K A R E N    D O L M A N I S T H

  kdolmanisth@outlook.com         http://www.karendolmanisth.com 

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts, MFA  Honors, Full Teaching Fellowship, SCULPTURE, NEW MEDIA, INSTALLATION                                                                                       

Amherst, Massachusetts                     

Hampshire College, VIDEO

New School For Social Research and NYU, Graduate Course Work: Semiotics, Film Studies                                                                                                                                

New York, New York

Parsons School of Design, New School For Social Research: BFA  Summa Cum Laude,

Visual Art Studies, Illustration, Design, Printmaking, Kathy Dunn Memorial Full Four Year Scholarship Scholarship                                                                                            

New York, New York                                                                                                                                                                                               

Cooper Union, BFA Course Work, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING Studied Painting with JACK WHITTEN                                                                                                                     

New York, New York                               

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/DVD’S

Personal Memory, Artist Essays, “Vision, Genius, Confidence, Courage and Innovation” 

UNFINISHED MEMORIES, 30 Years of EXIT ART, Steidl, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                    

Gottingen, Germany

TRIBUTARIES, Chance and Intent, Many Sources of Work In …Michael Cain, 2012                                                                                                                  

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE, Norwich, CT

LIFE LINES OF CONNECTION AND CONTINUITY& AWE                                            

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Produced By Jackie Hai, 2008, Curator, Loretta Yarlow

Amherst, MA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

NEW ART

Edited by Roxana Marcoci, Dian Murphy, Eve Sinaiko                                        

Published by ABRAMS, 1997,

New York, New York

WENN DIE KINDER SIND IM DUNKELN

Text by Birgit Jurgenssen, Andeas Pfersmann, Jeff Rian, 1994                                

Published by WEINER SECESSION,

Wien, Austria

PRAYING PROJECT, 2006, Trickster Theater                                                                                    

EXIT ART, New York, New York

FRAGMENTS AND WHOLENESS, The Temporal Art of Karen Dolmanisth

Bianca Kaprielian, 2002                                                                                

SMITH COLLEGE School of Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

 

ARTIST ASSISTANTSHIP

Artist Assistant for artist, Kathryn Myers on her Fulbright                                                                    

Dehli and  Banaras, INDIA, 2011, 2013

Artist Assistant and Archivist for art critic and pioneering, international performance artist, LIL PICARD, with whom Dolmanisth frequented Andy Warhol's Factory/Studio at Union Square and accompanied to private interviews and openings, in Soho and the East Village in the seventies and early eighties.                                                                                                

New York City, NY, 1978-1984

 

GRANTS

2010 MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, LCC Recipient, Exhibit: HERE and Artist Talk, Public Workshop

2008, 2009 MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD, INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA

2005    VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, Full Fellowship, Artist’ Resource Trust Award

2004     BERKSHIRE TACONIC  A.R.T.  AWARD

2004    MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, LCC Recipient, INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA

2003   MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD, SCULPTURE/  INSTALLATION

2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, Individual Artist Award, LCC, INSTALLATION

1996    NEANEFA,  New England Foundation For The Arts,   ARTIST’SNEWFORMSPROJECT Grant

1979-83   CONNECTICUT SCHOLARSCHOLARSHIP AWARD, Four-Year Recipient

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ART CHAMBER, in Calangute, Goa, INDIA                                                                                                                                             2013

MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts                                                                                                              2012

QERITICA GALLERY, Banaras, INDIA, Installation / performance with student collaboration from Banaras Hindu University        2011     

CANAL GALLERY, Three Gallery Sites, Historic Industrial Canal District, Holyoke, MA, Full Year Inter-Media Site Work               2003

DAYTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, Connecticut College, New London, CT                                                                      2001

Dolmanisth: Sculpture Installation with Action/Happenings, PARADOX, and Meredith Monk, with Ann Hamilton: MERCY

EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52, Arnhem, Netherlands, Month long, In Residence Project: NEW AGE DADA                               1995, 96

VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM, Vienna, Austria, Two monthIn Residence Project: WENN DIE KINDER…                                      1994                       

WEXNER CENTER FOR CONTEMPRARY ART MUSEUM, “Alchemy, Improv/ Happening”, Columbus, OH                                       1994

