Ken Karlic


Contact Information

ken@karlic.com

Phone: (443) 643-6380

http://www.kenkarlic.com

102 N Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.


Gallery Representation

William Ris Gallery, Jamesport NY
McBride Gallery, Annapolis MD
Y:ART, Baltimore MD
Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster PA
Gallery 222, Malvern PA
ZATISTA


Artist's Biography

Originally from Chicago, Ken Karlic is a national award-winning artist and paints with a sense of urgency and passion that is more about capturing the essence of a subject rather than the specifics. Ken is represented by several galleries, exhibits regularly and participates in national juried plein air competitions. Ken is featured in the September 2017 issue of the international magazine, The Art of Watercolour, and the October/November 2017 issue of Plein Air Magazine. Ken is a featured artist with Daniel Smith Watercolors, and published, Sophisticated Chaos with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, Step by Step Painting Large Scale for Daniel Smith Art Materials, which was distributed to their global community of professional artists, retailers and distributors. “GAF on Ponca” appears in the December 1 2017 Featured Artist and December 6 2017 Editorial sections of Plein Air Today.

Ken Karlic studied architecture, painting and graphic design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and received a B.F.A. Ken is a founding partner of the graphic design firm, Splice Design Group, in Baltimore, Maryland, an instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville, Maryland and teaches workshops nationally. He is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), a Signature Artist Member of Baltimore Watercolor Society and a Signature Artist Member of Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University in New Jersey.

Artist's Statement

My watercolors can best be described as sophisticated chaos. My main objective is in expressing how something feels rather than how it looks, and in the sheer physicality of a subject captured in the sheer physicality of paint. With spontaneous brushstrokes and textures, I find beauty in the streets, scaffolding, and grit of everyday life, and am interested in various types of structure and architecture. My paintings have a basis in the representational, but often dissolve into varying levels of abstraction. Surprises are not only welcomed — but also invited — as marks, scratches, drips, and splatters all become part of the final piece.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Watercolors Expressions, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Representational Ambiguity, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis MD

Group
2018
Sophisticated Chaos, Duke Gallery, Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

2017
Miniature Show, Y:ART Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Group Show, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA

InLiquid Benefit, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Art for Land’s Sake, Invitational Exhibition to Benefit Land Conservancy, Caves, MD

Urban + Rural, Gallery 222, Malvern, PA

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, Rockport, MA

GRIT, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA

117th International Works on Paper, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Wallingford, PA

Eclectic Mingle, Y:ART Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Watercolors: Making Waves, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

En Plein Air People’s Choice Invitational, South Street Art Gallery, Easton, MD

Door County Plein Air Festival, Penninsula School for the Arts, Door County, WI
Invitational

Paint Annapolis, Maryland Federation for the Arts, Annapolis, MD
Juried Exhibition

The Landscape Show, Y:ART Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2016
Domino Sugar Sign Show, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Cityscape, The Peale Museum, Baltimore, MD

Ninth Annual Best of the Chesapeake, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Invitational

Solomon’s Island Plein Air Festival, Carmen’s Gallery, Solomon’s Island, MD
Juried Exhibition

Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Baltimore Watercolor Society, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

Paint Annapolis, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Juried Exhibition

Buck’s County Plein Air Festival, Newtown, PA
Juried Exhibition

Richmond Plein Air Festival, Brazier Gallery, Richmond, VA
Juried Exhibition

Rich Timmons Fine Art Gallery, Doylestown, PA

7th Annual 2016 Juried Art Show, New Hope Art League, New Hope, PA

Best of 2015, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015
Cityscape, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Cityscape 2015, Peale Center, Baltimore, MD

Philadelphia Cityscape, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Third Annual Summer Plein Air Show, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Paint It! Ellicott City, Ellicott City, MD
Juried Exhibition

Juried Member’s Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Baltimore Watercolor Society, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

9th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juried Exhibition

Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2013
7th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juried Exhibition

Easels of Frederick, Plein Air Painting Competition, Frederick, MD
Juried Exhibition

2012
Longwood Art Gallery, Kennett Square, PA

Solomon’s Plein Air Festival, Solomon’s Island, MD
Juried Exhibition

Paint the Town Plein Air Festival, Cranford, NJ
Juried Exhibition

6th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juried Exhibition

2011
Plein Air Paint Festival, Norfolk, VA
Juried Exhibition

Paint the Town Plein Air Festival, Cranford, NJ
Juried Exhibition

2010
Paint Annapolis Plein Air Festival, Annapolis, MD
Juried Exhibition

Artist's Bibliography

2017
Webster, Andrew "Step-by-Step with Ken Karlic’s Sophisticated Chaos," Plein Air Today, December 6, 2017

Webster, Andrew "Featured Artwork: Ken Karlic" Plein Air Today, December 1, 2017

Karlic, Ken "Sophisticated Chaos with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, Step by Step Painting Large Scale," Daniel Smith Watercolors November 8, 2017

Doherty, M. Stephen "A Sense of Urgency," Plein Air Magazine October/November 2017

Blain, Elodie "Revelations Section on Noteworthy Artists," The Art of Watercolour, September 2017

"Featured Artist," Daniel Smith Watercolors

2015
Webster, Andrew "Careful, Then Controlled Chaos," Plein Air Today, July 15 2015

Professional Experience

Instructor, Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD

Awards and Honors

2017
Best Representational Landscape, 117th International Works on Paper, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Philadelphia, PA

Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
• Best in Category, Naval Academy Painting
• Third Place, Best of Chesapeake Bay
• Third Place, Dueling Brushes

2016
Best Watercolor, Cityscape 2016, Baltimore, MD

Best in Show, 7th Annual 2016 Juried Art Show, New Hope Art League, New Hope, PA

Best in Category, Naval Academy, Paint Annapolis, Annapolis MD

Honorable Mention, Buck’s County Plein Air, Buck’s County PA

Salis Award, 131st Annual Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Baltimore, MD

2015
Salis Award, 130th Annual Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Baltimore, MD

2012
Second Place, Quick Draw, Paint the Town Plein Air Festival, Cranford, NJ

2011
Honorable Mention, Plein Air Painters, Norfolk, VA

Second Place, Paint the Town Plein Air Festival, Cranford, NJ

Affiliations

Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA)

Signature Artist Member, Baltimore Watercolor Society

Signature Artist Member, Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University, Hammonton, NJ

Education

1986
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
BFA