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Karen Dolmanisth

United States

1 Works exhibited

Current location

Rhode Island, USA

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  • About the Artist
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Dolmanisth is an internationally recognized artist who works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and time-based, multi-media installations. Her work integrates elements of movement, form, space, and light, into transformative performance Happenings.

Her work has been featured in Exit Art’s retrospective, Renegades, 25 years of Performance Art, Exit Art’s Fever, The Studio Visit, The Garden Of Sculptural Delights, in numerous publications, including Harry N. Abrams’ compendium, NEW ART, featuring the 100 most influential international artists of the 90’s, and Wenn Die Kinder Sind Im Dunkeln, Published by Weiner Secession, Wien, Austria.

Dolmanisth exhibited by invitation, commissioned sculptural installations at the Secession Museum, Vienna, Austria, Eusebiusbuitensingel 52, Arnhem, the Netherlands, Art Chamber Gallery, Goa, India, Qeritica Gallery, Varanasi, India, and Aurodhan Art Gallery, Pondicherry, India, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, Exit Art, New York City, NY, La MaMa and Joyce SoHo, New York City, NY, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, OH, William Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, Mead Museum, Amherst, MA, and University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst, MA.

She has earned numerous grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Artist’s New Forms Project Grant, a Bekshire Taconic Individual Artist Grant Award, a Connecticut College Dayton Artist in Residence Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship, Artist Resource Trust Award, several Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants, and a nomination for the prestigious Rappaport Prize.

Her teaching career includes the University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts, the Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, India, the Academy of Art and Design, S’Herto D’en Bosse, Netherlands, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Keene State College, Vermont College, and the University of Massachusetts, School of Fine Arts.

Dolmanisth earned her BFA, Summa Cum Laude, combining studies in Visual Arts and Semiotics at Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and the New School For Social Research, New York, and her MFA, Summa Cum Laude, in Sculpture and New Media at the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

She has maintained a studio practice for over 35 years, continuing to exhibit both nationally and internationally, and works on projects by commission.

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts, MFA Honors, SCULPTURE, NEW MEDIA, INSTALLATION

Hampshire College, VIDEO

      Amherst, Massachusetts

  New School For Social Research and NYU, Graduate Course Work: Semiotics, Film Studies                                                                                                                 New York, NY

Parsons School of Design, New School For Social Research: BFA Summa Cum Laude,

VISUAL ART / DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / PRINTMAKING, Kathy Dunn Memorial Full Scholarship

New York, NY

  Cooper Union, BFA Course Work, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING Studied Painting with JACK WHITTEN                                                                                           New York, NY

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / DVDs

 

Invitation Call: Personal Memory, Artist Essays

              “Vision, Genius, Confidence, Courage and Innovation”

UNFINISHED MEMORIES, 30 Years of EXIT ART, Steidl, 2016

Gottingen, Germany

TRIBUTARIES, Chance and Intent, Many Sources of Work In …Michael Cain, 2012

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE, Norwich, CT

LIFE LINES OF CONNECTION AND CONTINUITY & AWE

Produced By Jackie Hai, 2008, Curator, Loretta Yarlow

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

NEW ART

Edited by Roxana Marcoci, Dian Murphy, Eve Sinaiko

Published by ABRAMS, 1997, New York, NY

WENN DIE KINDER SIND IM DUNKELN

Text by Birgit Jurgenssen, Andeas Pfersmann, Jeff Rian, 1994

Published by WEINER SECESSION, Wien, Austria

PRAYINGPROJECT, 2006, Trickster Theater

EXIT ART, New York, NY

FRAGMENTS AND WHOLENESS, The Temporal Art of Karen Dolmanisth

Bianca Kaprielian, 2002

SMITH COLLEGE School of Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

ARTIST ASSISTANTSHIP

 

Studio Assistant, Apprentice to David Garducci and Chuck Woodard, Garducci Stained Glass Studio                                                 Great Barrington, MA, 2011-2016

  Artist Assistant for artist, Kathryn Myers on her Fulbright                                                                                                                                                Dehli and Banaras, INDIA, 2011

Artist Assistant and Archivist for art critic and pioneering, international performance artist, LIL PICARD, with whom Dolmanisth frequented Andy Warhol's Factory / Studio at Union Square and accompanied to private interviews and openings, in Soho and the East Village in the seventies and early eighties.

