b. 1961, Beverly, MA
1990 Master of Fine Arts, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1987 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MEBFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
2018 Her World/Her Room, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Flood, Disjecta, Portland, OR
2017 The Garden, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
Earth Rites, NYU Langone Medical Center Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Little Suns, Hollow Bones, Cross Contemporary Art Gallery, Saugerties, NY
Dear Mother Nature, Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, IA
2013 Reflecting Pool, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
2011 Color Forms, MASS MoCa, North Adams, MA
2010 Portia Munson, Liebowitz Gallery, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
2007 Green, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
Pink Project: Contained, Hemphill Gallery, Washington, DC
2005 Flower Mandalas, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
1996 The Garden, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY
Pink Project: Bedroom, Hotel, Art Awareness, Lexington, NY
1994 Paintings and Pink, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY
1993 White Room, White Columns, New York, NY
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Drawn Together Again, FLAG Art Foundatin, New York, NY
CHEW: Food as Muse, Opalka Gallery- Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY
2018 Dime-Store Alchemy, Curated by Jonathan Rider, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Spectrum, Curated by Kate Menconeri & Kiki Smith, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
Cheeky: Summer Butts, Curated by Anthony Iacono & Peter LaBier, Marinaro, New York, NY
OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project at EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL
Landmark, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2017 Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Herbarium, NYU Langone Medical Center Gallery, New York, NY
Garden Dwellers, Regina Rex, New York, NY
In Our Nature, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Out of Site, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Radical Kingdoms, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2016 Tide is High, Colonel’s Row, Governor’s Island, New York, NY
Tie His Hands Gently, Romeo, New York, NY
Nature Pops, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
In Plain Air, Art Omi, Omi NY
2014 American Trash, eARThWE Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2013 Consumed: Nourishment and Indulgence, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Resonance: Audible Silence in Portraiture, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Ephemeral, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Convergence, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
2012 The Female Gaze, WomenArtists Making Their World, Linda Lee Alter Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Dear Mother Nature, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
2011 Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2010 Debris, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
Objectophilia; Biennial of the Americas, Capsule, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
Botanica, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Digital to Physical, Patton-Malott Gallery, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
At the Edge, Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art, Portsmouth, NH
2009 Brooklyn, New Work, curated by David Brown and Joseph Amrhein, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
Phenotypology, curated by Maureen McQuillan, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Rage for Art (Pierogi Reborn), Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Pierogi Goes to College, Bard College, Rheinbeck, NY
Pierogi 2000, New York, The Flatfiles, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
The Flatfiles, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Southern Exposure, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Wallpaper, curated by Lisa Jacobs, Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
1997 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Drawing Room, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY
Recurrence, Gallery Korea, New York, NY
New York Drawers: The Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles, Gasworks, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1996 Dots & Lines, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Material Madness, the Workspace Gallery, New York, NY
Influenced by Nature, the Studio at Curly Willow, East Hampton, NY
The Exchange Show, ARENA, New York, NY
The Lyrical, the Expressionist and the Poetic, curated by Michael Walls, Denise Bibro Fine Arts, New York, NY
1995 Soul in C Minor, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
The Color of No Color, Art Initiatives, New York, NY
Natural, ARENA, Brooklyn, NY
Nature Revisited, Marymount Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
Not For Sale, Exhibit and Benefit Auction for Laura Cottingham’s “Women’s Art of the Seventies,” Flamingo East, New York, NY
Reconstituted Paint, curated by Seth Ferris, K&E Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Chamber 2, Chamber, New York, NY
1993 The Light From Behind, The New York Law School, Art Initiatives, New York, NY
re/SOURCE, curated by Bill Barrell and Lily Prince, First Street Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
File Pix, Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
1991 The Salon of the Mating Spiders, Herron Test Site, Brooklyn, NY
1 .4 Show, Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York, NY
1983 Tenderize Graphich (Graphic Trends), Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy
SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Collection of Rubin, Baum, Levin, Constant, and Friedman, New York, NY
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts, Award for Painting
2016 Brody, David. “Haptic Hallucinations: The “Suns” and “Wavy Rays” of Karen Arm,” artcritical, June 18, 2016.
Garriques, Stephen. “The Abstract Galactic Paintings of Karen Arm,” Galerie Project, May 26, 2016.
Recinos, Eve. “Explosive Field Paintings Capture the Sun’s Brilliance,” The Creators Project: Vice Magazine, June 6, 2016.
2011 Streitfeld, Lisa Paul. “(R)evolution in Consciousness: The Book of Symbols Launch at the Rubin Museum,” Huffington Post
2008 “Paintings,” The New York Sun. Reproduction of Untitled Sun #1. March 6, 2008.
2005 A Very Liquid Heaven. Ed. Ian Berry. Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, 2005. pg.121-129. Image and artist dialogue.
2004 Gomez, Edward M. “Another World: Evaluating and appreciating abstract art,” Art and Antiques, September 2004, p. 46-53.
2002 Conger, Bill (curator). Pixerina Witcherina. University Galleries, Illinois State University,
The Paris Review: Issue 162, 2002. Reproduction of Untitled 1998.
Sheets, Hillarie M. “Karen Arm: P.P.O.W,” (review of New Paintings). ARTnews, March 2002.
2001 Johnson, Ken, “Some (are) Painting,” The New York Times, June 29, 2001.
2000 Bonetti, David. “Driven to dynamic abstraction,” San Francisco Examiner, Jan 28, 2000. p C-15.
Catalogue, Art on Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2000.
Eye Candy: Contemporary West and East Coast Women Painters, Catalogue. Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, 2000. Essays by Susan Joyce and Roberta Carasso, Ph.D.
2000. Essays by Susan Joyce and Roberta Carasso, Ph.D.
“Fluid Flow,” Art Guide, New York Times, August 11, 2000.
“Art on Paper 2000,” News & Record, December 2000. p.10.
“Touring in New Directions,” Winston Salem Journal, Dec. 31, 2000.
1999 Bell, J. Bowyer. Review, Review, September 15, 1999.
Findsen, Owen. “’Brooklyn Exhibit Quirky,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept 12, 1999, p. G6.
Huntington, Richard. “Exploring the sights created in science,”
Johnson, Ken. Review, The New York Times, September 17, 1999.
O’Hara, Cate. “Brooklyn Makeover: Young artists showcased in new CAC show,” City Beat, September 9-15, 1999. p. 53.
Stein, Jerry. “New Exhibit is Turned Inside Out,” The Cincinnati Post, Sept 17, 1999. p. 4C.
1998 Larsen, E. Tage. “A Questionable Solidarity,” Zingmagazine, Winter 1998.
“Take the L Train: Williamsburg Walkabout,” NY Arts magazine, February/March 1998, (reproduction).
Tirado, Michelle. “Karen Arm: Paintings and Drawings,” Art Papers, May/June 1998, vol. 22, issue 3, p. 50. (reproduction)
1997 Arning, Bill. “Brooklyn in the House,” The Village Voice, August 1997.
1996 Gargiulo, Gerald J. “Art Byte,” The Southampton Independent, August 14, 1996.
Howe, Jeff. Material Madness, exhibition catalog from the Work Space.