Education:

Johnson State College/Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT  MFA in mixed-media studio art, honors, 2010 

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI  BFA in ceramics, honors, 1977

Continuing education courses at Rhode Island School of Design 1999-2003

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT 1997-2000

School of Contemporary Music, Boston, MA Musical debut at Boston Conservatory, classical works for piano and original works for guitar and dulcimer 1971

Residencies:

I-Park Artist’s Enclave, Hamden, CT  Artist residency, 2007

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT  Artist residencies-2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Griffis Foundation/Orpheus Foundation. Invited as visiting artist for one-month residency in Sophia, Bulgaria, Summer 2008


Solo exhibitions

Karen Rand Anderson at Onochoko Creative Studios, Warren RI  2017

Karen Rand Anderson, Summer Show at Bass Cottage Inn, Bar Harbor, Maine 2016

Karen Rand Anderson at Reliable Gold, LTD. Providence, RI  2016

Bank of Rhode Island, Providence, RI “Wondering About Flow” 2015

AS220 Project Space, Providence RI “Allowing Transformation” 2015

Coastal Living Gallery, Wickford, “Reaching for Beauty” 2015

Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI. “Seeking Place” 2014

Grant-funded invitation from Providence Art Windows Project: Work installed in downtown public window space, Providence, RI “Forgiveness Bower”, altered chair, saplings, rocks, wire, 109x28x25” 2013

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, UCONN Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT “New Territory” 2014

Grant-funded invitation from Providence Art Windows Project: Work installed in downtown public window space, Providence, RI “A Tentative Embrace”, graphite & gouache on paper, 56x48” 2012

Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI. “Branchworks” 2012

Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, University of Conn. Avery Point Campus, Groton CT “What Really Matters” 2010

Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT. “It’s Not What You Thought, Redux” 2010

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT  “It’s Not What You Thought”  2010

Hygienic Galleries, New London, CT “Internal Landscapes: Personal Vision” 2007

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT “Eclectic Romp: New Work” 2006

Noah’s Art, Stonington, CT “Karen Rand, Recent Work” 1998

2 and 3 person exhibitions

ArtProv Gallery, Providence RI “Heart of a Tree”  2017

Krause Gallery, Providence RI. “Land/Scape: Three Views” 2012

Smolyan Gallery of Art; Exhibition with Ariel Mitchell, Smolyan, Bulgaria  2008

National Palace of Culture; Exhibition with Ariel Mitchell, Sofia, Bulgaria.  2008

Emporium Gallery, Mystic, CT “Mother/Daughter” Exhibition with Ariel Mitchell, 2002

Noah’s Art, Stonington, CT “Two Stonington Artists”  1982

Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI “Cone 9 at Midnight, Porcelain Morning” BFA thesis show, with Daphne P. Taylor, 1977

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions

2017

"Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine" at the Cerebral Spinal Fluid Disorder Symposium, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI. Gretchen Dow Simpson, juror

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket RI. Monica Shinn + Sharie Weschler-Rubek, jurors

“Exploring Abstraction” Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick RI. Kevin Gilmore, Juror

2016

Providence Art Club 2016 Member's Show. Award: Best In Show

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket RI

29th Rhode Island Open Juried Exhibition, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick RI. Linnea Leeming, juror.  Award: Honorable Mention

"Surface Tension" Juried exhibition, University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center. Mary Dondero, juror

"Harvest" Van Vessem gallery, Tiverton RI. Curated Invitational show.  Mark Kehoe, Alexander Castro, curators

Art League Rhode Island Annual Elected Artists Exhibition, The VETS Gallery, Providence RI

Jamestown Art Center Annual Members Exhibition, Jamestown RI

2015

2015 Members’ Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence , RI

“Water, Water Everywhere; Paean to a Vanishing Resource” International invitational exhibition, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, UCONN, Groton CT

Art League Rhode Island Elected Artist Annual Members’ Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport RI

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibtion, Ida Schmulowitz/John Reidel, jurors. Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, Pawtucket RI

The Big Show” Art League  Rhode Island themed show. URI Feinstein Gallery, Providence, RI

2014

Art League Rhode Island Elected Artist Annual Members’ Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro MA

“Merge” Juried show, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick RI. People’s Choice Award.

