Recent and Selected Exhibitions
2019 Bert Green Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2017 Light and Shadow, William Woods College, Fulton, MO
The Foundry, St. Charles
Solar Flair, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
Moments of Intersection, with interview, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL Solo Exhibition, Heaven’s River, Resident Arts, Columbia, MO
58th Annual Boone County Bank, First Place-Drawing, Columbia, MO
2016 Synesthetica, Manifest
Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (March 2016) Partiture, Civic Art Gallery, Macerata, Italy (October 2016)
Columbia Palette, Historical Society, Columbia, MO (November 2016)
Awards Exhibition, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Solo Exhibition Hollow Lands and Hilly Lands, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Long Now, True/False Film Festival, Imago Gallery, Columbia, MO Columbia Palette, Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO 56th Annual Boone County Bank, Second Place-Drawing, Columbia, MO
Ellis Library – University of Missouri, Columbia Solo Exhibition, Columbia, MO
Visions V, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
Square, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Silence and Noise, Award of Excellence, Art St, Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO Gibson County Visual Arts Association National Exhibition, Trenton, TN
Top 50, Missouri Arts Council, Sedalia, MO
Solo Exhibition, This Land is Your Land, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art and Earth, Honorable Mention, Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV All About Colors, Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL
Art For God’s Sake, St. Anastastia, Troy, MI
2012 Art St.
Louis XXVIII – The Exhibition, Art St.
Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO Missouri Top 50, MO Arts Council, Sedalia, MO
Blue, First Place Overall, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO Variations: Art Expressing Music, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR The Art of Music, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis, MN
Solo Exhibition, Sonatas from a Climate of Sunlight and Warmth, ARC Gallery, Chicago 2011 Self-Portraits, Le Genie de la Bastille, Espace Kiron, Paris, France (catalog)
Missouri Top 50, MO Arts Council, Sedalia, MO
Art to the Making, Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
Red, Second Place Overall, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
Art at the Center – Juried Exhibition, Tomahawk Ridge, Overland Park, KS
2010 MOAK 4 State Regional Competition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO (catalog)
51st Annual Boone County Bank Show, Bank Purchase Prize, Columbia, MO Beyond Audubond, Womanmade, Chicago, IL
Resident Artist Fellowship, 2012, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Nebraska City, NE
Teaching, Presentations and Related Experiences
2017 Interview in curated series “Moments of Intersection” with Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL, May 7.
Workshop “Solar Eclipse”, collaboration with University of MO astronomer Angela
Speck, Orr Street Studios, Columbia, MO, July 9.
2016 Workshop “Music/Color Color/Music”, Orr Street Studios, Columbia, MO, July 9. 2015 Presentation “Sound Patterns and Visual Music,” Osher Lifelong Learning,
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, October 2.
2015 Honor Award Exhibition Exhibiting Artist Gallery Talk, Art St. Louis Gallery,
St. Louis, MO, July 11.
2014 Collaboration with Missouri Symphony Society on “Color of Music” Concert, performed
live demonstrations with the orchestra, Columbia, MO, July 9.
Video URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-hwLDiE5Q
2013 Presentation, “Life as an Artist – Choosing What to Paint,” Columbia Art League,
Columbia, MO, March 9.
2012 “Visual Music,” a three day workshop for Nebraska City High School through Kimmel
Harding Nelson Center for the Arts - Resident Artist Outreach,
Nebraska City, NE, February 13-15.
2011 “Synesthesia: Creating Visual Music,” 20/20 Columbia, October 13. Video URL
2011 Presentation, Missouri Scholar’s Academy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, June 16.
2011 Presentation, Color Theory Class under Dr. Adrienne Hoard, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, February 24.
