KAREN GJELSTEEN, MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

Art Exhibitions

Solo Exhibits

2016          PLAY. Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center Campus. Seattle, WA.
                  Rick Smith, Curator

                 DOORS AND WINDOWS: AN HOMAGE TO MY FATHER, MY ARCHITECT.
                  The Gallery at Iridio, RR Donnelley, Seattle, WA.

2015          HEALING AND RECOVERY, A CELEBRATION.
                  
MBNCA.  (Mt. Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts*, Seattle, WA.)

Group Shows

2017           PLEASE TOUCH, MBNCA* and Art/Not Terminal Gallery at Seattle Center,
                   Seattle, WA.         

                   FOR THE CHILDREN, MBNCA*. Seattle, WA. 
                   Jurors: Barbara Oswald, gallery owner, and others.

                   CVG 2017 SHOW, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton WA.
                   Jurors: Johnny Walker and Ned Mueller.

                   WATER IS LIFE, MBNCA*, Seattle, WA.
                   Jurors: Gustavo Martinez, Barbara Oswald, Danka Teng.

                   A WAKE, AWAKE, THE INAUGURAL BAWL, MBNCA*, Seattle, WA.
                   I mounted and curated this pop-up exhibition. During January of 2017,
                   I also curated and mounted the pop-up show, THROUGH THE EYE
                   OF THE WEAVER
, that featured the artwork of photographer and textile
                   artist, Anna Klauder.

                   ARTIQUE SALON, MBNCA*, Seattle,WA. Salon members’ pop-up show.

2016           CHASING GHOSTS, Verum Ultimum, Portland OR, Juried. 

                   PLEASE TOUCH, MBNCA*, Seattle, WA.
                   Jurors: Kate Harkins, Hjilamar Hinn, Polly Sutton

                   MIGHTY TIETON 10X10X10Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA. 
                   Jurors: Adam Gilder, Susanna Crum, and Rodolfo Salgado.

                   CVG 2016 SHOW, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
                   Juror: Leslie Kenneth Price

2015           HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, Invitational. MBNCA*.

                   MIGHTY TIETON 10X10X10, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA.               
                   Jurors: Sharon Arnold, Jerry Beck

                   FLOWERS, FLORES, UBAXA, MBNCA*, Seattle, WA.  
                   Jurors: Olivia Zapata and Annie Moorehouse

                   AU NATUREL, Cascade Gallery, Astoria, OR. International Exhibit.
                   Juror: Barbara Shaiman.

                   UNDER WATER THEMES AND RECYCLED ART, MBNCA*, Seattle,WA.    
                   Juror: Olivia Zapata.

2014           TREES IN ALL THEIR GLORY, MBNCA*. Seattle, WA.
                   Jurors: Jacqui Beck, Olivia Zapata, and Barbara Oswald

2012           MIGHTY TIETON 10X10X10, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA.
                   Juried.

                   LUMINOSITY AND ENCAUSTICS, Cornish College of the Arts, 4thFloor
                   Exhibition Space. Seattle, WA. 

1987           SCENIC, LIGHTING, & COSTUME DESIGNS: ALASKA REPERTORY
                  THEATRE
Alaska Art Museum. Anchorage, AK.

Publications

2016           10x10x10 Tieton, Marquand Press

2015           10x10x10 Tieton, Marquand Press

2012           10x10x10 Tieton, Marquand Press

 

Learning Experience

2018           Paint-out: Seattle Co-Arts, Samish Island, WA

2017           Larger And Looser: The New Master’s Program For The Postmodern
                   Painter
. Robert Burridge, Mendocino CA.

2015           Abstract Painting, Robert Burridge, Mendocino CA.

2014, 15     Wider Deeper: Expressions in Acrylic, Jacqui Beck, Seattle, WA.

2012, 13      Luminosity in Paint and Encaustics, Claudia Hollander, Cornish College
                   of the Arts. Seattle, WA.

2011            Tutorial Instruction, Jacqui Beck, Seattle, WA.

2009           Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage, Robert Burridge, Mendocino, CA.

2006-08     Sumi Workshops, Reni Moriarity, Port Townsend, WA.

2005           Aqua Media Painting, Robert Burridge, Mendocino, CA.

2003           Monoprint & Watercolor Workshop, Royal Nebeker, Guanajuato,
                   Mexico.

Teaching Experience (Selected List) 

1980-2013  Professor, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA. Performance
                  Production Department. 

2001           Lawrence University’s London Study Center, Guest Lecturer:
                   Studies in Modern Design

Panels, Memberships & Art Exchanges

2015           Member of the Northwest Collage Society.

2009          Master Class with Ming Cho Lee: CollaborationKennedy Center,
                   Washington D.C. One of five selected scenic designers.  

2007          Conversations with Artists: Making Choices at Intiman Theatre:
                   Onstage interview and discussion with Karen Gjelsteen, scenic
                   designer and Timothy McCuen Piggee, actor. 

1996           Artist Trust Design Panel, Seattle, WA. Member of a three-person
                   jury panel to award the 1996 Design Fellowship. 

1989           Seattle/Soviet Theatre Arts Exchange. Member of a delegation to
                   Tashkent, Uzbekistan; co-designed with Soviet artists a theatrical
                   production at the Ilkholm Theatre.

Theatre Award

2007  Gregory A. Falls Sustaining Achievement Award, Theatre Puget Sound “For achievement as one of Seattle’s most outstanding theatre educators and designers. This award honors individuals who have devoted time, energy and talent to Seattle’s theatre community over the course of their careers, influencing theatre locally and beyond.”