NEW WORK, Large Scale Ephemeral Constructions, SCULPTURE COURTYARD, Univ. of Mass, Amherst, MA                                1989  

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

2015         GREENFIELD RECORDER, “SYNCHRONICITY, Dolmanisth Takes Her Art Where It Leads Her”                         Trish Crapo

2013         THE BOSTON GLOBE, “ Festival of Sound and Performance Art”                                                                    Cate McQuaid                 

2012         ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE,                    “Amherst Biennial 2012”                                                                         Gregory Morrell

2010         ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “Amherst’s Joyful Biennial”                                                                     Gregory Morrell

2009         FIRST CITY, DELHI, INDIA, “Everywhere/Nowhere, Spiritual Temperament in Current American Art”                     Siri Fort

2008         ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “KAREN DOLMANISTH”                                                                                            Gregory Morrell

2006         THE NEW YORK TIMES    “The Studio Visit”                                                                                                       Roberta Smith

2006         NY1                                                                                                                                                                     Stephanie Simon

2005         FreeNYC,   “Franklin Furnace Archives”    re: EXIT ARTPrayingproject            

2005         BRIDGES, Publication on Science and Technology,  re: EXIT ART Prayingproject                                             Philip Steger

2004         SPRINGFIELD RECORDER, “Canal Knowledge, Holyoke’s Mind-Bending Art Exhibit”                                            Pat Cahill

2003         ART IN AMERICA

                                    “Smack Mellon”                                                                                                                                               Lilly Wei

2002         THE NEW YORK TIMES                  

                                    “Sacred Matter”                                                                                                                                    Holland Cotter

2002         THE NEW YORK PRESS

                                    “Sacred Matter”

2000          THE WASHINGTON POST                                                                                                                   Blake Gopnik

                                    “Forget SOHO, Now It’s D.U.M.B.O., Forsaken Warehouse District, NY’s Latest Art Home

         1994         NEW YORK MAGAZINE

                                     “Dance Of Life And Death”                                                                                                                        Kay Larson

         1994         THE NEW YORK TIMES

                                      “Making A Statement With Castoff Objects”                                                                                      William Zimmer

1994             DIE PRESSE, DER STANDARD, Vienna, Austria

         “Secession”                                                                                                                                    Georg Schollhammer                                       

1994            KURIER, Vienna, Austria

                    “Beautiful, Run Down, Raunchy and Very Touching”                                                                          Henriette Horny

         1994            SALZBURGER NACHRICHTEN, Vienna, Austria

                                       “The Age Is Given Its Art Again”                                                                                                         Jana Wisniewski                                                               

1994            FALTER, Vienna, Austria,

                                      “Just No Shit”                                                                                                                                            Mark Wailand      

        1994            ART IN NEW ENGLAND

                                      “Creating an Exhibition / RESURRECTION / ‘Objects With New Souls”                                                   Sal Scalora

1994            THE HARTFORD COURANT

                                      “Recycled Art”                                                                                                                                          Owen McNally

1993             NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE

                                      “Summing Up Doom And Gloom”                                                                                                            Peter Plagens

1993            THE NEW YORK TIMES

                                      “Assemblages Offer Views Of The Spiritual”                                                                                            Vivien Raynor

1992             VILLAGE VOICE

                                      “Give Me Fever”                                                                                                                                        Elizabeth Hess

 

SOLO PERFORMANCE ART (Selected)

(List of recent, Local/Interactive, on request)

2013      “LIGHTRAYS GOA”                                                                                                                  ART CHAMBER GALLERY, Goa, INDIA                 

2013      “CreativeDomestic” in conjunction with “From Motherhood to Mother Goddess”           AKUS GALLERY, ECSU,Willimantic, CT                     

2012      “WinterLightIN SITE, Insight”                                                                                                              MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst, MA

2012      “THE BALANCE - NATURE/SPIRIT/BODY/BREATHIMMANENCE”                                                  MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst, MA

2011      “GREETINGS, BANARAS”, collaboration with Ashok Leaves and audience                         QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA

2010      “LEAP, Arteon in Motion, BEINGBLUE”                                                                                               LA MAMA, New York City, NY

2010      “SMILE RAINBOW TEARS”                                                                                TOMPKINS SQUARE GALLERY, New York City, NY

2009       “WALKING WOMAN: RED PURPLE”                                                         ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING STUDIO, Northampton, MA                                                     

