karen bexfield

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born:  Ft. Collins, CO 1970
currently:  Studio Artist / Physical  Therapist; Albuquerque, NM

 

education - art
Kilncast Hand, Aaron Gabriel, Bullseye Glass, NM  2018

Working in Shallow Space: Bas-Relief Kiln-Glass, Richard Parrish, Bullseye Glass, NM  2018

Image Block: Creating Visual Depth,  Justin Skillstad, Bullseye Glass, NM  2018

Vitrigraph Cane and Murrine, Aaron Gabriel, Bullseye Glass, NM  2018

Bullseye Artist in Residence,  Bullseye Resource Center, Santa Fe, NM 2018

Transformations, Judy Tuwaletstiwa. Bullseye Glass, NM  2017

Kiln as Chisel; Carving with Heat, Matthew Day Perez, Bullseye Glass, NM  2015
Refresh, Kirstie Rae, Bullseye Glass, NM  2015
Abstraction of Place in the High Desert of New Mexico: A Professional Kiln-Glass Residency, Steve Klein & Richard Parrish Ghost Ranch / Bullseye Glass, NM  2014
Casting 840c, Brian Usher, Taos Institute for Art Glass, NM  2012
Methodology for Making, Erik Whittemore, Bullseye Glass, NM 2011
Pate de Verre Methods to Form By, Alicia Lomne', Bullseye Glass, NM 2010
PAIRS, Professional Artist in Residence - Kilnforming, Steve Klein and Richard Parrish, Pilchuck Glass School, WA 2010
Kilncast Glass, Richard Whiteley, Bullseye Glass, NM 2010
Mold Making and Kilncasting, Linda Ethier, Vitrum Studio, MD  2010
PAIRS, Professional Artist in Residence - Kilnforming, Steve Klein and Richard Parrish, Pilchuck Glass School, WA  2009
Visual Design, Richard Parrish, Vitrum Studio, MD  2007
Introduction to Glass Beads,  CJ Stained Glass, NM  2007
Exploration in Kilnforming: Strip-Cut Construction in Kilnformed Glass,  Judith Conway and Kevin O'Toole, Vitrum Studio, MD  2006
A Sense of Place, Judith Conway and Kevin O'Toole, Vitrum Studio, MD  2006
Intermediate Jewelry Design, Marilynn Nicholson, Taos Jewelry School, NM  2006
Jewelry: Enameling, Bob Hazeltine, Hazeltine Studio, NM  2006
Jewelry: Fabrication and Soldering, Bob Hazeltine, Hazeltine Studio, NM  2006
Coldworking, Pat Bako, Desert Glasshopper Studio, AZ  2006
Powder, Frit, and The Glass Canvas, Bob Leatherbarrow, NM  2005
Welding for Artists, Erwin Timmers, Washington Glass School, DC  2004
Introduction to Glass Fusing, Karen Conty, Hot Flash Glass, NM  2004
Professional Glass Etching, Norm and Ruth Dobbins, Aliento Glass School, NM  2003
Sandblasting Glass 101, Sarah Nelson, Hot Flash Glass, 2003

 

publications
Santa Fean: April/May 2019 "Serendipity in Glass", Lisa J. Van Sickle

Albuquerque Journal: October 14, 2018 "Accessible Collectibles", Kathaleen Roberts

American Art Collector: April 2015 "Limitless Forms"
Santa Fean: June/July 2014 "Art Issue"
American Craft Council: October 4, 2013 "Karen Bexfield's Gorgeous Kiln-Formed Glass", Danielle Maestretti
Albuquerque Journal: October 14, 2012 "Born of Flame", Kathaleen Roberts
Albuquerque Journal: Santa Fe North: October 5,2012 "Fused and Fascinating", Kathaleen Roberts
The Taos News: September 13-19, 2013 "The Shape of Light", Jim O'Donnel
The Collectors Guide 2011 Vol 25 : No 1 : "Contemporary Glass in New Mexico: Six Disparate Approaches to the Medium", Wesley Pulkka
Bullseye Online Education: "What is Kiln-glass?" features Black on Black

 

education - professional
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA - Master of Science  -  Physical Therapy   -  May 1995

Old Dominon University, Norfolk, VA - Bachelor of Science  -  Biology  -  May 1992  -  Cum Laude

 

awards and exhibitions

SOFA Chicago - Navy Pier 2018

artsthrive - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2018

Equilateral Attraction - Two Person Exhibition - Winterowd Fine Art 2018

SOFA Chicago - Navy Pier 2017

artsthrive - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2017

Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico - Studio Tour 2017 

SOFA Chicago - Navy Pier 2016

Miniatures and More - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2016

Pro-fu-sion - Two Person Exhibition - Philabaum Glass Gallery 2016

Master Glassworks - Kaplan/Ostergaard Collection, Crocker Museum 2016

Radiance - Two Person Exhibition - Winterowd Fine Art 2016

SOFA Chicago - Navy Pier 2015
Miniatures and More - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2015
Seeing the Light, Illuminating Objects - Palms Springs Art Museum: Architecture Design Center 2015-2016
Affordable Art Fair NYC - Metropolitan Pavilion  2015
Limitless. Glass Explored - Winterowd Fine Art 2015
Kaplan Ostergaard Glass Center - Palm Springs Art Museum 2014-2015
AACG - Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass - Artist of the Month August 2014
Miniatures and More - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2014
Sculptural Forms in Glass - Winterowd Fine Art 2014
Art at the Airport - Philadelphia International Airport 2014
Miniatures and More - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2013
Thaw : Glass Reimagined - Winterowd Fine Art 2013
NICHE  Finalist 2013  -  Fused Glass Category

             Winner 2013  -  Cast / Slumped Category
Emerge  /  Evolve  2013
Summer Showcase - Winterowd Fine Art 2012
AAF Contemporary Art Fair 2012
A Showcase of Rising Talent in Kiln-formed Glass - Emerge 2012 - New Mexico Museum of Art
Taos Art Glass Invitational  2012
New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational  2012
Act II The Glass Track  2012
New Mexico Celebrates Glass  2012
e-merge Finalist - Juror's Award  2012
NICHE  Finalist 2012 - Fused Glass Category
             Finalist 2012 - Cast / Slumped Category
New Mexico Showcase  2012
Act 2: The Next Track - Group Show - Museum of Northwest Art -  2011
NICHE  Finalist 2011 - Fused Glass Category
             Finalist 2011 - Mixed Media Category
Taos Art Glass Invitational  2010
e-merge Finalist  2010
Albuquerque Glass Invitational  2010
NICHE  Finalist  2010  -  Fused Glass Category
Taos Art Glass Invitational  2009
e-merge Finalist  2008