Commissions and Collections
2017 Corporate collection, Four Bach Preludes, large scale pastel on paper (2’X8’ each) Cohon
Raizes Regal, Chicago, IL
Corporate collection, two works on paper - Day and Night, University of MO/Lux Art Consulting
Private commission, pastel on paper, Dolan family, Chicago, IL
Private commission, Perhaps Love, pastel on paper, Kwak family, Chicago, IL
2016 Private commission, Somebody to Love, pastel on canvas, Kenny family, Columbia, MO Private commission, I Need Your Grace, pastel on paper, Call family, Kansas City, MO
2015 Private commission, Sonata 1, Sonata 2, both pastel on canvas, Scroggs Family, Columbia, MO
2015 Corporate commission, Sunrise Landscape, pastel on paper, Joslin Diabetes Center
2015 Public commission, Waterlilies, large scale pastel on canvas, (2’X8’) Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Jefferson City, MO
2015 Private commission, Joy, pastel on paper, Laughrey Family, Columbia, MO
2015 Private commission, Red Sunset, large scale pastel on canvas (2’X8’), Farmer Family,
Jefferson City, MO
2014 Private commission, Stand By Me, pastel on paper, Eddings family, Seattle, WA. 2013 Private commission, Walk With Me – Pearl Jam, pastel on canvas, Williams Family,
Jefferson City, MO
2012 Corporate commissions, Parkade Plaza, three architectural renderings, Columbia, MO 2012 Private commission, Be Thou My Vision, pastel on canvas, Sites Family, Jefferson
2012 Private commission, Holiday – Green Day, pastel on canvas, Groening Family,
2011 Corporate collection, Boone County Hospital Patient Tower, Six Irish Fiddle
Tunes, Columbia, MO
2011 Corporate collection, Boone County Bank (Central Bank of Boone County), In the
Garden - Nightfall, large scale pastel painting on canvas (2’X8’), Columbia, MO 2011 Private commission, Stetson Kennedy, Bulger Family, Fernandina Beach, FL 2010 Private commission, Trip to Sligo, large scale pastel painting on canvas (2’X8’)
2001 1998 1994
JD University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
MA Philosophy, analytic philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO BA summa cum laude, Philosophy, minor in Music Performance University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Aspen Music School and Festival, Aspen, CO
Cohen Family, Chicago, IL
Features and Reviews
Chimaeric Film Studio “The Arist,” a commercial for HSMS Medical Group/Joslin Diabetes Center, aired in central Illinois Fall 2015, Chimaeric Film Studio https://vimeo.com/144018305
Yuting Jiang, “Columbia Artist Kerry Hirth Paints the Music She Hears,” Columbia Missourian, print and online editions, with multimedia interview, December 27, 2014, URLhttp://digmo-tmp.missouri.edu/a/182853/columbia-artist-kerry-hirth-paints-the-music-she- hears/ Carried by the Jefferson City News Tribune on January 4, 2015
Missouri Symphony Society live orchestra demonstration, July 14, 2014. URLhttp://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/children-s-art-and-participation-featured- in-hot-summer-nights/article_721a325f-64bb-5739-b70c-96074ad47d86.html
Sarah Redohl, “Columbia Artist Paints the Music She Hears,” VOX Magazine, online edition with multimedia interview, September 1, 2011,
Aairk Danielsen, “Painter with Synesthesia Plays off the Colors of Sound to Create Stunning Musicscapes,” Columbia Tribune, print and online editions, December 12, 2010, URLhttp://www.columbiatribune.com/arts_life/ovation/painter-with-synesthesia-plays-off-the-
ABA Committee of Art and Cultural Heritage Journal, Volume XI, Issue 1, April 15, 2015, URL http://law.depaul.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/center-for-art-museum-cultural-heritage- law/resources/Pages/aba-resources.aspx
ARC 40th Anniversary Exhibition published by ARC Gallery as a retrospective of member work since 1973, September 25, 2013.
Interpretations 2013 and Interpretations 2014, collaborative project pairing writers and artists, published by the Columbia Art League.
Gallery Affliations and Connections
Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Local Member from 2010-2016, Chicago,IL Lux Art Consulting, Austin, TX
K Evans Interior Design, Springfield, MO
H&P Consultants, Columbia, MO
Working Spaces Interior Design, Columbia, MO
Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
Columbia Palette, plein air painters, Columbia, MO