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Karen Schifano
updated: 03/12/2010
website: www.karenschifano.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled #11
Untitled #4
Untitled #6
Untitled #7
Untitled #9
Untitled #10
Untitled #12
Untitled #17
Untitled #18
Domestic Interior #1
Domestic Interior #4
Domestic Interior #6
Domestic Interior #7
Domestic Interior #8
Domestic Interior #12
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, domestic, geometric, repetition
 
 
Untitled #11 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #11
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #4 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #4
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #6 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #6
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #7 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #7
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #9 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #9
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #10 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #10
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #12 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #12
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Untitled #17 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #17
pastel & acrylic on paper
2005
11" x  14.5" 
Untitled #18 by Karen Schifano
Untitled #18
ink on vellum
2005
10.75" x  13.75" 
Domestic Interior #1 by Karen Schifano
Domestic Interior #1
acrylic on paper
2005
13" x  10" 
Domestic Interior #4 by Karen Schifano
Domestic Interior #4
acrylic on paper
2005
15" x  11" 
Domestic Interior #6 by Karen Schifano
Domestic Interior #6
acrylic on paper
2005
12.5" x  9.5" 
Domestic Interior #7 by Karen Schifano
Domestic Interior #7
acrylic on paper
2005
12.5" x  9.5" 
Domestic Interior #8 by Karen Schifano
Domestic Interior #8
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 
Domestic Interior #12 by Karen Schifano
Domestic Interior #12
ink on vellum
2005
13.75 " x  10.75" 

Artist Statement

Artist’s Statement, May, 2006

In this latest group of works on paper, I’ve created a vocabulary of simple shapes inspired by architectural interiors and exteriors, housing plans and furniture. I’ve also thought about the power of shape in African masks, in memorial markers, and other iconic kinds of forms. However, I’m not interested in having these shapes be nameable, but am more concerned with their polyvalence, their ability to be read in a variety of ways. I would like the viewer to be able to respond to the archetypal quality of these drawings and connect them up with memory, so that they become symbols that are richer by their complexity and contradiction.

Artist Bio / CV


KAREN SCHIFANO

SOLO / DUO EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING 10/07 “KAREN SCHIFANO”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
2005 “KAREN SCHIFANO: NEW PAINTINGS:, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
2004 “KAREN SCHIFANO: NEW PAINTINGS”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
2000 “KAREN SCHIFANO: PAINTINGS ON PAPER”, WAGNER COLLEGE GALLERY, WAGNER COLLEGE, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 “SUBSPECIES”, CURATED BY SHINSUKE ASO, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
“ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK”, CURATED BY MATTHEW DELEGET, SYDNEY NON-OBJECTIVE, SYDNEY, AUSTL
“VERUS PAINTERS”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
2006
“CORRESPONDENCE TO A SINGLE POINT”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
2005 “DREAMING IN ABSTRACTION”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
“PHALLUS…VAGINA…TOMB…”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY
“A BAKER’S DOZEN”, CURATED BY MARJORIE VECCHIO, CERES GALLERY, N.Y, NY
2004 “PURE PAINTING II”, TOBEY FINE ARTS, N.Y., NY

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
1998-2006 RETURNING FELLOWS RESIDENCY, FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN,
PROVINCETOWN, MA (SEPTEMBER)
2003 MERIT AWARD (JUROR: ANNE UMLAND, ASSOC. CURATOR, MOMA), INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOW, NJ CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS, SUMMIT, NJ
1995 JUROR’S MERIT AWARD IN SCULPTURE (JUROR: RICHARD FLOOD, CHIEF CURATOR, WALKER ART
CENTER) THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL, PITTSBURGH, PA
1979-80 VISUAL FELLOW, FINE ARTS WORK CENTER IN PROVINCETOWN, PROVINCETOWN, MA
1979 VISUAL FELLOW, MACDOWELL COLONY, PETERBOROUGH, NH (JUNE-JULY)

INCLUSION IN SLIDE FILES/FLAT FILES/WEBSITES


PUBLICATIONS
2006 MARKSZINE.COM, MAR. ISSUE
2005 NEW YORK SUN, AUG.5, “GALLERY GOING”, DAVID COHEN