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Karen Cornelius has been working as a visual artist and more recently in new media arts since graduating from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Africa, Europe, Australia and China. Her work has been purchased by the Canadian Art Bank, Foreign Affairs, the City of Ottawa, and Ernst and Young and is held in the National Archives of Canada and in corporate and private collections around the world.

EDUCATION

2016 Alfonso Crujera Print Studio, electro etching with master printmaker Alfonso Crujera,Canary Islands
2006 MAWA mid-career Mentorship Programme with Lorna Browne senior artist Vancouver, BC
2004 MAWA mid-career Mentorship Programme with Mindy Yan Miller artist and member of Galerie Articule, teaches Fibres at Concordia University, Montreal
2006 MAWA mid-career Mentorship Programme with Lorna Browne senior artist Vancouver,BC
2002 University of Saskatchewan Waterless Lithography with Nik Semenoff professor emeritus
1979-83 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario Printmaking / Visocity techniques with Leonard Gerbrandt, Clay technique with Jim Thompson
1973-76  Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts

GRANTS

2016 Individual Artist Grant/ Winnipeg Arts Council
2016 WITHART/ Winnipeg Arts Council in partnership with Wayfinders
2014 First Nations All Nations: Setting the Table / Artist in the Community / Kidsbridge / Manitoba Arts Council
2013 WITHART/ Winnipeg Arts Council in partnership with Manitoba Environmental Youth Network
2013 Letters to Our Children / Artist in the Community / Kidsbridge / Manitoba Arts Council
2012 Short term Project Grant/ Winnipeg Arts Council
2009 Media Arts Project Grant Community Collaboration Program/ Canada Council Partners Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc. and Video Pool 2009 Artist in the Community Residency / Manitoba Arts CouncilPartners Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc. and Video Pool
2009 Short Term Project Grant/ Manitoba Arts Council
2007 Wendy Geller Fund Grant/ Video Pool
2007 Short Term Project Grant/Winnipeg Arts Council
2006 ShortTerm Project Grant/Winnipeg Arts Council
2005 ShortTerm Project Grant/ Manitoba Arts Council
2004-2005 First Video Fund/ Video Pool, Mentor Sandee Moore
2003 Short Term Project Grant/Manitoba Arts Council
2003 Manitoba Artists in Healthcare/Manitoba Arts Council Arts Ventures Grant
2002 Short Term Project Grant/Manitoba Arts Council
2001 Arts and Cultural Promotions Division Project Grant/Department of External Affairs Canada
2001 Short Term Project Grant/Manitoba Arts Council
1999 Short Term Project Grant/Manitoba Arts Council
1990 Short Term Project Grant/Ontario Arts Council

SELECTED SOLO or TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015 Identity and Belonging, Buhler Gallery, curated by Pat Bovey, former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2015 Imprint of Belonging, Fleet Gallery, Shenzhen, Winnipeg
2015 Outside Inside Belonging, Martha Street Studio, Project Space, Winnipeg
2013 Fabric of Belonging, Shenzhen University Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2013 OUTSIDE INSIDE:The Parka Experience, Portage &District Arts Centre Portage la Prairie 2008 SUGAR, Albury Regional Art Gallery PROOF OF AGE: youth, culture and identity, Albury,Australia- Curated by Rita Lazauskas
2005 SUGAR, Video Installation, Exchanges Gallery , Victoria , British Columbia
2005 SUGAR, Video Installation, Annex Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2005 Trading Secrets, McGarry Guild Gallery, St. John’s Ravenscourt, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2003 Monomyth, Piano Noble Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2002 b>Survivor, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2001 Ailanthus, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China, Curated by Professor Jin Bao Ping
2001 Tree, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Alymer, Quebec
2001 Legacy, Ottawa School of Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2000 Rhythm and Pageantry, Region of Ottawa–Carleton Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2000 Rhythm and Pageantry, Generations Gallery, Stony Plain, Alberta
1999 Rhythm and Pageantry, MHC Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1998 Reflection, Alliance Francaise, Asmara, Eritrea
1997 Image, Alliance Francaise, Asmara, Eritrea
1995 Fragments from the Tree of Life, NuCafe, Ottawa, Ontario
1992 In Memory of …, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Alymer, Quebec 1991 Eden of Memories, Earthly Treasurers Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1989 Fragments & Jewels, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Aylmer, Quebec
1985 Struggle Within Tiamat, Langman Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA and Braam Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2006-2010 In Your Dreams, touring exhibition , Canada, Germany, Australia-curators Karen Cornelius, Helen Sanderson, Lene Rose Gruner
2006 Inside Out, Collaborative project and exhibition between MHC Gallery in Winnipeg and the Voix Gallery in San Franando, Trinidad
2003 First Impresssions, Infinite Proof: an International Artists Collective Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts curated by Brenda Correia
2003 Infinite Proof: an International Artists Collective, internet collaboration, four weeks
Artists in Residence programme and workshops with the Hong Kong Institute of Education, HongKong

