b. 1985, Houston, TX
Lives and works in Denver, CO

2021-present Kansas & Missouri Art Therapist

2016-present Colorado Registered Psychotherapst DORA #NLC.01006190



2014   M.A. Art Therapy & Counseling. Southwestern College. Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007  B.F.A. Sculpture. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri


2019   Ruche Mère : Sound Suits, The Capsule, Kansas City

2018   This World is Strange and I Blame it on You, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver

2017   Ebb & Flow, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver

2016   Totems : Fetishes : Signet, Wickerson Studios LLC., Kansas City

2014   Terapia a Pedido, Festival de Busker, Barcelona

2012   Faralito, Casa de Oz, Santa Fe

2010   Same Song, Be Spoke, Kansas City

2009   Recycled Stories, Blue Djinn Gallery, Kansas City

2008   Music, Foundation of Arts, Jonesboro

2006   Hanz Bluejacket #2., Sleeper Cellar, Kansas City



2021   EMRICSF, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City (curated by Mother Russia Industries

2020   Parade for the People, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

2019   Art of the State, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada (curated by Collin Parson, Joy Armstrong, Daisy McGowan, [catalog])

2018   Temple Tantrum, The Temple, Denver (curated by Lewis Neef)

2017   Innovation, Featured Artist, DAVA, Aurora (curated by Viviane Le Courtois) 

2016   Creative Endeavors: Art of the Art Therapist, Core New Art Space, Denver (Curated by Art Therapy Association of Colorado)

2015   Eleusinian Rights, Lunar Lodge, Boulder

2014   Their Singing Your Song, Galeria El Farol, Santa Fe (Curated by Viviana Quiroga Cloninger)

2013   M.A.P., Freestyle Gallery, Albuquerque (curated by Ralph Green)

2012   10 x 10, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe (curated by Clark Baughan)

2011   To the Source, Trap Gallery, Denver (curated by Bonnie Dover)

2010   Cumulous II, The Paragraph, Kansas City (curated by Charlotte Street Foundation)

2009   Iron Mermaiden, Bedlam Theater, Minneapolis

2008   Quixotic; Essoterra, Uptown Theater, Kansas City (curated by Anthony Magliano)

2007   Wears, Zen Gallery, Kansas City (curated by Carolyn Kallenborn)

2006   Long Suck from Confusion, The Brick, Kansas City (curated by Kat Nechleba)

2005   Welcome to The Basement, Opie Gallery of Leedy Voulkos, Kansas City (Curated by Stephanie Leedy)


Foundation of Arts, Jonesboro

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

BeSpoke, Kansas City

Southwestern College, Santa Fe

OffCenter Community Arts Project, Albuquerque

Arcana Academy, Los Angeles 

Kansas City Club, Kansas City

Quixotic, Kansas City

Private Collectors


2017   Masters of Advanced Studies Artist Residency, Wickerson Foundry & Kiln, Kansas City

2016   9th Ward Artist Residency, The Aquarium Gallery and Studios, New Orleans

2014   Art Therapist in Residency, OffCenter Community Arts Project. Albuquerque

2013   Best of New Mexico Nominee, New Mexico Music Awards, Sacred Hands Productions, Santa Fe

2013   Sculpture Award, Arcana Academy, Los Angeles

2012   Emerging Artist Scholarship, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, Santa Fe

2012   Alternative Installation Grant, After Hours Alliance, Santa Fe

2011   Henry David Thoreau Award, Southwestern College, Santa Fe

2009   Artist Inc., Andy Warhol Foundation, Kansas City

2009   Charlotte Street Foundation Artist Residency, Kansas City

2008   Excellence Award Nominee, Live Design, Kansas City

2006   McKeown Special Project Award, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City



2019   EPIC GALA: Ghillie Suit Fashion Show, Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver

2017   2nd Annual Mental Health Art Benefit, Regis University, Denver

2016   Denver Noise Festival, Rhinoceropolis, Denver

2015   DenverWorks Overcoming Barriers of Incarceration, Clocktower Cabaret, Denver

2014   Corazonez Children with HIV & AIDS: Corazonez, US Army Reserve, Santa Fe

2013   Art as Medicine - New Mexico Art Therapy Association. Santa Fe Historic Square, Santa Fe

2012   White Trash Wonderland an AIDS Benefit, Uptown Theater, Kansas City

2011   The Crossroads; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Brick, Kansas City

2010   BCR: 90.1 KKFI Nonprofit Radio Benefit, Californos, Kansas City

2009   Toxic Shock: Radical Books Benefit, Infoshop, Kansas City

2008   Arts for the Cure a Breast Cancer Benefit, Leedy Voulkos, Kansas City

2007   Research For The Cure; Epilepsy Benefit, Mission Hills Country Club, Kansas City



Paul Horsley, "Sing, Play, Move." The Independent: Kansas City's Journal of Society, August 12th, 2021

Kansas City Art Institute, "Alumni Acomplishments Showcase", December 13th, 2020

Tenet Podcast, "Kat Nechleba", Giving Voice to Visual Arts, September 10th, 2020

Dustin Krcatovich, "Talkin Jive: Ruche Mére", Golden Feelings, May 1.2020

Blair Schulman, "Making Masks, Artists Respond to the Social Imperative", Informality Art + Culture Blog, April 10, 2020

Queen City Sounds & Art,"Best Shows in Denver", Music & Art in Denver and Beyond,  January 31st, 2020 

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities,"Winter Exhibition 2019", Art of The State, January 17th, 2019

Sarah Rockett, "Q&A with Secret Love Collective", Denver Art Museum, January 2nd, 2019

John Wenzel, "An Art Party Like No Other", Denver Post; Life & Culture, August 31st, 2018

Michael Nickles,”10 Unique Things to do in Denver”, 303 Magazine, January 4th, 2017

Tom Murphy, “DIY Music Isn’t Dead in Colorado”, Westword, December 27th, 2016

Scott Hutton, "After Hours Allegiance”, Santa Fe Reporter, September 16th, 2012

Dru Pheonix,“Transforming Consciousness”, Southwestern College, September 21st, 2011

UnResort Productions,“Shameless in Kansas City”, Sleeper Cellar, July 10th, 2010

Audrey Watkins, “Jonesboro Living”, City Guide, 2009

Alexia Stout-Lang,“Artist Manifests Bicycle Mythology” University of Missouri, November 30th, 2009 

Kansas City Art Institute,“Sculpture Department Featured Artist Admissions Catalog”, 2006