world artist
Karen Acker

306, Central Avenue SW
Orange City, Iowa (Stati Uniti)


sculpture on  various materials,  101.2 H. x 30.36 W. x 30.36 D. cm,


sculpture on  various materials,  106.26 H. x 38 W. x 38 D.  cm,


sculpture on  various materials,  117 H. x 38 W. x 30.32 D. cm,


sculpture on  various materials,  17.7 H. x 91 W. x 2.53 D. cm,




Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio USA
Education: M.F.A., Sculpture and Ceramics, Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA
Studio Courses, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland,UK
M.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University, University Center,
B.A., Art History, Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, OH USA

In my work there is an emphasis upon precarious balances both physical and emotional. The tension and incipient movement of the compositions suggest change, transformation and the state of being in between. They evoke memories of the experience of various losses and the complex feelings engendered by these losses. The feelings range from searingly painful to serene. The works are paradoxical combinations of these feelings that appear to be extremes. For me, it follows that they are figurative. The juxtaposition and treatment of forms, materials and processes serve this content.

Curriculum vitae:

Selected Juried Exhibitions:
"Salzbrand 2002", Electoral Palace, Koblenz, Germany, September 2-29, 2002.
"Spring Award 2002", Slovenjales Gallery, 1511 Dunajska cesta 22, Ljubljana,Slovenia, May 10-June 22, 2002.
"Abstraction 2002", Stage Gallery, 2222 Hewlett Ave. Merrick, NY, January 17-March 17, 2002
"Mixed Media III International Juried Art Exhibition", Period Gallery, 5174 Leavenworth, Omaha,NE 68106, USA, June 5-26, 2001.
"Spiritual III International Juried Art Exhibition", Period Gallery, 5174 Leavenworth, Omaha,NE 68106, USA, December 4-26, 2000. Special Recognition.
"Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award", Auckland Museum of Art, Auckland, New Zealand, June 1-July 2, 1995.
"13th International Biennial of Ceramic Arts", Chateau-Musee, Vallauris, France, July 1-October 3, 1992.
"14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition", South Cobb Arts Alliance, 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton, GA, 30126 USA, July 15-August 19, 2001.
"The Brain and Creativity", Discovery Magazine, Discovery Channel, broadcast: June 19 and July 21, 1996.
"Strength of Mind", The John McEnroe Gallery, 41 Green St., NY NY, 10013 USA, November 7-17, 1995, Third Place Award.
"18th Annual National Juried Exhibition", Minot Art Gallery, 2005 Burdick Expressway, East Minot, ND 58701 USA, March 5-April 23, 1995, and "15th Annual", March 1-29, 1992.
"59th Annual Cooperstown National 1994", Cooperstown Art Assoc., 22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326, USA, June 26-August 5, 1994.
"Ceramics Now", Downey Art Museum, 10419 Rives Avenue, Downey, CA 90241, USA, January 6-February 20, 1994.
"New Ceramics", Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT 06510, April 2-May 22, 1993.
"Positive/NegativeIX", Slocomb Galleries, E.Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614 USA, February8-March 5, 1993.
"Animal, Vegetable, Mineral", Tempe Arts Center, Tempe AZ 85280 USA, November 20-January 10, 1993.


Ultimo aggiornamento: giovedì 17 luglio 2003
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