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL JURIED PRINT EXHIBITIONS

2016 McMaster Museum of ArtShift juried Environmentally Responsible Print Exhibition, Hamilton, Ontario
2016 – 17 Leicester Small Print International – Touring exhibition 6 venues, Attenborough Arts, Leicester – The Biscuit Factory, New Castle – Gallery Top, Derbyshire – West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield – London Print Studio, London
2012-14-16 4th, 5th, 6th International Mini Print Biennale – OSA -Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa
2014 Manitoba Society of Artists 82nd Juried Exhibition – Juried by Philippa Johnson and Michael Boss
2011 The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England
2010 Open Print Competition- Open Space Gallery, Cornwall, England
2010 3rd Internatioanl Mini Print Biennale – OSA -Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa PURCHASE AWARD
2008 2nd International Mini Print Biennale – OSA -Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa PURCHASE AWARD
2006 Impression: Miniature OSA -Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa
2002 The 12th Space International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea
2005-2009  September 11 Memorial Portfolio,
2003-2012 American Print Alliance, Georgia, USA, TOURING -15 venues 
2001 Mini Print International Cadaques, touring, Barcelona, Spain
2000-2003 On/Off the Edge, American Print Alliance, Georgia, USA, TOURING-10 venues
2000 International Miniature Print Exhibition, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver Intimate
1999 Impressions: Art from Pan America Site Gallery, Winnipeg.,MB
1983 Pratt Institute Mini Print Exhibition New York, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Preforming the Process –Frame Arts Warehouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2012 Martha Street Studio / The End of the World members show, Winnipeg Manitoba
2012 Spooky Action at a Distance / Karen Cornelius. Carol Bretzloff and Geraldine Query
Geraldine’s Gallery, Kemptville, Ontario
2011 Re-Verb / Ottawa Arts Court Regional Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2010 Art in the Grip of Life curated by Geraldine Taylor/Ottawa Arts Court Regional Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2010 Convergence/divergence: An International Touring Exhibition, Hong Kong , China
2010 Senai Gallery, Platform members exhibition, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2009 Platform Gallery members exhibiiton Gallery C103, University of Winnipeg
2009 Buried in the Garden curated by Geraldine Taylor Marianne Jan Silfhout Gallery, St. Lawrence College Brockville, Ontario /selected participating artists Carol Bretzloff, Jean Bridge, Jennifer Dickson
2009 Tasmania 1:1000.000 Mapping the Island curated by Penny Carey- Wells and Diane Perndt Austrailia
2007 Invisable Dignity, MHC Gallery, Juried by Jennifer Gibson, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2006 Points of Connection, RETROSPECTIVE-25 years –Leonard Gerbrandt and Karen Cornelius, MHC Gallery. Winnipeg
2005 Lunenburg Art Gallery, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in cooperation with Martha Street Studio
2005 Works on Paper/Mind the Gap, Geraldine Gallery, Kemptville, Ontario
2004 Remember Rwanda, University of Winnipeg , Winnipeg , Manitoba
2004 Worth Her Salt, The Lion and The Rose Winniepg , Manitoba/MHC Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2004 Hamilton Galleria, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Curated by Jennifer Gibson
2003 Germ Warfare, St. Boniface Hospital, a collabrative performance piece supported by Manitoba Artists in Healthcare and Manitoba Arts Council
2003 La Chevre, Solstice d’ete, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Alymer. Quebec
2003 Black and White, The Lion and the Rose,Winnipeg, Manitoba
2003 From the Heart, Adelaide McDermott Gallery,Winnipeg, Manitoba
2002 Eros Collective, Good For Her, Toronto, Ontario
2001 Alchemy, A Five Woman, Collaborative, Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Winnipeg,
2001 Beasts, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Alymer, Quebec
2001 Grand Jury 6, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2000 Gallery Artists, St. George’s Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2000 Divina et Femina, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
2000 Hand in Hand, Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2000 Image, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Alymer, Quebec
1999 Jouets, objets secrets de l’enfance”, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Quebec 1999 Divina et Femina, University of Ottawa, Ontario
1996 St. George’s Gallery, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1994 Eve’s Eden: Problems in Paradise
1994 Ernst & Young, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Where Are They, Those Feeders, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Quebec
1993 Christmas Gala, Arts Court, Ottawa, Ontario
1992 Solstice d’ete, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Alymer, Quebec
1992 Gallery Intersection, Ottawa, Ontario
1991 Fleurs, Centre d’exposition l’imagier, Aylmer, Quebec
1991 Gallery Intersection, Ottawa, Ontario
1989 Art’s Court, Ottawa, Ontario
1987 Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

SELECTED VIDEO SCREENING

2009 Love in a Cold Climate, HOUND, curated by Suzanne Gillies, Winnipeg Art Gallery
2008 Members Screening, Winnipeg included on the Video Pool
2008 Compilation tape
2007 The Island Media Arts Co-op, Charlottetown, PEI
2007 The Kings Head, members screening, Winnipeg
2006 First Vido Fund Screening, Winnipeg

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016 Alfonso Crujera Printmaking Studio / Electro etching educational and exploratory residency with master printmaker Alfonso Crujera
2015 Martha Street Studio , Independent Artist Residency exploring electro etching, Winnipeg
2014 Manitoba Arts Council Deep Bay Cabin, Wasagaming/ two week juried residency with stipend
2014 Independent Artist Residency, Robat, Morocco
2012 St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s Newfoundland/ one month residency with stipend 2012 Geraldine Gallery, Kempville, Ontario / artist in residency
2009 Guanlan Print Original Industry Base, Shen Zhen, China/ International one month artist in residency PRINTMAKING working in the studio with 14 other international printmakers and local technicial support

CURATOR INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2006 -2009 Touring In Your Dreams, Collaboration between 10 Manitoban, 10 German and 10 Australian artists Art Gallery of Southwestern, Manitoba, MHC Gallery, Winnipeg.
2007 Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany, Schlossle Lenningen, Lenningen,Germany,
2008 Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery, Rockhampton, Australia,
2008 Cairns Regional Gallery, Queenslands,Australia
2008 Logan Art Gallery, Australia
2008 Albury City Regional Art Gallery, Australia2009-Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Australia
2009 Bundaberg Arts Centre, Bundaberg, Australia, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, Australia Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, Australia, New England Regional Art Museum – Armidale
2010 curators Canada Karen Cornelius, Australia-Helen Sanderson, Germany-Lene Rose Gruner
2002-ongoing Infinite Proof, an International Artists Collective international collaborative projects, artists-in-residence programmes, virtual web collaborations and touring exhibitions.Hong Kong Institute of Education. Artist in residence, collaborative project and exhibition
2002 touring Connection: Six Printmakers From China”  touring exhibition
Martha Street Studio Gallery , Winnipeg, Manitoba
2002 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa Ontario, Feburary
2002 and 2005 JURIED “(dis) comfort” 27 Canadian artists, MHCGallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba Organized in collaboration with Martha Street Studio, MHC Gallery and Ottawa School of Art / one month itinerary in Canada, workshops, lectures, and exhibitions for Professor Jin Bao Ping, Chairman LithographyDepartment.,Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, China
2001-2014  The International Print Exchange and Exhibition in collaboration with Martha Street Gallery and KC Print Studio, Winnipeg and Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China, Ottawa School of Art, German Chinese Friendship Society, Schorndorf City Hall, Germany, Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Proof Gallery, Toronto
1998 “The Camel Show,” Alliance Francaise, Asmara, Eritrea curator Karen Cornelius

