Karin Olah

Curriculum Vitae

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MEDIUM

Mixed media collage (hand-dyed fabric, vintage textiles, acrylic paint, and pastel)

Works on Linen, Canvas, Wood Panel, and Paper

 

EDUCATION

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD B.F.A. Department of Fiber Art, 1999

REPRESENTATION

Gregg Irby Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Hillary Whitaker Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     Gregg Irby Gallery, Gather, Atlanta GA

2018     Corrigan Gallery, Beyond the Sea, Charleston SC

2016     Furbish Studio, Pop-up Shop, Raleigh NC

              Corrigan Gallery, Karin Olah: On the Water, Charleston SC

2015     City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Karin Olah Solo Show, Charleston SC 

2014     Corrigan Gallery, Karin Olah: Sea Going, Charleston SC

2012     Corrigan Gallery, Happy Go Lucky, Charleston SC

2011     Scoop Studios Contemporary Art, Unwound and Bound, Charleston SC

             Charleston Community Foundation, The work of Karin Olah,

             Charleston SC Warehouse Theatre, Karin Olah Solo Show, Greenville SC

2010    Globe Art Gallery, Artist in Residence: Karin Olah, Clayton GA

             Red Sky Gallery, Karin Olah & Scott Summerfield, Charlotte NC

2009    RLS & Friends, Good Things in Small Packages, Charleston SC

             Eva Carter Gallery: Karin Olah – Blue Sky, Charleston SC

2008    Dobbs Gallery, Arrivals: the Collage Paintings of Karin Olah, Birmingham AL

             Wofford College, Karin Olah – Collage Paintings, Spartanburg SC

2007    Corrigan Gallery, Incantations in Thread, Charleston SC

2006    Corrigan Gallery, The Meandering Thread, Charleston SC

1999    MICA Gallery, Floaters, Baltimore MD

1998    MICA Gallery, Symbiosis, Baltimore MD

1997    MICA Gallery, Solo Show collaboration with John Liipfert, Baltimore MD

1995    Lititz Public Library, Artist of the Month, Lititz PA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra, Blush, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 

             Redux Contemporary Art Center, Above the Radar, Charleston SC

2017    Gregg Irby Gallery, New Arrivals, Atlanta GA

2016    Guild Hall of East Hampton, Annual Clothesline Art Sale, East Hampton NY

2013    Red Raven Art Company, March Featured Artists, Lancaster PA

2012    Robert Lange Studios, Everything Changes, Charleston SC

             Medley at Millport, Lititz PA

             Red Raven Art Company, August Featured Artists, Lancaster PA

             Red Sky Gallery, Small Works Show, Charlotte NC

2011    Red Raven Art Company, August Featured Artists, Lancaster PA

             Redux Contemporary Art Center, Reorientation, Charleston SC

             Columbia Museum of Art, Contemporaries Artist of the Year, Columbia SC

             Scoop Studios Contemporary Art, Antarctica, Charleston SC

2010    Martin Gallery, 8 x 8, Charleston SC

             Kulture Klash Arts Festival, KK 6, North Charleston SC

             Robert Lange Studios, Black vs. White, Charleston SC

2009    Redux Contemporary Art Center, Past Presence, Charleston SC

             City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Contemporary Charleston: Revelation of Process

             Robert Lange Studios, Yellow vs. Blue, Charleston SC

             Kulture Klash Arts Festival, KK 4, North Charleston SC

             RLS & Friends, Fall Group Show, Charleston SC

2008    SC State Museum, 20th Anniversary Juried Show, Columbia SC

             Dobbs Gallery, Grand Opening Exhibition, Birmingham AL

             City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 24th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston SC

             Meyerhoff Gallery, 15 x 15 – MiCA Alumni Show, Baltimore MD

             Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Led By Thread, Alexandria VA

             Storehouse Row - Noisette, Kulture Klash 2, North Charleston SC

2007    Columbia Museum of Art, Contemporaries Artist of the Year, Columbia SC

             City Gallery at Waterfront Park, View From the Water’s Edge, Charleston SC

             Eva Carter Gallery, Sunset at Wadmalaw: An Invitational, Charleston SC

             Robert Lange Studios, The Other Side, Charleston SC

             Fox Gallery, 15 x 15 – MiCA Alumni Show, Baltimore MD

             Visitors Center, Annual Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston SC

