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Karen Margolis

Karen Margolis graduated with a BS in Psychology from Colorado State University and studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1999) and a recent commission by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to create a site-specific mosaic for a New York City subway station. Margolis participated in the 2016 Paper Biennial at the Rijswijk Museum, The Hague, Netherlands, and has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Garis & Hahn, New York; Muriel Guepin, New York; and Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA. Karen’s work is currently in a traveling show “cut up/cut out,” which will be featured in regional museums around the country. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US and abroad.

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Biography

Karen Margolis graduated with a BS in Psychology from Colorado State University and studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1999) and a recent commission by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to create a site-specific mosaic for a New York City subway station. Margolis participated in the 2016 Paper Biennial at the Rijswijk Museum, The Hague, Netherlands, and has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Garis & Hahn, New York; Muriel Guepin, New York; and Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA. Karen’s work is currently in a traveling show “cut up/cut out,” which will be featured in regional museums around the country. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US and abroad.

Artworks

18

Big Bear, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Color and Form / Contemporary American Art / Emotion / Gold Leaf/thread / Gouache / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media on Paper / New York / Painting / United States / Watercolor / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Colorado State University, BS Psychology

  • New York Microscopical Society, Certificate in Microscopy

  • Art Students League

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “in the Precipice”, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

  • “False Positives”, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

  • 2018

    “Garden of Mutei”, Garis & Hahn, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “Small Works”, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Art on Paper”, K. Imperial Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2018

    "Pulse, Miami", Garis & Hahn, Miami Beach, FL

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • Colorado State University, BS Psychology

  • New York Microscopical Society, Certificate in Microscopy

  • Art Students League

  • Parsons School of Design

  • School of Visual Arts, Digital Sculpture

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “in the Precipice”, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

  • “False Positives”, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

  • 2018

    “Garden of Mutei”, Garis & Hahn, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    "Isabelle Menin and Karen Margolis", Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, NY

  • "Sonograms", Wallace Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA

  • 2015

    "Pulse, Miami", Garis & Hahn, Miami Beach, FL

  • 2014

    "Salon Zurcher", Garis and Hahn, Paris, France

  • "Containments", collaboration with M Missoni and Garis and Hahn, New York, NY

  • 2012

    “I am what is missing” RoCA/Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

  • 2009

    “The State of All Things” Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • “Mindscapes - New works by Karen Margolis & Daniel Zeller”, Dieu Donne, New York, NY

  • 2007

    “Apophenia” 511 Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2005

    “Insistent Ambiguity” APT.3, Brookline, MA

  • 2002

    “Light & Line” Art Sites, Greenport, Long Island

  • 2001

    “Population” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “Small Works”, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Art on Paper”, K. Imperial Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2018

    "Pulse, Miami", Garis & Hahn, Miami Beach, FL

  • “Obsessed”, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

  • “Civil Discourse”, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • "Change without change", curated by Jaynie Crimmins, Brooklyn Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • "Among Friends", Curated by B.Dary, P.Fabricant and A.R.Brock, Dumbo open studios, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2017

    "Pulse, Miami", K. Imperial Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL

  • "Inner Circle", K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

  • "Art on Paper", K. Imperial Fine Art, New York, NY

  • 2016

    "Cut up/Cut out", Bedford Gallery, San Francisco, CA, traveling exhibition through 2020, United States

  • "Pulse, Miami", Garis & Hahn, Miami Beach, FL

  • "Paper Biennial Rijswijk 2016", Rijswijk Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

  • "Pulse, New York", Garis & Hahn, New York, NY

  • "PAPER: folded, torn, stitched and cut", Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

  • 2015

    "Exquisite, Exquisite", LABspace, Hilldale, NY

  • "Working the Unit" curated by Jeanne Brasile, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

  • "Home Improvement", Rock Street 2015, curated by Deborah Brown and Leslie Heller, Brooklyn, NY

  • "Volume 1", Schema Projects, curated by Mary Judge and Enrico Gomez, Brooklyn, NY