2008      “AWE”               On Site at “ISLES OF VIEW”, By George Trakas,                   UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

                                                                                                                                                         University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2008      “SENTIENCE”,  “Up Down Strange Beauty”                                             CABARET VOLTAIRE ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY

2006      “PRESENT, In The Moment                                         UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS, Amherst, MA

2005      “FLUX Emptying”                                                                                                                                   EXIT ART, New York City, NY

2005      “WASHING PRAYER”, PRAYINGPROJECT                                                                                           EXIT ART, New York City, NY

2002      “ACTION TASKS CHANCE MOVEMENT LABOR BREATH TOUCH”                                             SMACK MELLON, Brooklyn, NY

1995      “THE THUNDER /PERFECT MIND”                                                                                                                      C WORLD, NYC, NY

1995      “LADY”                                                                                                EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52, Arnhem, THE NETHERLANDS

1994      “BLACK And GOLD”                                                                                          VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM, Vienna, AUSTRIA

1994      “INNER MARRIAGE, THE ALCHEMICAL BRIDE”                                                                                 REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: SCULPTURE INSTALLATION                                                                                                                                                                  (UNIQUE/SITE SPECIFIC, SELECTED) AND WORKS ON PAPER

2015   “STUDIO ARTS FACULTYEXHIBIT”                                                     RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOL GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA

2015   “THE BERKSHIRE COLLECTION”                                                                                                     SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2015   “BRINGING NEW IDEAS TO LIFE”                                                                                                     SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2015   “IF WALLS COULD TALK”                                                                                                                  SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014    “FACE TO FACE”                                                                                                                               SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA    

2014    “ROAD LESS TRAVELED”                                                                                                                 SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014    “COMPLEXITY OF EXPERIENCE, ENGAGING REALITY”                                                                SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014    “SELECTED VISIONS”                                                                                                                        SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014    “EYES AND SOUL OF AN ARTIST”                                                                                                   SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2013    “INSPIRATION OF THE SPIRIT”                                                                                                         SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2013     “HEAR, Sand Drawings On Shore”                                           THE QUARRY, CONTEMPORARY ARTS INTERNATIONAL , Acton, MA

2013     “ABHAAS AUR ABHYAAS II”                                                                                         AURODHAN ART GALLERY, Pondicherry, INDIA

2013     “ABHAAS AUR ABHYAAS”                                                                                       GALERIA DE BELAS ARTES, Calangute, Goa, INDIA

2013     “FROM MOTHER HOOD TO MOTHER GODDESS,Transcendence…Self to Absolute”                          AKUS GALLERY, Willimntic, CT

2012     “TRIBUTARIES” with Kathryn Myers and Charlotte Cain                              Three Rivers Community College Art Gallery, Norwich, CT       

2010     “FiBi CONCRETE”                                           Tompkins Square Gallery of The NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, New York City, NY

2010     “SHEER OPACITY”                                                                                                                         WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM, Storrs, CT

2010      “HERE”                                                                                                                                                                    A.P.E. , Northampton, MA

2010      “Amherst Biennial”                                                                                                                                                                   Amherst, MA

2009     “EVERYWHERE / NOWHERE, Spiritual Temperament in Current American Art”

                                                                                                                                                          Gallery Of The American Embassy, Delhi, India

2009     “OPEN WEAVE”, NCA Studio Faculty Exhibit                                          NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Northampton, MA

2009     “PIONEER WOMEN”                                                                                                                          TABLA RASA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY

2008     “EVERYWHERE /  NOWHERE”                                                                                       International Festival of Sacred Arts, Delhi, India

2008     “TITLES”                                                                        L’ECUME DES JOURS, Montreal, CANADA,  traveling to venues in London, UK

2007     “TRANSIENCE”                                                                                                     CABARET VOLTAIRE ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY

2007     “DADA 91, SUPREME DEBRIS”                                                                                                      CABARET VOLTAIRE, Poughkeepsi, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                         

2006     “RENEGADES”                                                                                                                                                          EXIT ART, New York, NY           

2006     “INTERSECTIONS, Sculpture and Installation from Distinguished Massachusetts Artists”                      OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, MA

2006     “SITE 92”                                                                                                                                                       SMACK MELLON, Brooklyn, NY    

