Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2010
“The Space Between: Karen Schifano and Paige Williams,” Blank Space Art, New York, NY

2008
“Karen Schifano: Out of Bounds”, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

2005
"Karen Schifano: New Paintings," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

2004
"Karen Schifano: New Paintings," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

2000
"Karen Schifano: Paintings on Paper," Wagner College Gallery, Wagner Union, Wagner College, New York, NY

1984
"Karen Schifano/Joanne Hartman," Edward Williams Gallery, Fairley Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ

1982
"Karen Schifano/Heidi Steiner," Hunter College Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

1981
"Karen Schifano/Jim Quinlan," WPA Gallery, New York, NY

1980
"Karen Schifano Fellows Exhibition," Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA



Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
"Saturation Point: An International Survey of Reductive Art," curated by Patrick Morrissey, The Gallery on the Corner, London, England

"Gifting Abstraction," curated by Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY

"Objectivity," ParisCONCRET, Paris, France

"Plane Speaking," McKenzie Fine Art, New York, New York

"It's All Good/Apocalypse Now," Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

"First International Festival of Non-Objective Art," Pont de Claix, France

2010
"Escape from New York," curated by Matthew Deleget,
The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

2009
"Open House for Butterflies," Minus Space Project Space, New York, New York

"Gallery Selections: Small Scale Works," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, New York

2008-2009
"Minus Space," PS1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York

"Escape from New York," curated by Matthew Deleget, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University School of Art, Melbourne, Australia

2008
"Escape From New York," curated by Matthew Deleget, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

"Gegenstandlos," Gesellschaft fur Kunst und Gestaltung e.V., Bonn, Germany

"Gallery Selections," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

"Touch," curated by Brent Hallard, Bus-Dori Project Room, Tokyo, Japan

2007
"Subspecies," curated by Shinsuke Aso, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

"Escape From New York," curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia

"Verus Painters," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

2006
Invited to join Minusspace.com, Internet Gallery for reductive, conceptual art

"Correspondence to a Single Point," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

2005
"Dreaming in Abstraction," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

"Phallus...Vagina...Tomb...," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

"A Baker's Dozen," curated by Marjorie Vecchio, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2004
"Pure Painting II," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

2003
"International Juried Show," juried by Anne Umland, (Associate Curator, MOMA), New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (award)

"Art of the Northeast 54th Annual Exhibition," juried by Harry Philbrik, (Director, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum), Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT

2002
"Twenty-Fifth Small Works," juried by Barbara Millstein (Curator, Brooklyn Museum of Art), 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY

"Reactions," ExitArt, New York, NY

2001
"Art of the Northeast," 52nd Annual Exhibition, juried by Bill Arning, (Curator, ICA), Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT

"Everybody Gets Laid: Dirty Drawings," Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

"Twenty-Fourth Small Works," juried by Peter Blum (Director, Peter Blum Gallery), 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY

2000
"Former Fellows 1968-1989 Small Works Show," Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1999
"Former Fellows of New York," Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA/Lamia Ink, New York, NY (catalog)

1998
"Critic's Choice," juried by Bill Bace, New York Law School Gallery, New York, NY

"Fighting Weight," New York Law School Gallery, New York, NY

"Small Works Show," 402 Gallery, New York, NY

1997
"Downtown Arts Festival: 6th St. & Ave. Be-in," 6th St. & Ave. B Garden, New York, NY

"The Image in Abstraction," 402 Gallery, New York, NY

1996
"The Lyrical, the Expressionist, and the Poetic," juried by Michael Walls (O'Hara Gallery), Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY

1995
"Ten from the Salon," juried by Ivan Karp (Director, OK Harris Gallery), Police Building Gallery, New York, NY

"Three River Arts Festival," juried by Richard Flood (Head Curator, Walker Art Center), Pittsburgh, PA (catalog, award)

1991
"The First Decade - A Celebration of the MFA Program," Hunter College Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY (catalog)

1988
"Annual Small Works Show," Sculpture Center, New York, NY

"Sculpture 1988: A Salon of Small Scale Work," White Columns, New York, NY

"Moonlighting: Painters Make Sculpture," Henry St. Settlement, New York, NY

1986
"Art / Work: The Artist Employee in the Art Institution," Bond Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)

1984
"Ten Downtown," La Mama Galleria Seconde Classe, New York, NY

1982
"Painting Invitational," 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

"Terminal New York," Harborside Industrial Center, New York, NY

"S.O.S. Second Street," Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY

"The Resurrection Show," Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY

"Group Show," 303 Houston St. Gallery, New York, NY

1980
"Fine Arts Work Center Fellows in New York," 14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY

"Graduate Invitational," Hunter College Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

1978
"Hudson River Museum Open II," Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

 

 

Awards/Residencies

1998-
Returning Fellows Residency, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA (September)

2003
Merit Award (juror: Anne Umland, Associate Curator, MOMA), International Juried Show, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

1995
Juror's Merit Award in Sculpture (juror: Richard Flood, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center), Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

1979-80
Visual Fellow, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA

1979
Visual Fellow, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (June-July)

 

 

Inclusion in Slide Files/Flat Files/Websites

artinfo.com

Artists Space

artnews.org

Blank Space Art

The Drawing Center

Geoform Artist Directory

minusspace.com

Minus Space flat files

MoMA/P.S. 1 Studio Visit

Pierogi Gallery

 

 

Publications

2011
"IMAGES: Karen Schifano ," Two Coats of Paint

"Picassos in Reverse," Wall Street Journal

"It's a Plane! " Joanne Mattera Art Blog

2010
"Studio Visit with Karen Schifano," Joanne Mattera Art Blog

2009
minusspace.com, Viewlist, "Bulletin Board: Inspiration Information*," by Karen Schifano

minusspace.com, "Incongruous Associations and Visceral Urges: An Interview with Sculptor Fawn Krieger," by Karen Schifano

"Company" Catalog, Fawn Krieger, Art in General, New York, New York ("Customer Testimonial" essay by Karen Schifano)

2008
minusspace.com, "Bibi Calderaro's 'Present': An Interview with the Artist by Karen Schifano"

brenthallard.wordpress.com, Visual Discrepancies, "Coming Soon - Karen Schifano," an interview with Karen Schifano

2006
Markszine.com, March Issue

2005
New York Sun, August 5, "Gallery Going", David Cohen

 

 

Employment

1987 -
Painting Restorer, Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York, NY

 

 

Education

1983
MFA in Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY

1976
BA in Art History, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA