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Karen Gunderson

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1943
Born August 14 in Racine, WI, the only daughter of Deloris and Wilbur Gunderson.
1945
Living with mother and paternal grandparents when father returns from World WarII.
1955
Experience in her words: “Parents are fighting and I decide that I must be crazy. I go outside and say to myself, “a crazy person would touch the sidewalk,” so I touch it, then, “a crazy person would run her finger along the trash cans,” so I run my finger along the trash cans. Then, “a crazy person would touch the leaves on the weeping willow and dance with the branches,” so I did that. Then, “a crazy person would touch the petals of the begonias,” so I did. “A crazy person would circle the house twelve times, touching and feeling everything.” So I did. Then, “a crazy person would kneel down on the ground and look closely at the dark crystals of dirt.” An ant crawled along, and suddenly, I imagined the scale of the ant and then saw the big maple tree in the front yard. It was dizzying, but as I got up I noticed how the world changed with every inch I rose. Each different angle made the world a different place than it had been a moment ago.”
1957–61
Attends Washington Park High School in Racine, where she starred in a number of musicals and hoped to become a performer on Broadway.
1961–62
Attends University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
1962-63
Takes a year off from college. Works at Johnson Wax Headquarters in Racine; her desk is in the company’s Great Workroom, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
1963–66
Returns to University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and studies with Clayton Bailey, Tom Parker, and John Stephenson. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in art and education in 1966. That summer, joins a student trip to Paris organized by Parker; it is her first encounter with original works by Monet, Cézanne, and Courbet, which has a profound impact.
1966
Attends University of Iowa in Iowa City. Studies painting with Stuart Edie; receives a master’s degree in painting in 1968. Meets neurophysiologist Steve Fox, who introduces her to brain forms, a new subject for her work.
1967
Studies with Hans Breder and begins to make plexiglass constructions using cloud images. Participates in her first graduate-student show, Seven Young Talents from Iowa, at the Richard Feigen Gallery in Chicago.
1968
Receives an MFA in Intermedia, the first degree of its kind in the nation. Serves as a visiting artist-in-residence at SUNY Buffalo and works for artist and sculpture department chairman Duayne Hatchett.
Moves to Mount Vernon, IA, to teach at Cornell College. Continues exploring plexiglass constructions, first using brain forms and then clouds. Participates in a group exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Art Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.
1969
Exhibits cloud constructions in a one-person show at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, WI.
Visits New York City and meets collectors Mark and Lucy Feller. They organize an exhibition in their home and the occasion allows for meeting Alan Patricof, Peggy Brenner and long time friend and collector Paul J. Schupf.
1970
Has solo show of cloud constructions at the Cedar Rapids Art Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, and participates in a three-person exhibition at Suzanne Kohn Gallery, Saint Paul, MN.
Moves to Columbus to teach at Ohio State University. Meets artists Hoyt Sherman, Larry Camp, Cherie McGilligut, and Ana Mendieta. Makes plexiglass constructions with Dacron cloud forms, then transitions to using enamel spray paint on muslin-backed seamless paper.
1971
Mounts a major solo show of cloud constructions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Appears in group shows at Gallery Chat Bernard in Chicago and the Martin Gallery in Minneapolis.
1972
Meets artist Sol LeWitt. Moves to artist Michael Torlen’s loft in New York City for the summer. In the fall, exhibits in the Hopkins Hall Gallery at Ohio State University, in Columbus. To break with the plexiglass constructions, she creates rope, wire, feather, and cargo-parachute clouds. For Cloud Piece, she presents an interactive environment of clouds with live sheep. Hires an airplane that carries a sign, “Cloud,” in the sky.
1973
Moves to New York City. Takes over a loft from artist Mel Kendrick and shares the space with writer and friend Suzanne McConnell. Teaches class at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, titled “Perception” for Cinematographers, Actors, and Dancers,” with composer Peter Phillips and Labanotation specialist and dancer Kayla Zalk. Meets artist John Torreano. Starts working with acrylic paint. Creates works of clouds with secondary animal images.
1974
Meets writer and gallery director Julian Weissman at Magoos, an artists’ bar in TriBeCa.
1975
Begins living with Julian Weissman. Cloud paintings become more like landscapes, with very close values and intense contrast.
1976
Appears in the exhibition Women Artists at the Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York.
1977
Appears in a group show at Gloria Cortella Gallery, New York. Exhibits in Space Windows, sponsored by NASA, in Providence, RI. Mounts first one-person show in New York City, at Gloria Cortella Gallery. Reception following is at Kenneth Smilen’s home. Visiting artist in Residence for the Chicago Art Institute. Stays at friend Meg Abbott Trboyevic’s apartment. Travels to U.W. Whitewater & U.W. Menomonee as Visiting Lecturer.
