Kata Billups

Curriculum Vitae


Kata Billups

(b. 1958, U.S.A)

Winthrop University, Master of Fine Arts, 2005

Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1989


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2021-2007 On-line Show via my eBay Gallery, virtual gallery show, international Collectors

2008          ELVIS TAKES DALLAS, Curtis Group Architects, Dallas, TX.

2006          Fame is a Seriously Funny Thing, Bong Java, Nashville, TN.

2006          KATA, A&D Gallery, London, UK.

2003          KATA’s Going Away Show, T-Bonz, Charleston, SC.

2003          An American Folk Artist, KATA, La Pop Gallerie, Ivry Sur Sein, FR.

2001          Dylan in Black and White, Mostly, The Arts Company, Nashville, Tn.

2001          Bob Dylan, Painted Lyrics, The Depot Gallery, Montauk, NY.

2000          KATA One Woman Show, 32 Vendue Gallery, Charleston, SC.

1999          KATA, M.C.A. Music Artist Development Headquarters, Nashville, TN.

1999          KATA, Capitol Records Headquarters, Los Angels, CA.

1998          ELVIS SIGHTINGS, Fifty Two Five, Charleston, SC.

1997          Elvis in New Orleans, The Living Room, New Orleans, LA.

1996          Rock and Roll Icons by Kata Billups, Channel Red, Charleston, SC.

1995          New Work by KATA, The Atlanta Music Festival, Atlanta, GA.

1995          Versace Rocks, Versace, Miami, FL.

1994          Rock and Roll Cigars, Wake Up Suzie, Washington D.C.

1994          New Rock and Roll work by KATA, The Island, Isle of Palms, SC.

1993          Elvis Sightings, Twelfth and Porter, Nashville, TN.

1992          ELVIS IN THE BUILDING, Outside In, Hollywood, CA.

1991          CAPITOL ELVIS, Capitol Records, Nashville, Tn.


Selected Group Exhibitions


2003         GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Winthrop University Gallery, Rock Hill, SC.


2001         New Folk and Outsider Show, America Oh Yes!, Hilton Head, SC.

2001         Elvis, Glorious Elvis, Galerie  Michel Gillet, Paris, FR.

2000         ELVIS , Musee de’Orsay, Sete, FR.

1999         New Folk, New York Folk Art Society, New York, NY.

1999         Howard Finster Visionary, The Nesin Gallery, Myrtle Beach, SC.


1998         Show in the Electric Chair, Primitive Koll, San Diego, CA.

1997         Folk Artists, The Red Piano Too, St. Helena’s Island, CS.

1997         Rock Stars in Art, Fish Head Soup, Denver, Co.

1996         KATA and Others Rock Artists, Checkered Moon, Savannah, GA.

1995         ICONS, The Yard Dog, Austin, TX.


1995-1996            Elvis & Marilyn, 2X

Immortal, Travelling International Show, The N.Y. Historical Society, New York, NY., Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, Hi., The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, MA., Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC., Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH., San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.

1994         FOOD, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

1993         Rock & Roll, Diversity Out, Atlanta, GA.

1992         ELVIS SHOW, Delta Axis, Memphis, TN.

1992         Out Door Picoletto Art Show, Picoletto Spoleto, Charleston, SC.

1991         Portraits by KATA, JAMIE, Nashville, TN.

1989         Opryland Art Show, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN.

1987         Athena Art Competition, The Parthenon, Nashville, Tn.

1987         Fundraising Show, The Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC.