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Karla Knight
updated: 03/26/2013
website: www.karlaknight.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Um #7
Um #1
Um #2
Um #3
Um #4
Um #5
Um #6
Um #8
Um #9
Um #10
 
Portfolio Keywords:  repetition, text, language, biomorphic, abstract, spiritual, geometric, obsessive, surreal, optical
 
 
Um #7 by Karla Knight
Um #7
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #1 by Karla Knight
Um #1
charcoal on paper
2012
16" x  42" 
Um #2 by Karla Knight
Um #2
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #3 by Karla Knight
Um #3
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #4 by Karla Knight
Um #4
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #5 by Karla Knight
Um #5
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #6 by Karla Knight
Um #6
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #8 by Karla Knight
Um #8
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #9 by Karla Knight
Um #9
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 
Um #10 by Karla Knight
Um #10
charcoal on paper
2013
16" x  42" 

Artist Statement

Um Drawings is a series of charcoal drawings consisting of imaginary objects that seek a balance between geometry and biomorphism, between human and otherworldly realities, and between known and unknown languages. The images have grown, mutated, and evolved into an alternative culture where the underlying system is unknown. They play with the mystery (and absurdity) of life, and what lies underneath.

Artist Bio / CV

 

 

SOLO / THREE-PERSON  EXHIBITIONS

2010 Artspace, New Haven

2004  "Pondering the Marvelous" (three-person exihibition), Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

1990  Lorence-Monk Gallery, NY

1987  Lorence-Monk Gallery, NY

1986  Dart Gallery, Chicago

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010    "Five Decades of Passion: Part Two: The Founding of the Center,1989-1991," Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY 

2009    White Columns, New York. Work instated in Curated Artist Registry.

2008    Pierogi Flatfiles, "Desire," Art Forum, Berlin, Germany

2008    "Worlds Away," Connecticut Culture & Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CT 

2007  "Paper," Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY

2007   Pierogi Flatfiling, Artnews Projects, Berlin

2006  Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn. Work instated in flatfile.

2006  "Statements and Symbols: Selected Paintings and Prints from The Maslow Collection," Marywood University Suraci Gallery, Scranton, PA  

2002  "40 x 40," Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY

2001  "Double Visions," Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY

2000  "Quirky," Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

1998  "Imaginary Friend," Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NY (Nayland Blake, curator)

1997  "Invitational," Adam Baumgold Gallery, NY

1996  "International Drawing," Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe

1993  "The Return of the Cadavre Exquis," Drawing Center, NY

1991  "New Works on Paper," Brookyn Museum

1990  "Art Against AIDS," Washington, DC

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, NY

Brooklyn Museum

Walker Art Center

Emily Fisher Landau

Chase Manhattan Bank

Tamayo Museum, Mexico City

Werner Kramarsky

Maslow Collection

AWARDS

2006  Fellowship, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, Hartford 

EDUCATION

1980  BFA, Rhode Island School of Design