1978
Teaches part time at SUNY Purchase. Exhibits paintings of close valued cloud images at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, in one-person show.
1979
Marries Julian Weissman in New York City on July 14 on the top of the World Trade Center. He hires a horse and carriage to take us from the wedding to the large reception for our friends and family at our loft located at 60 Thomas Street.
1978–81
Teaches at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, New York, as an assistant professor and acting chairman of fine arts.
1980
Meets Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Esteban and Harriet Vicente, Giorgio Cavallon, George and Dora McNeil, Jim Brooks, Charlotte Parks and a number of other artists with whom she develops long-time friendships. Appears in group shows at Roy Boyd Gallery of Chicago, IL and the Guild Hall Museum of East Hampton, New York. Transitions from painting in acrylic to using oils.
1981
Stops teaching at suggestion of Julian Weissman and Elaine de Kooning. Gives birth to son, David Justin Weissman, on April 23. Moves to Beaver Street, her permanent residence. Participates in a group exhibition of painted safes for Empire Safe Company, curated by Michael Steinberg.
1982
Participates in the group exhibition Gallery Artists’ Choice, at the Gruenebaum Gallery in New York, with work chosen by Esteban Vicente. Participates in “Twelve Women Artists,” Newhouse Gallery, Snut Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York. “The Legacy of Hoyt Sherman,” Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, CO…show travels to Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Exhibits in “Cloudworks” at Stewart Neil Gallery, curated by Peter Frank, New York. Meets artist Jack Ox.
1983
Meets artist Grace Hartigan, a great supporter of her work; Aladar Marberger, who becomes her dealer at Fischbach Gallery; writers Michael Brenson and Theodore Wolff; and artist Jonathan Silver, who will later influence her decision to paint in black. Appears in group show “Found Objects” at the Marisa Del Re Gallery, curated by Berta Walker. Shows in group show at the Betty Parsons Gallery, curated by Jack Tilton, and group show at the Rahr-West Museum, “Women Painters Today,” at Manitowoc, WI and group show at The Fischbach Gallery, New York.
1984
Exhibits with Fischbach Gallery, New York, in a one-person show. Meets collector/art dealer Karen Johnson Boyd from Racine, WI, who becomes her dealer in Chicago and organizes a major traveling exhibition the following year. Receives the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Meets Lee Witkin, dealer and collector. Appears in group shows at Bologna Landi Gallery, East Hampton, New York, One Penn Plaza, New York “Newscapes, Land and City/States and Minds”, and the Witkin Gallery, New York.
1985
Travels to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as a visiting artist to work with Grace Hartigan’s graduate students at the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting. Appears in a group show at the Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD. Exhibits at the Perimeter Gallery, Chicago Illinois, a one person show curated by Karen Johnson;exhibition travels to Charles A Wustum Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin and Armstrong Art Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA Carter Ratcliff writes the catalogue for the exhibition.
1986
Exhibits with Fischbach Gallery, a one-person exhibition. Spends a month in Wellfleet, MA, on Cape Cod. Discovers whale watching and becomes interested in the interaction of light and water as a subject. Appears in group exhibiitons at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina; the Grimaldis Gallery of Baltimore, MD; and the Fischbach Gallery of New York.
1987
Exhibits with the Grimaldis Gallery of Baltimore, a one-person exhibition. Spends a month on Cape Cod in Wellfleet, where she will spend every summer thereafter, studying light patterns in the ocean, ponds, and tide pools. Appears in group shows at the Seawall Art Gallery of Rice University, Garnett Collection Inc. of New York and at One Penn Plaza in New York, curated by Peter Frank.
1988
Appears in group exhibitions at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palermo, Italy. Exhibits in several one person shows including Simone Stern Gallery of Atlanta, GA, Simone Stern of New Orleans, LA, The Grimillion Gallery of Houston, TX. Presents her final one-person show with Fischbach Gallery of New York. Paints first black painting. Meets Chris Busa, publisher of Provincetown Arts and Gillian Drake.
1989
Meets artists G. H. Hovagimyan, who encourages her direction toward black paintings, and Kim Keever, a photographer who develops a technique to document the light in Gunderson’s paintings.
1990
Exhibits the first black paintings at the Cherry Stone Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, a one-person exhibition. Meets William Schwinghammer, a lighting specialist and collector who creates customized lighting for Gunderson to use to make her black paintings.
