Curriculum Vitae

KAREN GUNDERMAN
Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
email: kmg@uwm.edu

EDUCATION:

MASTER OF FINE ARTS, 1975
University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, 1973
Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, 2015-present, Department of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
PROFESSOR OF ART, 1978-2015; Department of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ASSOCIATE CHAIRPERSON, Department of Visual Art 1990-94 and 2007-2010; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART, 1976-77; College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
VISITING ARTIST, June-August 1975; Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

The Evocative Garden, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Curated by Gail M. Brown, Portland, Oregon, 2017
13 Bienal de Cerâmica Artística, Museu de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 2017
37 CICA 2017, Concurso Internacional de Cerámica, Museu de L’Alcora, L’Alcora, Spain, 2017
5th Biennial Shanghai International Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, China, 2016
American Clay: Four Visions of Contemporary Ceramics in the USA, Museo de Cerámica de Manises, Valencia, Spain, 2015
UNICUM: International Ceramics Triennial, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015
Zagreb Ex-Tempore, Centar za kultura Trešnjevka, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015
ARTS/INDUSTRY: Collaboration and Revelation, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2014
Species and Specimens, Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 2014
Selected Contemporary Works from the Museu de Cerámica, L’Alcora, Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón, Castellón de la Plana, Spain, 2014
Internationale Keramikbiennale 2013 de Stadt Kapfenberg, Kulturzentrum, Kapfenberg, Austria, 2013
33circa2013, Concurs Internacional de Cerámica de L’Alcora, Museu de Cerámica, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain, 2013
XI Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica de Aviero, Museu de Aveiro, AveiroPortugal, 2013
3rd International Modern Ceramic Art Biennial, Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, China, 2012
Shanghai Art Fair International, ShanghaiMART, Shanghai, China, 2012 http://www.sartfair.com/2012/eweb/index.asp
IV International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics: Ceramica Multiplex 2012, City Museum – Herzer Palace, Varazdin, Croatia and KulturZentrum Kapfenberg, Austria, 2012-2013
5th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2012
Our Gardens Inside and Out, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012
International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2012, European Cultural and Technological Centre, Maribor, Slovenia, 2012
32circa2012, Concurs Internacional de Cerámica de L’Alcora, Museu de Cerámica, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain, 2012
2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei Taiwan, and Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2012-2013
42nd Annual UWW Ceramics Exhibition: Utility in Contemporary Ceramics, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin, 2012
X Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica de Aviero, Museu de Aveiro, AveiroPortugal, 2011
Out of the Suitcase IV, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI, 2011 Formed, Villa Terrace Art Museum, two-person exhibition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2011
Alchemy: from Dust to Form, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, 2011
Beneath the Surface, solo exhibition, Wriston Art Center, Appleton, Wisconsin, 2011
30circa2010, Concurs Internacional de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain, 2010
2nd Shanghai International Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, China, 2010
2010 Wisconsin Triennial, MMoCA, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin
IX Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica de Aviero,Museu de Aveiro, AveiroPortugal, 2009, first prize
CEBIKO 5th World Ceramics Biennale, Icheon, South Korea, 2009
Out of the Suitcase III, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI, 2009
Hybrid Nation, Costello/Childs Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2009
2008 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Musuem, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008
Collage, 101 Gallery, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 2008
Contemporary Wisconsin Ceramics, Wisconsin Museum of Art, West Bend, Wisconsin, 2008
Beyond Titillation, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 2008
China Cuts, Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China, 2007
Wisconsin Triennial 2007, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin, 2007
Abstractions, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007
By the Ounce, Louisville Stoneware Gallery, in conjunction with the 2007 National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts national conference, Louisville, Kentucky, 2007
