Biography August 25, 2018 3:44 pm


1989 Yale University School of Art, Master of Fine Arts

1987 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2010 Finalist Public Art Project: Miami Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters and Training Facility Miami Dade , Florida

2009 Finalist Public Art Project: Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta , Canada (project canceled) Finalist Public Art Project:: Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada Public Art Installation: Toronto Court Building, Judges Chaimbers, Toronto , Canada

2008 “ Holly Holes:Absolute Stalls” curated by Denise Carvalho Dumbo Arts Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2007 “The Outdoor Gallery:40 Years of Public Art in New York City Parks” curated by Jonathan Kuhn, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NYC

2006 Double Safety Net, public installation, St. James Church, Florence, Italy

2006 “Jackie in the Hamptons”, Dorfman Projects, New York NY

2004 “Our House” Installations at: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; Diverse Works, Houston, TX; and White Box, New York, NY

2002 Live a Charmed Life” Installation: Nikolia Fine Art, New York, NY

2001 “The World Is Your Oyster,” Installation: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY “White House Project” Installation: Nikolia Fine Art, New York, NY

2000 “Safety Net” Installation: San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

1999 “Safety Net” Installation: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY and Nikolai Fine Art, New York, NY

1998 “Safety Net” Installation: Saint Mary’s Cathedral, EV+A 98 (International Irish Biannual), Limerick, Ireland

1996 “White House/Green House” Installation: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & City of New York Parks and Recreation; Battery Park, New York, NY

1995 “White House/Green House” Installation: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

1990 “The World Is Your Oyster” Installation: Connecticut Commission on the Arts, New Haven Harbor, New Haven, CT

1986 “Bedrock” Installation: Quadrangle Green Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA “Crucible” Installation: Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

1983 “TASTE-TEST Transparencies” Installation: New England Artist Festival, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Sponsored by the Arts Extension Service

Group Exhibitions

2004 Inaugural Exhibition Installation: The Shore of Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Beach, NJ Curator: Douglas Ferrari

2003 “Visual Perspectives” Installation: 14 years of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Groot Foundation Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

2002 “In the Summer,” Christopher Cherra Space, Dallas, TX “Sugar & Spice,” Nikolai Fine Art, New York, NY

2001 “Artissima International,” Nikolai Fine Art, Turin, Italy Fellowship Recipients 2001, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY “Mortal,” Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Curator: Deborah Boardman “Chelsea Rising,” Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA Curator: David S. Rubin

2001 “Paper,” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (Con‟t) Curators: Jessica Hough and Harry Philbrick “Lighten Up: Art with a Sense of Humor,” De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA Curator: Nick Capasso

2000 “Just the Thing! The Object in Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture,” De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Ma Curator: Nick Capasso

1999 “Art & Artifice,” Nikolai Fine Art, New York, NY

1998 “Gothic Distress,” Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY

1995 “Garbage,” Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY Curators: Anne R. Pasternak and Ellen Salpeter “Art in the Anchorage,” Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage Creative Time, New York, NY Curator: Anne Pasternack “Pop Up Show,” Sculpture Park Socrates, Queens, NY “Investing in Dreams”: Exhibition of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship Recipients, The Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

1994 “Garbage,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Curators: Anne Pasternak and Ellen Saltpeter

1993 “NYC Sculpture Center at Roosevelt Island,” Sculpture Center, New York, NY “Seasons: Passage and Presents,” Connecticut Commission of the Arts, Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT “Alumni III,” University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Curators: Patricia Phillips

1991 “Invitational,” Karin Giusti & Laura Cloud, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Curator: Anne Pasternak “Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood,” Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA Curator: Linda Shearer

1990 “Trouble,” The Art Gallery, University of Maryland at College Park, MD Curator: Dana Friis-Hansen “Connecticut Sculptors,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT Curator: Paul Brenner “Balancing Act,” Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA Curator: Arnold Friedmann, December 3, 1989-February 25, 1990

1989 “Trouble in Paradise,” MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA Curator: Dana Friis-Hansen “On Site/New England: Public Art in Perspective,” Bank of Boston and Urban Arts, Inc., Boston, MA