             Robert Lange Studios, Small Works 2007, Charleston SC

             Corrigan Gallery, Summertime Easy, CFADA Palette to Palate, Charleston SC

2006    City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Under the Radar, Charleston SC

             Redux Contemporary Art Center, The Unlikely Target, Charleston SC

             Corrigan Gallery, Grand Opening Show, Charleston SC

             Sienna Restaurant, Gibbes Museum of Art Benefit, Daniel Island SC

2005    Redux Contemporary Art Center, Selected Works Auction, Charleston

             53Cannon Gallery, Women Having Fun, Charleston SC

             Starbucks King Street, Summer Exhibition, Charleston SC

             Church Studio Art & Design, Studio Show, Charleston SC

             53 Cannon Gallery, Up & Coming, Charleston SC

             Visitors Center, Annual Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston SC

             Charleston Artist Guild Juried Exhibition, Visitors Center, Charleston SC

             Church Studio Art & Design, Studio Show, Charleston SC

2002    East Hawaii Cultural Center, All Hawaii Juried Art Exhibition, Hilo HI

2001    Lancaster Museum of Art, 38th Annual Open Art Award Exhibit, Lancaster PA

1999    Elizabethtown College Gallery, 9th Annual Pennsylvania Juried Exhibition, Elizabethtown PA 

             Artscape ’98, Art Car Show: Little Big Bang Tour Bus, Baltimore MD

             H. Lewis Gallery, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Baltimore MD

             Maryland Institute Gallery, Printmaking Exhibition, Baltimore MD

             Maryland Institute Gallery, Fibers Exhibition, Baltimore MD

             Maryland Institute Fox Gallery, Senior Thesis Exhibition: Constellation Installation, Baltimore MD

1996    Baltimore Museum of Art, Special Valentines Event, Baltimore MD

 

AWARDS

2015   Griffith/Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award  

            Charleston Supported Art Spring Artist

2011    Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Concert Series Poster Image Award

             Lafayette Art Association Juried Show - Mixed Media Award

2010    Artist in Residence – Echo Arts School, Tiger GA

2009    Contemporary Charleston 2009 Featured Artist

2007    Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention

             Charleston Farmers Market Poster Image Award

2006    Charleston Magazine & Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, “Under the Radar” Emerging Artist

             Charleston Farmers Market Poster Image Award

2005    Charleston Artist Guild Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention

             Artist in Residence – Studio Scholarship, Church Studio Art & Design

 

COLLECTIONS

Meeting St Lofts, Charleston SC

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville FL

Citadel College – School of Arts and Humanities

Medical University of South Carolina – Contemporary Carolina Collection

Medical University of South Carolina - Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

City of Charleston – Office of Cultural Affairs

The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas

JW Marriot Essex House, New York City

 

PUBLICATIONS

"Above the Radar", Charleston Magazine, October 2019

"Cover Artist" Charleston Magazine, February 2016

"Local Artist dubbed Lowcountry Artist of the Year" The Post & Courier, Charleston Scene, Abigail Darlington, October 21, 2015

“The Art of Found Objects” Coastal Isles Magazine, Michael Paskevich, February 28, 2013.

“Fiber Artist Karin Olah presents her final Lowcountry show. Olah says Adios.” Charleston City Paper, Erica Jackson Curran, July 27, 2011. “Editor’s Picks: Visual Arts” Charleston Magazine, Darcy Shankland, August 2011.

“Cover Artist” Charleston Art Mag, Summer 2011

“Featured Artist Profile: Karin Olah” Charleston Art Mag, Stacy Huggins, Summer 2011

“Material Girl - Karin Olah Makes the Cut with Fabric and Fresh Inspiration” Charleston Magazine, Kristen Gehrman, September 2010

“In Tune with Jonathan Brilliant and Karin Olah” Charleston City Paper, August 17, 2009

“The Big Piccolo Spoleto Exhibition” Carolina Arts Unleashed, June 23, 2009

“Contemporary Charleston celebrates Local Visionaries” Charleston City Paper, May 20, 2009

