Karen Henderson


Contact Information

karenhendersonfiber@yahoo.com

Phone: 973-948-5801

http://www.karenhendersonfiber.com/

2 Vine Street, #1 Montpelier, VT 05602

http://www.karenhendersondesigns.blogspot.com/ http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/karen-henderson http://www.tafalist.com/members/karen-henderson http://www.sdavermont.blogspot.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, art rentals, gallery/exhibit opportunities, etc. Please write ‘InLiquid’ in the subject line.

Fiber Art / Mixed Media

Archived Work

Artist's Statement

In my work, I am interested in the connections between self, place, emotion and time. Seasons, atmospheres and the time of day intrigue me. I try to recreate these natural occurrences, evoking emotions that I associate with them through the use of color, line, and texture.

I use different dye techniques (batik, shibori, color removal, rust print) as well as sewing with my weavings and fabric pieces. I draw lines by stitching with thread. Dimension is added with tucks, layers, or other manipulations of fabric. The lines suggest landscape or other aspects of nature. Most of the techniques I choose to use are very contemplative, encouraging introspection; other processes are spontaneous and unpredictable. I try to find a balance between the two approaches, hoping to capture those ephemeral, fleeting moments of time that inspire me.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo and Two Person Shows

2011
Ephemeral Landscapes: Woven Paintings by Karen Henderson, Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery, Berlin, VT Curator: Maureen O’Connor Burgess

2010
A Sense of Place: Fiber Landscapes by Karen Henderson & Ann Brauer, Blue Stone Gallery, Milford, PA
Curator: David Greenbaum

2009
Rock, Fiber, Scissors, Langdon Street Café & Gallery,
Montpelier, VT
With sculptor Jim Gallagher

2005 - 2006
Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2013
Intertwined, Festival of the Arts Gallery, Waitsfield, VT
Invitational
Curator: Pam Druhen

Annual Winter Show, Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT
Curator: Joan Furchgott

2012
The 36th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Lewis Knauss, Marthe Le Van, David Revere McFadden, Alleghany Meadows, and Ruth Snyderman

Full Circle, Kent Musuem, Calais, VT
Curators: Nel Emlen, Allyson Evans and David Schutz

The Uncommon Thread - Contemporary Fiber Artists of New England, Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art, Chester, VT
Curator: Abby Raeder

Disintegration and Repair, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs/Charlottesville, VA
Curator: Barbara Buhr

2011 - 2012
20th Annual Winter Show, Fuchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT
Curator: Joan Furchgott

2011
No Boundaries in Fiber ~ SDA Vermont Members' Exhibit
, Rae Harrell Gallery, Hinesburg, VT

20/20 ~ 20 artists / 20 years Our Anniversary Show, Fuchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT
Curator: Joan Furchgott

BCA Exhibit, The Maltex Building, Burlington, VT
Curated by Burlington City Arts

The Art of Quilt, Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT
Curator: Pam Druhen

2010
Craft Forms 2010, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Jane C. Milosch

Good Fibrations / Fiber Survey 2010, T.W.Wood Gallery & Art Center, Montpelier, VT
Juried Exhibition

Forever Fiber: A Gathering of Fiber Artists, Creative Space Gallery, Vergennes, VT
Juried Exhibition

simply irRESISTible, some things looming Gallery, Reading, PA
Juried Exhibition

More Than Fiber, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Juror: Warren Seelig

2009 - 2010
Fiber! It’s Good for your Art, Fiber Artists Collective Group Show at Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
Juried Exhibition

2009
The 33rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

2008
32nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

15th Annual Westchester Craft Show, Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
Juried Exhibition

Living with Beauty: Handwoven Textiles for the Home, BAC Hagnauer Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Juror: Betsy Blumenthal

The Natural World: Through an Artist’s Eyes, Goggleworks, Reading, PA
Juror: Robert P. Metzger

Contemporary Repetition: Soft-Sculptural Media, LBIF Gallery, Loveladies, NJ
Invitational

Fiber Artists: Philadelphia #5, Da Vinci Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Kathryn Pannepacker

