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karin schaefer
updated: 10/23/2013
website: www.karinschaefer.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Meditation 7/21/13
 Meditation 2/29/12 A, 2012
Meditation 3/7/12 #2, 2012
Meditation 3/7/12 #1, 2012
Meditation 8/1/13
Blue/Yellow Study, 2011
Meditation 6/16/10 #1
Meditation 6/16/10 #2
Meditation 10/16/10 #3
For Diane
Meditation 1/19/09
Meditation pile
Meditation 2/27/08
Meditation 4/14/09
Meditation 6/23/13
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, mapping, meditative, autobiographical, conceptual, memory, repetition, systems, documentary, geometric
 
 
Meditation 7/21/13 by karin schaefer
Meditation 7/21/13
ink on paper
2013
10 " x  10 " 
 Meditation 2/29/12 A, 2012 by karin schaefer
Meditation 2/29/12 A, 2012
ink on paper
2012
26" x  26" 
Meditation 3/7/12 #2, 2012 by karin schaefer
Meditation 3/7/12 #2, 2012
ink on paper
2012
26" x  26" 
Meditation 3/7/12 #1, 2012 by karin schaefer
Meditation 3/7/12 #1, 2012
ink on paper
2012
26" x  26" 
Meditation 8/1/13 by karin schaefer
Meditation 8/1/13
ink on paper
2013
10" x  10" 
Blue/Yellow Study, 2011 by karin schaefer
Blue/Yellow Study, 2011
ink on paper
2011
10" x  10" 
Meditation 6/16/10 #1 by karin schaefer
Meditation 6/16/10 #1
ink on paper
2010
10" x  10" 
Meditation 6/16/10 #2 by karin schaefer
Meditation 6/16/10 #2
ink on paper
2010
10" x  10" 
Meditation 10/16/10 #3 by karin schaefer
Meditation 10/16/10 #3
ink on paper
2010
10" x  10" 
For Diane by karin schaefer
For Diane
graphite on paper
2009
10 " x  10 " 
Meditation 1/19/09 by karin schaefer
Meditation 1/19/09
graphite and gouache on paper
2009
10 " x  10 " 
Meditation pile by karin schaefer
Meditation pile
graphite, watercolor and gouache on paper
10/09
10 " x  10 " 
Meditation 2/27/08 by karin schaefer
Meditation 2/27/08
graphite on paper
2008
10 " x  10 " 
Meditation 4/14/09 by karin schaefer
Meditation 4/14/09
ink, watercolor, gouache on paper
11/09
10 " x  10 " 
Meditation 6/23/13 by karin schaefer
Meditation 6/23/13
ink on paper
2013
10" x  10" 

Artist Statement

MEDITATION SERIES

I make work that is rooted in conceptual systems and is often diaristic in nature. I log and map. In 2006 I started a daily meditation practice that prompted a new series. Every day after I meditate I make a small drawing in a book that maps the light and form I see in my meditation. Then in the studio I draw from these books to make secondary drawings and paintings based on the original source material of a particular meditation on a particular day.

Intricate linear networks trace the shapes I see, a multitude of small dots and lines collectively register shifting thought forms that radiate outward or wind inward, fall or ascend in an indeterminate space. I am working with condensing and transposing an inner space onto paper, reaching to represent glimpses of a liminal world. These works on paper are a record of an ontological investigation, concerning perception and the activity of consciousness. The individual drawings function as discrete pieces but I also see them as collectively registering a visual vocabulary of the mind.

While this body of work originated as the articulation of a contemplative practice, it has led me to a new interest in the aesthetics of abstraction.

Artist Bio / CV

KARIN SCHAEFER

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION

1992    BFA, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2013     Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Artist in Residence

2003     LEF Foundation, Individual Artist Grant

2002     Nada Chair Foundation,  Individual Artist Grant

2001 - 1998   Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Artist in Residence

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011    Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

2002    David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2000    Robert Pearre Fine Art, Tucson, AZ

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012    Material Measure, Institute Library, New Haven, CT

            Loport Arts, Hyannis, MA

2010    Germain, Great Barrington, MA

2009    Map As Art, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

2008    Art in Real Life, Sarah Rogenes, Brooklyn, NY

2007    POP, RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA

2006    Mapping, ALL Gallery, New Haven , CT

2005    Anna Deavere Smith’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue

2004    Urban Legend: the City in Maps, City/Space, Berkeley, CA

            Deceptively Naive, W/O Walls, Scope, New York, NY

2003    Taxter Spengemann, Scope, Miami, FL

2002    Rapture, Barbican Art Galleries, London, UK

2001    911 Artists Respond, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY

2000    Interplay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

1999    Projected Narratives II, Downtown Arts Festival, Morris Saylor, New York, NY

1998    Projected Narratives, Downtown Arts Festival, Morris Saylor, New York, NY

1997    Isis and Osiris, Thinking Pictures Gallery, New York, NY

            Echo and Narcissus, Thinking Pictures Gallery, New York, NY

1996    Band, 407 Gallery, New York, NY

            Fancy, Pilot Arts, New York, NY

            Midway, Pilot Arts, New York, NY

1995    Borax Minutes, House of Borax, New York, NY

            Metamorphoses, House of Borax, New York, NY

1994    Art and the Spoken Word, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

1992    Figure 2.5, The Piano Store, New York, NY