New York, NY, 1978-1984

 

GRANTS

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, LCC Recipient, Exhibit: HERE and Artist Talk, Public Workshop

2010

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD, INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA

2008, 2009

VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, Full Fellowship, Artist Resource Trust Award

2005

BERKSHIRE TACONIC ARTIST RESOURCE TRUST AWARD

2004

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, LCC Recipient, INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDIA

2004

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD, SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION

2003

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL Grant, Individual Artist Award, LCC, INSTALLATION

2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

NEA NEFA, New England Foundation For The Arts, ARTIST’S NEW FORMS PROJECT Grant

1996

CONNECTICUT SCHOLAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, Four-Year Recipient

       1979-83

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

 

BIRD HILL FARM, Ware, MA

2019, 20

ART CHAMBER, in Calangute, Goa, INDIA

2013

MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

2012

QERITICA GALLERY, Banaras, INDIA, Installation / performance with student collaboration from Banaras Hindu University

2011

CANAL GALLERY, Three Gallery Sites, Historic Industrial Canal District, Holyoke, MA, Full Year Inter-Media Site Work

2003

DAYTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Dolmanisth: Sculpture Installation with Action / Happenings, PARADOX, and Meredith Monk, with Ann Hamilton: MERCY

2001

EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52, Arnhem, Netherlands, Month long, In Residence Project: NEW AGE DADA

1995, 96

VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM, Vienna, Austria, Two month In Residence Project: WENN DIE KINDER…

1994

WEXNER CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, “Alchemy, Improv / Happening”, Columbus, OH

1994

NEW WORK, Large Scale Ephemeral Constructions, SCULPTURE COURTYARD, Univ. of Mass, Amherst, MA

1989

     

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

2015 GREENFIELD RECORDER, “SYNCHRONICITY, Dolmanisth Takes Her Art Where It Leads Her”

Trish Crapo

2013 THE BOSTON GLOBE, “Festival of Sound and Performance Art”

Cate McQuaid

2012 ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “Amherst Biennial 2012”

  Gregory Morrell

2010 ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “Amherst’s Joyful Biennial”

  Gregory Morrell

2009 FIRST CITY, DELHI, INDIA, “Everywhere / Nowhere, Spiritual Temperament in Current American Art”

Siri Fort

2008 ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE, “KAREN DOLMANISTH”

  Gregory Morrell

2006 THE NEW YORK TIMES “The Studio Visit”

Roberta Smith

2006 NY1

     Stephanie Simon

2005 FreeNYC, “Franklin Furnace Archives” re: EXIT ART Praying project

Philip Steger

2005 BRIDGES, Publication on Science and Technology, re: EXIT ART Praying project

 

2004 SPRINGFIELD RECORDER, “Canal Knowledge, Holyoke’s Mind-Bending Art Exhibit”

Pat Cahill

2003 ART IN AMERICA, “Smack Mellon”

Lilly Wei

2002 THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Sacred Matter”

Holland Cotter

2000 THE WASHINGTON POST, “Forget SOHO, Now It’s D.U.M.B.O., Forsaken Warehouse District, NY’s Latest Art Home”                                               Blake Gopnik

1994 NEW YORK MAGAZINE, “Dance Of Life And Death”

Kay Larson

1994 THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Making A Statement With Castoff Objects”

William Zimmer

1994 DIE PRESSE, DER STANDARD, Vienna, Austria, “Secession”

      Georg Schollhammer

1994 KURIER, Vienna, Austria, “Beautiful, Run Down, Raunchy and Very Touching”

Henriette Horny

1994 SALZBURGER NACHRICHTEN, Vienna, Austria, “The Age Is Given Its Art Again”

Jana Wisniewski

1994 FALTER, Vienna, Austria, “Just No Shit”

Mark Wailand

1994 ART IN NEW ENGLAND, “Creating an Exhibition / RESURRECTION / ‘Objects With New Souls”

Sal Scalora

1994 THE HARTFORD COURANT “Recycled Art”

Owen McNally

1993 NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE, “Summing Up Doom And Gloom”

Peter Plagens

1993 THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Assemblages Offer Views Of The Spiritual”

Vivien Raynor

1992 VILLAGE VOICE, “Give Me Fever”

Elizabeth Hess

 

SELECTED SOLO PERFORMANCE ART

(LIST OF RECENT, LOCAL / INTERACTIVE, ON REQUEST)

2020 "DOLMANISTH, NEW WORK, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL ART"

BIRD HILL FARM, Ware, MA

2019 "THREE PERFORMATIVE WORKS:                                                                                                                                                                                              GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY,

1. WATER, EARTH TRANSFORMATION 2. WINTERBERRY PERCUSSION,                                                                                                                          Great Barrington, MA