Grants, Honors, Awards & Artist Residencie

2007 Bogliasco Fellowshiop in Visual Art ( Mixed Media) The Liguria Study Center For The Arts and Humanities, Fall 2007

2005 Award for Excellence in Creative Achievement: Brooklyn College, CUNY

2004 The Gunk Foundation: Grant for Public Art 2003 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Sculpture: City University of New York

2002 New York Foundation for the Arts: Fellowship Architecture/Environmental Structures Virginia A Groot Foundation: Grant for Sculpture

2001 Delaware Valley Artists Alliance: Individual Artist Grant, Sculpture Installation

2000 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Sculpture: City University of New York

1999 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Individual Artist Grant

1997 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Fellowship in Sculpture Installation Bernard H. Stern Professor in Humor, Awarded the Stern Professorship: Academic Year 1997-1999, Brooklyn College, CUNY


2005 The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts,Long Branch, NJ: Artist Lecture

2001 Bernard H. Stern Lecture in Humor, Brooklyn College of the City University of NY, Brooklyn, NY 2001 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL: Visiting Artist Lecture

2000 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA: Visiting Artist Lecture 1999 Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts: Visiting Artist Lecture

1996 Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY: “Public Art/Public Culture” 1993 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Guest Lecturer “Temporary Public Art”

1992 John Michael Kohler Arts Center: “Artists in Industry Program” Lecture

1990 University of Massachusetts, Department of Art, Amherst, MA: Visiting Artist Lecture

Selected Collections and Commissions

2004 “White House-Greenhouse-Our House,” Scale Model: In the Collection of Baldev Dugal, New York, NY

2003 “Harbinger” Sculpture Installation: Commissioned by the Frogel Family, Bethel, NY “Rabbits Foot, Pink”: In the Collection of the Groot Foundation, Chicago, IL “White House/Green House” Model: In the Collection of the Groot Foundation, Chicago, IL

2002 “Safety Net”: In the Collection of the Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2001 “Safety Net”: In the Collection of Richard and Ulla Dreyfus, Basel Switzerland “White House/Green House”: Documentation in the Collection of Armand and Ewa Bartose, Jr. “White House/Green House,” Duratran Light Box: In the Collection of Seatan Melvin, NY, NY

2000 “Safety Net”: Drawings and Paintings in the Collection of Paul E. Hertz and James Rauchman “Rabbits Foot, Pink”: In the Collection of Katherine Kirk, Lincoln, MA

1997 “Manhattan Meltdown,” Photo Montage: In the Collection of Sigmund Balka

1996 “Bon Chance Baby”: In the Collection of Peco Energy Company, King of Prussia, PA

1995 “Oyster-Hearts”: In the Collection of Peco Energy Company, King of Prussia, PA

1991 “Pearl Necklace”: In the Collection of Daniel and Linda Gross, New York, NY

1990 “The World Is Your Oyster,” Temporary Public Art Installation:


2004 Faingold, Scott. “Urban Experience.” Houston Press 16-18 September, 2004. Gennoccio, Benjamin. “Skeletons of Sweetness and India Ink Mutants.” The New York Times 20 June 2004. Glentzer, Molly. “Sculptor Sees White House As a Way To Inform Voters.” Houston Chronicle 17 September, 2004. Lon Harrist, Eileen. “News & Views.” Gambit Weekly. New Orleans, LA 10 August, 2004. Rousselot, Fabrice. “Les Artistes Se Mobilisent Contre Bush.” Le Figaro. Paris, France. October 2004. Sean, Buffalo. “Art Things to Ponder.” Free Press Houston 1-15 September, 2004.

2003 Lombardi, D. Dominick. “Signs & Symbols, a Conversation with Karin Giusti.” Sculpture June 2003: 53-57.

2002 Carney, Margaret, Ph.D. “Visual Perspectives: Fourteen Years of the Virginia Groot Awards.” The Virginia A. Groot Foundation 2002: 68-71. “Chelsea Rising.” Art Papers September-October 2002: 38-39. Stewart, Mary. Launching the Imagination. McGraw–Hill Higher Education 2002: 9-19. Young, Lucie. “Barn Noble: This Converted Barn was Transformed into an Elegant Home for a Professional Couple and their Art.” Metropolitan Home May/June 2002: 137-143.

