Karen Dolmanisth

Multimedia Artist

Education

University of Massachusetts, MFA Honors, SCULPTURE, NEW MEDIA, INSTALLATION
Hampshire College, VIDEO
Amherst, Massachusetts
New School For Social Research and NYU, Graduate Course Work: Semiotics, Film Studies
New York, NY
Parsons School of Design, New School For Social Research: BFA Summa Cum Laude,
VISUAL ART / DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / PRINTMAKING, Kathy Dunn Memorial Full Scholarship
New York, NY
Cooper Union, BFA Course Work, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING Studied Painting with JACK WHITTEN
New York, NY

Selected Publications / DVDs

Invitation Call: Personal Memory, Artist Essays
“Vision, Genius, Confidence, Courage and Innovation”
UNFINISHED MEMORIES, 30 Years of EXIT ART, Steidl, 2016
Gottingen, Germany
TRIBUTARIES, Chance and Intent, Many Sources of Work In …Michael Cain, 2012
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE, Norwich, CT
LIFE LINES OF CONNECTION AND CONTINUITY & AWE
Produced By Jackie Hai, 2008, Curator, Loretta Yarlow
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
NEW ART
Edited by Roxana Marcoci, Dian Murphy, Eve Sinaiko
Published by ABRAMS, 1997,
New York, NY
WENN DIE KINDER SIND IM DUNKELN
Text by Birgit Jurgenssen, Andeas Pfersmann, Jeff Rian, 1994
Published by WEINER SECESSION,
Wien, Austria
PRAYINGPROJECT, 2006, Trickster Theater
EXIT ART, New York, NY
FRAGMENTS AND WHOLENESS, The Temporal Art of Karen Dolmanisth
Bianca Kaprielian, 2002
SMITH COLLEGE School of Fine Arts,
Northampton, MA

Artist Assistantship

Studio Assistant, Apprentice to David Garducci and Chuck Woodard, Garducci Stained Glass Studio
Great Barrington, MA, 2011-2016
Artist Assistant for artist, Kathryn Myers on her Fulbright
Dehli and Banaras, INDIA, 2011
Artist Assistant and Archivist for art critic and pioneering, international performance artist, LIL PICARD, with whom Dolmanisth frequented Andy Warhol's Factory / Studio at Union Square and accompanied to private interviews and openings, in Soho and the East Village in the seventies and early eighties.
New York, NY, 1978-1984

Grants

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, LCC Recipient, Exhibit: HERE and Artist Talk, Public Workshop
2010
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD, INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA
2008, 2009
VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, Full Fellowship, Artist Resource Trust Award
2005
BERKSHIRE TACONIC ARTIST RESOURCE TRUST AWARD
2004
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, LCC Recipient, INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA
2004
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD, SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION
2003
MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, Individual Artist Award, LCC, INSTALLATION
2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
NEA NEFA, New England Foundation For The Arts, ARTIST’S NEW FORMS PROJECT Grant
1996
CONNECTICUT SCHOLAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, Four-Year Recipient
1979-83

Artist in Residence

BIRD HILL FARM, Ware, MA
2019, 20
ART CHAMBER, in Calangute, Goa, INDIA
2013
MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
2012
QERITICA GALLERY, Banaras, INDIA, Installation / performance with student collaboration from Banaras Hindu University
2011
CANAL GALLERY, Three Gallery Sites, Historic Industrial Canal District, Holyoke, MA, Full Year Inter-Media Site Work
2003
DAYTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Dolmanisth: Sculpture Installation with Action / Happenings, PARADOX, and Meredith Monk, with Ann Hamilton: MERCY
2001
EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52, Arnhem, Netherlands, Month long, In Residence Project: NEW AGE DADA
1995, 96
VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM, Vienna, Austria, Two month In Residence Project: WENN DIE KINDER…
1994
WEXNER CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, “Alchemy, Improv / Happening”, Columbus, OH
1994
NEW WORK, Large Scale Ephemeral Constructions, SCULPTURE COURTYARD, Univ. of Mass, Amherst, MA
1989

Selected Reviews

2015 GREENFIELD RECORDER, “SYNCHRONICITY, Dolmanisth Takes Her Art Where It Leads Her”
Trish Crapo
2013 THE BOSTON GLOBE, “Festival of Sound and Performance Art”
Cate McQuaid
2012 ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “Amherst Biennial 2012”
Gregory Morrell
2010 ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “Amherst’s Joyful Biennial”
Gregory Morrell
2009 FIRST CITY, DELHI, INDIA, “Everywhere / Nowhere, Spiritual Temperament in Current American Art”
Siri Fort
2008 ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “KAREN DOLMANISTH”
Gregory Morrell
2006 THE NEW YORK TIMES “The Studio Visit”
Roberta Smith
2006 NY1
Stephanie Simon
2005 FreeNYC, “Franklin Furnace Archives” re: EXIT ART Prayingproject
Philip Steger
2005 BRIDGES, Publication on Science and Technology, re: EXIT ART Prayingproject
2004 SPRINGFIELD RECORDER, “Canal Knowledge, Holyoke’s Mind-Bending Art Exhibit”
Pat Cahill
2003 ART IN AMERICA, “Smack Mellon”
Lilly Wei
2002 THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Sacred Matter”
Holland Cotter
2000 THE WASHINGTON POST, “Forget SOHO, Now It’s D.U.M.B.O., Forsaken Warehouse District, NY’s Latest Art Home”
Blake Gopnik
1994 NEW YORK MAGAZINE, “Dance Of Life And Death”
Kay Larson
1994 THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Making A Statement With Castoff Objects”
William Zimmer
1994 DIE PRESSE, DER STANDARD, Vienna, Austria, “Secession”
Georg Schollhammer
1994 KURIER, Vienna, Austria, “Beautiful, Run Down, Raunchy and Very Touching”
Henriette Horny
1994 SALZBURGER NACHRICHTEN, Vienna, Austria, “The Age Is Given Its Art Again”
Jana Wisniewski
1994 FALTER, Vienna, Austria, “Just No Shit”
Mark Wailand
1994 ART IN NEW ENGLAND, “Creating an Exhibition / RESURRECTION / ‘Objects With New Souls”
Sal Scalora
1994 THE HARTFORD COURANT “Recycled Art”
Owen McNally
1993 NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE, “Summing Up Doom And Gloom”
Peter Plagens
1993 THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Assemblages Offer Views Of The Spiritual”
Vivien Raynor
1992 VILLAGE VOICE, “Give Me Fever”
Elizabeth Hess

SELECTED SOLO PERFORMANCE ART

(List of recent, Local / Interactive, on request)

2020 "DOLMANISTH, NEW WORK, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL ART"
BIRD HILL FARM, Ware, MA
2019 "THREE PERFORMATIVE WORKS:
1. WATER, EARTH TRANSFORMATION 2. WINTERBERRY PERCUSSION,
3. CIRCLE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE / LINE, WAVE PRIMORDIAL FORM AND SPACE"
GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY,
Great Barrington, MA
2013 "WATER WRITING”, Performance and Sound Art Project
CONTEMPORARY ARTS INTERNATIONAL
PERFORMANCE AND SOUND ART FESTIVAL
Acton, MA
2013 “LIGHTRAYS GOA”
ART CHAMBER GALLERY, Goa, INDIA
2013 “Creative Domestic” in conjunction with “From Motherhood to Mother Goddess”
AKUS GALLERY, Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT
2012 “WinterLight / InSite, Insight”
MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst, MA
2012 “THE BALANCE-NATURE / SPIRIT / BODY / BREATH IMMANENCE”
MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst, MA
2011 “GREETINGS, BANARAS”, Collaboration with Ashok Leaves and audience
QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA
2011 "GRACE", Collaboration with Ashok Leaves and audience
QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA
2010 “BEINGBLUE, LEAP!, ARTEON in Motion”
LA MAMA, New York, NY
2010 “SMILE RAINBOW TEARS”
TOMPKINS SQUARE GALLERY, New York, NY
2009 “WALKING WOMAN: RED PURPLE”
ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING STUDIO, Northampton, MA
2008 “AWE”, On Site Sculpture Collaboration with George Trakas' “ISLES OF VIEW”
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2008 “SENTIENCE, Up Down Strange Beauty”
CABARET VOLTAIRE ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY
2007 “TRANSFORMATIONS, Place Like Home”
NASHAWANUK GALLERY, Easthampton, MA
2006 “TRAN' SCIENCE, 90th Anniversary of DaDA - Zurich”
CaBAret VOltAire ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY
2006 “PRESENT, In The Moment”
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS, Amherst, MA
2005 “FLUX Emptying”
EXIT ART, New York, NY
2005 “WASHING PRAYER”, PRAYINGPROJECT
EXIT ART, New York, NY
2002 “ACTION TASKS CHANCE MOVEMENT LABOR BREATH TOUCH”
SMACK MELLON, Brooklyn, NY
1995 “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND”
C WORLD, New York, NY
1995 “LADY”
EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52, Arnhem, THE NETHERLANDS
1994 “BLACK AND GOLD”
VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM, Vienna, AUSTRIA
1994 “INNER MARRIAGE, THE ALCHEMICAL BRIDE”
REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT

Group Exhibitions

Sculpture Installation (unique / Site Specific, Selected), Paintings, and Works on Paper

2020 “STEP IN TIME”, with: Kenneth Steinkamp, Gunnar Norquist
COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Newport, RI
2019 “HOLIDAY SHOW”
LABSPACE, Hillsdale, NY
2019 "BEYOND AND THROUGH TO",
(Site-specific project space installation for “MATERIALIZED”, curated by: Suzan Shutan)
HAMPDEN GALLERY, Amherst, MA
2019 “MESHES”, with: John Clarke, Dana Piazza, and Sara Wallach
GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA
2019 "GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION II", Stockbridge Arts Walk
TKG GALLERY, Stockbridge, MA
2019 "GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION I", Stockbridge Arts Walk
TKG GALLERY, Stockbridge, MA
2019 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION, II”
WELLES GALLERY, Lenox Library, Lenox, MA
2019 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION, I”
WELLES GALLERY, Lenox Library, Lenox, MA
2018 “CREATIVITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS”
ST. FRANCIS ART GALLERY, Lee, MA
2018 “THROUGH THE FEMININE LENS”
KIMBALL FARMS CONNECTOR GALLERY, Lenox, MA
2015 “STUDIO ARTS FACULTY EXHIBIT”
RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOL GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA
2015 “THE BERKSHIRE COLLECTION”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2015 “BRINGING NEW IDEAS TO LIFE”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2015 “IF WALLS COULD TALK”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2014 “FACE TO FACE”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2014 “ROAD LESS TRAVELED”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2014 “COMPLEXITY OF EXPERIENCE, ENGAGING REALITY”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2014 “SELECTED VISIONS”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2014 “EYES AND SOUL OF AN ARTIST”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2013 “INSPIRATION OF THE SPIRIT”
SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA
2013 “HEAR, Sand Drawings On Shore”
THE QUARRY, CONTEMPORARY ARTS INTERNATIONAL, Acton, MA
2013 “ABHAAS AUR ABHYAAS II”
AURODHAN ART GALLERY, Pondicherry, INDIA
2013 “ABHAAS AUR ABHYAAS”
GALERIA DE BELAS ARTES, Calangute, Goa, INDIA
2013 “FROM MOTHERHOOD TO MOTHER GODDESS, Transcendence…Self to Absolute”
AKUS GALLERY, Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT
2012 "TRACINGS AND TEXT", “TRIBUTARIES” with Kathryn Myers and Charlotte Cain
Three Rivers Community College Art Gallery, Norwich, CT
2010 “FiBi CONCRETE”
Tompkins Square Gallery of The NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, New York, NY
2010 “SHEER OPACITY”
WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM, Storrs, CT
2010 “HERE”
A.P.E. GALLERY, Northampton, MA
2010 “Amherst Biennial”
Amherst, MA
2010 “WATER POEM, DANCE POEM”, Pioneer Women II, Wonderland
PAPER CITY STUDIOS, Holyoke, MA
2009 “EVERYWHERE / NOWHERE, Spiritual Temperament in Current American Art”
GALLERY OF THE AMERICAN EMBASSY, Delhi, India
2009 “OPEN WEAVE”, NCA Studio Faculty Exhibit
NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Northampton, MA
2009 “PIONEER WOMEN”
TABLA RASA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “TREESONG, Life Cycle”, Pulp Science Fiction, Invited Sculpture Installation
PAPER CITY STUDIOS, Holyoke, MA
2008 "GOLDEN CIRCLE”, First Annual Sculpture Invitational
PAPER CITY STUDIOS, Holyoke, MA
2008 “EVERYWHERE / NOWHERE”
International Festival of Sacred Arts, Delhi, India
2008 “TITLES”
L’ECUME DES JOURS, Montreal, CANADA, traveling to venues in London, UK
