Angie Pickman, Lawrence, KS, is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She received her master’s degree in 2004 from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which is where she first learned of the art of silhouette animation artist Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981). Her love of nature and the tranquility of the rural terrain, as well as Reiniger’s style and technique, inspired Pickman to set off on the artistic path that she continues today. She exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, conducts public presentations on her art, and teaches various art classes and workshops. Most recently, her work has been featured in Midwest Living and Martha Stewart Living magazines, and her animation work premiered on PBS in the summer of 2016 in the documentary “Daughters of the Forest”.
“I began cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” – a cut paper stop-motion silhouette animation from 1926 by Lotte Reiniger. I had always wanted to be “an artist” – I knew from a very young age that it was my life calling, but it took me a long time to figure out in which medium this would manifest itself. The traditional forms taught in school never felt quite right, but when I saw Lotte’s work, something clicked.”
Master’s Degree, May 2004
Interactive Telecommunications, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York City, NY
Bachelor’s Degree, May 2001
Business Administration (Major) and Art (Minor), Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
EXHIBITS & PRESENTATIONS
2016 – “A Cut Above”, Solo Exhibit, Derby Public Library, Derby, KS
2016 – Invited Artist, Lawrence Art Auction & Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2015 – “New Works by Clint Ricketts and Angie Pickman”, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2015 – Solo Exhibit, Miller Nichols Library, UMKC, Kansas City, MO
2015 – Invited Artist, Lawrence Art Auction & Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2015 – “Rural Tranquility” – three artist exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, KS
2014 – “Kansas Natives”, Lawrence Arts Center ArtShares, Lawrence, KS
2014 – Visiting Artist, Branson Buchanan Elementary School, Branson, MO
2014 – Solo Exhibit, Michael Phipps Gallery, Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE
2014 – Invited Artist, Lawrence Art Auction & Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2014 – Solo Exhibit, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Lawrence, KS
2013 – Solo Exhibit, Douglas County Law Library and Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, Lawrence, KS
2013 – Invited Artist, Lawrence Art Auction & Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2012 – Solo Exhibit, Lawrence Community Theater, Lawrence, KS
2012 – Invited presenter, Paper Cutting Workshop, Topeka & Shawnee County Library, Topeka, KS
2012 – Invited Artist, “A Cut Above” Group Exhibit, Sabatini Gallery at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library, Topeka, KS
2012 – Invited artist, “Paper Anniversary” Group Exhibit, View Arts Center, Old Forge, NY
2012 – Invited Artist, Lawrence Art Auction & Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2012 – Invited Artist, “Recycled Fairy Tales: The 200th Anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales” Group Exhibit, Buell Children’s Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
2011 – Public Art Installation, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2011 – Invited Artist, “Scratch, Sprinkle, & Cut: Conversations in Black & White” – three artist exhibit, Carnegie Cultural Center, Ottawa, KS
2011 – Invited Artist, Lawrence Art Auction & Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2011 – Invited Artist, Fresh Start. Works in Progress. Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS.
2011 – Solo Exhibit, Lenexa Arts Council, Lenexa, KS
2011 – Invited Artist, Kansas Sesquicentennial Celebration, Kansas Museum of History, Topeka, KS
2010 – Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate Art Program, University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, KS
2010 – Solo Exhibit, Carnegie Arts Center, Leavenworth, KS
2010 – 2012 – Bill Monroe Centennial Art Exhibit, Group Exhibit, International Bluegrass Museum, Owensboro, KY
2010 – Invited Artist, “Animalia” Group Exhibit, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2010 – First Friday Exhibit, Czar Bar, First Fridays in the Crossroads, Kansas City, MO
2010 – Art By The Park, a group show, 1109 Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2010 – First Friday Exhibit, Wearhaus, Kansas City, MO
2010 – First Friday Exhibit, The Bulldog, Kansas City, MO
2010 – “March Madness” Group Exhibit, 1109 Gallery, Lawrence, KS
2010 – First Friday Exhibit, Crosstown Station, Kansas City, MO.