2006     “THE STUDIO VISIT”                                                                                                                                               EXIT ART, New York, NY                              

2005      “TRAFFIC, (WINDOW INSTALLATIONS) “HOLIDAY WINDOWS”, FLUX, Emptying                                            EXIT ART, New York, NY

2005      “OTHER AMERICA, THE PRAYING PROJECT”                                                                                                      EXIT ART, New York, NY

2005      “DRAWING IN TIME: 3SCULPTOR’S APPROACH TO SPACE”                                                              A.P.EGALLERY, Northampton, MA   

2004     “IN THE WOODS”                                                                                                                                      DABORA GALLERY Brooklyn, NY

Seven Women Creating Site Specific Sculpture Installation, Curator: Lynda Dabora                                                                          

2004     “THE RESPONSE”                                                                                                                                         CANAL GALLERY, Holyoke, MA                                                                                                                                

2003      “ABSTRACT”, Curator, Chris Nelson                                                                                                            CANAL GALLERY, Holyoke, MA

2000      “ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT, 20 YEARS”                                                                                                                                              EXIT ART

                          Curators:  Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo                                                                                                                   New York, NY

1999      “MORE ORLESS”                                                                                                                                                    NO BIAS,  Bennington, VT

Invitational, Juror: Kathleen Gilrain,  Director, SOCRATES SCULPTUREPARK, NY, NY            

1997      “THE GARDEN OF EVE”, 7 Women Sculptors                                                                                    LOWER EASTSIDE ECOLOGY CENTER

Invitational , Curator: Kathleen Gilrain, Dir., SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, NY, NY                                                                               New York, NY

1996      “GROUND FLIGHT”                                                                                                                                        ONE MAIN SCULPTURE CENTER

Sculpture Installation                                                                                                                                                                                    New York, NY

1996      “IN THE NIGHT GARDEN”                                                                                                                            ONE MAIN SCULPTURE CENTER

Sculpture Installation                                                                                                                                                                                   New York, NY

1995      “NEXT AGE DADA”                                                                                                                                              EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52

Installation “LADY OF THE SILVER WHEEL”                                                                                                                           Arnhem, The Netherlands

1995      “THE NEXT TWENTY FIVE YEARS”                                                                                                                                WESTBETH GALLERY

Installation, “INANNA’SDESCENT, Contemporary Context”                                                                                                                    New York, NY

1994      “FEVER,  Traveling”                                                                                                       THE WEXNER CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Installation, Unique, Site-Specific, “ALCHEMY, IMPROV, OFFERING”                  

Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, of EXIT ART, NY, NY                                                                                                          Columbus, OH

1994      “WENN DIE KINDER SIND IM DUNKELN”                                                            WEINER SECCESSION (VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM

Installation, “THOSE WHO DO NOT SURVIVE, A Memorial”

Curator: Birgit Jurgenssen                                                                                                                                                                        Vienna, Austria

1994      “THE GARDEN OF SCULPTURAL DELIGHTS”                                                                                                 EXIT ART / THE FIRST WORLD

Installation, “RADICAL FAITH”                                                                                                                                                                      New York, NY

Curators: Jeanette Ingberman,  Papo Colo

1994      “RESURRECTIONS, OBJECTS WITH NEW SOULS”                                                                                     THE WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM

Installation, “ INANNA HONORS…AND RESSURECTS THE DESECRATED TREE OF…”                                                                                  Storrs, CT

Curators: Salvatore Scalora, Deborah Darcy                                                                           

1993      “FEVER,   Innaugural Exhibition”                                                                                                        EXIT ART

Installation, “INANNA / ALCHEMY, Nigredo, Albedo, Conjunctio…”                                                       New York, NY                                                                                   

Curators:  Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo

1993      “SPIRITUAL CARGO”                                                                                                                           THE CHARTER OAK CULTURAL CENTER

Installation, “THE JOURNEY MARKERS OF PERSEPHONE’S CLOAK”                                                                                                          Hartford, CT

1991      “SACRED SPACE / FOUR SCULPTORS”                                                                                                                                WHEELER GALLERY

Installation, “THE DAUGHTER’S CLOSET OF WONDER, MAGIC & SHADOW”                                                                                           Amherst, MA

1991      “4 X 4   SCULPTORS”, with Dan Zeller, Kathleen Gilrain, Michael Yue Tong                                                             BAYSTATE WEST ATRIUM

Three Story Height Mall Atrium Installation                                                                                                                                                 Springfield, MA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ SCULPTURE INSTALLATION(UNIQUE, SITE-SPECIFIC)

2015    “DOLMANISTH, NEW WORKS”                                                              SALMON FALLS GALLERY, Shelburne falls, MA

2015    “DOLMANISTH, STUDIO ART FACULTY EXHIBIT” RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOL GALLERY,Great Barrington, MA

2013    “HEAR, Water, Sand, Sky, Reflection and Light”                        THE QUARRY, Contemporary Arts International, Acton, MA

2013    “PLACE 3 STONES and Water Drawings”                          Krtashraya Aurodhan Art Gallery and Garden, Pondicherry, INDIA

2012    “THE BALANCE - NATURE/SPIRIT/BODY/BREATHIMMANENCE”      Mead Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

2011    “GRACE, with Ashok Leaves and The River Ganges Walking”                 QERITICA GALLERY, Assi Ghat, Banaras, INDIA         

2010    “SMILE RAINBOW TEARS” Yo Park’s FiBi Concrete II(Brochure) TOMPKINS SQUARE GALLERY, New York City, NY

2009    “FIRST LANGUAGE, Immanence and Interpenetration”                                                         TABER GALERY, Holyoke, MA

2008    “LIFE LINES OF CONNECTION & CONTINUITY” On Site Installation at George Trakas’ “ISLE OF VIEW” Campus Pond

                                                                                    UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS, Amherst, MA

2006    “LOOM II”, An Industrial Mill Works Installation Collaboration w/ the Site & Afternoon Sun      OPEN SQUARE GALLERY                                            

                                                                                                                                                    The Historic Canal District, Holyoke, MA

2006    “PRESENT, In The Moment” Installation/ActionUNIVERSITY GALLERY, FINE ARTS CENTER, UMASS, Amherst, MA      

2005    “FLUENT” Works on Paper and Ephemeral Constructions                       THE LAST MINUTE GALLERY, Northampton, MA

2005    “ARROWS, NEEDLES, SPEARS, & STRANDS”                                                                      VERMONT STUDIO CENTER

2005    “STILL MOTION”  Four Walls of Drawings and Prints                                                     Schultz Sculpture Barn, Johnson, VT                                

2004    “INANNA, The Heroine’s Quest”                                                                                             WILLIAM BLIZARD GALLERY

                      3 Galleries. Installation, Drawings, &Solo Performance, Holly S. Murray - Curator Springfield College, Springfield, MA

2004    “IMMANENT & TRANSCENDING CIRCLES OF TIME”                                                                          CANAL GALLERY

                       Three Gallery Sculpture Installations, Chris Nelson, Curator, Year long Artist in Residence Project            Holyoke, MA

2003     “AXIS / ORBITING / Contain”                                                                            NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                       Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation                                         Northampton, MA

2003     “MORPHOGENESIS”  I & II                                                                                                             WILD LIFE SANCTUARY

                       Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation                                         Northampton, MA

2002     “THEOLOGICAL REVERSALS”  I, II, II, & IV“SACRED MATTERPROJECT”                                  SMACK MELLON

                       Series of Four Time-Based Changing Installations, Two Galleries    Kathleen Gilrain – Curator                  Brooklyn, NY

2002     “SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING / Ground Work”                                       NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                       Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project                                                                              Northampton, MA

2002     “VERTICAL LOOM, VERTICAL TIME”                                                                                                                             NCA

                       Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation                                         Northampton, MA

2001     “PARADOX”                                                                                                           CRO’S NEST, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

                       Part of an Endowed DAYTON VISITING ARTIST (Artist In Residence) AWARD                               New London, CT

2001     “PARADOX / CONTINUOUS CREATION (Transformation)                              CRO’S NEST, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

                       Installation In Motion / Transformation   DAYTON A.I.R. AWARD                                                      New London, CT

2001     “THE FALL”                                                                                                                                                                           NCA

                      Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award, Installation and Performance Project                              Northampton, MA

“CREATE/ un-do”                                                                                                                                                                   NCA

        Massachusetts, LCC Award, Installation and Performance Project                                                           Northampton, MA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

