Curriculum Vitae - Karin Keane

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Adress: Dagaliveien 49, N-0783 Oslo, Norway
Born 1967 in Durham, N.Carolina, USA.

2016 Planned Group shows
Kruisruimte Gallery, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, January 2016

2015 group shows
Verdens Ende Art association, Tjøme, Southern Norway, Group show, Nov.-Dec.
Watercolours in Oslo, Oslo City Hall, October.
Romerike Exhibition, Lørenskog and Ullensaker Art associations, juried show, Oct - Dec.
The Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, Group show, May 2015
Annaborg, Hillerød Art Centre, Denmark, juried group show, July 2015
World wide watercolor exhibition: Alfredo Rojo Watercolor Museum, Mexico City, January – February

Solo show: House of Oslo City History, Oslo, January – July 2015, showing 25 watercolor works

2014 Group shows
Toten Art centre (Mid-Norway): “Inside/outside”- showed 15 watercolour works
The 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution, Voksenåsen Conference Hotel, Oslo, October 2014
Hanaholmen Culture Centre, Helsinki, June-July 2014
Erakusketa 200, Biscaya Institute, Bilbao, Spain, May 2013 - April 2014           

2013 – 2010 Selected Group shows, juried and non-juried
Blob Art, finalist in Premio Combat Prize, Centre Culturel, Livorno, Italy July 2013, showing installation          
Hillerød Arts Centre, Annaborg, Denmark, June-July 2013
Gamlebanken gallery, Nordfjordeid, Norway, June-August 2011

Solo show: Gallery OMK, Oslo, September 2012, showed 20 watercolour works “Abstract expressionism in watercolor”, also  installation “512 colour relationships” and performance/installation “Meetings in watercolor”.

Norwegian Independent Artists’ (NFUK) annual juried shows 2010, 2011, 2012
Nordic Watercolour Society’s Triennial juried Exhibition, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2010

Examples of bodies of works

“Fundaments”, series of watercolours discussing human ringhts in relation to the Norwegian constitutional anniversary.
“Inside/Outside”, series of 25 watercolors discussing detachment to nature, detachment to relations, 2012-2015
“After Utøya massacre 2011”, series of 15 Abstracts (inspired by abstract expressionism), 2012
“512 color relationships”, installation, origami paper figures mounted on 2.00x3.00 metres discussing Johannes Ittens color-theories, 2012
“Meeting in watercolor”, installation and performance where the public plays a role, 2012
“My woods”, series of ink on canvas, watercolor technique, 2012
“Interspaces”, series of watercolours discussing relationship between positive and negative form, 2011

Education and experience

I have been giving art workshops for students, from beginners to advanced levels, since 2006, from my own studio, and through public institutions.
Oslo College, Bachelor in Teaching Fine Arts, 2002-2006
University of Oslo, Art History, Major, 2000-2001
Einar Granum Art School, 2000-2001
Studied under – Artists Per Morten Karlsen, Prof. Thomas Sæverud, Anders Wallin, Morten Paulsen, Prof. Arne Isacsson, Lars Holm. American artist Charles Reid at Southern Vermont Art Center 2009, Life drawing classes over the years: Art Students League and Spring studio, Manhattan, New York C.

Affiliations  Norwegian Independent Artists, NFUK, juried member since 2009
  Nordic Watercolour Society, member and board member 2012-2016
  Oslo Painters Society, member since 2009



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