1991
Teaches Hoffberger graduate students as a visiting artist at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Exhibits at Saint Peter’s Church in New York, a one-person show. Appears in group shows at the Wadsworth Athenaeum (Collection of Sol LeWitt), Hartford, CT; MICA in Baltimore, MD; O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY; Dag Hamerschold Plaza curated by Gerrit Henry, New York, NY; Lafayette College, Easton P.A.; “Three Rivers Art Festival”, in Pittsburgh, PA, arranged by the Carnegie Museum of Art.
1993
Exhibits at the Pierre Hotel in New York for a Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers benefit, a one-person show. Meets Danish woman who raised money to help pay fishermen who smuggled Jewish citizens to Sweden to escape from the Nazis in Denmark. Meets Patricia and Phil Laskawy. Completes drawing commission for collector E. Robert Goodkind. Group shows at Carone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and the Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY.
1994
Awarded the E. D. Foundation Grant in New York. Exhibits Night Garden Sunflowers at E. M. Donahue Gallery of New York and Weatherspoon Art Gallery of University of North Carolina, Greensboro, both one-person shows. One person exhibition Danish Rescue at Cox Gallery, Drury College, Springfield, Mo. Appears in group shows at the Ralph Greene Gallery, Albuquerque, NM and Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. Begins work on the first two panels of Clouds of Witnesses, for Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Racine, WI. Collaborates with photographer Norma Holt, using Holt’s photographs of citizens from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Mali.
1995
Installs first two completed panels of Clouds of Witnesses, in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Racine, WI. Exhibits at the Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, a one-person show. Paints series of black paint flowers on photographs chosen from Holt’s photos. Exhibits Gunderson/Holt Collaboration, curated by Maria Rand, at the LaGuardia Gallery of Brooklyn College, NY. Appears in group shows at the Deep Space Gallery, New York, NY; Bank Street Gallery, curated by Gillian Drake, Provincetown, MA; ACA Gallery, Munich, Germany; Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet MA; Courtland-Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA; and The Brett Mitchell Collection, Cleveland, OH.
1996
Installs the “Gunderson-Holt Collaboration” at 50 Broad Street, New York, NY, and “Aren’t We All Beautiful Colors” at 25 Broad Street, New York, NY. Appears in the fall issue of BOMB Magazine, published by Betsy Sussler, for the presentation of the Gunderson-Holt Collaboration. Interviewed by Frank Field on Fox Channel 5 for Good day New York about the cloud installation in Wisconsin. Appears in a group show at the Pratt Institute in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY.
1997
Completes the work for the final installation of paintings Clouds of Witnesses at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Racine, WI. Teaches as a visiting artist at MICA for the Hoffberger Graduate Students. Appears in a group show at the Isis Conceptual Laboratory, Inc. in West Branch, IA for which she paints a black painting portrait of Isis.
1998
Exhibits Kings, a one-person show of five royalty paintings, at Donahue/Sosinki Art, in New York. Donald Kuspit writes, “Karen Gunderson, KINGS” for the exhibit catalogue. Appears in a group show at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA. Meets Laura Kruger. Teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art as Visiting Artist, for Hoffberger Graduate Students (invited by Grace Hartigan).
1999
Appears in a group show at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, WI. Meets Laura Kruger. Teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art as Visiting Artist, for Hoffberger Graduate Students (invited by Grace Hartigan).
2000
Invited to participate in the Art in Embassies Program, exhibits her work (collaboration pieces, a woodcut, and four paintings from the Aren’t We All Beautiful Colors exhibition) at the American Embassy in Togo, West Africa. Exhibits her solo show, Moral Courage during World War II: Denmark and Bulgaria, curated by Laura Kruger, at the Hebrew Union College in New York. James Young writes “Karen Gunderson’s Black Portraits of Rescue,” for the Hebrew Union College Brochure. Teaches as a visiting artist for MFA educators at MICA. Meets Catherine Behrant. Admitted to the Washington Park High School Hall of Fame in Racine, WI. Meets Barbara Rose. Visit to studio for Drew University class of Mark Cohen and Peg Byrd’s on New York Art. Exhibits Moral Courage exhibition at the College of Staten Island of New York. The History Channel shows “Night Passage to Sweden” as part of “History Lost and Found.” Appears in a group show at MICA of Baltimore, MD.
2001
Invited to participate in the Florence Biennale, wins the Lorenzo il Magnifico second prize in painting. Moral Courage is exhibited in Houston, TX. Meets collector and philanthropist Henrik Salomon, who commissions a major wall drawing by Gunderson. Invited to be in Florence Biennale. Wins Lorenzo Magnifico Second Prize in Painting at the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy. Studio visit for Drew University class of Mark Cohen and Peg Byrd on New York Art. Exhibits “Moral Courage During World War II: Denmark and Bulgaria” at the Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, TX.
