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Karen Whitman (b.1953)

Karen Whitman was born in New York City in 1953 and currently lives in Woodstock, N.Y. and New York City. She studied at SUNY Buffalo, School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, Woodstock School of Art, and The Art Students League. She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Print Club of Albany, National Association of Woman Artists, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.

Whitman's prints express an exuberance and playfulness of urban life. The chief source of her inspiration is New York City--its architecture, people and all the other creatures that inhabit this teeming metropolis. She is a master printmaker working in relief and over the last several years has produced a several fine images using the intaglio process. Her skillfully drawn linoleum block prints such as Dakota Dormers, together with her precise registration, display her masterful use of this medium Columbus Circle is a fine representation of her skill as an etcher with its rich use of line and tone.

She has won several awards including Rembrandt Graphic Arts Printmaking Award, Hunterdon Museum, 2001; Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Medal of Honor for Graphics, 1999; and Lillian Frederick-Fiolic Award, 1999.

Karen Whitman is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who of American Women.

Artist's statement:

My studio is in Woodstock, New York, and my images are of, or inspired by New York City, to which I have been closely connected all my life. I sketch on location, creating drawings which will become either black and white or multi-colored images. I print them myself with a hand-cranked horizontal proof press from 1914. The press was designed to proof metal type before it was printed on higher speed presses. This method is now obsolete commercially, but it is perfect for printing mounted linoleum blocks. I like the concept of keeping this machine, a masterpiece of mechanical engineering but outdated for what it was created to do, productive in a modern capacity. The result is good old-fashioned contemporary prints with infinite possibilities.

Selected and One-Person* Exhibitions
Bird-in-Hand Gallery, D.C., 2001*
The Pen and Brush Club Regional Juried
Art Exhibition, 2001
Contemporary Printmakers, Old Print Shop, 2001
National Assoc. of Women Artists Exhibition, 2001
Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey, 2001
Audubon Artists, 2000, 2001
Silvermine Guild, Connecticut, 2000
New York Society of Etchers, 2000

Woodstock Artists Association Exhibitions

The Old Print Shop, New York, 1998
Wagner College Gallery, New York, 1998
Kleinert Art Gallery, New York, 1997
Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 1996
Selected Permanent Collections
The British Museum, London
New York Public Library
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Print Club of Albany, Permanent Collection, New York
Norwalk Community Technical College, Connecticut
Yasuo Kuniyoshi Fund Award, 2001
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal, 2001
Rembrandt Graphic Arts Printmaking Award, Hunterdon Museum, 2001
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Medal of Honor
for Graphics, 1999.
Lilliam Frederick-Fiolic Award, 1999

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