  • "Apparent Order", Garis and Hahn, New York, NY

  • 2014

    "Double Blind", Garis and Hahn, New York, NY

  • 2013

    "Scope Art Fair", CollectiCo Gallery, New York, NY

  • "Drafted", Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2012

    "CollectiCo", CollectiCo Gallery, New York, NY

  • "Extrapolate: Suggestions of Tony smith" Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

  • "Transformation-Transcreation" Hogarth Worldwide, New York, NY

  • “Knot Your Average Knit” City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

  • “Bootstrap Festival” NYFA/New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2011

    “The Cambrian Explosion” Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • “Divergent Affinities” Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • “Pushing Paper” A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC

  • 2010

    “Fire Works” Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

  • “Verge” Slate Gallery, Dylan Hotel, New York, NY

  • 2009

    “Drawings” McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

  • “Pierogi flatfiles” Temporary Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • “The Armory Art Fair” Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY

  • 2008

    “Works on Paper” 511 Gallery, New York City and Lake Placid, NY

  • “NEXT: Chicago” Dieu Donne Papermill, Chicago, IL

  • “Art Now” DM Contemporary, Miami, Fl

  • “The Sarah-Ann & Werner H Kramarsky gift of Contemporary American Drawings” Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

  • 2007

    “Drawing Now: An Exploration” DM Contemporary, Long Island, NY

  • “Out of Sight” Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • “Pierogi flatfiling” Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

  • “Rocky Mountain Invitational” Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

  • “Aporia” L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, California

  • “Vacuums” Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey

  • 2006

    “Art on Paper” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

  • “Fantastic Routes” curated by Alejandra Villasmil, simultaneous exhibitions at Roger Smith Art Lab, New York City and Galeria Galou, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

  • “Aporia/Heuristics” curated by Annabel Daou and Greta Byrum, EFA gallery, New York, NY

  • “The Armory Art Fair” Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City, NY

  • 2005

    “Structuring Perception” curated by Elizabeth Grady, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

  • “Urban Refugee Intervention Initiative” d.u.m.b.o. art festival, Brooklyn, New York

  • “Drawing Networks: Abstraction and the Scientific” Rowan University Westby gallery, Glassboro, NJ

  • 2004

    “Breathing Space” Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, New York

  • “Taxonomy of Synthesis” The Choclate Factory, Queens, New York

  • “Diving into the Details” NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

  • 2003

    “Remix” Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, New York

  • “Plastic Gardens” Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

  • “In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection” Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst

  • “Define Line” curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, New York

  • 2002

    “Paper Remix I” Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY

  • “Suspended Gravity” TAI Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2001

    “PAPER” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

  • “RE: DRAWING” Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, New York

Commissions

  • 2018

    "Cerebration", MTA Arts & Design, Mosaic installation 86 Street Subway Station, N Line, Brooklyn, NY

Grants/Awards

  • 2015

    Nominated for Anonymous was a Woman Award

  • 2011

    NYFA Boot Camp for artists

  • LMCC BFA workshop for artists

  • 2000

    Dieu Donne Workspace Program

Collections

  • Werner and Sally Kramarsky Collection, New York

  • Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

  • Pfizer, New York

  • Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Texas

  • Amerada Hess Corporation, New York

  • Coventry Health Insurance, Pennsylvania

  • JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection, Syzygy, New York

  • Cummins, Inc., headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

  • The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises, Symphony of the Seas, Miami, FL

Publications

  • 2017

    Dimensional Cloth Art: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists, Andy Stanton

  • Cultures without Culturalism, Karine Chemla and Evelyn Fox Keller, Cover

  • 2016

    Art By Nature Magazine, "Down the Rabbit Hole", number 4

  • Making Art from Maps, Jill K. Berry

  • 2015

    Interalia Magazine, "Rhythms of Life", September issue

  • Hopper, John, Inspirational, Issue 4,

  • Zoomonfashiontrends s/s 2016 Traces, Nuova Libra, Cover and page 101

  • 2014

    Paper Play, Sandu Publishing, Pages 26-27

  • 2011

    Survival of the Beautiful, Rothenberg, David, Pages 267-268

Bibliography

  • 2018

    Oliver, John, "Colorful Tapestries created from Burned, Threaded and Decorated Paper", FREEYORK, April 2018

