EDUCATION:

 

1993 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute.

1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute.

Three years of study at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2018 Gallery 211, Madison College, Transmutation: Recent Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture by Karen

Laudon, Madison, WI.

2014 Silver Lake College, After Lorine, Manitowoc, WI.

Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival, Lost & Found, a collabortion project with poet Emilie Lindemann, Fort Atkinson, WI.

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. 

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 GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2009 Hoard Museum, Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival Exhibition, Fort Atkinson, WI.

NEXT Art Fair, with Dean Jensen Gallery, Chicago, IL.

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

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.

Evolving Art Gallery, Valentine Exhibition of Gallery Artists, San Francisco, CA.

2006 Evolving Art Gallery, Homage to Julius Hatofsky, Vallejo, CA.

Evolving Art Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Vallejo, CA.

Dean Jensen Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI.

2005 AAF Art Fair, with Dean Jensen Gallery, New York, NY.

Wright Art Museum, 48th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Beloit College, Beloit, WI;

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.

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)

Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2nd Annual Invitational Exhibition and Auction, Santa Rosa, CA.

1998 Lawrence Hultberg Fine Art, Summer Salon, San Francisco, CA.

San Jose City College Gallery, Women's Work, San Jose, CA.

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.

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.

Works Gallery, Women and the Body, San Jose, CA..

Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, New Acquistions, Santa Rosa, CA.

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.

Gallery Concord, We're Only Human!, Concord, CA.

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.

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.

 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

 

 

TW Trust, Dallas, TX

Flyswat, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Numerous private collections.

    

Karen A. Laudon

© 2013 by Karen Laudon​

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