2007 “TRAN' SCIENCE”
CaBAret VOltAire ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY
2007 “DaDA 91, SUPREME DEBRIS”
CaBAret VOltAire ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY
2006 “GRASS MOUNTAIN, GREEN WAVE”,
INTERSECTIONS, Sculpture and Installation from distinguished Massachusetts Artists
OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA
2006 “RENEGADES”
EXIT ART, New York, NY
2006 “INTERSECTIONS, Sculpture and Installation from Distinguished Massachusetts Artists”
OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Holyoke, MA
2006 “SITE 92”
SMACK MELLON, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “THE STUDIO VISIT”
EXIT ART, New York, NY
2005 “FLUX, Emptying” (Site-specific window installations for “TRAFFIC”, “Holiday Windows”)
EXIT ART, New York, NY
2005 “OTHER AMERICA, THE PRAYINGPROJECT”
EXIT ART, New York, NY
2005 “DRAWING IN TIME: 3 SCULPTOR’S APPROACH TO SPACE”
A.P.E. GALLERY, Northampton, MA
2004 “IN THE WOODS”
Seven Women Installation Artists, Curator: Lynda Dabora
DABORA GALLERY
Brooklyn, NY
2004 “THE RESPONSE”
CANAL GALLERY, Holyoke, MA
2003 “ABSTRACT”, Curator, Chris Nelson
CANAL GALLERY, Holyoke, MA
2000 “ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT, 20 YEARS”
Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo
EXIT ART
New York, NY
1999 “MORE OR LESS”
Invitational, Juror: Kathleen Gilrain, Director, SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, New York, NY
NO BIAS
Bennington, VT
1997 “THE GARDEN OF EVE”, 7 Women Sculptors, Invitational
Curator: Kathleen Gilrain, Dir., SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, New York, NY
LOWER EASTSIDE ECOLOGY CENTER
New York, NY
1996 “GROUND FLIGHT”, Sculpture Installation
ONE MAIN SCULPTURE CENTER
New York, NY
1996 “IN THE NIGHT GARDEN”, Sculpture Installation
ONE MAIN SCULPTURE CENTER
New York, NY
1995 “NEXT AGE DADA”
Installation “LADY OF THE SILVER WHEEL”
EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52
Arnhem, The Netherlands
1995 “THE NEXT TWENTY FIVE YEARS”
Installation, “INANNA’S DESCENT, Contemporary Context”
WESTBETH GALLERY
New York, NY
1994 “FEVER, Traveling”
Installation, Unique, Site-specific, “ALCHEMY, IMPROV, OFFERING”
Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, of EXIT ART, New York, NY
THE WEXNER CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Columbus, OH
1994 “WENN DIE KINDER SIND IM DUNKELN”
Installation, “THOSE WHO DO NOT SURVIVE, A Dedication”
Curator: Birgit Jurgenssen
WEINER SECCESSION (VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM)
Vienna, Austria
1994 “THE GARDEN OF SCULPTURAL DELIGHTS”
Installation, “RADICAL FAITH” Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo
EXIT ART / THE FIRST WORLD
New York, NY
1994 “RESURRECTIONS, OBJECTS WITH NEW SOULS”
Installation, “INANNA HONORS…AND RESSURECTS THE DESECRATED TREE OF…”
Curators: Salvatore Scalora, Deborah Muirhead
THE WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM
Storrs, CT
1993 “FEVER, Innaugural Exhibition”
Installation, “INANNA / ALCHEMY, Nigredo, Albedo, Conjunctio…”
Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo
EXIT ART
New York, NY
1993 “SPIRITUAL CARGO”
Installation, “THE JOURNEY MARKERS OF PERSEPHONE’S CLOAK”
THE CHARTER OAK CULTURAL CENTER
Hartford, CT
1991 “SACRED SPACE / FOUR SCULPTORS”
Installation, “THE DAUGHTER’S CLOSET OF WONDER, MAGIC & SHADOW”
WHEELER GALLERY
Amherst, MA
1991 “4 X 4 SCULPTORS”, with Dan Zeller, Kathleen Gilrain, Michael Yue Tong
Three Story Height Mall Atrium Installation
BAYSTATE WEST ATRIUM
Springfield, MA

Selected Solo Exhibitions / Paintings / Drawings / Sculpture Installation

(Unique, Site-Specific)