3. CIRCLE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE / LINE, WAVE PRIMORDIAL FORM AND SPACE"

2013 "WATER WRITING”, Performance and Sound Art Project

CONTEMPORARY ARTS INTERNATIONAL

PERFORMANCE AND SOUND ART FESTIVAL Acton, MA

2013 “LIGHTRAYS GOA”                                                                                                                                                                                                                ART CHAMBER GALLERY, Goa, INDIA

2013 “Creative Domestic” in conjunction with “From Motherhood to Mother Goddess”

AKUS GALLERY, Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT

2012 “WinterLight / InSite, Insight”                                                                                                                                                                                                       MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst, MA

2012 “THE BALANCE-NATURE / SPIRIT / BODY / BREATH IMMANENCE”

MEAD MUSEUM, Amherst, MA

2011 “GREETINGS, BANARAS”, Collaboration with Ashok Leaves and audience                                                                                       QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA

2011 "GRACE", Collaboration with Ashok Leaves and audience

QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA

2010 “BEINGBLUE, LEAP!, ARTEON in Motion”                                                                                                                                                                                          LA MAMA, New York, NY

2010 “SMILE RAINBOW TEARS”

TOMPKINS SQUARE GALLERY, New York, NY

2009 “WALKING WOMAN: RED PURPLE”                                                                                                                                     ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING STUDIO, Northampton, MA

2008 “AWE”, On Site Sculpture Collaboration with George Trakas' “ISLES OF VIEW”

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2008 “SENTIENCE, Up Down Strange Beauty”                                                                                                                           CABARET VOLTAIRE ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY

2007 “TRANSFORMATIONS, Place Like Home”

NASHAWANUK GALLERY, Easthampton, MA

2006 “TRAN' SCIENCE, 90th Anniversary of DaDA - Zurich”                                                                                                    CaBAret VOltAire ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY

2006 “PRESENT, In The Moment”

                  UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS, Amherst, MA

2005 “FLUX Emptying”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EXIT ART, New York, NY

2005 “WASHING PRAYER”, PRAYINGPROJECT

EXIT ART, New York, NY

2002 “ACTION TASKS CHANCE MOVEMENT LABOR BREATH TOUCH”                                                                                                                       SMACK MELLON, Brooklyn, NY

1995 “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND”

C WORLD, New York, NY

1995 “LADY”                                                                                                                                                                                      EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52, Arnhem, THE NETHERLANDS

1994 “BLACK AND GOLD”

VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM, Vienna, AUSTRIA

1994 “INNER MARRIAGE, THE ALCHEMICAL BRIDE”                                                                                                                                                               REAL ART WAYS, Hartford, CT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

SCULPTURE INSTALLATION (UNIQUE / SITE SPECIFIC, SELECTED), PAINTINGS, AND WORKS ON PAPER

2021 “MOBY DICK AND METAPHOR”

ARROWHEAD MUSEUM, Pittsfield, MA

2021 “JULY SALON, SELECT GALLERY ARTISTS”

            COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Newport, RI

2021 “JUNE SALON, SELECT GALLERY ARTISTS”

            COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Newport, RI

2021 “ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, FEATURING GALLERY ARTISTS”

            COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Newport, RI

2021 “MEMBERS' SHOW, QUAR-ART-TINE”

JAMESTOWN ART CENTER, Jamestown, RI

2020 “TAKING INVENTORY”

            COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Newport, RI

2020 “HOLIDAY SHOW”

LABSPACE, Hillsdale, NY

2020 “SIX FEET APART, ZERO DEGREES OF SEPARATION”

TURN PARK, West Stockbridge, MA

2020 “STEP IN TIME”, with: Kenneth Steinkamp, Gunnar Norquist

            COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Newport, RI

2019 “HOLIDAY SHOW”

LABSPACE, Hillsdale, NY

2019 "BEYOND AND THROUGH TO",                                                                                                                                                                                          HAMPDEN GALLERY, Amherst, MA

(Site-specific project space installation for “MATERIALIZED”, curated by: Suzan Shutan)

2019 “MESHES”, with: John Clarke, Dana Piazza, and Sara Wallach                                                                                   GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA

2019 "GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION II", Stockbridge Arts Walk

TKG GALLERY, Stockbridge, MA

2019 "GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION I", Stockbridge Arts Walk                                                                                  TKG GALLERY, Stockbridge, MA

2019 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION, II”

WELLES GALLERY, Lenox Library, Lenox, MA

2019 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, JURIED EXHIBITION, I”