2002
Chosen for a pilot program of artists-in-residence in Lome, Togo, West Africa, on behalf of the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program, where she leads workshops for young Togolese artists. Meets Ambassador Karl Hofmann, PAO, Jeff Robertson and Jean Togbe. Interviewed on Africa/Tropica with PAO, Jeffrey Robertson by Guy Yovo Doh; Interviewed by Channel 4, Lome, Togo at Ambassador Hofmann’s Residency at party in honor of my artist in residency position. Visiting Artist at MICA for Post Baccalaureate students. Visit at my studio for Drew University class of Mark Cohen and Peg Byrd on New York Art. Exhibits “Moral Courage” exhibition at the Cornell College Gallery in Mt. Vernon, IA, the Brattleborough Museum Art Center in Brattleborough, VT, and the Skirball Museum in Cincinnati, OH.
2003
Exhibits Moral Courage during World War II: Denmark and Bulgaria at the Military Club in Sofia, Bulgaria. Elizabeth Frank writes, “Karen Gunderson and the Art of Courage” for the Bulgarian brochure essay. Appears on National Public Radio in Sophia. Interviewed at television station in Sophia. Meets Director of Plastic Arts at the Circulo de Bellas Artes Xose Luis Canido in New York. Xose Luis Canido offers a one-person exhibition at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. Teaches at MICA as a Visiting Artist for Hoffberger Graduate Students and the Post Baccalaureate Program. Visits The Circulo de Bellas Artes to see exhibition space. Visit at my studio for Drew University class of Mark Cohen and Peg Byrd.
2004
Completes the final eight major works for the seventeen-painting solo exhibition Los Cuadros Negros/The Black Paintings at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain. Exhibits Moral Courage series at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, CT, sponsored by Sol and Carol LeWitt . Appears in a group show at the Hebrew Union College of New York. Included in Donald Kuspit’s book The End of Art, Cambridge University Press, as a “New Old Master.”
2005
Presents constellation and water paintings in the group show Paint It Black, at the Shoreline Institute of the Contemporary Arts in Long Branch, NJ. Meets Kocot and Hatton and Lars Strandh. She is the subject of a documentary film, Karen Gunderson: The Black Paintings, featuring Michael Brenson and Robert Abrams, directed by Lisa Ades.
2006
Mounts solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson: Mountains and Constellations, at Artists Space in New York, curated by Christian Rattemeyer. Participates in New Old Masters, a group exhibition curated by Donald Kuspit, at the Abbott’s Palace Museum, Gdansk, Poland. Visiting artist to MICA for Post Baccalaureate Program and MICA for Seniors. Group shows include; “Art In A Box Benefit”, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY; “35 @ 35”, Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA; “ARTLOVE”, Tribes Gallery, New York, NY; “NEVERLAND”, curated by Stephan Stoyanov, Luxe, New York, NY; “Transcending Everyday Reality”, The Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY; “Night of 1,000 Drawings”, Artists Space, New York, NY; “Reflections: Water as Metaphor and Muse”, curated by Mona Dukess, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA; “Neverland”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY.
2007
Presents major solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson: Black Paintings, at ClampArt in New York. Meets artists Esther Senor Garcia and Carmen Cifrian in NYC. Visiting artist to MICA for Post Baccalaureate Program. Group shows include;“Options Within Realism”, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY; Scope Hamptons, Frost & Reed Gallery, Wainscott, NY; “Places”, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY;“Sensi” auction, Meir Panim, Simon de Pury, New York, NY; Group Show, Frost & Reed Gallery, New York, NY; “Firescape”, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Billings, MT .
2008
Solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson, at DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Paintings of water chosen for the Art in Embassies Program for the American Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, on view from 2008 to 2011. Visiting artist to MICA for Post Baccalaureate Program. Exhibits work in “Envisioning Maps”, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, NY. Group shows include: New Artists New York”, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; “ACA Galleries Celebrates the Earth”, ACA Gallery, New York, NY; “15th Anniversary!”, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA;“Seeing and Believing: 200th Anniversary Exhibition”, Frost & Reed Gallery, London, England; Art Hamptons, Frost & Reed Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY;Bridge Art Fair, Frost & Reed Gallery, New York, NY; Art Miami, ClampArt, Miami, FL; Bridge Art Fair Miami, Greene Contemporary, Miami FL; “Envisioning Maps”, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, NY.