“DANCING IN THE FLAMES’                                                                          NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                      Massachusetts LCC Award, Installation and Performance Project                                                           Northampton, MA

             “THE UNSEEN REAL”                                                                                                                                                           NCA

                      Massachusetts LCC Award, Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Performance Project                                   Northampton, MA            

 

2000      “NEMETON lean-sa dluth ri cliu do shinnear”                                   GRUBBS GALLERY, Williston Northampton Academy

                      Time-Based Changing Installation, With Composer J.B. Weeks                                                               Easthampton, MA

2000      “OPENING THE LANGUAGE”                                                                                                               HAMDEN GALLERY

                      Curator, Anne La Prad                                                                                        University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2000      “BEYOND & HERE, RELATIONSHIPS”                                                          CENTER FOR ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

                      InstallationCollaboration with Musician/ Composer Michael Billingsley                                               Northampton, MA

2000      “Interior INTERPRETATIONS Exterior”                                                           NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                      Installation Collaboration with Experimental Musician/ Composer, Helen Harrison                              Northampton , MA

1999      “CHANCE & NECESSITY I, II, II, IV”                                                                                                            THE ART BANK

                      Series of Four Different Sculpture Installations as a Two MonthA.I.RProject                                  Shelburne Falls, MA

                       With Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison

1999      “ LIVE / WORKI& II”                                                                                                                                           FLYWHEEL

                      Installation and Collaboration with Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison                        Easthampton, MA

1995      “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND: CORN, DICTIONARY, GLASS, SHELLS”                                                C WORLD

                      Actions Within A Sculpture Installation, With Composer / Musician, J.B.Weeks                                 New York City, NY

1995      “THE THUNDER/ PERFECT MIND: CORN, WHITE DRESS OF FLAMES, SILENCE, CHAIR”                    CWORLD

                      Actions Within A sculpture Installation, Audience Participants, and Composer, J.B.Weeks                New York City, NY

1993      “SACRIFICE: TO MAKE SACRED”                                                                                                       HAMDEN GALLERY                                                                        

Installation and Collaboration with Spoken Word Artists                                 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1992      “DAUGHTERS AND MEMORY”                                                                                                          WHEELER GALLERY

                       Sculpture Installation                                                                                         University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1989      “NEW WORK, Large Scale Ephemeral Constructions                                                         THE SCULPTURE COURTYARD

                      Three Month, A.I.R. Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Changing                      University   of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1989      “EVICTION / QUESTIONS OF PROPERTY”                                                    SITE:  CONDEMNED HOUSE, ROUTE 195

                       Condemned House From the Seventeenth Century, Changing Installation                                                           Storrs, CT

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

PIEROGI 2000, Flat Files

     Brooklyn, NY

     Drawings, Painting, Collage

EXIT ART

  NYC, NY

  Seven Group Exhibitions, EXIT ART Archives, Curators: Papo Colo, Jeanette Ingberman  

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS (UNIQUE, SITE-SPECIFIC)

2011     “TRAVELERS AND HOUSEHOLDERS”                                                                                                        Varanasi, INDIA                 

2009     “ILLUSORY MEETING PLACES, a brief tribute to people and places~”      WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

                         Sculpture Installation and Photographs, With Painter, Kathryn Myers                                                           Windsor, CT

2002     “SACRED MATTER”,  With Deborah Masters                                                                                              SMACK MELLON

                       Curator: Kathleen Gilrain                                                                                                                                Brooklyn, NY

1993       “UNVEILING THE BRIDE”                                                                                                                         REAL ART WAYS

                         Installation, “ALCHEMICAL WEDDING”                                                                                                    Hartford, CT

                        Curator: Salvatore Scalora, With Artist, Genara Banzon

1992       “SHAPECHANGERS OFTHE SACRED AND THEPROFANE”                           AMHERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                         With Artist, Curator, of THE WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM, Storrs, CT,  Salvatore Scalora                  Amherst, MA

1992       “MARRIAGE OF ABOVE AND BELOW”                                          CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

                         With Artist Laura Zindel                                                                                 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 

SITE WORK, ENVIRONMENTAL/ OUTDOORS (A Selection)

TEMPORAL, TIME – BASED, SITE – SPECIFIC (Full List On Request)

1995       “Sand Pile Presence”                                                                NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD TRACKS, Northampton, MA

