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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: 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: 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; Untitled; 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; Tom and Sabine Haythe, Greenwich, CT, Sedna, Sisters, and Dawn; Steffan Family, Harbor Springs, MI, Sedna; Dr. Robert Painter and Nancy Macy, Pomfret, CT, Mother and Child, (marble).
PUBLIC INSTALLATION: Abstract Flower The Gift front plaza of Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, 2011. Three life size bronze horses, Horses. 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: 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: ’84-’11:West Branch Gallery, Stowe VT, Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT. The Gallery, Nantucket MA, Philippe Staib Gallery, Beijing Shanghai Taipei, 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, Ayutthia, Thailand, Argos Foundry, Brewster, NY, China Fine Art Foundry, Shanghai, China.
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 IN HARTFORD, CT: 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.
TRAVEL: Europe, China, Tibet, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada and the US
OTHER: Copies of reviews and articles about Karen Petersen, list of awards, publications and memberships available on request.