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Karen LaFleur

Karen LaFleur exhibits her artwork nationally including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, The Fuller Craft Museum, MA, The Cape Museum of Fine Arts, MA, Union Square San Francisco, CA, and can be found in private collections worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.                                                

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trustman Gallery, Simmons Collage, Boston, MA.

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 Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                             

Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA

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  Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA                                                   

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT                                                             

University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 NPR Radio Interview, WGBH Boston                                       

NPR Radio Interview, WGBH Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Hickory Stick Book Shop, Washington, CT                                                                                           

Hickory Stick Book Shop, Washington, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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University of Connecticut, Torrington CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RESUME

lectures                                         readings                                 exhibitions                                     animation                                            books

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EDUCATION:

2005                                                                 M.A., Illustration                                             Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

1999                                                             Certificate, Computer Graphics                       Rhode Island School of Design                                  Providence, R.I

1997                                                                       M.A., Children's Literature                              Simmons College, Boston, MA

1974                                                                         B.F.A, Drawing / Fine Art                                 Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

 

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

1985                                                                       Boston Ballet / Nutcracker                               Stage Ornament Commission, Boston, MA

1995                                                                 Runner Up National Competition                    Writer's Digest Competition, New York, NY

1977                                                             National Tour Invitational                            Stitchery 77, Philadelphia,PA

 

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COLLECTIONS:

Simmons College, Boston, MA

Cape Museum of Fine Art, Dennis, MA

 

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

EXHIBITIONS:

2015                                                                   Hidden Voices                                                  Burnham Library, Bridgewater, CT

2012                                                                  Strange Fictions                                                 Simmons College, Boston MA

2009                                                            Underlines                                                             Brick Wall Gallery, University of Connecticut Torrington, CT

2009                                                                     Inner Voices                                                          Gunn Memorial Library & Museum         Washington, CT

2005                                                                    Wings of Lycaeides                                           Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2004-05                                                              Night Driving                                                      Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA

2004                                                                        Voices                                                                  Union Square Café Gallery, Borders Books          San Francisco, CA

2003-04                                                            Inner Visions                                                       Cape Museum of Fine Art, Dennis, MA

1976-2006                                                         Artist-in-Residence Rotating Exhibition                Pieper Gallery of Art, Dennis, MA

 

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SELECTED TWO PERSON & TEAM EXHIBITIONS:

2018                                                                  Playtime in The Making                                            Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA  

2011                                                                       Fairy Tales                                                       Trustman Gallery                                             Simmons College, Boston, MA

2008                                                             UnderFoot                                                         Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA                                                      

1978                                                             Invitational                                                    Hampshire College, Hampshire, MA

 

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018                                                                   (Im)possible Dream                                                   Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit MA

2017                                                                   Black & White                                                   South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA

2015                                                            Figuratively Speaking                                           Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA

2014                                                                      Art & Food                                                    Washington Art Association, Washington, CT

2013                                                                  Meeting Past                                                       Akin Library & Museum, Pawling, NY

2013                                                                           The Woman                                                      Ridgefield Art Guild, Ridgefield, CT

2013                                                                 Interplay: Mixed Media Digital                             Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA

2012                                                                    Annual                                                                      Washington Art Association, Washington, CT

2011                                                                       Form and Function                                       Washington Art Association, Washington, CT

2011                                                            Celebrating Women Artists                               Adjunct Collections Exhibition, Simmons College, Boston, MA

2011                                                                        Specimens                                                          Baldwin College, Berea, OH

2009-2010                                                      Atrium Gallery 901 Market                                    901 Market Building, San Francisco, CA

2009                                                                        After 22 Years                                                    Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent CT

2008                                                                      Jacques                                                            Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent CT

2007                                                                   Atrium Gallery 901 Market                                     901 Market Building, San Francisco, CA

2007                                                                    New Acquisitions                                                  Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2007                                                                 UnderFoot                                                           Abrash Galleries, Woodbury, CT

2006-07                                                              Small Works                                                      Joseloff Gallery                                                  Hartford Art School, Bloomfield, CT

2007                                                                      When We Were Younger                                         Arts Foundation of Cape Cod                                Cotuit Arts Center, Cotuit, MA

2006                                                                       Comfort of Home                                                     Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2006                                                                Harvest Gallery, Dennis, MA

2005                                                                    ISPD                                                                         Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2004                                                                          Dino                                                                    Center for Contemporary Art, Syracuse, NY

1986                                                                        The Figure                                                      Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

1982                                                                   Mixed Media                                                        Jubilation Gallery, Newton, MA

1980                                                                       Fiber Arts                                                          Jubilation Gallery, Newton, MA

1978                                                                  Female Image                                                             Fair Haven Gallery, Fair Haven, NJ

1978                                                          Contemporary Figure                                         Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA

1978                                                           Contemporary Doll                                              Julie’s Artisan Gallery, New York, NY

1978                                                                          The Figure                                                         Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

1978                                                                      Figure                                                             Woman’s Cultural Trust, Philadelphia, PA

1978                                                                      The Figure                                                         Intent, Edinboro, PA

1978                                                           Contemporary Figure                                          Cedar City National, Cedar City, UT

 

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2018                                                                   Story Star: (Im)possible                                    Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA

2018                                                                         Story Star: (Im)possible                                      Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2018                                                                   Story Star: (Im)possible                                 Hickory Sick Book Shop, Washington, CT

2017                                                                   Story Star: (Im)possible                              Children’s Literature Summer Institute                        Simmons College, Boston, MA

2017                                                                      Master of the Medium Award Ceremony        James Renwick Alliance, Washington DC

2016                                                               Playtime in the Making                                       FS16  Craft-Facturing                                    Furniture Society National Conference Philadelphia, PA

2015                                                           Homecoming                                                Children’s Literature Summer Institute                        Simmons College, Boston, MA

2015                                                                    Future of Art in Wood                                       James Renwick Alliance/ Day of Learning         Washington, D.C. 