“Red” Pawtucket Arts Collaborative juried exhibition, Holly Gaboriault, juror. Pawtucket RI.

27th Annual RI Open Juried Exhibition, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick RI. Anthony Thomasini, juror. Notable Works Award.

2013

“Winter’s Eve III” Juried exhibition, Gretchen Dow Simpson, juror. E. Greenwich Library, E. Greenwich, RI

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 102nd Juried Exhibition, Julia Pavone, juror. Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT

“RADIUS” RISD RI Alumni juried exhibition, Bunny Harvey, juror. Keeseh Studio Gallery, Providence, RI

“New Year, New Work” Art League of RI juried exhibition, Judith Tolnick-Champa, juror. Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence RI

“Past, Present, Future” Juried exhibition, Deborah Baronas, juror. Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket RI

2012

“Winter’s Eve II” juried exhibition, Mimo Gordon-Riley, juror. East Greenwich Library, E. Greenwich, RI

“The Garden Within” Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket RI

Art League Rhode Island Elected Artist Annual Members’ Exhibition, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI.

“STATEWIDE” RISD Rhode Island Alumni juried exhibition, Judith Tolnick-Champa, juror. Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown RI.

“Crossing the Bridge VII” Juried exhibition, Brad Guarino, juror. Hygienic Arts, New London, CT

"Poetry of the Wild/New London" Invitational sculptural installation, Ana Flores, initiator. New London, CT

Art League of Rhode Island Associates Show, Imago Gallery, Warren RI. First Place Prize.

2011

"VICINITY" RISD RI Alumni juried exhibition, Providence RI

Invitational site-specific outdoor sculpture exhibition, June-October, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT. 14 foot site-specific ephemeral installation-- "Moon/Flower Climb"

"The Literary as Muse" Juried exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI

"Comfort Zone" Art League of Rhode Island juried exhibition, Portsmouth Arts League, Portsmouth, RI

"Nature Nourishes" National juried invitational exhibition, Hartford ArtSpace, Hartford CT

"Crossing the Bridge VI" Juried exhibition, Janice La Motta, juror. Hygienic Arts, New London CT

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Annual Juried Show, Pawtucket RI

2010

International Juried Drawing and Print Exhibition, Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, NY

"Crossing the Bridge V" Juried exhibition, Sharon Butler, juror. Hygienic Arts, New London CT. Honorable Mention

“Hemmingway Invitational” Expressiones Gallery, New London, CT

2009

53rd Regional Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT. Louise Forest Gibson Prize for sculpture

2008

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 97th Juried Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT.

65th Annual Connecticut Artist's Juried Invitational Exhibition. Slater Museum, Norwich CT

“Illumination” National juried exhibition, Society of Layerists in Multi Media. Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FLA

“The Written Word” Invitational juried exhibition, Mystic Arts Center.

2007

Mystic Arts Center Elected Artist Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT Award for Overall Excellence

“Black, Red, White” Invitational juried themed exhibition, Mystic Arts Center.

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 96th Juried Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center.

“The Art Violin Project” Commission for New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s juried citywide exhibition, New Haven CT

“Stuck on You” Juried exhibition, Golden Street Gallery, New London CT

“Crossing the Bridge II” Invitational juried exhibition, Barkley Hendricks, juror. Hygienic Arts Inc. New London, CT

 2006

“Connections: We Are All One” National invitational juried exhibition, Art-at-the-Cathedral, Lexington, KY

“Hip to Be Square” Invitational juried exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT

“Crossing the Bridge I” Invitational juried exhibition, Ronald Crusan, juror. Hygienic Arts Inc, New London CT Third Prize Award

