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Karen Thuesen Massaro, American artist. National Education Association fellow, grantee, 1976, Wisconsin Arts Board grantee, 1977; recipient Merit award The Guild American Crafts, New York City, 1987. Member National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (director-at-large 1977, chair exhibitions 1978-1980), American Crafts Council.

Background

Massaro, Karen Thuesen was born on October 23, 1944 in Copenhagen. Came to the United States, 1946. Daughter of Jens and Amalie (Andersen) Thuesen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966;Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, University of Wisconsin, 1972.

Career

Teacher art elementary schools, Warwick, New York, 1966-1967. Visiting assistant professor art Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1972-1977. Lecturer department art University Wisconsin, Madison, 1976, 78.

Visiting artist Artist in Industry Program Kohler Company, 1976, 79. Visiting artist Ohio State University, Columbus, 1977. Member visiting faculty Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1980.

Artist Kohler Company, Wisconsin, 1984. Studio artist Santa Cruz, California, since 1980. Lecturer University California, Santa Cruz Extension, 1995.

Guest curator The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, 1996-1997. Leader workshops, speaker Mendocino (California) Arts Center, 1992, Butte College, Oroville, California, 1994, University Wisconsin, Madison and Eau Claire, 1996, University Oregon, Eugene.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Porter College, University California Santa Cruz, 1995. Exhibited in group shows at Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, 1993, San Diego Museum Art, 1993-1995, Monterey (California) Peninsula Museum Art, 1993, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1993, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 1994, Butte College, Oroville, California, 1994, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1996, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, 1997, California College arts, & Crafts, Oaklawn, 1997, San Francisco Craft & Folk art Museum, 1998. Guest curator Museum Art and History, Santa Cruz, 1996-1997.

Membership

Member National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (director-at-large 1977, chair exhibitions 1978-1980), American Crafts Council.

Connections

Married Dominic William.

father:
Jens Thuesen

mother:
Amalie (Andersen) Thuesen

spouse:
Dominic William.