Stitch: Contemporary Fiber Art, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2007
31st Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

20th Annual Washington Craft Show, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Juried Exhibition

The Philadelphia Furniture & Fine Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Peters Valley Exhibit, Gallery 31, Glen Gardener, NJ

The Tactile Palette: Expressions in Contemporary Fiber Art, Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Invitational

2006
30th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

The Woven Image, Grounds for Sculpture's Toad Hall Gallery, Hamilton, NJ
Invitational

Exhibit 4, InLiquid at the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Peters Valley Group Show, Blairstown Academy of Art Gallery, Blairstown, NJ

Interlocked, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Newtown, PA
Invitational

2005
Wax Eloquent, World Batik Conference, Massachusettes College of Art, Boston, MA
Juried Exhibition

Common Thread, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
Jurors: Jason Pollen and Jan Myers Newbury

Fiber for the Future, A.I.R Gallery II, New York, NY
Juror: Matilda McQuaid

transformations, Woven Fiber Art House, West Chester, PA
Juror: Leesa Ann Hubbell

2004
Fiber Arts 2004, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House, St. James, NY
Juror: Patricia Malarcher

Art from the Loom 2004, Sangre de Christo Art & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
Juror: Diane Fabeck

Westmoreland Art Nationals, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Greensberg, PA

15th New Jersey Small Works Show, Old Church Cultural Center School of Art, Demarest, NJ
Juror: Anthony Grant

2003
Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Juror: Holly Hotchner

2002 - 2003
From Head to Toe: Art to Wear Invitational, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ

Summer Instructor Shows 2002 & 2003, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ

2000
Bread, Coffee, Art: One-woman show of fabric collage, Big Sky Gallery, York, PA

Emerging Fiber Artists, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1999
37th Annual Open Art Awards Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

1996
Emerging Artists, Artforms Gallery, Manayunk, PA

Prospects: Graduating Senior Show, Paley-Levy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Selected Works, Student Show, Joshibi College Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Fellowship Awards Show, Moore on Second, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Student Show, Paley-Levy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Annual Student Show, Paley-Levy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2011
Art Map Bulington, Burlington, VT

2010
Salamony, Sandra and Gina M. Brown, 1,000 Artisan Textiles: Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts, and Wearables, Quarry Books, May 2010, pages 211 - 213

2008
"Selvedge Recommends", Selvedge Magazine, April 2008, Issue 22, page 82

"Fiber Art", The Guild Sourcebook of Residential Art 5, Feb 2008, pages 287, 295, 319

2007
"Samplings", Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007 issue, page 34

"Exposure", Surface Design Journal, Summer 2007 issue, page 62

Professional Experience

2002 - present
Fiber Artist/Textile Designer, self-employed, Montpelier, VT

2002 - 2008
Department Head, Fiber, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

1998 - 2002
Textile Designer, York Wallcoverings, Inc., York, PA

Awards and Honors

2011
Artists Residency, Vermont Artists Week, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1996
Valedictorian, summa cum laude, Moore College of Art and Design

International Textile Market Association Design Award, Honorable Mention

Textile Department Award for Excellence, Moore College of Art and Design

1995
Emily Sartain Travel Fellowship Award, Moore College of Art and Design

Fashion Group Education Foundation of Philadelphia Scholarship Award

Textile Department Award for Excellence, Moore College of Art and Design

1994
Textile Department Award for Excellence, Moore College of Art and Design

Other

2013
Four of Karen’s art pieces (Evening’s Solace, Luminous Wings diptych, Remains diptych, and Without Within diptych) were used on the set of “Do No Harm”, a new NBC TV drama filmed on locations in Philadelphia. “Do No Harm” was created by David Schulner and stars Steven Pasquale, Alana De La Garza, and Michael Esper among many others.

2010
Three pieces (Pink Barn Sunset, Notice, and First Frost with Fog) were used on the set of “Black Swan”, the feature film directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis.

2009
Open Studio Tour, Vermont Crafts Council, Montpelier, VT

Education

1996
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Textile Design