency Exhibition, Warnecke Ranch, Healdsburg, CA

2016 Art Basel, Spectrum Miami, Miami, FL

2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Hayward Arts Council, Hayward City Hall, CA

Sanchez Art Center 50/50, Pacifica, CA

Top Ten, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Where I Stand, uBe Gallery, Berkeley, CA

RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Convention Center, Providence, RI

Spring, Sol Koffler, Providence, RI

2014 Pale Firework, Gellman Gallery, Providence, RI

Draw, Drawing, Drawn, Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA

Meet the Family, Fletcher, Rhode Island School of Design, RI