This lecture will take place in Fine Arts 015.
Karen Kunc is a Willa Cather Professor and Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she has taught since 1983. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her MFA from Ohio State University. Her awards include Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh; two National Endowment for the Arts awards; the 2007 Southern Graphics Council International Printmaker Emeritus Award; Nebraska Arts Council Master Award 1992; Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship 1982. Her works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally, recently: the National Academy Museum, NY; Art that Binds, Sheldon Museum of Art; Polychromatic Perspectives, Davidson Galleries, Seattle; Krakow Print Triennial, Poland; Excellence, L’Estampille Gallery, Chamalieries, France; Invisible Cities, Ca’ Zenobio, Venice, Italy. Her prints and artists books are in numerous public collections: Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Library of Congress; New York Public Library; Stanford University; Milwaukee Art Museum; Haas Arts Library Yale University; Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland; Huntington Museum, WV; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; Zimmerlie Art Museum Rutgers University; Cleveland Museum of Art; Honolulu Museum of Art; Joslyn Art Museum; Walker Art Center Library Collection. She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Bangladesh, Spain; and she has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions, including: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Tennessee, University of Georgia, Cornell University, American University Cairo, Academy of Art Helsinki Finland, University of Virginia, Kyoto Seika University Japan.
In 2014 she opened Constellation Studios, Lincoln, Nebraska, as a creative work-site for print, paper, and book, inviting artists for residencies, workshops, print publishing and project collaborations, and features exhibitions and community activities to further creativity and culture.