SELECTED TELEVISION AND PUBLICATIONS

2013 ShenzhenDaily, Shenzhen, China, November 20
2008 The Reporter, In Your Dreams,Albury, Australia, July 2
2008 Albert and Logan News, In Your Dreams, Albury, Australia, July 2
2008 Albert and Logan News, July 23 review by Doug Cartwright
2006 Brandon Sun, In Your Dreams, July 5
2006 UPTOWN, Winnipeg, Interview with Stacy Abramson, September 7
2006 Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Interview with Lorne Roberts, September 19
2006 UPTOWN, Winnipeg, interview with Kristen Pauch- Nolin, June 22
2005 The Manitoban, Winnipeg, Interivew with Catherine Toews, Vol. 93 November 30
2005 CBC Radio with Jenny Beck, Winnipeg, Shaken not Stirred , November 18
2004 Schorndorfer Nachrichten, Germany, February 7
2004 Stuttgart Daily, Germany February 12 2004 Contemporary Impressions USA, The Journal of the American Print Alliance, Spring, Volume#11
2004 RO Cable 6, International Print Exchange,Ottawa Interview for the 6 and 11 o’clock news 2003 The Winnipeg Free Press, Interview with Robert Arnason, Sunday November 16
2003 A Channel, (Interview with Adrian Silver) Fall 2003 2003 Style Manitoba, Spring
2003, page 35
2003 The Cape Cod Voice, August 14, pages 49-50
2003 Provincetown Magazine, Vol 26 issue #18, page 89 2003 Provincetown Magazine, Vol 26 issue #18, page 89
2002 Northwest Fine Arts Magazine, pages 44-45, issue 62, China
2002 French Television Station, Winnipeg (Interview) 2001 Le Bulletin, Arts and Culture, Hull Quebec
2001 Le Bulletin, Arts and Culture, Hull Quebec 2001 Life and Time, CJOH , Ottawa (Interview)
2000 Chinese Printmaking, National Printmaking publication No. 15, pages 58-59
1999 Magazine Xpress, Arts, Quebec
1985 Morning Magazine, CJOH, Ottawa (Interview with Margaret Trudeau)

BOARD INVOLVEMENT

2009 – 2016 Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, board of directors Chair
2006-2009 Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, board of directors Vice Chair
2004-2007 MAWA Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art fundraising committee
2000-2003 MPA Manitoba Printmakers’ Association board of directors member
1999-2000 CARFAC Canadian Artists Representation in Manitoba board of directors member 1982-1985 CAR Ottawa Canadian Artists Representation in Ottawa, board of directors member

SELECTED COMMUNITY BASED COLLABORATIONS AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 Kid Bridge / Recent immigrant women –interpreting their immigration stories

2012 West End Women’s Centre / Printmaking workshop / low income and multiple disabilities
2012 St. Amont / printmaking workhops /Autistic challenged individuals
2010 Eritrean Video Art Project / working with Eritrean Youth in partnership with Eritrean Community in Winnipeg Inc.,Video Pool, Media Arts Centre, Canada Council and Mantiba Arts Council
2005 ongoing Artists in the Schools/ Manitoba Arts Council Teaching printmaking to grades 1-12 in schools in northern and rural Manitoba and intercity Winnipeg.
2009-ongoing Yang Mythos Education Inc Shen Zhen, China /Printmaking workshops – art teachers and students
2007-2011 Arts West– printmaking workshops for emerging and mid-career artists, Clear Lake, Manitoba
2005-2009 Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio programme, mixed media and printmaking Printmaking Workshops for art teachers including SAG and various in school workshops,grades 7-12
2005-2009  Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio Boeing Programme for the deaf, mixed media
2005 St. John’s Ravencourt, teaching reduction relief printmaking Winnipeg
2004 Manitoba Artists in Healthcare, teaching reduction relief printmaking, Winnipeg
2004-2009 Art City, reduction relief, printmaking and street interventions /Winnipeg, Manitoba
2003 Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, teaching experimental printmaking to art students
2001 Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong, teaching printmaking to printmakers
2001 Hong Kong Open Studio, Hong Kong, teaching printmaking techniques to printmakers 2001 Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China, teaching printmaking to art school students
2001 Ottawa School of Art, Reduction Relief workshop, Ottawa, Ontario
1996-1998 Asmara International Community School, Eritrea North Africa, Art Grades 1 – 6
1997-1998 Asmara School of Art, Reduction relief printmaking, Eritrea, North Africa- art school students
1996-1998 Asmara International Community School, Eritrea North Africa, Art Grades 1 – 6