ARTIST STATEMENT

I am investigating the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom. The work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media. Intricately painted, decorative interiors are invented to titillate the viewer.

EDUCATION

MFAPainting, Boston University

MFAWomen’s Studies, University of London

BFA Studio Art, Michigan State University 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Interiors, Greenville Art Museum, Greenville, SC

        Sparkle, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

        A Room of Her Own, Milliken Art Gallery, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

2013 Intimate Patterns, University Gallery of Georgia Southern University’s Center for Art & Theatre, Statesboro, GA

        This is What Makes us Girls, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

         Intricately Intimate, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

         Mouthful of Diamonds, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2012 A Room of Her Own, Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

         Intimate Observations, Gallery 307, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2011 A Room of Her Own, Scoop Studios, Charleston, SC

2010 Thinking of You, LUIS DE JESUS, Los Angeles, CA

         In Her Bedroom, Scoop Studios, Charleston, SC

         Posing Beauty, FAB Gallery, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

2009 I’m a Girl, Scoop Studios, Charleston, SC

2008 Lithium, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

2006 Isolation, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

         Perceptions of Beauty, Gallery 113, East Lansing, MI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Something in Particular, L1 Gallery, Atlanta, GA

        North vs. South, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

        Artfields, The HUB at the Ragsdale Old Building, Lake City, SC

        Evolution, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2012 I Have a Secret Wish…, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

        Narrative Fragments, Quidley & Company, Boston, MA

        Ways of Seeing: Phoneography, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

        Everything Changes, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

2011 My Sweet, Sweet…, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

        South Carolina Biennial 2011, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC

        What We Choose, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

        Outside Perspectives, Capers Hall at the Citadel, Charleston, SC

        Fortunate, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

        Antarctica Revisited, Scoop Studios, Charleston, SC

        HeArt Attack, 103 Spring, Charleston, SC

2010 Women Painting Women, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

        Nothing at the Moment, Outer Space, Charleston, SC

2008 A Friend Indeed, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

        InCite, Robert Steele Gallery, NY, NY

        Off The Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

        Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2007 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

        Power of the Diminutive, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston, MA

2006 12 x 12, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

        43rd Annual East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI

        Response to the 60’s, Gallery 114, East Lansing, MI

2005 Skin Deep, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010- Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

2009- Instructor of Printmaking, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2008 Teaching Assistant for Richard Raiselis, Painting I, Boston University, Boston, MA

        Teaching Assistant for Hal Reddicliffe, Painting II & III, Boston University, Boston, MA

2007 Teaching Assistant for Hannah Cole, Painting I, Boston University, Boston, MA

        Teaching Assistant for Michelle Murillo, Printmaking, Boston University, Boston, MA

        Teaching Assistant for Jennifer Caine, Printmaking, Boston University, Boston, MA

        Teaching Assistant for Eka Maraneli, Drawing I for non majors Boston University, Boston, MA

2006 Pre-Service Teacher, SMART Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013- Co-Founder, Charleston Supported Art, Charleston, SC

2011- Associate Director, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

2009-11 Executive Director, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2006-08 Co-Director, Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA

2006-08 Assistant to College of Fine Arts Director Jeannette Guillemin, BU, Boston, MA

2006-08 Gallery Assistant, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2005 Photography Lab Assistant, Kresge Art Center, East Lansing, MI

2004-06 Weekend Manager, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2004-06 Graphic Designer, PUBLICOM INC., East Lansing, MI

PRESENTATIONS/PANELS/LECTURES

2012 Juror, Annual Undergraduate Exhibition at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

2011 Juror, Artist of the Year, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

        Juror, Contemporary Charleston, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

        Juror, Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Art Exhibition, City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs

        Judge, MLK Design Contest, The Art Institute, Charleston, SC

2010 Panelist, Arts Advocacy Day, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

        Presentation of Works, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

        Presentation of Works, West Ashley High School, Charleston, SC

        Lecturer, Pecha Kucha, Citadel Campus, Charleston, SC

AWARDS

2008 Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, College of Fine Arts at Boston University

2007 Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, College of Fine Arts at Boston University

2006 Ralph Hendrickson Award, Department of Art and Art History, MSU, East Lansing, MI

        Gold Addy Award, 2006 mid-Michigan Addy Competition

        Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts, Department of Art and Art History, MSU, East Lansing, MI

2005 Calder Scholarship, Department of Art and Art History, MSU, East Lansing, MI

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 Hurst, Katie, “Pillow Talk”, Charleston Magazine, February 2013

        Pandolfi, Elizabeth, “Southern Artistry”, Art & Antiques, February 2013

        Williams, Ivy, “Psyche in the Bedroom: The Paintings of Karen Ann Myers”, Burnaway Magazine, 2013

        Rose, Joshua, “Mouthful of Diamonds”, American Art Collector, February 2013

        Jackson Curran, Erica, “Myers stays in the Boudoir for her solo show”, Charleston City Paper, January 2013

        Huggins, Stacy, “Visual Arts Feature Profile”, Art Mag, January 2013

2012 Rooks, Michael. “Southern Region – Jurors Comments” , New American Paintings – Issue 100, June, 2012

        Wall, Pamela. “100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art” , Oxford American – Issue 76, February, 2012

        Gibbons, Claire. “A Contemporary Renaissance” , Charlie Magazine, March, 2012

        Fields, John. “I have a secret wish…” exhibition catalogue” , University of Alabama, Birmingham, February 2012

        Rose, Samantha. “Art by Creative Emerging Artists” , Charleston Mercury, May 2012

2011 Sloan, Mark. “SC Biennial 2011 Exhibition catalogue”, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, November 2011

        Williams, Wyatt “My Sweet, Sweet…” at Dalton Gallery, Creative Loafing Atlanta, February 3, 2011

2010 Matsis, Vikki. “Karen Ann Myers: Paints the Divine Feminine”, Charleston Post and Courier, Nov 10, 2010

        Pomonis, Mary Anna. “Karen Ann Myers at Luis De Jesus”, ARTLURKER, July 17, 2010

        Stanton, Chris. “Shows: Karen Ann Myers at Luis De Jesus”, Daily DuJour – Art + Culture, July 12, 2010

        Henson, Julie. “Karen Ann Myers at Luis De Jesus”, Daily Serving, July 3, 2010

        Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Daily Dose Pick: Karen Ann Myers”, Flavorwire, June 30, 2010

        Bowers, Elizabeth. “Art in Outer Space”, Charleston Post & Courier, May 6, 2010

2009 Smith, Nick. “The Girlie Show”, Charleston City Paper, Oct 14, 2009

        Daliey, Celie. “Studio Visit With Karen Ann Myers”, Daily Serving, May 20, 2009

2006 Mattson, Maria. “Feminist Conversations in Paint”, FEM Magazine, Feb, 2006

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