2001 Berwick, Carly. “Karin Giusti, Nikolai Fine Art.” Art News November 2001, vol. 100, no. 10: 179. Television Rai Uno, Artissaima Fair Coverage, Turino Italy Bookhardt, Eric, D. “Reviews Southwest: New Orleans” Artpapers September/October 2001, vol. 25.5: 28 & 39. Carlson, Nina. “Paper.” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Exhibition Catalogue) Ridgefield, CT 21 January- 20 May, 2001: 20-21. Heartney, Eleanor. “Chelsea Rising at the Contemporary Arts Center.” Art in America November 2001, no. 11: 155. Israel, Stephen. “Acclaimed Artist Prizes Her Place in Community.” The Times Herald Record 3 July, 2001. “New Orleans: the Chelsea Rising.” Flash Art News May/June 2001:78. Princenthal, Nancy. “Paper, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.” Art on Paper July-August 2001. Rubins S. David. “Chelsea Rising.” The Contemporary Arts Center. New Orleans, LA 3 March -9 June 2001: 9, 44. Schwendener, Martha. “Karin Giusti, Nikolai Fine Art.” ArtForum November 2001, vol. XL, no. 3: 147-148. Zimmer, William. “On Paper a Show that Measures Up.” The New York Times 18 March 2001.

2000 Dornburg, Julia Schulz. “Art and Architecture: New Affinities.” GG (Gustavo Gill) Press, Sa Barcelona (Spanish Publication) 2000: 52. Hill, Joe. “Karin Giusti at Nikolai and St. John the Divine.” Art in America March 2000, no. 3. “Lighten Up: Art with a Sense of Humor.” DeCordovea Museum and Sculpture Park. Lincoln, Massachusetts 3 February-28 May, 2001.

1999 “Art at the St. John the Divine, Karin Giusti: Safety Net.” SIMON SAYS, A Critical Guide, NY December 1999. 1999 “BILLBOARDS, Art on the Road.” Mass MOCA. The MIT Press 1999: 22. (Con‟t) “Exhibitions Art.” The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Newsletter Winter 1999, vol. 12, no. 7: 2. 1998 Dunne, Adrian. “Grand Scale Exhibition in Limerick.” The Irish Times 14 October 1998: 12. Fletcher, Annie. “EV+A 98.” CIRCA, Irish and International Contemporary Visual Culture Winter 1998: 39, 40. Morrison, Angeline. “EV+A

1998.” The Sunday Tribune. Dublin, Ireland 11 October 1998. 1997 Blankstein, Amy. “Karin Giusti, White House/Greenhouse, 1996 New York, New York.” Sculpture September 1997, vol. 16, no. 7: 27.

1996 Cotter, Holland. “Sculpture that Basks in Sunlight and Air.” The New York Times 9 August 1996. Gear, Josephine. “Site Specific, Public Sculpture by Armajani and Giusti.” Review: Reviews & Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York 15 September 1996.

1995 “Affirmative Actions: Artist at Work.” The New Yorker 7 August 1995. Cotter, Holland. “Sculpture Not Meant to Last Forever, Much Less Past Summer. Socrates Sculpture Park.” The New York Times Friday, 18 August 1995: C22. Gluck, Grace. “Garbage. “ The New York Observer. New York 13 March 1995, vol. 9, no.10. Lacy, John. “A Hothouse of American Ingenuity.” The Hartford Currant Wednesday, 30 August 1995: E3. Levin, Kim. “Garbage.” The Village Voice 8-14 March 1995. Rosoff, Patricia. “The Greening of the White House.” The Hartford Advocate 10 August 1995: 25. Smith, Roberta. “Anchor and Balm for Restless Souls.” The New York Times Friday, 4 August 1995: C1.

