ONE-PERSON SHOWS: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, University of Connecticut, Storrs; Steuben Glass, New York City; University of Hartford, Hartford, CT; Paris New York Kent Gallery, Kent CT; Bonifas Art Center, Escanaba, MI; Franconia College, New Hampshire; Cedar Crest P College, Allentown, PA; Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket MA; Bell Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT, and eight others.

OTHER SHOWS: The Biennial Project 2019, Biennial 2019 Venice; JUXTAPOSITIONS, Hadwen House Nantucket, MA, June-October 2018; EXPOSED, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 2017; MODELS to MONUMENTS, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, 2017; Grounds for Sculpture Museum, Hamilton, NJ; New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art; Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Stamford (CT) Museum and Nature Center; Wadsworth Atheneum Lions Gallery, Hartford, CT; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, CT; Bradley International Airport, CT; Greater Hartford Arts Festival, Hartford, CT; Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT, and NYC; Chapel Street Gallery, New Haven, CT; Art 54, New York City; University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT; Mary Roy Gallery, Watch Hill, RI; and c 33 others.

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS: Vermont Arts Council, ‘Honor’, bronze Morgan Horse in the Veterans Cemetery, Randolph Center, VT, 2018; Sculpture purchased for public sites by Grounds for Sculpture Museum, Hamilton, NJ; ‘The Listener’; The Greater Hartford Arts Council (The Hartford Children’s Theatre, ‘Hana Luna MaMa’; Kinney Park, Hartford, CT, ‘The Family’, Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT, ‘Sedna’) The Hartford Christian Activities Council (Deerfield Avenue) ‘Sunshine’; City of Escanaba, MI,(Escanaba Public Library and Town Hall) ‘Friends’; Hartford College for Women, Hartford, CT; ‘Maiden Flight’ Landev Corporation (Cob tail Way, Simsbury, CT) ‘Stallion’; The Sard Corporation, Farmington, CT; ‘Inner Peace’; Westfield Nursing Home (Westfield, MA) ‘Indian Love Dance’.

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS: Roy Machinery, Hartford, CT, ‘Untitled’; Cynthia and Leo Harris, Albuquerque, NM, ‘Chanticleer’; Atty. Tom and Sabine Haythe, Paris, France, ‘Sedna’, ‘Sisters’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘Woman’, Steffan Family, Harbor Springs, MI, ‘Sedna’; Dr. Robert Painter and Nancy Macy, Pomfret, CT, ‘Mother and Child’, (marble); Zulie – Suzhou, China, ‘Guardian’, monumental Travertine, 2018.

 

PUBLIC INSTALLATION: University of Hartford, ‘Maiden Flight’ installation. Abstract Flower ‘The Gift’ front plaza of Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, 2011. Three life-size bronze horses, ‘Three Gentle Spirits’. Memorial Drive, Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT. 2008-2009

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Purchases by clients throughout the United States. Also, in Canada, Turkey, China, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, England, Ireland, and more.

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: University of Hartford Women’s Advancement Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, CT; Emhart Corporation, Farmington, CT; The Manufacturers’ Life Insurance Company of Toronto; Hartford National Bank and Trust Company, Hartford, CT; Mechanics Savings Bank, West Hartford, CT; Corporate Air, Inc, Hartford, CT; Jack Dollard, Architect, Occohcca, Mexico; Culboro Corporation, Bloomfield, CT; Brown Rudnick Freed & Gesmer, P.C., Hartford, CT; and ten others.

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Colm Rowan Fine Art, East Hampton, NY; Palm Beach Art and Antiques, Lake Worth, FL; The Gallery at 4 India Street, Nantucket MA; Philippe Staib Gallery, Beijing Shanghai Taipei; West Branch Gallery, Stowe VT; Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT; Guy Flichy Gallery, Greenwich, CT, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Clarke Galleries, Stowe, VT; Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket, MA; G&O Art LLC., NYC, NY; Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT, Nantucket, MA, and NYC; WARD Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI; Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT; Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Ella Lerner Gallery, Lenox, BA; Shippee Gallery, NYC; White Light Gallery, NYC; The Bell Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI; Birmingham, MI, Memphis, TN, Paris New York Kent Gallery, Kent CT; Carol Peck Gallery, Woodbury, CT.

FABRICATION: Cavalier Foundry, Bridgeport, CT,  Antognazzi Studio, Pietrasanta, Italy, New Haven Art Fabricators, New Haven CT,  Paul King Foundry, Johnston, RI, Asia Fine Art, Ayutthaya, Thailand, Argos Foundry, Brewster, NY, China Fine Art Foundry, Shanghai, China, Custom Castings, Randolph Center, VT.

 

EDUCATION: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Science and Design (Sculpture with Paul Suttman); Parsons School of Design, NYC; Parsons School of Design, NYC, (Sculpture with Chaim Gross); Central Connecticut State College, New Britain, CT; University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

 

TEACHING AND CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE: Associate Professor of Art, Hartford College for Women, University of Hartford, Hartford, Ct; Master Teacher of Sculpture, Greater Hartford Arts Council six-week summer course for 14-16 year old apprentices; visiting artist in Hartford area schools; founder and curator of Miriam Butterworth Gallery, Hartford College for Women, Hartford, CT; Chair, Visual Arts Department, Greater Hartford Arts Festival.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Artist-in-Residence, St. Francis Hospital; Executive, Board of Directors, My Sisters’ Place (Homeless Women’s Shelter and Service Center); Knox Parks, Arts Curator and Chair of Art Committee; Board of Directors, Charter Oaks Cultural Center; Board, Mary Seymour Enterprises; Consultant, Upper Albany Redevelopment Committee, New Britain Museum of Art, Lions Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum, Juror of local exhibitions. Chair, Housing Committee: working to establish a Turning Point Program and Sober House in Randolph.

 

TRAVEL: Europe, China, Tibet, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada, United States, Israel, and Jordan.

EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY AND RESUME OF KAREN PETERSEN

KAREN PETERSEN

(American, born 1942)

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