  • Osberg, Annabel, "Karen Margolis' Garden of Mutei", AEQAI, May 13th, 2018/ published in April/May 2018

  • Cowan, Katy, “Garden of Mutei”, Inspiration/Art, Creative Boom, 6/4/2018

  • Marks, Anna, "Vibrant map artworks mirror...", Design Exchange, 6/3/2018

  • 2017

    Johnson, Jacqueline Bell, "Looking Back: Art Palm Springs 2017", Art and Cake, 3/27/17

  • 2016

    Martins, J Fatina, "Karen Margolis' Sonogram A Living Narrative", Artscope Magazine, May/June 2016, p 76-77

  • 2015

    Marobin, Nichka, "Strato-Sfera: Margolis vs. Ganch", Art Jewelry Forum 10/10/2015 https://www.artjewelryforum.org/node/7151

  • "Artist on our Radar", Harper's Bazaar, Japan, September Issue

  • Bischoff, Dan, "Work the Unit', The Star-Ledger, 6/26/15

  • Renin, Loic, "Karen Margolis takes a dive into water color", http://www.topcoatmagazine.com/covering_canvas1109a.html

  • ROOMS 16: Superluminal, "Karen Margolis" www.wgsn.com/.../Art.../WGSN_SS15_Insp, Grown, "Molecular works by Karen Margolis"

  • 2014

    Kirchgasler, Rachel, "Karen Margolis" American Craft Council, blog,The Week in Craft: December 3, 2014 www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2014/11/26/karen-margolis/

  • Harris, Taylor, "Karen Margolis Discusses M Missoni Sculpture Project", WWD issue 10/16/2014

  • Bryans, Breanne,"Scientific Art or Artistic Science?", bleedforart.com 9/6/14

  • Watson, Stephanie, "Science meets art: Karen Margolis", ArchiEXPO trends 3 April 2014

  • 2013

    Milk Decoration, No3, p 112, 116, Mars/Avril/Mai 2013

  • Mazzoleni, Barbara, "The Wonderful Works by Karen Margolis", blog, Patternprints Journal 2013/09/03

  • Morris, Lin, "Karen Margolis", blog, February 25, 2013

  • 2012

    poppiloops.weebly.com/1/category/karen%20margolis/1.html, 15/06/2012

  • Kratzer, Emily, "I am what is Missing", lohud.com powered by the Journal News 3/31/12

  • 2011

    Lin, Wen Wen, “Enso Inspiration: Karen Margolis” art-in-action-artivists.blogspot.com 6/8/11

  • Carmel, David, "Show and Tell" Nature 7 April 2011, Vol 472, page 37 http://onasecretmission.blogspot.com/search?q=karen+margolis, 4/4/11

  • 2009

    Sanchez, Jennifer, “Karen Margolis…” miss-sanchez.blogspot.com 8/9/2009

  • Daniel A. Rabuzzi, “Redifining Drawing” lobsterandcanaryblogspot.com 7/2/09

  • Chris Rywalt, “Karen Margolis…” crywalt.com/blog/ 6/18/09

  • 2007

    Myers, Holly, "Art with no worries -and no real pieces", Los Angeles Times, 7/20/07

  • Myers, Holly, “Artists are limited only by imagination….” Calenderlive.com 7/20/07

  • 2006

    Patterson, Tom, “A Profusion of Pleasure: Size doesn’t matter…” Winston-Salem Journal 12/31/06

  • Russo, Peter, "Gallery Notes" PULP issue 49, Spring 2006

  • 2001

    Wasserman, Burton, “Out of Tradition at DCCA” Art Matters 10/01

  • Zimmer, W., “On Paper, a show that measures up” The New York Times 3/18/01

  • Streitfeld, L.P., “Transformations at The Aldrich” The Advocate & Greenwich Time 2/11/01

  • Zimmer, W., “The Content Isn’t New But the Processes Are” The New York Times 2/4/01

  • Merkling, F., “Shows Shine” The News-Times Weekend 2/2/01