Biologies, solo, James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Madison Wisconsin, 2006
Signals from Central Europe II, Central European Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 2006
Salzbrand 2006, Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany, 2006
Ceramica Multiplex, Varazdin City Museum, Varazdin, Croatia, 2005
Diverse Domains, International Ceramics Invitational, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005
Ceramics Invitational 2005, University Gallery, Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas, 2005
Northernwood: Woodfired Work from Wisconsin, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005
Bio/Mythologies, solo, Wakeley Gallery, Ames School of Art, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, 2004
Biomimicry: the Art of Imitating Nature, 2004 NCECA Invitational, Herron Gallery of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004
Ceramics USA 2003, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas, 2003
Tiles on the Edge, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan, 2003
NCECA 2003 Clay National, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California, 2003
Visual Perspectives: 14 Years of Virginia A. Groot Awards, SOFA Chicago: Sculptural Objects + Functional Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2002
Wisconsin Triennial 2002, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 2002
Brittingham Invitational II, Brittingham House, UW-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 2002, 2003
Click: Midwest Print Invitational/ Digital Focus, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Traveling to Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, Wisconsin 2002
14th Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, 2002 Merit Award
Artistic Imaginings in Clay, Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C., 2001
Fellowship in Craft: a Decade of Wisconsin Arts Board Award Winners, Zazen Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, 2001
Art/ A Family Vocation, Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, 2001
Narratives: 31st Annual Ceramics Invitational, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin, 2001
Recent Work: Karen Gunderman & Christopher Davis-Benavides, Rowe Art Gallery, Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 2001
Firing Cycle, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000
The Paoli Family Reunion Show, Sugar River Gallery, Verona, Wisconsin, 2000
UW System Ceramics Invitational, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, University Gallery, 2000
Arts/Industry: 25 Years of Collaboration, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1999-2002
The End is Near: Artist Look at the 20th Century, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin 1999
Conkling Gallery, (two-person), Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, 1999
ANA 27, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana, 1998
12th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, 1998
1998 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, 1998
Valerie Miller Gallery, (solo), Palm Desert, California, 1997
Monarch National Ceramic Competition, Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, Florence, Alabama, 1997
Grace Chosy Gallery, (two-person), Madison, Wisconsin, 1995
Seven Sculptural Approaches to Form, Content & Clay, Art Resources Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1995
Across the Big Muddy: Clay Artists of Wisconsin, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin, 1995
Spirituality, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1995
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, (two-person), Neenah, Wisconsin, 1994
Under the Influence of Women, Northern Clay Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1994
New Work by Karen Gunderman and Christopher Davis-Benavides, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1993
1991 Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Recipients, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1992
Nature’s Territories, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1991
Wall Ceramics/Ceramic Walls, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1991
Munson Gallery, (solo), Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990
Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition (SOFA), 1987,1988,1989,1990 Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
Cityscapes, Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 1990
Esther Saks Gallery, (solo), Chicago, Illinois, 1990
Ed Hill Gallery, (solo), El Paso, Texas, 1989
Sources and Statements, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1988
Chosy Gallery, (solo) Madison, Wisconsin, 1986.
Galeria Juan Pardo Heeren, (solo), Centro-Cultural Peruano- Norteamericano, Lima, Peru, 1986
Davis-McClain Gallery, (group), Houston, Texas, 1986
Cerámica Utilitaria Urbana, Sala de Exposiciones, Municipalidad de Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 1985
Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1983-1984