1995       “Corn, Traffic, Still Point”                                                                                  HADLEY FARM ROAD, Northampton, MA

1995       “Homeless, Earth Site”                                                                               CONNECTICUT RIVER BED, Northampton, MA

1995       “Stone Works, Communion, Interference”                                                          QUABBIN RESERVOIR, New Salem, MA

1995       “Circle Of Sludge, Sunset”                                                         TOOL FACTORY, SALMON FALLS, Shelburne Falls, MA

1995       “Circle, Mound, Line”                                                                                            QUABBIN RESERVOIR, New Salem, MA

1995       “Spirit”                                                                                                                                                MT. HOOD, Portland, OR

1995       “Determined By The State”                              CONDEMNED SITE, MANSFIELD TRAINING SCHOOL,  Mansfield, CT

1985- 2009   “Seeking Language / Using History”  ABANDONED RAILROAD TRACKS/ THREAD FACTORY, Willimantic, CT

 

VIDEO ( A Selection)

2013      “Life Lines of Connection and Continuity” and “LOOM, As Instrument and Cascade”                  THE QUARRY, Acton, MA

2006      “River Works”                                                                                                                        The Mill River, Northampton, MA             

2006      “The Studio Visit”                                                                                                                                        EXIT ART, NY, NY

2006      “SMACK MELLON Moves to the Waterfront”                                                                         SMACK MELLON, NY, NY

1995      “Flaming White Dress, Corn, Worn Down Woman”                                                                    C WORLD, New York, NY

1995      “Corn, Dictionary, Lost Gospel”                                                                                                     C WORLD, New York, NY

1995      “Process, Production, Ritual: Leaving”                      The Artist’s Apartment, METROPOLITAN AVENUE, Brooklyn, NY

1995      “Resurrections: The Sea”                                                                                                               THEOCEAN, Ninnigret, RI

1994      “Temple, Contemporary Disintegration of a Paradigm”                                             HOTEL ORIENT, Vienna, AUSTRIA

1994      “ Studying Difference”                                                                                                     HOTEL ORIENT, Vienna, AUSTRIA

1994      “Visiting Herman Nitsch’s Studio, with Andreas Serrano”         CASTLE OF HERMAN NITSCH, Prizendorf, AUSTRIA

1994      “Towers On Top OfBones”                                                                                                                          Vienna, AUSTRIA                                                                                                               

1992      “The Bedroom, (Inanna / Dumuzi)”                                                                                         OLD HOUSE, Shutesbury, MA

1989-     “Private / Public,  Home As Site”                                                                          MANY MOVES, Shutesbury, Leverett, MA             

2011     “Body,  Television,  Personal Space”                                                   943 METROPOLITAN AVE., Brooklyn, NY

               “Body,  Television,  Personal Space”                                                                                                 Conway, MA

                                                                                                                                                                        5 Tudor City Place, NY, NY                                       

1991/94   “Poetics, A Visual Love Affair”                                                                                              Shutesbury, MA, Brooklyn, NY

1991/94   “Our Bodies Have Hair”,  “Break Down”,  “Power”,  “Resistance”,  “Persona”              Shutesbury, MA, Brooklyn, NY

 

OPEN STUDIO INSTALLATIONS (A Selection)

1995          “Closet / Oasis”                                                                                             THE MILLWORKS STUDIOS, Willington, CT

1995          “Leaving The City”                                                                                           943 METROPOLITAN AVE, Brooklyn, NY

1993          “Falling, Flying Women, Dogs And Seaweed Wall”                                     943 METROPOLITAN AVE, Brooklyn, NY

1992          “Alchemical Bride As Oracle, Scarlet Lady As Oracle”                         MARSHALL ANNEX STUDIOS, Amherst, MA

1991/92     “Alchemical Bride”                                                                                     MARSHALL ANNEX STUDIOS, Amherst, MA

1991/92     “Alchemy”                                                                                                   MARSHALL ANNEX STUDIOS, Amherst, MA

1991/92     “The Wedding”                                                                                           MARSHALL ANNEX STUDIOS, Amherst, MA

1991/92      “Fire And Grass”                                                                                       MARSHALL ANNEX STUDIOS, Amherst, MA

 

PROJECTS PRODUCED ThroughNEA NEFA / NEW FORMS GRANT

1996/97                     MULTI-MEDIA CD

                                       “TOUCHPRAYERS”                                      Photography, Allen Phillips, Musician / Composer, J.B. Weeks

