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Karen Gunderson Edit Profile

also known as Karen Rae Gunderson


Karen Gunderson, American artist. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1985, Lorenzo Magnifico 2d prize in painting Florence Biennale, 2001; named to Washington Park High School Hall of Fame, Racine, Wisconsin, 2000; E.D. Foundation grantee, New York City, 1994. Member of University Wisconsin, Whitewater (board member arts).


Gunderson, Karen was born on August 14, 1943 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Wilbur and Delores Gunderson.


Bachelor of Education, University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1966. Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1968.


Visiting lecturer UW, Whitewater, 1977, Menomonee, 77. Visiting artist MICA, 1985—2009. Artist New York Art, 2001—2003.

Teacher College Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York. Visiting artist State University of New York, Buffalo, 1970. Teacher Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1968—1970.


  • Other Work

    • One person exhibitions Gloria Cortella Gallery, New York City, 1977, Fischbach Gallery, New York City, 1984, 86, 88, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, 1985, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, 1985, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1985, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, 1987, Gremillion Gallery, Houston, 1988, Simone Stern Gallery, New Orleans and Atlanta, 1988, Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, 1995, Hebrew Union College, New York. C, 2000, Holocaust Museum, Houston, 2001, College Staten Island, New York, 2001, Cornell College Gallery, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 2002, Brattleborough Museum Art Center, Vermont, 2002, Skirball Museum, Cincinnati, 2002, Government Minister, Sophia, Bulgaria, 2003, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, Connecticut, 2003, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 2004, Gallery, Whitewater, Wisconsin, 2004, SICA, Long Branch, New Jersey, 2005, National Museum, Gdansk, Poland, 2006, Artists Space, New York City, 2006. ClampArt, New York City, 2007, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe 2009&10, National Museum the Kingdom Bahrain, 2010.


Member of University Wisconsin, Whitewater (board member arts).


Married Julian Paul Weissman, July 14, 1979. 1 child, David Justin.

Wilbur Gunderson

Delores Gunderson

Julian Paul Weissman

David Justin Gunderson