Karen Kunc

"There is an admirable consistency of technique and appearance throughout Kunc’s oeuvre of colour woodcuts. For over 25 years she has remained dedicated to her process, through scores of editions, the circumspect evolution of imagery and capricious print world fashion. She has cleverly avoided inertia and repetition, and has developed a technical fluency to match her imagination. Now she begins to approach true mastery of her medium. It is exciting to see."

David Acton, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Worcester Art Museum, MA.

Photograph by David Dale


Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition

Artist Books by Karen Kunc

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Washington

March - June 2023

 

16th International Print Triennale Graphica Creativa 2022

Untold Artists' Stories

Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland

October 22, 2022 - January 29, 2023

 

Upcoming presentations:

Workshops at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska:

From Block to Book: Color Woodcut Printmaking for an Artist Book

June 19 - 23, 2023

www.constellation-studios.net

Other Workshops:

From Block to Book: woodcut printing for an artist’s book with Karen Kunc

April 7-9, 2023 at BARN, Bainbridge Island, WA

https://bainbridgebarn.org/

 

Carving Away, Woodcut Reductions

Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village Colorado

September 4-8, 2023

https://www.andersonranch.org/workshops 

 

Announcements:

•  Follow developments for Constellation Studios at:

http://www.nebraskaartists.org/movies/video12_2_1_b_Kunc.html

http://www.nebraskaartists.org/movies/video12_2_1_c_Kunc.html

  Listen to Lincoln Calling Interview on YouTube.  July 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Gn6NDgiYs&list=PLNw9UOhz8c0NVj7EYjbpcQCIK38mjdXA9&index=4

  Zoom presentation & Q&A, Soeffker Gallery, Hamline University, 2021

Video is on the gallery home page

https://www.soeffkergallery.com/

  Zoom presentation & Q&A, California Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA, 2021

https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/334833?key=29c6e0cc890c39422dc134104c0aed290ef98946

  Interview with Karen Kunc, University of Nis, Serbia, Student online organization, August 20, 2020,

https://www.facebook.com/155287937953802/posts/1756970554452191/?app=fbl

• Mary Jane Bruce, UNL Nebraska Today, Faculty 101 Podcast, September 7, 2018

https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/faculty-101-podcast-explores-nature-of-art-art-of-nature/

  Presentation, online webinar, Make One, Take One: Exchange Portfolios, on Fragment Encounters, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY, 2021

http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/make-one-take-one/

  Artist’s Books Unshelved, from the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.   2021

“As the World Turns”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf1RzrJ3gBo&list=PLHwzS6Uhxef6LYVrKCrZ9FYriOI8fixYU&index=1

  Lincoln Journal Star L Magazine.  Constellation Studios: Karen Kunc’s ‘Release/Reveal’, October 23, 2021

https://journalstar.com/niche/l-magazine/features/at-constellation-studios-karen-kuncs-release-reveal/article_edd8c434-6609-530a-bb50-4762c7e01b1b.html