WELLES GALLERY, Lenox Library, Lenox, MA

2018 “CREATIVITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS”

ST. FRANCIS ART GALLERY, Lee, MA

2018 “THROUGH THE FEMININE LENS”

KIMBALL FARMS CONNECTOR GALLERY, Lenox, MA

2015 “STUDIO ARTS FACULTY EXHIBIT”

RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOL GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA

2015 “THE BERKSHIRE COLLECTION”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2015 “BRINGING NEW IDEAS TO LIFE”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2015 “IF WALLS COULD TALK”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014 “FACE TO FACE”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014 “ROAD LESS TRAVELED”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014 “COMPLEXITY OF EXPERIENCE, ENGAGING REALITY”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014 “SELECTED VISIONS”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2014 “EYES AND SOUL OF AN ARTIST”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2013 “INSPIRATION OF THE SPIRIT”

SAINT FRANCIS GALLERY, Lee, MA

2013 “HEAR, Sand Drawings On Shore”

               THE QUARRY, CONTEMPORARY ARTS INTERNATIONAL, Acton, MA

2013 “ABHAAS AUR ABHYAAS II”

AURODHAN ART GALLERY, Pondicherry, INDIA

2013 “ABHAAS AUR ABHYAAS”

GALERIA DE BELAS ARTES, Calangute, Goa, INDIA

2013 “FROM MOTHERHOOD TO MOTHER GODDESS, Transcendence…Self to Absolute”

AKUS GALLERY, Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT

2012 "TRACINGS AND TEXT", “TRIBUTARIES” with Kathryn Myers and Charlotte Cain

Three Rivers Community College Art Gallery, Norwich, CT

2010 “FiBi CONCRETE”                                                                                                             Tompkins Square Gallery of The NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, New York, NY

2010 “SHEER OPACITY”

 

        WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM, Storrs, CT

2010 “HERE”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A.P.E. GALLERY, Northampton, MA

2010 “Amherst Biennial”

Amherst, MA

2010 “WATER POEM, DANCE POEM”, Pioneer Women II, Wonderland                                                                                                              PAPER CITY STUDIOS, Holyoke, MA

2009 “EVERYWHERE / NOWHERE, Spiritual Temperament in Current American Art”

GALLERY OF THE AMERICAN EMBASSY, Delhi, India

2009 “OPEN WEAVE”, NCA Studio Faculty Exhibit                                                                                                  NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Northampton, MA

2009 “PIONEER WOMEN”

TABLA RASA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY

2009 “TREESONG, Life Cycle”, Pulp Science Fiction, Invited Sculpture Installation                                                                                     PAPER CITY STUDIOS, Holyoke, MA

2008 "GOLDEN CIRCLE”, First Annual Sculpture Invitational                                                                                                                                    PAPER CITY STUDIOS, Holyoke, MA

2008 “EVERYWHERE / NOWHERE”

International Festival of Sacred Arts, Delhi, India

2008 “TITLES”

                    L’ECUME DES JOURS, Montreal, CANADA, traveling to venues in London, UK

2007 “TRAN' SCIENCE”

CABARET VOLTAIRE ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY

2007 “DaDA 91, SUPREME DEBRIS”

CABARET VOLTAIRE ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY

2006 “GRASS MOUNTAIN, GREEN WAVE”,

INTERSECTIONS, Sculpture and Installation from distinguished Massachusetts Artists

OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA

2006 “RENEGADES”

EXIT ART, New York, NY

2006 “INTERSECTIONS, Sculpture and Installation from Distinguished Massachusetts Artists”

          OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Holyoke, MA

2006 “SITE 92”

SMACK MELLON, Brooklyn, NY

2006 “THE STUDIO VISIT”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EXIT ART, New York, NY

2005 “FLUX, Emptying” (Site-specific window installations for “TRAFFIC”, “Holiday Windows”)

EXIT ART, New York, NY

2005 “OTHER AMERICA, THE PRAYINGPROJECT”

EXIT ART, New York, NY

2005 “DRAWING IN TIME: 3 SCULPTOR’S APPROACH TO SPACE”

A.P.E. GALLERY, Northampton, MA

2004 “IN THE WOODS”

Seven Women Installation Artists, Curator: Lynda Dabora

DABORA GALLERY

Brooklyn, NY

2004 “THE RESPONSE”

CANAL GALLERY, Holyoke, MA

2003 “ABSTRACT”, Curator, Chris Nelson

CANAL GALLERY, Holyoke, MA

2000 “ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT, 20 YEARS”

Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo

EXIT ART New York, NY

1999 “MORE OR LESS”

Invitational, Juror: Kathleen Gilrain, Director, SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, New York, NY

NO BIAS Bennington, VT

1997 “THE GARDEN OF EVE”, 7 Women Sculptors, Invitational

Curator: Kathleen Gilrain, Dir., SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, New York, NY

LOWER EASTSIDE ECOLOGY CENTER New York, NY

1996 “GROUND FLIGHT”, Sculpture Installation

ONE MAIN SCULPTURE CENTER New York, NY

1996 “IN THE NIGHT GARDEN”, Sculpture Installation

ONE MAIN SCULPTURE CENTER New York, NY

1995 “NEXT AGE DADA”

Installation “LADY OF THE SILVER WHEEL”

      EUSEBIUSBIUTENSINGEL 52  

            Arnhem, The Netherlands

1995 “THE NEXT TWENTY FIVE YEARS”

Installation, “INANNA’S DESCENT, Contemporary Context”

  WESTBETH GALLERY New York, NY

1994 “FEVER, Traveling”                                                                                                                                                  THE WEXNER CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS Installation, Unique, Site-specific, “ALCHEMY, IMPROV, OFFERING”                                                                                                                            Columbus, OH

Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo, of EXIT ART, New York, NY

1994 “WENN DIE KINDER SIND IM DUNKELN”

Installation, “THOSE WHO DO NOT SURVIVE, A Dedication”

Curator: Birgit Jurgenssen

                WEINER SECCESSION (VIENNA SECCESSION MUSEUM)

Vienna, Austria

1994 “THE GARDEN OF SCULPTURAL DELIGHTS”                                                                                                                                                                    EXIT ART / THE FIRST WORLD

                 Installation, “RADICAL FAITH” Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo                                                                                                                                  New York, NY

1994 “RESURRECTIONS, OBJECTS WITH NEW SOULS”

Installation, “INANNA HONORS…AND RESSURECTS THE DESECRATED TREE OF…” Curators: Salvatore Scalora, Deborah Muirhead

THE WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM

Storrs, CT

1993 “FEVER, Innaugural Exhibition”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EXIT ART

Installation, “INANNA / ALCHEMY, Nigredo, Albedo, Conjunctio…”                                                                                                                                                        New York, NY

Curators: Jeanette Ingberman, Papo Colo

1993 “SPIRITUAL CARGO”

Installation, “THE JOURNEY MARKERS OF PERSEPHONE’S CLOAK”

         THE CHARTER OAK CULTURAL CENTER

Hartford, CT

1991 “SACRED SPACE / FOUR SCULPTORS”                                                                                                                                                                                                       WHEELER GALLERY

Installation, “THE DAUGHTER’S CLOSET OF WONDER, MAGIC & SHADOW”                                                                                                                                                  Amherst, MA

1991 “4 X 4 SCULPTORS”, with Dan Zeller, Kathleen Gilrain, Michael Yue Tong

Three Story High Mall Atrium Installation

   BAYSTATE WEST ATRIUM    

                         Springfield, MA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PAINTINGS / DRAWINGS / SCULPTURE

INSTALLATION

(UNIQUE, SITE-SPECIFIC)

2020 "DOLMANISTH, NEW WORK, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL ART"

BIRD HILL FARM, Ware, MA

2019 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, OPEN STUDIO TOURS”

Lenox, MA

2019 “DOLMANISTH NEW WORK PAINTINGS II”, "Art on Main" Pittsfield Arts Walk

RJ STOHR, Pittsfield, MA

2018 “DOLMANISTH NEW WORK PAINTINGS I”, "Art on Main" Pittsfield Arts Walk

VALENTI'S, Pittsfield, MA

2018 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, OPEN STUDIO TOURS”

Lenox, MA

2018 “DOLMANISTH, FLUID FORMS”

            FIVE COLLEGE REALTORS GALLERY, Florence, MA

2017 “GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS, OPEN STUDIO TOURS”

Southfield, MA

2015 “DOLMANISTH, NEW WORKS”

SALMON FALLS GALLERY, Shelburne Falls, MA

2015 “DOLMANISTH, STUDIO ART FACULTY EXHIBIT”

RENAISSANCE ART SCHOOL GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA

2013 “HEAR, Water, Sand, Sky, Reflection and Light”

THE QUARRY, Contemporary Arts International, Acton, MA

2013 “PLACE 3 STONES and Water Drawings”

              Krtashraya Aurodhan Art Gallery and Garden, Pondicherry, INDIA

     