2020 "DOLMANISTH, NEW WORK, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL ART"
BIRD HILL FARM, Ware, MA
2019 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, OPEN STUDIO TOURS”
Lenox, MA
2019 “DOLMANISTH NEW WORK PAINTINGS II”, "Art on Main" Pittsfield Arts Walk
RJ STOHR, Pittsfield, MA
2018 “DOLMANISTH NEW WORK PAINTINGS I”, "Art on Main" Pittsfield Arts Walk
VALENTI'S, Pittsfield, MA
2018 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, OPEN STUDIO TOURS”
Lenox, MA
2018 “DOLMANISTH, FLUID FORMS”
FIVE COLLEGE REALTORS GALLERY, Florence, MA
2017 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, OPEN STUDIO TOURS”
Southfield, MA
2015 “DOLMANISTH, NEW WORKS”
SALMON FALLS GALLERY, Shelburne Falls, MA
2015 “DOLMANISTH, STUDIO ART FACULTY EXHIBIT”
RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOL GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA
2013 “HEAR, Water, Sand, Sky, Reflection and Light”
THE QUARRY, Contemporary Arts International, Acton, MA
2013 “PLACE 3 STONES and Water Drawings”
Krtashraya Aurodhan Art Gallery and Garden, Pondicherry, INDIA
2012 “THE BALANCE-NATURE / SPIRIT / BODY / BREATH IMMANENCE”
Mead Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
2011 “GRACE, with Ashok Leaves and The River Ganges Walking”
QERITICA GALLERY, Assi Ghat, Banaras, INDIA
2010 “GRASS WEAVE / OPEN SQUARE, LOOM II”, Invited Guest Artist - Site Specific Sculpture Installation
OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA
2010 “SMILE RAINBOW TEARS” Yo Park’s FiBi Concrete II (Brochure)
TOMPKINS SQUARE GALLERY, New York, NY
2009 “FIRST LANGUAGE, Immanence and Interpenetration”
TABER GALLERY, Holyoke, MA
2008 “LIFE LINES OF CONNECTION & CONTINUITY” On Site Installation at George Trakas’ “ISLE OF VIEW” Campus Pond
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS
Amherst, MA
2007 “LOOM II”, Solo Sculpture Installation Exhibit
OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA
2006 “LOOM I”, Solo Sculpture Installation Exhibit
OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA
2006 “PRESENT, In The Moment” Installation / Performance
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS, Amherst, MA
2005 “FLUENT” Works on Paper and Ephemeral Constructions
THE LAST MINUTE GALLERY, Northampton, MA
2005 “ARROWS, NEEDLES, SPEARS, & STRANDS”
VERMONT STUDIO CENTER
2005 “STILL MOTION” Four Walls of Drawings and Prints
Schultz Sculpture Barn, Johnson, VT
2004 “INANNA, The Heroine’s Quest”
3 Galleries. Installation, Drawings, & Solo Performance, Holly S. Murray - Curator
WILLIAM BLIZARD GALLERY
Springfield College, Springfield, MA
2004 “IMMANENT & TRANSCENDING CIRCLES OF TIME”
Three Gallery Sculpture Installations, Chris Nelson, Curator, Year long Artist in Residence Project
CANAL GALLERY
Holyoke, MA
2003 “AXIS / ORBITING / Contain”
Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation
NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Northampton, MA
2003 “MORPHOGENESIS” I & II
Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation
WILD LIFE SANCTUARY
Northampton, MA
2002 “THEOLOGICAL REVERSALS” I, II, III, & IV “SACRED MATTER PROJECT”
Series of Four Time-Based Changing Installations, Two Galleries Kathleen Gilrain - Curator
SMACK MELLON
Brooklyn, NY
2002 “SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING / Ground Work”
Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project
NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Northampton, MA
2002 “VERTICAL LOOM, VERTICAL TIME”
Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation
NCA
Northampton, MA
2001 “PARADOX”
Part of an Endowed DAYTON VISITING ARTIST (Artist In Residence) AWARD
CRO’S NEST, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New London, CT
2001 “PARADOX / CONTINUOUS CREATION” (Transformation)
Installation "In Motion / Transformation", DAYTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AWARD
CRO’S NEST, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New London, CT
2001 “THE FALL”
Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award, Installation and Performance Project
NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Northampton, MA
2001 “CREATE / un-do”
Massachusetts, LCC Award, Installation and Performance Project
NCA
Northampton, MA
2001 “DANCING IN THE FLAMES”
Massachusetts LCC Award, Installation and Performance Project
NCA
Northampton, MA
2001 “THE UNSEEN REAL”
Massachusetts LCC Award, Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Performance Project
NCA
Northampton, MA
2000 “NEMETON lean-sa dluth ri cliu do shinnear”
Time-Based Changing Installation, With Composer J.B. Weeks
GRUBBS GALLERY, Williston Northampton Academy
Easthampton, MA
2000 “OPENING THE LANGUAGE”
Curator, Anne La Prad
HAMDEN GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2000 “BEYOND & HERE, RELATIONSHIPS”
Installation Collaboration with Musician / Composer Michael Billingsley
CENTER FOR ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Northampton, MA
2000 “Interior INTERPRETATIONS Exterior”
Installation Collaboration with Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison
NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Northampton, MA
1999 “CHANCE & NECESSITY I, II, III, IV”
Series of Four Different Sculpture Installations as a Two Month Artist In Residence. Project
With Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison
THE ART BANK
Shelburne Falls, MA
1999 “LIVE / WORK I & II”
Installation and Collaboration with Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison
FLYWHEEL
Easthampton, MA
1995 “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND: CORN, DICTIONARY, GLASS, SHELLS”
Actions Within A Sculpture Installation, With Composer / Musician, J.B. Weeks
C WORLD
New York, NY
1995 “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND: CORN, WHITE DRESS OF FLAMES, SILENCE, CHAIR”
Actions Within A sculpture Installation, Audience Participants, and Composer, J.B. Weeks
C WORLD
New York, NY
1993 “SACRIFICE: TO MAKE SACRED”
Installation and Collaboration with Spoken Word Artists
HAMDEN GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1992 “DAUGHTERS AND MEMORY”
Sculpture Installation
WHEELER GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1989 “NEW WORK”, Large Scale Ephemeral Constructions
Three Month, Artist In Residence Project. Site-Specific Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Changing
THE SCULPTURE COURTYARD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1989 “CONCERNS OF PROPERTY”
Empty Seventeenth Century House, Changing Installation
SITE: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY HOUSE, ROUTE 195
Storrs, CT

