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Catherine Prose

(940) 397 4369
Fain Fine Arts Center


Catherine Prose grew up between the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma and the White Mountains in Arizona. She holds a Master of Fine Art from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and joined the faculty at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas in 2005. Professor Prose successfully directed MSU’s Juanita Harvey Art Gallery for over 9 years and administrated the O’Donnell Visiting Artist Program for 8 years. She has a combined 15 years of Art Administration experience, five of which were spent at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock Texas. 


In 2008 Prose began directing the printmaking program at MSU where she made significant contribution in transitioning the print studio into a non-toxic working environment and effectively contemporized the technology used to teach students. 


Prose’s artwork is exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in both group and solo showings. Her artwork is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia; Colorado Special Collections, Boulder, Colorado and in the Printmaker Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.


Prose has been an active member of the Wichita Falls arts community serving as Board Vice President 2014-2017 for Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture; serving on the Wichita Falls Arts Commission from 2007-2016, of which 5 years were as Chair, and served on the Board of the River Bend Nature Center.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
School of Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Master of Fine Arts 2000
Art Department, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma Bachelor of Arts 1997
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Professor 08/11/2017
Midwestern State University Associate Professor 08/11/2011 08/11/2017
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas Assistant Professor/Gallery Director 08/11/2005 08/11/2011
Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas Director 05/11/2002 05/11/2005
Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas Exhibitions Coordinator 05/11/2000 05/11/2002