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 Karen Laudon: American

Karen Laudon
Apparition #33 (2007)
Ink, gouache and charcoal on handmade paper :: 45 x 24

education

  • 1993 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

selected solo exhibitions

  • 2005 Dean Jensen Gallery, Cross sections, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1997 The Gallery at Villa Montalvo, Waterbones - New Paintings from the Body, Saratoga, CA
  • 1996 First Unitarian Center, Internal Garden, San Francisco, CA
  • 1993 Fort Mason Center, M.F.A. Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  • 1993 Union Gallery, Memory Unsettled, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 1991 Elizabeth Norton Gallery, Paintings, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1990 Diego Rivera Gallery, Paintings, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

selected exhibitions

  • 2008 Dean Jensen Gallery, Not All Black and White (Drawings by Five Artists), Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2007 Wright Art Museum, 50th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Beloit, WI; Martha
  • 2007 Glowacki, artist and Director, James Watrous Gallery,Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters and Thomas Lidtke, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI -jurors.
  • 2007 Evolving Art Gallery, Valentine Exhibition of Gallery Artists, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2006 Evolving Art Gallery, Homage to Julius Hatofsky, Vallejo, CA.
  • 2006 Evolving Art Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Vallejo, CA.
  • 2006 Dean Jensen Gallery, Gallery Artists, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2005 AAF Art Fair, Dean Jensen Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2005 Wright Art Museum, 48th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
  • 2005 Mark Lawson, Director of Galleries, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Amy E. Arnston, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater – jurors.
  • 2003 Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, The Curatorial Eye: 15 Perspectives, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 2002 Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute 120th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco, CA (catalog.)
  • 2000 The Gallery at Villa Montalvo, Visual Responses to the Little Prince, Saratoga, CA; Howard Junker, ZYZZYVA magazine editor - juror.
  • 2000 Gallery Route One, 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Point Reyes Station, CA; Marian Parmenter, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery - juror.
  • 1999 Jernigan Wicker Fine Art, Julius Hatofsky and Fellow Painters, San Francisco, CA. (Six artists)
  • 1999 Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2nd Annual Invitational Exhibition and Auction, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1998 Lawrence Hultberg Fine Art, Summer Salon, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1998 San Jose City College Gallery, Women's Work, San Jose, CA.
  • 1998 SOMAR Gallery, Women's Caucus for Art Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1997 Institute of Contemporary Art, Valentine Invitational Exhibition and Auction, San Jose, CA.
  • 1996 Institute of Contemporary Art, Annual Invitational Benefit Auction and Exhibition, San Jose, CA.
  • 1995 Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, California Small Works 1995, Santa Rosa, CA; Roger Berry, sculptor - juror.
  • 1995 Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, National '95 Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY; Jon Ippolito, artist and Exhibition Coordinator, Guggenheim Museum - juror.
  • 1994 Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, California Small Works 1994, Santa Rosa, CA; Cornelia Schulz, painter and Professor of Art, UC-Davis - juror.
  • 1994 Works Gallery, Women and the Body, San Jose, CA.
  • 1994 Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, New Acquistions, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1994 Gallery Route One, January Juried Exhibition, Point Reyes, CA; Olga Dollar, Director, Olga Dollar Gallery - juror.
  • 1993 Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, California Small Works 1993, Santa Rosa, CA; Bonnie Earls-Solaris, Director, BankAmerica Art Program - juror.
  • 1993 Gallery Concord, We're Only Human!, Concord, CA.
  • 1993 ACCI Gallery, Images and Objects '93, Berkeley, Hanna Hannah, artist and Franklin Williams, artist and Professor of Art, San Francisco Art Institute - jurors.
  • 1992 Schoharie County Arts Council (SCAC) Gallery, National '92 Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY; Dan Cameron, New York art critic, writer and curator - juror.
  • 1992 City of Brea Gallery, From Real to Surreal, Brea, CA; Will Hipps, artist and Director, Angels Gate Cultural Center; Lynda Forsha, Curator and Dept. Head, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Peter Frank, art critic, L.A. Weekly and Visions Art Quarterly editor - jurors.
  • 1989 Diego Rivera Gallery, Women's History Week, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

awards and honors

  • 1995 Juror's Award, SCAC Gallery, National '95 Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY; Jon Ippolito, artist and Exhibition Coordinator, Guggenheim Museum - juror.
  • 1993 Purchase Award, Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, California Small Works 1993, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1992 Nominated for SECA Award, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1992 Honorable Mention, SCAC Gallery, National '92 Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY; Dan Cameron, New York art critic, writer and curator - juror.
  • 1987 Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship, University of Wisconsin at Madison Art Department

reviews and publications

  • Laudon’s Incongruous Images Cross Many Lines, Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 28, 2005.
  • Karen Laudon: “Cross sections,” Erin Kane, MKE Online, July 25, 2005.
  • Sight Unseen: San Francisco Art Institute 120th Annual Exhibition, catalogue with essay by Stephanie Ellis, San Francisco, CA, January 2002.
  • The Gallery at Villa Montalvo, Selected Exhibitions From 1996 Through 2000, Curated by Theres Rohan, catalogue with critical essay by Mary Hull Webster, 2001.
  • Visual Responses to "The Little Prince" and "Envisioning the Cosmos", by Berin Golonu, Previews, Artweek, November 2000.
  • Waterbones Exhibit Moves Toward the Abstract, by Shari Kaplan, Los Gatos Weekly Times, January 15, 1997.
  • In and Out Again, by Casey FitzSimons, Artweek, May 6, 1993.

reviews and publications

  • TW Trust, Dallas, TX
  • Flyswat, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Numerous private collections.

price range:

$600 - $5,000