Gallery Representation

PIEROGI 2000, Flat Files
Drawings, Painting, Collage
Brooklyn, NY
EXIT ART
Seven Group Exhibitions, EXIT ART Archives, Curators: Papo Colo, Jeanette Ingberman
New York, NY

Two Person Exhibitions

Sculpture Installations (Unique, Site-Specific)

2020 “AS MOUNTAINS” , With Poet, Holly Wren Spaulding
GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA
2019 “STILL, INVIOLATE CENTER” , With Poet, Holly Wren Spaulding
GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA
2017 “EACH LITTLE THING”, With Poet, Holly Wren Spaulding
THE PROVINCIAL, Kaleva, MI
2011 “TRAVELERS AND HOUSEHOLDERS”, With Kathryn Myers
QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA
2009 “ILLUSORY MEETING PLACES, A Brief Tribute To People And Places”
Sculpture Installation and Photographs, With Kathryn Myers
WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
Windsor, CT
2002 “SACRED MATTER”, With Deborah Masters
Curator: Kathleen Gilrain
SMACK MELLON
Brooklyn, NY
1993 “UNVEILING THE BRIDE” Installation, “ALCHEMICAL WEDDING”
Curator: Salvatore Scalora, With Genara Banzon
REAL ART WAYS
Hartford, CT
1992 “SHAPECHANGERS OF THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE”
With Curator, Executive Director, of THE WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM, Storrs, CT, Salvatore Scalora
AMHERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Amherst, MA
1992 “MARRIAGE OF ABOVE AND BELOW”
With Laura Zindel
CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Selected Site Work, Environmental / Outdoors

Temporal, Time–Based, Site–Specific (Full List on Request)

1995 “Sand Pile Presence”
NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD TRACKS, Northampton, MA
1995 “Corn, Traffic, Still Point”
HADLEY FARM ROAD, Northampton, MA
1995 “Home, Form and Formlessness, Earth Site”
CONNECTICUT RIVER BED, Northampton, MA
1995 “Stone Works, Communion, Interference”
QUABBIN RESERVOIR, New Salem, MA
1995 “Circle Of Rock, Sunset”
TOOL FACTORY, SALMON FALLS, Shelburne Falls, MA
1995 “Circle, Mound, Line”
QUABBIN RESERVOIR, New Salem, MA
1995 “Spirit”
MT. HOOD, Portland, OR
1995 “Transform, Heal, Honor, Listen”
SITE: MANSFIELD TRAINING SCHOOL, Mansfield, CT
1985-2009 “Seeking Language / Using History”
ABANDONED RAILROAD TRACKS / THREAD FACTORY, Willimantic, CT

