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Kate Fleming, b. 1992

Based in Arlington, VA.

I am an oil painter, a printmaker, and a documentarian of the human-built landscape. I capture specific moments in time, painting and drawing the in-between spaces and mundane objects that quietly dominate our visual experience of the world. I often work directly from life and primarily en plein air, heavily influenced by the working methods of American street photographers. What does my world really look like? What can I see today that I couldn’t see yesterday and won’t see tomorrow? 


Photo by Tom Woodruff.


College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Summer Travel Intensive Program, Sorrento, Italy

Summer 2013




Through the Windshield, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, 2023

People from Away, 2900 M, Washington, D.C., 2022

The Hum of the Road, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C., 2022

Shadow and Light, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C., 2018

Beyond the Studio: On-Site Work By Kate Fleming and Tom Woodruff, Falls Church Arts, 2017




Bethesda Painting Awards Finalists, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD, 2023

Witching Hour, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C., 2023

Co-Create, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN, 2023

Arms Stretched Towards the Clouds, Gallery 3700, Arlington, VA, 2023

SUPERPOSITION, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C., 2022

Inside Out, Upside Down, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 2021

Monochrome Collective x By the People, Washington, D.C., 2019

POW! WOW! DC International Mural Festival, Washington, D.C., 2018

4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site: Brooklyn, NY, NY, 2018

3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site: Brooklyn, NY, NY, 2017

Artomatic, Arlington, VA, 2017

Ink It: Contemporary Print Practices, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, 2017

The Contemporary Print, Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas, 2017

2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site: Brooklyn, NY, NY, 2016

Scenes in the City, Falls Church City Hall, Falls Church, VA, 2015

Printmaking, Falls Church Arts: Artspace, Falls Church, VA, 2015

Artists At Work, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2015

Emerging Artists , The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT, 2014


Third Place, Bethesda Painting Awards, 2023

FY2016 Spotlight Artist Grant, Arlington County Cultural Affairs, 2015

First Place, Falls Church Arts Plein Air Painting Competition, 2015

President’s Art Collection, College of William and Mary, 2013

Louis E. Catron Scholarship for Artistic Development, College of William and Mary, 2013

Joseph Palin Thorley Scholarship in Art, Department of Art and Art History, 2013




The 50 States Project, mobile residency, 2019–2021

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2019

Rochambeau French International School, Bethesda, MD, 2019

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC, 2018

AS IF Center, High Cove, NC, 2018

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2017 



The Washington Post  |  Mark Jenkins, “Annual art competition in Bethesda showcases creativity...”

East City Art  |  Claudia Rousseau, “Painting is Alive and Well: The 19th Annual Bethesda Painting Awards”

Washington City Paper  |  Louis Jacobson, “2022 Was A Standout Year for Local Photography”

East City Art  |  Phil Hutinet, “The 50 States Project Part One: Seventeen States and a Global Pandemic”

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Janelle Jessen, “Artists Documenting 50 States make last stop 
in Northwest Arkansas”

WJLA ABC7  |  Caroline Patrickis, “The 50 States Project: An Arlington couple’s goal to document 
the US through travel, art”

Arlington Magazine | Jenny Sullivan, “When Words Become Art”

East City Art  |  Elsabé Johnson Dixon, “Kate Fleming: Shadow and Light is all in Perspective”

ArlNow  |  Heather Mongilio, “Lee Highway Retaining Wall Is Getting a Mural”


Guest Speaker, American University School of Arts and Sciences, 2023

Guest Speaker, George Washington University National Press Photographers Association, 2022

Arts Administrator, LAC Printmaking and Ceramics Studios, Arlington, VA, Feb 2022–present

Exhibits Specialist, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Oct 2016–Oct 2019

Set and Prop Designer, Taffety Punk Theater Company, Pramkicker, Washington, DC, Sept 2018

Exhibits Specialist, Smithsonian Exhibits, Nov 2014–Nov 2015

Painting and Drawing Instructor, Falls Church Arts, Falls Church VA, Sept 2015–May 2017

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