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Art making is an intuitive process for me. I begin with a concept but typically there is no plan for the end result. I immediately get an idea down on canvas to satisfy an impulse or emotion. I then allow myself to dismantle the form and let the image evolve into what takes on a more sensitive, emotional and deeper meaning for myself.  As I work, I am seeking to recognize the significance of certain gestural marks, colours, and compositions. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, I work in my studio in Oxford, MA and teach oil painting, watercolor and expressive art..  I have exhibited mainly in the New England area.

KAREN REID                                                                         klreid68@gmail.com

Oxford, Ma                                                                                           

 

EDUCATION                

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.        1995-1998            

 Diploma in Fine Arts

 

Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.                           1993-1994

Painting and Drawing

The Fuller Museum, Brocton, MA.                                 1992-1993

Drawing and Mono-print

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.                        1990-1992                                 

Painting and Ceramics

The Art Institute of Boston MA.                                      1988-1989

Foundation Program

EXPERIENCE               

Gallery Assistant

Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT.                                       2010-2014

 General Administrative Duties

 Pick and choose artwork for exhibit

 Hang exhibits

 Assist owner in general gallery functions

Painting and Drawing Instructor                                    2009-Present

Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

 Teach oil painting and watercolor painting

 Professional Contract Painter                                        2005-2008

 Vaillancourt Folk Art, Sutton Ma.

 Prepare, hand-paint, and inspect custom folk art pieces on weekly basis

  Artist                                                                                2001-Present

 Independent Freelance Artist

 Designer                                                                            2003-2004

 Framingham Garden Originals, Framingham, Ma.

 Contracted designer for hand painted glass originals

 Painter                                                                                1994-1998

 Framingham Garden Originals, Framingham, Ma.

Prepared and hand-painted designs on glassware

SKILLS                         Painting, Drawing and Ceramics

Trained and experienced artist accomplished in working with oils, acrylics, water colors, ink, charcoal, pencil and clay.                         

EXHIBITS                    

Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT  2009-Present                                                                        

2015

"Greyscale" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

"Abstract Show" Post Road art Center, Marlboro, MA

"Landscape/Seascape" Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, MA

"Autumn Show" Post Road Art Center Marlboro, MA

"Worcester Pop Up" Invited to participate in. Worcester, MA 

Abstract Show - Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, MA 

"The One" Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

Figure Show - Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, MA                                                                     

2014

Six Year Anniversary Small Works Show,  Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT                                     

Model Behavior Group Exhibition Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                                     

Autumn Show Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery Quincy, MA                                                                       

"Pathos" One person exhibition,  Silver Circle Gallery Putnam, CT                                                                      

One Person Exhibition Booklover's Gourmet, Webster, MA

ONE Redux Group Exhibition Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                                              

Like Its 1979Group Exhibition  Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                                                        

Members Show   Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA                                                                           

Annual Figurative Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, C                                                                    

2013

Fall Juried Members Show Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA                                                       

Eight Cubed   Group Exhibition  Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA                                                                                   

Regional Juried Show Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA                                                                           

Artists Group Exhibition   Booklover’s Gourmet Webster, MA                                                                                   

Figure on Tuesdays  4 Person Exhibition  Booklover’s Gourmet Webster, MA                                                                       

2012

Figure on Tuesdays 4 person show  Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.                                                                                  

Exquisite Corpse Women's Show                                                                                         

Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT

2011

Annual Women’s Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

Tuesday Night Painter’s Club                                                                    

 Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam CT.

 Holiday Exhibition                                                                                    

 Sprinkler Factory Worcester, MA.   

2010

Annual Women’s Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

Gaia Show Juried Show Monson Art Council Center, Monson, MA.                                                                                               

 2009  

Annual Women’s Show Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT.

 Holiday Exhibition Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT  

2008

Group Show Booklover's Gourmet Webster, MA                                                                           

2007                       

Artist Exhibition One person exhibition  Udderly Delicious, Oxford, Ma

Group Show Booklover's Gourmet Webster, MA 

2006  

Group Show Booklover's Gourmet Webster, MA

2005                                                          

Artist Exhibition  Booklover’s Gourmet, Webster, Ma.                                                    

2002

Arts Worcester – Members Juried Exhibition   Arts Worcester, Worcester, Ma.                                           

1998

Ongoing Exhibition  J.K. Hair Company, Newton, Ma. 1998-2006                                                                            

 Juried Show   Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Ma                                                                                            

1997

Undergraduate “Scapes” Exhibition  The Bagg Gallery, Boston, Ma.                                                                              

1996

Student Show School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma                                                                                                   

1993

Members Show  Fuller Museum, Brocton, Ma.        

AWARDS

Honorable mention and People's Choice Award - Abstract Show Post Road Art Center for "Summer Into Fall"

Honorable Mention - Figure Show Post Road  Art Center for "Mary"