“Some Stunning Shows for Spoleto” Carolina Culture, Jeffrey Day, May 21, 2009

“Revelation of Process” Post & Courier: Preview, May 21, 2009

“Cover Artist” Carolina Arts, May 2009 “Karin Olah” Daily Serving.com, November 13 2008

“Abstract Planes” Black & White: Birmingham City Paper, Oct 30 2008

“Two Artists Find Inspiration in Their Charleston Setting” American Contemporary Art, Sept/Oct 2008

“Expressions of the Soul” Charleston Style & Design, Fall 2008

“At the Galleries” Black & White: Birmingham City Paper, Aug 7 2008

“Emerging Artists” Art Business News, July 2008

“Seeing is Believing” The Birmingham News, July 13 2008

“Cover Artist” Black & White: Birmingham City Paper, July 10 2008

“Cover Artist” Farmers’ Markets Today, July/August 2008

“Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC Offers Works by Karin Olah” Carolina Arts, April 2007

“Channel Markers, Critic’s Choice” Charleston Magazine, November 2007

“Corrigan Gallery Offers Woks by Karin Olah” Carolina Arts, November 2007

“Visual Arts – Incantations in Thread” Charleston City Paper, October 2007

“Arts Around – Sunset at Wadmalaw” The Post and Courier, September 2007

“Art Space Talk: Karin Olah” myartspace.com/blog, September 2007

“Artist Starts a New Thread” Charleston Post & Courier, June 2006

“Corrigan Gallery Features Works by Karin Olah” Carolina Arts, June 2006

“City Picks – A Rising Star’s Solo Debut” Charleston City Paper, May 2006

“Karin Olah at the Corrigan Gallery” Charleston Mercury, May 2006

“Visual Arts – Upscale” Charleston City Paper, May 2006

“Visual Arts – Moving Targets” Charleston City Paper, March 2006

“Under the Radar” Charleston Magazine, May 2006

“Gallery News” Art Business News, November 2005

“53 Cannon St Gallery…” Carolina Arts, July 2005

“Jell-O: A Biography” Carolyn Wyman, Harcourt Books, 2001

“Artscape ‘98” Baltimore Visual & Performing Arts Event Program, 1998

“Prospectus” Undergraduate Catalogue – Maryland Institute, 1996

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019   Instructor, Get Messy Art Retreat, Folly Beach SC

2018   Instructor, Squam Art Workshops, Holderness NH

2017   Instructor, Squam Art Workshops, Holderness NH

            Guest Speaker, Sea Island Artist Guild, Seabrook SC

2016   Instructor, Squam Art Workshops, Holderness NH

2015   Guest Speaker, Artist & Craftsman Supply Uptown - Aisle Talk

            Guest Speaker, North Charleston Artist Guild

2013 - 2015   Client Happiness Officer, Art Biz Coach / Alyson B. Stanfield

2012    Instructor, pARTiculars Art Gallery & Teaching Studio

2011    Instructor, Redux Contemporary Art Center, The Art of Fabric Collage

             Board Member + Exhibitions Committee Chair, Redux Contemporary Art Center

2010    Instructor, Echo Arts School, Tiger GA,

             The Art of Fabric Collage Guest Speaker, College of Charleston, Gallery Fundamentals Class

             Secretary/Board member, Redux Contemporary Art Center

2009    Director, RLS & Friends Gallery, Charleston SC

             Instructor, Charleston Artist Guild, Adventures in Collage Art Workshop

             Board member, Redux Contemporary Art Center

             Board member, Charleston Arts Coalition

             Guest Speaker, Knight Bees Quilters, Columbia SC

             Guest Speaker, Charleston City Gallery – CC09 Demo & Lecture

             Guest Speaker, Citadel College, Art Appreciation Class, Charleston SC

             Guest Speaker, Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston SC

2008    Guest Speaker, Wofford College, Karin Olah – Collage Paintings

             Board member, French Quarter Gallery Association

2007    Instructor, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Collage Art Workshop

             Board member, French Quarter Gallery Association

2006    Guest Speaker, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Contemporary Art Perspectives

             Guest Speaker, Charleston Artist Guild, Artists Mid & Early Career

2005 - 2009 Director & Curator, Eva Carter Gallery, Charleston SC

 

 

 

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