1996/97                     NARRATIVE DOCUMENTARY PHOTO SERIES,                                              Allen Phillips, Photographer

                                       “RESISTANCE”                                                                                 ARTS & INDUSTRY, Northampton, MA

                                       “FEMALE YANG”                                                            ROCKVILLE BIRTHING CENTER, Rockville, CT

                                   NARATIVE DOCUMENTARY / SITE- WORK,  IMPROV HAPPENINGS,    Allen Phillips, Photographer

                                        “CYCLE OF THE DARK MOON/ NEW MOON,

                                              Death, New Life, Beginning Waiting”                                          ABANDONED USE RD,  Mansfield, CT

                                       “RIVER’S EDGE / CIRCLE”                                                                                      Dolmanisth, Photographer

                                                                                                                                                                     PINE FOREST, Mansfield, CT

                                       “WINTER, Jars of Thawed Pond Water”                                                                    Dolmanisth, Photographer

                                                                                                     NATURALLY FORMING MOSS CIRCLE, Pond Edge, Coventry, CT

                                       “WINTER, Frozen Reservoir, Long Walk”                                                              Dolmanisth, Photographer

                                                                                                                              WATER’S EDGE, Mansfield Reservoir, Mansfield, CT

 

TIME-BASED SITE-SPECIFIC SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS

And COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS Through NEA NEFA / NEW FORMS GRANT

1998                           “BLONDE BRANCHES”                                                                                                                            P.S.  122

                                   HOT HOUSE IMPROVISATIONAL SERIES                                                                                 New York, NY

                                                       Sculptor, Karen Dolmanisth, Dancer / Choreographer, Chivas Sandage

1998                           “BLONDE BRANCHES”                                                                                                                 JOYCESOHO

                                   NEW DANCE ALLIANCE PERFORMANCE MIX                                                                        New York, NY

                                                       Sculptor, Karen Dolmanisth, Dancer / Choreographer, Chivas Sandage

1998                           “CONTINUOUS CONTAINERS”                                                                          T. E. M. P.   PROJECT SPACE

                                                       Kinetic Sculpture, Installation and Performance                                                   Shelburne Falls, MA

1998                           “CONSTELLATION   I& II”                                                                                 T. E. M. P.  PROJECT SPACE

                                   Sculptor/ Installation Artist, Karen Dolmanisth                                               

                                   Musician / Composer, Michael Richardson,

                                   Dancer / Choreographers, Chivas Sandage, Harriet Jastremski, Rose Oceana                         Shelburne Falls, MA

1998                           “STRING and STONE,  Known,  Not Known, I,  II, III”                                        T. E. M. P.  PROJECT SPACE

                                   Sculptor, Installation, Performance Artist, Karen Dolmanisth                                                  Shelburne Falls, MA

1998                           “(with)  WING(s)  IT(and Owl’s Feet)                                                                LIFE AND HARMONY CAFÉ

                                   Sculpture and Drawings In Time: Artist, Karen Dolmanisth                                                         

                                   Musician / Composer, Joe Bartone, ofFAT BUDDAHS                                                               Springfield, MA                                                   

                                  

                    COLLEGE TEACHING

Academy of Art and Design, S’Herto D’en Bosse, Netherlands

Sculpture, Installation, Artist Books, Intermedia/ Interdisciplinary Research Projects and Papers

Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire

Intro To Drawing, Drawing I, Interdisciplinary Design I

Vermont College, Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont

Sculpture, Trans Media and Collaborative Forms, Artists Books, Installation, MFA Thesis Faculty Mentor

University of Massachusetts, School of Fine Arts, Amherst, Massachusetts

3D Design II (Sculpture), 3D Design I (Basic Sculpture), 2D Design II, 2D Design I, Installation/ New Media

Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Video, Figure Drawing

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Drawing I, Drawing and Composition, Art History, Twentieth Century Art Survey

Eastern Connecticut State College, Willimantic, Connecticut

Drawing I, Intro to Studio, Art History Survey, Art History

University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts, Storrs, Connecticut

Advanced Design, 2D I, II, Illustration Concepts, Senior Independent Projects and Papers, Foundation Drawing

    

KAREN DOLMANISTH

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