         

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RADIO APPEARANCES:

2006                                                            National Public Radio                                      Studio Interview                                            WGBH, Boston, MA

 

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READINGS:

2018                                                                         No Name Writers                                             Hickory Stick Book Shop, Washington, CT

2016                                                                      No Name Writers                                             Hickory Stick Book Shop, Washington, CT

2015                                                                    Poet Laureate Invitational                                  Gunn Memorial Library, Washington, CT

2014                                                                       First Thursday Writers                                                Hickory Stick Book Shop, Washington, CT

2014                                                                     Open Mic                                                             Cape Cod Writers Conference, Hyannis, MA

2014                                                                          Open Mic                                                                  Hidden Valley Cafe, Washington, CT

2013                                                                           Open Mic                                                                The Pantry Cafe, Washington, CT          

2011                                                                  Untitled Writers                                               Hickory Stick Book Shop, Washington, CT

2011                                                                      Open Mic                                                             The Pantry Cafe, Washington, CT                      

2009                                                                  Open Mic                                                             The Pantry Cafe, Washington, CT

2009                                                                   Open Mic                                                              The Pantry Cafe , Washington, CT

 

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SELECTED LECTURES

2018                                                               Playtime in the Making / Creating an Exhibition     Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2016                                                               Lecture: Text & Image in Art / Micro Fictions, University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

2013                                                                Lecture: Text & Image in Art                                  Art Students League, New York, NY

2012                                                               Lecture: Text & Image in Art  / Micro Fictions, University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

2011                                                                Lecture: Text & Image in Art   /  Micro Fictions, University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

2009                                                                     Lecture: Text & Image in Art                                 Arts Project                                                  University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

2008                                                              Lecture: Text & Image in Art                                Herron School of Art & Design                       University of Indiana - Perdue University, Indianapolis IN

2008                                                               Lecture: Text & Image in Art                                  Litchfield County Writers Project                            University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

2008                                                                   Lecture: Text & Image in Art   /  Creative Writing, University of Connecticut, Torrington, CT

2008                                                               Lecture: Text & Image in Art    /   Keynote Speaker, VisCom Symposium, Syracuse University               Syracuse, New York.

2005                                                               Lecture: Text & Image in Art                               Cape Cod Community College                         Lifelong Learning Program, Barnstable, MA.

2004                                                               Lecture: Text & Image in Art                      Barnstable High School, Barnstable, MA.

2003                                                                          Lecture: Text & Image in Art                              Cape Museum of Fine Art, Dennis MA.

 

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RESIDENCIES:

2008                                                            Invitational Graduate Print Residency            Herron School of Art & Design                         University of Indiana – Perdue University Indianapolis, IN

 

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BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

( Chapter Interviews • Artwork • Writing )

2017                                                                "Making Good"       Artist Chapter:  Karen LaFleur  Mixed Media/ Digital Art, Schiffer Publishing ISBN 978-0-7643-5287-4  (p. 137 - p.141, 2017)

2014                                                                          "Art & Food"       Artwork:   Perdita-1, Washington Art Association, ISBN 978-0-615-99355-3        (p. 174, 2014)

2016                                                                    "This One Has No Name"   Sudden Fiction:  Hobo Jungle Press, ISBN 9780982994597, (p.95-98, 2016)

 

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MAGAZINES:    Artwork and Stories                                            

2008                                                                 Cape Cod Magazine                                               “Artist Profile: Floored by Design”                          (p. 26, March 2008)

2007                                                                           Passport Magazine                                         “Biblio File” Litchfield County Times                    (p.75 Autumn 2007)

2004                                                                       Cape Arts Review                                               “Review” (p.56, Vol.4)

2004                                                                 Cape Cod Life Magazine                                    “Article” (p.35, Fall 2004)

2004                                                                   Cape Cod Magazine,                                           “Arts Section” (p.45, March)

2004                                                                          Antiques & Arts Weekly                                          “Night Driving” National Review                  (p.166, October)

 

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NEWSPAPERS:

2009                                                              Housatonic Times,    New Milford, CT              “Inner Voices: An Artist’s Vision Blending           Digital Art & Sudden Fiction”                     (Weekend Living, p.1, July 17) Article.

2008    Litchfield County Times,     Litchfield, CT “Artists To Speak In Project Series” (March 21)

2008    The Falmouth Enterprise,     Falmouth, MA “UnderFoot:  Art Rugs of Karen LaFleur and  Tommy Simpson”

2008    Antiques & Arts Weekly                      Karen LaFleur & Tommy Simpson,                       "Art Rugs At Cape Cod Museum”

2007    Litchfield County Times ,    Litchfield, CT “Artists Exhibit Rugs” (March)

2005    Cape Cod Times ,     Hyannis, MA  “Exhibit Announcement” Arts Section (Oct)

2004    Cape Cod Time,      Hyannis, MA “Article” Art & Gallery Section (Oct)

1984    Register Newspaper,      Orleans, MA “Karen LaFleur Pieper: Illustrative-Sculpture” Article (Jan)

1980    Register Newspaper,      Orleans, MA “Article & Cover Photo” (Sept)

1980    Cape Cod Times,     Hyannis, MA  “Gallery Review,” (p.11, Sept)

1978    Washington Post ,    Washington, D.C. “Renwick Gallery: Smithsonian Institute Exhibit”

 

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GALLERY EMPLOYMENT

Owner & Artist-in-Residence                               Pieper Gallery, Dennis, MA   1976 - 2006

 

Full Time Studio Artist