63th Annual CT Artists Juried Invitational Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich CT

2005

“Masked and Unmasked” Society of Layerists in Multi Media, Northeast Region juried exhibition, Merrimac College, N. Andover, MA

“Conceptual Paintings: 5 Artists” Four Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT

“On the Edge” National juried exhibition, Society of Layerists in Multi Media, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

“Painters and Poets” Hoxie Gallery, Westerly, RI

“Cabin Fever” Juried invitational exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

62nd Annual CT Artists Juried Invitational Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich CT

2004

Gold Gallery Winter Invitational, Westerly, RI

Four Starr Gallery Invitational, Stonington, CT

“Maritime Art Invitational Exhibition” Alexey von Schlippe Museum and Gallery of Art, Univ. of CT at Avery Point, Groton CT

48th Regional Juried Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT

Connecticut Women Artists 75th Juried Exhibition. Fairfield University, Fairfield CT

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 93rd Juried Exhibition. Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

“Wish You Were Here” National Collage Society 7th Annual Postcard Exhibition. Cork Gallery, New York City, NY

61st Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Invitational Exhibition. Slater Museum, Norwich CT

“Fragment” Juried invitational exhibition, Mystic Art Association, Mystic CT

2003

“Four Women” Hoxie Gallery, Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI

47th Regional Juried Exhibition, Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT

2002

46th Regional Juried Exhibition, Mystic Art Association, Mystic CT

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 91st Juried Exhibition. Mystic Art Association, Mystic CT

2001

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 90th Juried Exhibition. Slater Museum, Norwich, CT Honorable Mention

2000

Juried Student Exhibition. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT

“5 Women Artists” Hoxie Gallery, Westerly Public Library, Westerly RI

1999

Juried Winter Exhibition. Westerly Artists’ Co-op, Westerly RI, Sun-Up Gallery Award

Juried Spring Exhibition. Westerly Artists’ Co-op, Westerly, RI

1998

“Bringing Art to the Research Environment” Invitational Juried show, Pfizer Inc, Groton CT

Contemporary Connecticut Artists Juried Show. Slater Museum, Norwich, CT

 

Additional exhibitions, early work

1997-2001 Various juried shows at Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

1983 Stonington Art Gallery Invitational Show, Stonington, CT

1980 Connecticut Women Artists Juried Exhibition at John Slade Ely House. New Haven, CT Highkin Gallery Award

1980 37th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition. Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT

1978 Regional Juried Exhibition. Mystic Art Association, Mystic CT Honorable Mention

1977 “Earthworks” juried show at South County Art Association, Kingston, RI Honorable Mention

1977 RISD Juried Invitational Sculpture Show. Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1976 Loft Horizons Gallery Invitational. Providence, RI

Collections/Publications

Exhibition catalogue “Nature Nourishes” 2011

Exhibition catalogue “On the Edge” Society of Layerists, 2005

Exhibition catalogue “Masked and Unmasked” Society of Layerists, 2005

Works in the collections of private collectors in U.S., Bulgaria, and France

Work published in The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media book “The Art of Layering: Making Connections”, 2004.

Reviews and interviews in local and regional print and online media.

Press Release, Vermont ArtZine, April 2010. link:  “It’s Not What You Thought” at Julian Scott Gallery of Johnson State College

 

Affiliations:

Elected Artist Member, Art League of Rhode Island

Elected Artist member, Providence Art Club

Elected Artist Member, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

Elected Artist Member, Society of Layerists in Multi Media

Elected Artist Member, Mystic Arts Center

Board of Directors, Art League of Rhode Island

Exhibitions Committee, co-chair, Art League of Rhode Island

Member and past Gallery Committee member, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket RI

Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Council, 2012-2016

Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Alumni Association

Board of Directors, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT 2001-2007

Exhibitions Committee, 2004-2007 Mystic Arts Center

Programming Committee, 2005-2007 Hygienic Arts, Inc, New London, CT