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artist , art historian

Karen Sue York, American artist, historian. Recipient Ben Keith award, North Texas Art League, 1995. Member of Oklahoma Museum Association, American Association Museum, Indiana University Art History Association (president 1998-1999, symposium co-chair 1996-1997), Midwest Art History Association, College Art Association.

Background

York, Karen Sue was born on September 19, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Jack Shannon and Pat Sue (Sittel) Compton.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Texas Woman's University, 1995. Master of Arts in Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2005.

Career

Burke lecturer assistant Indiana University, 1997—1998, associate curator, campus art, 2005. Museum publications graduate assistant Indiana University Art Museum, 1998—1999, graduate curatorial assistant, 1999—2000, Metz curatorial fellowship, 2000—2003. Associate curator, collections and exhibitions Montgomery Museum Fine Arts, 2005—2006.

Curator Sherwin Miller Museum Jewish Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, since 2006. Middeldorf fellowship Indiana University Art Museum, 2000—2001.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member of Oklahoma Museum Association, American Association Museum, Indiana University Art History Association (president 1998-1999, symposium co-chair 1996-1997), Midwest Art History Association, College Art Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: metalsmith, rockhound, scuba diver, golfer.

Connections

Married Kevin Blaine Hardin, June 1977 (divorced 1981). 1 child, Kate; Married Robert Sterling York, September 19, 1981.

father:
Jack Shannon Compton

mother:
Pat Sue (Sittel) Compton

spouses:
Kevin Blaine Hardin

Robert Sterling York

child:
Kate York