RESUME

EDUCATION

1977          Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1973          The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2002          Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

2019

Waxing Lyrical, Space Galley, Denver, CO

Art in the Storefront, Ambler, PA

POST—Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

2019

Momentum, Space Annex, Denver, CO

2018

Geometry in Color, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2018 Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Organic to Geometric, Investigations in Structure and Surface, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2017

Depth Perception, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Cerulean Arts Invitational, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016

The Best of 2016, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

“Encaustic Art in the Twenty-first Century” Book Signing and Group Exhibition, Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery, Kennett Square, PA

2015

MathThematic: a fine art exhibition, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Patterns, The Art Trust at Meridian Bank, West Chester, PA

Group Exhibit, Schoolhouse Gallery, Cape Cod, MA

Minimal/Maximum, Ninth International Encaustic Conference, Truro Center for the Arts, Cape Cod, MA

PATTERN geometric | organic, Space Galley, Denver CO

Organic to Geometric, Investigations in Structure and Surface, curated by Carol Pelletier, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

2014

RSVP 2014, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

2013

Obscure/Reveal, James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Reverberance, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Cumulative Force, The Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY

Symmetry, Joseph & Marilyn Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern PA

2012

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2012, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2012 Muse Invitational, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011

WOW!: Women & Wax, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

Beeline, Fifth International Encaustic Conference, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Rhomboid Rumba, joannemattera.blogspot.com

2010

Sirius Art, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Best Foot Forward, Fourth Annual Encaustic Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2009

Prime, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist of the Month—September, rFpaints.com, R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY

Encaustic Works ‘09, sponsored by R&F Paints, Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Tangible Wax, Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, Il

Art Connections 5, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2008

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Carano Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Carano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

On the Edge, Second National Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

66th Annual Awards Painting Exhibit, Cheltenham Arts Center, Cheltenham, PA

2007

2nd Annual Juried Group Exhibition, Schuylkill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Textures, Schuylkill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006

Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

smARTS Juried Group Show, Philadelphia, PA

2005

The American Juried Art Salon, Dallas, TX

Artists at the Mills, Crafts for Living Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003

63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS

Juror’s Award, Minimal/Maximum, Ninth International Encaustic Conference, Cod, MA, 2015, juror: Mike Carroll

Director’s Award, Best Foot Forward, Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2010, juror: Joanne Mattera

Artist of Merit, Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2006, juror: Moe Brooker

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Organic to Geometric, Investigations in Structure and Surface, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, exhibition catalog 2018, magcloud.com

Krysa, Danielle. "Karen Freedman", thejealouscurator.com, January 5, 2017

Lee, Anne and Rooney, E. Ashley, Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century, Schiffer Publishing, 2016

Michael Paolia, "Artists Repeat Themselves in Pattern, an Elegant Group Show at Space Gallery", Westword Arts & Culture, May 20, 2015

Pattern Geometric |Organic, exhibition catalog published by Space Gallery, Denver, CO, magcloud.com

Winiarski, Deborah, "Off the Grid...," ProWax Journal, Issue 10, July 30, 2015

Organic to Geometric, Investigations in Structure and Surface, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, exhibition catalog 2015, magcloud.com

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Hunterdon Art Museum, exhibition catalog, magcloud.com

Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Winter 2014, juror: Barbara O’Brien

Margell, Jennifer, Encaustic Art (Art of the Century), Parkstone Press, 2013

Shaw, Kurt, "Review: James Gallery collection reveals complex works painted with wax," Trib LIVE, December 5, 2013

Martina, J. Fatima, "Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic", Artscope, May - June, 2013, p. 11

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, CCMoA Exhibition Catalog, 2013, magcloud.com

Belto, Michelle, In the Encaustic Studio, Advanced Mixed Media Techniques, North Light DVD, 2013

Woolf, Daniella, Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility, Waxy Buildup Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2013

Prime, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, exhibition catalog, 2009

Encaustic Works ‘09, exhibition catalog, 2009

AFFILIATIONS

Space Gallery, Denver, CO

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

LECTURES AND TALKS

2017

Workshop Instructor — "Maintaining Your Edge: The Art of Stenciling", Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA

Presenter — "Professional Practices: Six Things They Never Taught You In Art School, 11th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA

2015

Presenter — Professional Practices: Six Things They Never Taught You In Art School", 9th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA

2009

Workshop Instructor — "Intro to Encaustic Workshop", Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Insaco Inc, Quakertown, PA

Michael Gerald Ltd., New York City

Park Towne Place Premier Apartments, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Goldenberg Group, Blue Bell, PA

Various private collections

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