1994 Zimmer, William. “Everything I Say Is Art, She Said.” The New York Times 1 May 1994: 18 CN.

1993 Kimmelman, Michael. “Outdoor Sculpture in Review.” The New York Times Friday, 6 August 1993: C30. Schwendenwein, Jude. “Dress Code: Clothing as Sculpture.” Sculpture November/December 1993, vol. 12, no. 6. “Temporary Public Art: Karin Giusti.” The Smithsonian Associate January 1993, vol. 21, no. 5: 39.

1992 Gillette, Jane Brown. “The Art of Living.” Historic Preservation, The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation March/April 1992, vol. 44, no. 2: 52.

1991 Broadrup, Elizabeth., “Karin F. Giusti, The World is Your Oyster.” Sculpture Spring 1991: 55. Scalora, Sal. “Flights of Fancy, A Connecticut Artist. Showcase at Bradley International.” The Hartford Advocate 18 February 1993: 12. Shearer, Linda. “Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 1991.” (Exhibition Catalogue) Published by The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Washington, D.C. 1991. “String of Pearls.” The Berkshire Eagle Saturday, 6 July 1991: B1. Wright, Patricia. “Sculpture Hits the Big Time.” Daily Hampshire Gazette Thursday, 20 September 1991: 19. 1990 Schwendenwien, Jude. “ College Park Maryland: Trouble in Paradise, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland.” Contemporanea International Art Magazine December

1990, no 23: 103. Schwendenwien, Jude. “Public Art: Scale, Symbolism & Spectacle.” Art New England July/August 1990: 25 & 45. Zimmer, William. “Sculpture is Feisty and Raucous.” The New York Times Sunday, 8 July 1990.

1989 Friis-Hansen, Dana., “Trouble in Paradise.” MIT List Visual Arts Center. (Exhibition Catalogue) MIT Press October-November 1989. Tomin, Christian. “MIT Show Successfully Tackles Some Timely, Controversial Issues.” The Boston Globe 12 November 1989.

1987 Kruger, Deborah., “Eighty Bundles of Sticks In a Meadow: Installations Incorporating Sound, Light, Form, and Content Blurring the Old Boundaries of „Art.‟ ” The Valley Advocate 12 January 1987.

1986 Bonenti, Charles. “Installation at Image.” The Berkshire Eagle November 1986. Chastain, Frances. “A Space of Our Own: Bedrock is the Title of An Exhibition by Artist Karin Giusti.” Daily News. Springfield, Massachusetts Thursday, 20 March 1986: W-2. Russell, Gloria. “Discovery, At Mt. Holyoke: Exhibit in Stockbridge.” The Sunday Republic. Springfield, Massachusetts 14 September 1986: E-6. Russell, Gloria, “Generic Structure with a Timeless Message.” The Sunday Republican Wadas, Walter E. “List Visual Arts Center, MIT/Cambridge: Trouble in Paradise.” Art New England December/January 1990. 20 March 1986: F6. Waisnis, Edward. “Bedrock: Bungalows for a Post-Nuclear Age.” Stroll: the Magazine of Outdoor Art and Street Culture November/December/January 1986, vol. 2, no. 2: 23. Waisnis, Edward. “The Quadrangle Green/Springfield Karin Giusti.” Art New England Summer 1986, vol. 7, no. 7: 19.

1984 Bonenti, Charles. “Chesterwood/Stockbridge.” Art New England October 1984, vol. 5, no. 9: 17.

Authored Articles and Essays

1998 Giusti,Karin.“GothicDistress.”(ExhibitionCatalogue)TransHudsonGallery,NewYork,NY.

1994 Giusti, Karin. “Signatures in the Public Sphere, Temporary Public Art, New York, Summer/Fall 1993.” Public Art Review Spring/Summer 1994, issue 10, vol. 5, no. 2: 9-12. Giusti, Karin. “Cyborg, Semiotics, and Free Speech.” Public Art Review Fall/Winter 1994, issue 11, vol. 6, no. 1.

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