2009
Solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Finishes two portraits of President Obama to mark the president’s first one hundred days in office. Travels as an invited juror for the selection of winners for the eighth edition of the Hestia Artistic Journey in Gdansk, Poland. Meets Josep and Eva Santacreu Bonjoch. Group shows include: “Funny Face”, Jonathan O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY; “Prethunderdome”, White Flag Projects, New York, NY; “Art In A Box Benefit”, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY.
2010
Solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson, at William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson: Bridge Into the Night, at National Museum of Bahrain, Manama. Meets Shaikha Mai, Zakeya Zada, Muneera Bubshait, Wedad Albakr. Travels to Bahrain and gives workshops for three weeks on energy and empathy and how to paint clouds. Travels as an invited juror for the selection of winners for the ninth edition of the Hestia Artistic Journey in Gdansk, Poland. Group shows include: “Mostly Monochrome”, McKenzie Fine Art Inc., New York, NY; “Clinics in Schools”, Las Vegas, NV; Art Miami, ClampArt, Miami, Florida; “Art In A Box Benefit”, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY.
2011
Solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson: Constellations, Moons, and Water, at ClampArt, New York. Travels to Poland for the 10th edition of the Hestia Artistic Journey in Gdansk, Poland. Travels to Valencia, Spain, as an invited juror for the selection of winners for the fourth edition of the Grand Tour contest. Shows four pieces in Shared Sensibilities: The Art of Sol LeWitt and His Friends, group exhibition at Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Other group shows include: “Scope”, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; Art Miami, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL;
Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, Abu Dhabi, AE; Art Southampton, Waterhouse & Dodd, Southampton, NY; “Art In A Box Benefit”, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY
2012
Participates in various group shows: Art Southampton, Waterhouse & Dodd, Southampton, NY; Art Greenwich, Contessa Gallery, Greenwich, CT; “Particles + Waves”, Iliad Gallery, New York, NY; “Cherrystone Gallery”, Provincetown Work Center, Provincetown, MA; Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, Abu Dhabi, AE;
Art Miami, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; Art Palm Beach, Waterhouse & Dodd, Palm Beach, FL; L.A. Art Fair, ClampArt, Los Angeles, CA; “Art In A Box Benefit”, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY. Travels to Warsaw, Poland, as an invited juror for the selection of winners for the eleventh edition of the Hestia Artistic Journey.
2013
Presents solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson: Reflective, in her hometown at the Racine Art Museum. Group Shows include: “Waterways II”, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT; “Still Life”, Waterhouse & Dodd, London, England; Scope New York, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY; “Fluid”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “This is Water”, The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester, VT; L.A. Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, Los Angeles, CA; Art Palm Beach, Waterhouse & Dodd, Palm Beach, FL; Art Palm Beach, Contessa Gallery, Palm Beach, FL; Art Miami, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; Art Wynwood, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; Pulse, New York / Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY.
2014
Travels to Warsaw, Poland, as an invited juror for the selection of winners for the thirteenth edition of the Hestia Artistic Journey. Participates in various group shows; “Waterways III”, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT; Karen Gunderson / Liat Yossifor”, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO; London Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, London, England; Art Miami, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; Art Wynwood, Miami, FL; “Art In A Box Benefit”, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY.
2015
Participates in the group show Evil: A Matter of Intent, at Hebrew Union College Museum, New York. Presents solo exhibition, Karen Gunderson: Paintings and Works on Paper, at Waterhouse & Dodd in London. Invited Juror for the selection of winners for the 14th edition of the Hestia Artistic Journey. This is a competition for Art students from all of the Colleges, Universities and Art Schools in Poland. Via digital media from the United States. Visiting artist to MICA for Painting Seminar. Other group shows include: “Michael J. Fox Foundation Benefit Exhibiiton”, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY;“Summer Group Exhibition”, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY; “Art Miami”, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; “Karen Gunderson / Miya Ando”, 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO; Art Wynwood, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; Scope, New York, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY; London Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, London, England; “Nebulous: Abstract Works from RAM’s Collection”, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.
2016
Karen Gunderson: Process, Practice and Light, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solo exhibition Karen Gunderson: Past and Present, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY.
Group shows: Art Wynwood, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, FL; “BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK”, Foley Gallery, New York, NY; “PAINTING AFTER POSTMODERNISM BELGIUM” - USA, Curated by Barbara Rose, Vanderborght Building, Brussels, Belgium; “WATERWAYS IV”, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT;   Evil: A Matter of Intent, HUC, New York, NY;  Summer Exhibition - Post War and Contemporary artists, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY.