KAREN WHITMAN
   BIOGRAPHY
  
GALLERY REPRESENTATION
 The Old Print Shop    150 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016   (212) 683-3950    
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 Platt Fine Art     561 West Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614    (773) 251-2500     
www.plattfineart.com
 Herbert Halpern Fine Arts    1520 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA   (504) 524-6921   
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 American Legacy Gallery    5911 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113  (816) 444-7944    
 Paramour Fine Arts    P.O. Box 250573, Franklin, MI 48025-0573   (248) 467-7377    
www.paramourfinearts.com
SELECT RESUME
EXHIBITIONS
Solo* and Two Person
   The Interchurch Center, NYC 2008*
   Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, NJ, 2008    
   Wagner College Art Gallery, S. I., NY 2008    
   The Old Print Shop, 2007, 2002    
   The Livingroom Gallery, Kingston, NY 2007, 2004    
   The Woodstock Artists Association, NY 2005-2006
   The Pen and Brush, NYC, 2004*
   Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY, 2004
   Perkins Gallery, Stoughton, MA, 2004
   Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY 2003*
   Simone's Gallery, Pelham, NY 2003
   Bird-In-Hand Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2001*
Group Exhibitions
Fyre Gallery, Braidwood, Austrailia (SAGA), 2010
   Contemporary Printmakers, The Old Prints Shop, NYC, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001   
   Salmagundi Club Annual Juried Exhibitions for Non-Members, 2007, 2009   
   Tide Lines: New Prints of the Staten Island Waterfront, Noble Maritime Collection, S.I., NY 2006
   Impressions of New York: Prints from the New-York Historical Society, New-York Historical Society, NYC,                    2004-2005 (Accompanying book by same title by Marilyn Symmes, Princeton Architectural Press)
   Relief Prints in Woodstock, Kleinert-James Gallery, Woodstock, NY, 2004
   Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibitions, National Arts Club, NYC, 2003-present
   Audubon Artists Annual Exhibitions, Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2002-present
   Pressing Work, 13 Printmakers from The National Association of Women Artists, Gallery 928, NYC, 2004
   Seton Hall University Art Museum, South Orange, NJ, 1996, 2004
   Hofstra Museum at 40: Works on Paper, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 2003 (catalogue)
   Transit Views: Selected Prints from the New York Society of Etchers, ew York Transit Museum, NYC, 2003
   Washington Printmakers National Small Works Exhibition, Washington, D.C., 2003
   McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, 2003
   A Century on Paper: Prints from Art Students League Artists 1901-2001, UBS/Paine Webber Gallery, NYC, 2002
   Silvermine National Print Biennials, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT, 2000, 2003, 2006
   Woodstock School of Art Instructors and Lecturer's Exhibition, 1999, 2003
   National Association of Women Artists Annual Exhibitions, 2001-present
   45th Annual National Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2001
   Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Exhibitions, National Arts Club, NYC, 1999-present
   Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Kenosha, WI, 1998, 1999
   Wagner College Gallery, Staten Island, NY 1998
   Schenectady Museum, Print Club of Albany Members Exhibitions, Schenectady, NY, 1995, 1998
   Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, 1995
   Walsh Art Gallery, Contemporary American Printmakers, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 1994
   Society of American Graphic Artists National Exhibitions, 1994-present
AWARDS
   Salmagundi Club Award for Graphics, Allied Artists of America, 2009
   Jack Richeson and Co. Golden Brush Award, Audubon Artists, 2009
   Mary Lou Fitzgerald Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America, 2008, 2004
   Bruce Crane Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, NYC 2007   
   Gold Medal of Honor for Graphics, Audubon Artists, 2007, 2006   
   Gold Medal of Honor for Graphics, Allied Artists of America, 2006   
   National Arts Club Award for Graphics, Allied Artists of America, 2005
   Roberta Waddell Award, Society of American Graphic Artists, 2004
   Sally Jacobs-Phoebe Towbin Award, Woodstock Artists Association, 2004
   Alan Koff Award, Best in Show, Woodstock Artists Association, 2004
   Stelly Sterling Memorial Award for Printmaking, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), 2003
   Medal of Honor for Graphics (NAWA), 2002
   Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Award (NAWA), 2002
   Solo Exhibition Award, Pen and Brush, 2002
   Yasuo Kuniyoshi Fund Award, Woodstock, NY, 2001
   Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 2001
   Rembrandt Graphic Arts Printmaking Award, Hunterdon Museum of Art, 2001
   Medal of Honor for Graphics, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 1999
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
   The British Museum, London, England
   Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
   New York Public Library, NYC
   Museum of the City of New York, NYC
   New York Transit Museum, NYC
   New -York Historical Society, NYC
   Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
   Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
   Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
   Taiwan University Institute of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
 
 
 
 
Karen Whitman grew up in the suburbs of New York City, and visited "the city" nearly every weekend where she developed an appreciation and love for its architecture and its unique vitality. She has a special affinity with the graphic quality and detail of its vibrant streets and massive structures while imbuing them with a warmth and playful accessibility. After completing a B.F.A. degree in Printmaking from State University of New York at Buffalo, Whitman lived in Manhattan for 18 years, where she studied at the Art Students League and Parsons School of Design, and continued to be inspired by her urban environment. In 1991 she discovered the art colony of Woodstock, NY and moved there in 1994. She continues to go to New York City weekly to sketch, work on prints, visit galleries, and participate in exhibitions. Karen specializes in linoleum cuts (linoleum block prints), primarily of New York City, which she prints on both antique and modern presses. She has exhibited extensively throughout the country and has won numerous national awards, including Medals of Honor from Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists (twice), The National Association of Women Artists and The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.  Her work is in numerous public and private collections and is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America. The prints of Karen Whitman were featured in the December, 2002 issue of American Artist Magazine.
Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC 2016 The Old Print Shop, NYC 2015, 2007, 2002                           
The Graphic Image, Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Closter, NJ 2016 Woodstock Prints: Past and Present, The Woodstock School of Art, 2012;  Black &White Print Exhibition, WSA, 2013 Contemporary Printmakers: Water, The Old Print Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2012 The Print Club of NY Artists Showcase 1994-2010: Prints from the Members’ Collections, National Arts Club, NYC 2011 American Eyes - Art from the Collection of Gil and Deborah Williams, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell U. 2010-11