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

RAM, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Carinthian Gallery of Fine Arts Slovenj Gradec, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia http://www.glu-sg.si/en
Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
Yixing International Modern Pot Art Museum, Yixing, China
Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, China
Museu de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Croatian Ceramic Association, Varazdin, Croatia
National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Permanent Collection, Erie, Colorado
Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Kohler Corporation, Sheboygan. Wisconsin
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Northwest Investment Management, Boston, Massachusetts
AAL Corporation, Appleton, Wisconsin
Sybron Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Norwest Bank, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Paragon Group, St. Louis, Missouri
Temple Jeremiah, Northbrook, Illinois
East Bank Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois
Centro Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano, Lima, Peru
Fulbright Commission, Lima, Peru
Plaines Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Columbus, Ohio
Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

RECENT PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGS:

The Evocative Garden, curated by Gail Brown, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland Oregon, 2017. Catalog, pages 36,37, ISBN 9781935046660
Revista Internacional CERAMICA, no 140, pages 36-38, “Americanos en Manises”, exhibition review by Antonio Vivas, 2016
500 Prints on Clay, Book; Paul Wandless, Juror, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing, New York, NY, 2013, pp. 52, 384. ISBN 978-1-4547-0331-0.
33cica2013, Catalog, Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain, 2013, p. 44
11° Bienal Internacional De Cerâmica Artística, Catalog, Museu de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 2013 p. 36
International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM Slovenia, Catalog, European Cultural and Technological Centre, Maribor, Slovenia, p. 33, 2012
2012 3rd China (Shanghai) International Modern Ceramic Biennale, Catalog, Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, China, pgs. 27, 28. ISBN 978-962-450-197-1
2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale: Ceramic Visions, Catalog, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei Taiwan, 2012, pgs. 130, 192, ISBN 978-986-03-28622
32circa 2012, Catalog, Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain, 2010, pg. 39
10° Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artística, Catalog, Museu de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, pg. 37
30circa 2010, Catalog, Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora (Castellón), Spain, 2010, pg 38, ISBN 978—84-606-5134-5
2nd Shanghai International Biennale, Catalog, Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, China, 2010, pgs 69-70, ISBN 978-936-450-677-1
Wisconsin Triennial 2010, Catalog, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin, Catalog: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Page 5. Essay by curator Jane Simon
KeramikMagazinEuropa (CeramicsMagazinEurope), “Zwischen Wissenschaft und Mythos: Karen Gunderman’s Körperreisen”, by Gabi Dewald, Nr.3/2009, Juni/Juli, pgs. 33-35
CEBIKO 5th World Ceramics Biennale, Catalog, Icheon, South Korea, 2009
2008 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Catalog, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. http://www.ceramics.tpc.gov.tw/biennale2008/en/w049.html
Diverse Domains, Catalog, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005
Ceramica Multiplex, Catalog, The City Museum of Varazdin, Croatia, 2005
Biomimicry: the Art of Imitating Life, NCECA Invitational Exhibition 2004. Catalog and essay. Curated by Michel Conroy and David Russick, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004. pgs. 36, 37,23.
NCECA Clay National, Catalog. Published by the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, page 31, plate #26, 2003
Borders in Flux/ Las Fronteras en Fusíon, NCECA Conference Preview, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, vol. 51 no. 3, page 133, 2003
Fourteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, Catalog and essay, 2002
Visual Perspectives: 14 Years of Virginia A. Groot Awards, Catalog.
Essay by Dr. Margaret Carney, page 10, photos and bio pgs 80-83, 2002
Click: Midwest Print Invitational/ Digital Focus, Catalog essay by Stephen Perkins and Christine Style photo and bio, page 8, 2002
Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Art Center, catalog essay by Stephen Fleishman, Sheri Castelnuovo and Sara Krajewski, photo and bio, page 22, 2002
Artistic Imaginings in Clay, Art Museum of the Americas and the Tile Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. CD-ROM Catalog, 2001. Web catalog of the exhibition: http://www.museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2000s/2001-clay.html

SELECTED GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

Artist Grants, Fellowships, Conference Presentations:

2° ENCONTRO INTERNACIONAL de CERAMISTAS na USP, Ecola de Comunicaçöes e Artes, Universidad de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, March 2013; Panelist (two lectures; artist demonstration)
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS STUDIO (ICS), Artist Residency, Kecskemét, Hungary, June 2011
MARY L. NOHL SUITCASE EXPORT FUND FOR VISUAL ART AWARD, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010
MARY L. NOHL SUITCASE EXPORT FUND FOR VISUAL ART AWARD, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2008
WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, 2002
MILWAUKEE COUNTY VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, 1992
ARTS/ INDUSTRY RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP, 1996-97; Four-month residency in the Pottery of the Kohler Corporation Sheboygan, Wisconsin
VIRGINIA GROOT FOUNDATION GRANT 1992, 1991
WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD VISUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP, 1991
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS VISUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP, 1988
WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD SPECIAL PROJECT GRANT, July 1983 – June 1984
WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD VISUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP, 1980

Academic Grants and Fellowships:

CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DEAN’S FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013
ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD, 2013
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DEAN’S FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012
ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD, 2011
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DEAN’S FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011
ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD, 2009
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DEAN’S FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DEAN’S FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CIE) FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD in China. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD in China. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD in Jingdezhen, China. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OVERSEAS PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TRAVEL GRANT, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002, 2001
ARTS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY TRAVEL AWARD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH INCENTIVE AWARD, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 1996
GRADUATE SCHOOL FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1988: Research topic: “Ceramic Wall Reliefs: An Aesthetic Expression of Architecture/Landscape Relationships from Pre-Columbian Sites” Working drawings made on-site in Peru and Bolivia for the development of a series of ceramic wall reliefs, June-August 1988
FULBRIGHT SENIOR SCHOLARS RESEARCH/LECTURESHIP IN PERU, 9/‘85 – 4/’86.Teaching ceramic design at the Centro de Desarollo Artesanal, Chaclacayo, Peru; Research of local geological materials for use in ceramic process
GRADUATE SCHOOL FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1982: Research topic: “A Comparison of Pottery-Making between the Canelos and Jivaro Indians of the Western Amazon Region”. On-site research conducted in Peru, July – August 1982
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICA RESEARCH GRANT, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1981: Research topic: “Pottery-Making Among the Canelos Indians of the Ecuadorian Amazon”. On-site research in Ecuador, July-August, 1981