Contemporary fine art on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM

KAREN BEXFIELD

Exploring the limit of kilnformed glass, Karen Bexfield creates original sculptures that engage the viewer. Her sculptures are delicate in appearance but strong in form. The interplay of color, shape and movement speaks to the raw yet purposeful unpredictability of nature and the glass process itself.

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Karen Bexfield

Karen Bexfield

EXHIBITIONS:
2016 “Master Glassworks,” Kaplan/Ostergaard collection, The Cooper Museum, CA
2016 “Radiance,” two person exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015 “Limitless Glass Explored,” Solo exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015 “Contemporary Glass,” Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CO
2015 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2014 “Sculptural Forms in Glass,” Group Exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2014 “Art at the Airport”, Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, PA
2013 “Thaw: glass re-imagined,” Solo Exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2013 “Miniature and More”, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
2013 “e-merge / evolve”, Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area Gallery, Emeryville, CA
2012 “Summer Showcase”, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2012 “AAF Contemporary Art Fair,” Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
2012 “e-merge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass”, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
2012 “Taos Art Glass Invitational 2012”, Frank Seckler Gallery, Taos NM
2012 “New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational”, Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2012 “Act II – The Glass Track”, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
2012 “e-merge”, Bullseye Glass Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 “NM Celebrates Glass”, Ruidoso Regional Council for the Arts, Ruidoso, NM
2012 “New Mexico Showcase”, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
2011 “Connections”, Kuivato Glass Gallery, Sedona, AZ
2011 “Act II – The Next Track”, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
2010 “Taos Art Glass Invitational”, Hulse-Warman Gallery, Taos, NM
2010 “e-merge”, Bullseye Glass Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 “Albuquerque Glass Invitational”, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2009 “Taos Art Glass Invitational”, 203 Fine Art, Taos, NM
2008 “e-merge”, Bullseye Glass Gallery, Portland, OR

AWARDS:
2013 Niche Winner – Cast/ Slumped Glass Category
2013 Niche Finalist – Fused Glass Category
2012 e-merge Finalist – Juror’s Award
2012 Niche Winner – Fused Glass Category
2012 Niche Finalist – Cast/Slumped Glass Category
2012 New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational 2012 – Honorable Mention
2011 Niche Finalist – Fused Glass Category
2011 Niche Finalist– Mixed Media Category
2010 e-merge Finalist
2010 Niche Finalist – Fused Glass Category
2008 e-merge Finalist

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

EDUCATION:
2012 Kiln Casting 840.c, Brian Usher, Taos Institute for Glass Art, NM
2011 Methodology for Making, Erik Whittemoore, Bullseye Glass Co, NM
2010 Pate de verre, Methods to Form By, Alicia Lomne, Bullseye Glass Co, NM
PAIRS, Professional Artist In Residence – Kilnforming, Steve Klein & Richard Parrish, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
Kilncast Glass, Richard Whiteley, Bullseye Glass Co, NM
Mold Making and Kilncasting, Linda Ethier, Vitrum Studio, MD
2009 PAIRS, Professional Artist In Residence – Kilnforming, Steve Klein & Richard Parrish, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
2007 Visual Design, Richard Parrish, Vitrum Studio, Maryland, 2007
Introduction to Glass Beads, CJ Stained Glass, New Mexico, 2007
2006 Exploration in Kilnforming: Strip-Cut Construction in Kilnformed Glass, Judith Conway & Kevin O’Toole, Vitrum Studio, Maryland, 2006.
A Sense of Place, Judith Conway and Kevin O’Toole, Vitrum Studio, Maryland,
Intermediate Jewelry Design, Marilynn Nicholson, Taos Jewelry School, NM
Jewelry: Enameling, Bob Hazeltine, Hazeltine Studio, New Mexico, 2006
Jewelry: Fabrication and Soldering, Bob Hazeltine, Hazeltine Studio, NM

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