Selected Open Studio Installations

1995 “Closet / Oasis”
THE MILLWORKS STUDIOS, Willington, CT
1995 “Leaving The City”
943 METROPOLITAN AVE, Brooklyn, NY
1993 “Falling, Flying Women, Dogs And Seaweed Wall”
943 METROPOLITAN AVE, Brooklyn, NY

Projects Produced Through NEA NEFA / New Forms Grant

1996/97 MULTI-MEDIA CD
“TOUCH PRAYERS”
Photography, Allen Phillips, Musician / Composer, J.B. Weeks
1996/97 NARRATIVE DOCUMENTARY PHOTO SERIES,
Allen Phillips, Photographer
“STUDIO PRACTICE”
ARTS & INDUSTRY, Northampton, MA
“FEMALE YANG”
ROCKVILLE BIRTHING CENTER, Rockville, CT
NARRATIVE DOCUMENTARY / SITE-WORK, IMPROV HAPPENINGS,
Allen Phillips, Photographer
“CYCLE OF THE DARK MOON / NEW MOON, Death, New Life, Beginning Waiting”
ABANDONED USE RD, Mansfield, CT
“RIVER’S EDGE / CIRCLE”
Dolmanisth, Photographer
PINE FOREST, Mansfield, CT
“WINTER, Jars of Thawed Pond Water”
Dolmanisth, Photographer
NATURALLY FORMING MOSS CIRCLE, Pond Edge, Coventry, CT
“WINTER THAW, Frozen Reservoir, Long Walk”
Dolmanisth, Photographer
WATER’S EDGE, Mansfield Reservoir, Mansfield, CT

Site-Specific Sculpture Installations And Collaborative Projects Through NEA NEFA / New Forms Grant

1998 “BLONDE BRANCHES”, HOT HOUSE IMPROVISATIONAL SERIES
Sculptor, Karen Dolmanisth, Dancer / Choreographer, Chivas Sandage
P.S. 122
New York, NY
1998 “BLONDE BRANCHES”, NEW DANCE ALLIANCE PERFORMANCE MIX
Sculptor, Karen Dolmanisth, Dancer / Choreographer, Chivas Sandage
JOYCE SOHO
New York, NY
1998 “CONTINUOUS CONTAINERS”,
Kinetic Sculpture, Installation and Performance
T. E. M. P. PROJECT SPACE
Shelburne Falls, MA
1998 “CONSTELLATION I & II”,
Sculptor / Installation Artist, Karen Dolmanisth
Musician / Composer, Michael Richardson,
Dancer / Choreographers, Chivas Sandage, Harriet Jastremski, Rose Oceana
T. E. M. P. PROJECT SPACE
Shelburne Falls, MA
1998 “STRING and STONE, Known, Not Known, I, II, III”,
Sculptor, Installation, Performance Artist, Karen Dolmanisth
T. E. M. P. PROJECT SPACE
Shelburne Falls, MA
1998 “(with) WING (s) IT (and Owl’s Feet)",
Sculpture and Drawings In Time: Artist, Karen Dolmanisth
Musician / Composer, Joe Bartone, of FAT BUDDAHS
LIFE AND HARMONY CAFÉ
Springfield, MA

College Teaching

Academy of Art and Design, S’Herto D’en Bosse, Netherlands
Sculpture, Installation, Artist Books, Intermedia / Interdisciplinary Research Projects and Papers
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Invited Guest Professor, Multi-Media Sculpture
Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire
Intro To Drawing, Drawing I, Interdisciplinary Design I
Vermont College, Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont
Sculpture, Trans Media and Collaborative Forms, Artists Books, Installation, MFA Thesis Faculty Mentor
University of Massachusetts, School of Fine Arts, Amherst, Massachusetts
3D Design II (Sculpture), 3D Design I (Basic Sculpture), 2D Design II, 2D Design I, Installation / New Media
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Video, Figure Drawing
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Drawing I, Drawing and Composition, Art History
Eastern Connecticut State College, Willimantic, Connecticut
Drawing I, Intro to Studio, Art History Survey, Art History
University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts, Storrs, Connecticut
Advanced Design, 2D I, II, Illustration Concepts, Senior Independent Projects and Papers, Foundation Drawing