2012 “THE BALANCE-NATURE / SPIRIT / BODY / BREATH IMMANENCE”                                                                             Mead Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

2011 “GRACE, with Ashok Leaves and The River Ganges Walking”                                                                                          QERITICA GALLERY, Assi Ghat, Banaras, INDIA

2010 “GRASS WEAVE / OPEN SQUARE, LOOM II”,

Invited Guest Artist - Site Specific Sculpture Installation

OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA

2010 “SMILE RAINBOW TEARS” Yo Park’s FiBi Concrete II (Brochure)

TOMPKINS SQUARE GALLERY, New York, NY

2009 “FIRST LANGUAGE, Immanence and Interpenetration”                                                                                                                                              TABER GALLERY, Holyoke, MA

2008 “LIFE LINES OF CONNECTION & CONTINUITY” On Site Installation at George Trakas’ “ISLE OF VIEW” Campus Pond

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS Amherst, MA

2007 “LOOM II”, Solo Sculpture Installation Exhibit                                                                                                                               OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA

2006 “LOOM I”, Solo Sculpture Installation Exhibit

OPEN SQUARE GALLERY, Mill #3, Holyoke, MA

2006 “PRESENT, In The Moment” Installation / Performance                                                 UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UMASS, Amherst, MA

2005 “FLUENT” Works on Paper and Ephemeral Constructions

 

          THE LAST MINUTE GALLERY, Northampton, MA

2005 “ARROWS, NEEDLES, SPEARS, & STRANDS”                                                                                                                                                                             VERMONT STUDIO CENTER

2005 “STILL MOTION” Four Walls of Drawings and Prints

Schultz Sculpture Barn, Johnson, VT

2004 “INANNA, The Heroine’s Quest”                                                                                                                                                                                                     WILLIAM BLIZARD GALLERY

3 Galleries. Installation, Drawings, & Solo Performance, Holly S. Murray - Curator                                                                        Springfield College, Springfield, MA

2004 “IMMANENT & TRANSCENDING CIRCLES OF TIME”

Three Gallery Sculpture Installations, Chris Nelson, Curator, Yearlong Artist in Residence Project

CANAL GALLERY Holyoke, MA

2003 “AXIS / ORBITING / Contain”                                                                                                                                                                               NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation                                                                                                                           Northampton, MA

2003 “MORPHOGENESIS” I & II

Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation

 

WILD LIFE SANCTUARY Northampton, MA

2002 “THEOLOGICAL REVERSALS” I, II, III, & IV “SACRED MATTER PROJECT”                                                                                                                                       SMACK MELLON

Series of Four Time-Based Changing Installations, Two Galleries Kathleen Gilrain - Curator                                                                                                   Brooklyn, NY

2002 “SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING / Ground Work” Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project

NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Northampton, MA

2002 “VERTICAL LOOM, VERTICAL TIME”

Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award Project, Sculpture Installation

NCA Northampton, MA

2001 “PARADOX”

Part of an Endowed DAYTON VISITING ARTIST (Artist In Residence) AWARD

CRO’S NEST, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE New London, CT

2001 “PARADOX / CONTINUOUS CREATION” (Transformation)

Installation "In Motion / Transformation", DAYTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AWARD

CRO’S NEST, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

New London, CT

2001 “THE FALL”

Massachusetts Local Cultural Council Award, Installation and Performance Project

NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Northampton, MA

2001 “CREATE / un-do”

Massachusetts, LCC Award, Installation and Performance Project

NCA

Northampton, MA

2001 “DANCING IN THE FLAMES”

Massachusetts LCC Award, Installation and Performance Project

NCA

Northampton, MA

2001 “THE UNSEEN REAL”

Massachusetts LCC Award, Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Performance Project

NCA

Northampton, MA

2000 “NEMETON lean-sa dluth ri cliu do shinnear”                                                                                                GRUBBS GALLERY, Williston Northampton Academy

Time-Based Changing Installation, With Composer J.B. Weeks                                                                                                                                   Easthampton, MA

2000 “OPENING THE LANGUAGE”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HAMDEN GALLERY

            Curator, Anne La Prad                                                                                                                                                                                        University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2000 “BEYOND & HERE, RELATIONSHIPS”                                                                                                                                                                 CENTER FOR ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Installation Collaboration with Musician / Composer Michael Billingsley                                                                                                                                 Northampton, MA

2000 “Interior INTERPRETATIONS Exterior”                                                                                                                                                     NORTHAMPTON CE

Installation Collaboration with Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison

NTER FOR THE ARTS Northampton, MA

1999 “CHANCE & NECESSITY I, II, III, IV”

Series of Four Different Sculpture Installations as a Two Month Artist In Residence. Project With Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison

THE ART BANK Shelburne Falls, MA

1999 “LIVE / WORK I & II”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FLYWHEEL

Installation and Collaboration with Experimental Musician / Composer, Helen Harrison                                                                                                Easthampton, MA

1995 “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND: CORN, DICTIONARY, GLASS, SHELLS”                                                                                                                                                   C WORLD

Actions Within A Sculpture Installation, With Composer / Musician, J.B. Weeks                                                                                                                            New York, NY

1995 “THE THUNDER / PERFECT MIND: CORN, WHITE DRESS OF FLAMES, SILENCE, CHAIR” Actions Within A sculpture Installation, Audience Participants, and Composer, J.B. Weeks

C WORLD

New York, NY

1993 “SACRIFICE: TO MAKE SACRED”                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HAMDEN GALLERY

Installation and Collaboration with Spoken Word Artists                                                                                                             University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1992 “DAUGHTERS AND MEMORY”                                                                                                                                                                                                                             WHEELER GALLERY

            Sculpture Installation                                                                                                                                                                                          University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1989 “NEW WORK”, Large Scale Ephemeral Constructions

Three Month, Artist In Residence Project. Site-Specific Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Changing

THE SCULPTURE COURTYARD

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1989 “CONCERNS OF PROPERTY”                                                                                                                                                      SITE: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY HOUSE, ROUTE 195 Empty Seventeenth Century House, Changing Installation                                                                                                                                                                                  Storrs, CT

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

COASTAL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

Sculpture Installation, Painting, MultiMedia Works

 

Newport, RI

PIEROGI 2000, Flat Files                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brooklyn, NY

Drawings, Painting, Collage

EXIT ART                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New York, NY

Seven Group Exhibitions, EXIT ART Archives, Curators: Papo Colo, Jeanette Ingberman

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS (UNIQUE, SITE-SPECIFIC)

 

2019 “AS MOUNTAINS” , With Poet, Holly Wren Spaulding

              GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA

2019 “STILL, INVIOLATE CENTER” , With Poet, Holly Wren Spaulding

              GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA

2017 “EACH LITTLE THING”, With Poet, Holly Wren Spaulding

THE PROVINCIAL, Kaleva, MI

2011 “TRAVELERS AND HOUSEHOLDERS”, With Kathryn Myers

QERITICA GALLERY, Varanasi, INDIA

2009 “ILLUSORY MEETING PLACES, A Brief Tribute To People And Places” Sculpture Installation and Photographs, With Kathryn Myers

WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

Windsor, CT

2002 “SACRED MATTER”, With Deborah Masters Curator: Kathleen Gilrain

SMACK MELLON

Brooklyn, NY

1993 “UNVEILING THE BRIDE” Installation, “ALCHEMICAL WEDDING”

Curator: Salvatore Scalora, With Genara Banzon

REAL ART WAYS

Hartford, CT

1992 “SHAPECHANGERS OF THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE”

Curator: Salvatore Scalora,

Executive Director, of THE WILLIAM BENTON MUSEUM, Storrs, CT

AMHERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Amherst, MA

1992 “MARRIAGE OF ABOVE AND BELOW”

With Laura Zindel

CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

     

 

SELECTED SITE WORK, ENVIRONMENTAL / OUTDOORS

TEMPORAL, TIME–BASED, SITE–SPECIFIC (FULL LIST ON REQUEST)

1995 “Sand Pile Presence”

NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD TRACKS, Northampton, MA

1995 “Corn, Traffic, Still Point”

HADLEY FARM ROAD, Northampton, MA

1995 “Home, Form and Formlessness, Earth Site”

CONNECTICUT RIVER BED, Northampton, MA

1995 “Stone Works, Communion, Interference”

QUABBIN RESERVOIR, New Salem, MA

1995 “Circle Of Rock, Sunset”

TOOL FACTORY, SALMON FALLS, Shelburne Falls, MA

1995 “Circle, Mound, Line”

QUABBIN RESERVOIR, New Salem, MA

1995 “Spirit”

MT. HOOD, Portland, OR

1995 “Transform, Heal, Honor, Listen”

SITE: MANSFIELD TRAINING SCHOOL, Mansfield, CT

1985-2009 “Seeking Language / Using History”

                ABANDONED RAILROAD TRACKS / THREAD FACTORY, Willimantic, CT

 

SELECTED OPEN STUDIO INSTALLATIONS

1995 “Closet / Oasis”

        THE MILLWORKS STUDIOS, Willington, CT

1995 “Leaving The City”

943 METROPOLITAN AVE, Brooklyn, NY

1993 “Falling, Flying Women, Dogs And Seaweed Wall”

943 METROPOLITAN AVE, Brooklyn, NY

 

PROJECTS PRODUCED THROUGH NEA NEFA / NEW FORMS GRANT

1996/97 MULTI-MEDIA CD                                                                                                                                                 Photography, Allen Phillips, Musician / Composer, J.B. Weeks

“TOUCH PRAYERS”

1996/97 NARRATIVE DOCUMENTARY PHOTO SERIES,                                                                                                                                                                Allen Phillips, Photographer

“STUDIO PRACTICE”

 

ARTS & INDUSTRY, Northampton, MA

                   “FEMALE YANG”                                                                                                                                                                                  ROCKVILLE BIRTHING CENTER, Rockville, CT

NARRATIVE DOCUMENTARY / SITE-WORK, IMPROV HAPPENINGS,

Allen Phillips, Photographer

                          “CYCLE OF THE DARK MOON / NEW MOON, Death, New Life, Beginning Waiting”                                            ABANDONED USE RD, Mansfield, CT

“RIVER’S EDGE / CIRCLE”

 

Dolmanisth, Photographer PINE FOREST, Mansfield, CT

                     “WINTER, Jars of Thawed Pond Water”                                                                                                                                                                         Dolmanisth, Photographer

NATURALLY FORMING MOSS CIRCLE, Pond Edge, Coventry, CT

“WINTER THAW, Frozen Reservoir, Long Walk”

Dolmanisth, Photographer WATER’S EDGE, Mansfield Reservoir, Mansfield, CT

 

SITE-SPECIFIC SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS THROUGH NEA NEFA / NEW FORMS GRANT

1998 “BLONDE BRANCHES”, HOT HOUSE IMPROVISATIONAL SERIES Sculptor, Karen Dolmanisth, Dancer / Choreographer, Chivas Sandage

P.S. 122 New York, NY

1998 “BLONDE BRANCHES”, NEW DANCE ALLIANCE PERFORMANCE MIX Sculptor, Karen Dolmanisth, Dancer / Choreographer, Chivas Sandage

JOYCE SOHO

New York, NY

1998 “CONTINUOUS CONTAINERS”,

Kinetic Sculpture, Installation and Performance

T. E. M. P. PROJECT SPACE

Shelburne Falls, MA

1998 “CONSTELLATION I & II”,

Sculptor / Installation Artist, Karen Dolmanisth

Musician / Composer, Michael Richardson,

Dancer / Choreographers, Chivas Sandage, Harriet Jastremski, Rose Oceana

T. E. M. P. PROJECT SPACE

Shelburne Falls, MA

1998 “STRING and STONE, Known, Not Known, I, II, III”,

Sculptor, Installation, Performance Artist, Karen Dolmanisth

T. E. M. P. PROJECT SPACE

Shelburne Falls, MA

1998 “(with) WING (s) IT (and Owl’s Feet)",

Sculpture and Drawings In Time: Artist, Karen Dolmanisth

Musician / Composer, Joe Bartone, of FAT BUDDAHS

       LIFE AND HARMONY CAFÉ

                            Springfield, MA

COLLEGE TEACHING

 

Academy of Art and Design, S’Herto D’en Bosse, Netherlands

Sculpture, Installation, Artist Books,

                                       Intermedia / Interdisciplinary

                                        Research Projects and Papers

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Invited Guest Professor, Multi-Media Sculpture

Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire

Intro To Drawing, Drawing I,

Interdisciplinary Design I

Vermont College, Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont

Sculpture, Trans Media and Collaborative

Forms, Artists Books, Installation,

 MFA Thesis Faculty Mentor

University of Massachusetts, School of Fine Arts, Amherst, Massachusetts

3D Design II (Sculpture), 3D Design I (Basic

Sculpture), 2D Design II, 2D Design I,

Installation / New Media

Green eld Community College, Green eld, Massachusetts

Video, Figure Drawing

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Drawing I, Drawing and Composition,

Art History

Eastern Connecticut State College, Willimantic, Connecticut

Drawing I, Intro to Studio, Art History Survey,

Art History

University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts, Storrs, Connecticut

Advanced Design, 2D I, II, Illustration

Concepts, Senior Independent Projects and Papers, Foundation Drawing

 

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