2009 – Invited Judge, City of Atchison Recreation & Park Board, Poster Contest, Atchison, KS.
2009 – First Friday Exhibit, Crosstown Station, Kansas City, MO.
2004 – “Turtle’s Escape” by Angie Pickman, Juried Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Featured Artist – 2017 Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS
Featured Artist – 2017 Smoky Hill River Festival, Salina, KS
Best of Category – Mixed Media – 2016 Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO
Featured Artist – 2015 Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI
3rd Place – 2015 Art Westport, Kansas City, MO
Best of Show – 2015 Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS
Best of Show – 2014 Art Westport, Kansas City, MO
Winner – 2014 Independent Music Awards for Album Art
Best of Show – Wichita Art & Book Fair, 2013, Wichita, KS
1st Place – 2D Art – Art in the Park, Lawrence, KS, 2013
1st Place – 2D Art – Mulvane Mountains/ Plains Art Fair, 2012, Topeka, KS
Best of Show in Drawing & Illustration – Wichita Art & Book Fair, 2012, Wichita, KS
1st Place – 2D Art – Art in the Park, 2012, Lawrence, KS
3rd Place – Mixed Media – Mid-Winer Art Fair, 2012, Kansas City, MO
Honorable Mention – Art in the Park, 2011, Lawrence, KS
1st Place – Mixed Media – Mid-Winter Art Fair, 2011, Kansas City, MO
1st Place – 2D Art – Art in the Park, 2010, Lawrence, KS
2nd Place – Mixed Media – Mid-Winter Art Fair, 2010, Kansas City, MO
Honorable Mention – Artclectic, 2010, Nashville, TN
Griffis Memorial Art Award, 1999-2001
1st Place – Wishful Wings Foundation Business Plan Competition – Atchison, KS, 2000
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
“A Cut (and Paste) Above”, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, October 2015. http://www.marthastewart.com/1506986/colorful-leaf-decoupage-pumpkins
Angie Pickman: The Artist Who Answered the Question “Why Can’t I Be Doing This For A Living”, by Dan Blank, We Grow Media, February 2015. http://wegrowmedia.com/angie-pickman/
“The Storyteller” by Chris Green, The Kansas Leadership Center Journal, March, 2015.
“Holidays With Heart” contributor, Midwest Living Magazine, Nov-Dec 2014. http://www.midwestliving.com/midwest-living-november-december-2014-issue/
“Visiting Artist Shares Her Passion With Kids”, Sara Karns, Branson Tri-Lakes News, October 28, 2014. http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_story/article_d42a9a2a-5ed9-11e4-8795-23bbde67e1da.html
“Looks Good On Paper” by Nate Shelton, Sunshine Artist Magazine, October 2013.
“Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2013” by Hannah Agran, Jess Hoffert and Tara Okerstrom-Bauer, Midwest Living Magazine, Nov-Dec 2013. http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/midwest-living-holiday-gift-guide-2013
Lantern Journal, Vol. 2, Issues 1 – 4, Dane Zahorsky. 2013. http://lanternjournal.org/category/v2i4/
Featured artist, The MacGuffin – Winter 2012, Gordon Krupsky, editor, Schoolcraft College.
“Outsider Art from Outside the City Limits” by Cory Stephens, Keep St. Joe Weird. http://keepstjoeweird.com/post/2622799534/angie-pickman-rural-pearl.
“Atchison Artist Finds Beauty in Simplicity” by Tim Linn, Leavenworth Times.
“Paper Scraps (Behind the Cover Art)” by Stephanie Gladney, Time Out Chicago. http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/features/88549/paper-scraps
“Angie Pickman: Delicate Cut Paper Artwork” by Lisa Orgler, Empty Easel. http://emptyeasel.com/2010/04/06/angie-pickman-delicate-cut-paper-artwork/
“A Series of Cutaway Views” by Steve Brisendine, eReview. http://ereview.org/2009/11/06/a-series-of-cutaway-views-angie-pickman-at-crosstown-station/