solo exhibitions

2015

karrie hovey : spaces (in) between

Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission, Tiburon, CA

2014

…the Garden Grows : Inside and Out

Jepson Center / Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

2012

karrie hovey : groundcover

Recology, San Francisco, CA

2012

Karrie Hovey : Incubate

Studio 943, Kunming, China

2009

…the Garden Grows

San Marco Gallery, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2008

float

Tetem II, Enschede, Netherlands

rethos

Peerless Gallery, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

2005

Karrie Hovey : Current Works

Concord Museum, Concord, VT

2004

Paintings

Studio 333, Sausalito, CA

Water

Beresford Center Gallery, San Bruno, CA

1994

Shades Between Dark & Light

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT

group exhibitions

2016

5 Hour Sculpture

Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA

Global Village Project 2016

Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

Diverted Destruction

The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA

Transience

OFFspace, Classic Car West, Oakland, CA

reCYCLE 2016

Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley, CA

Reclaimed Room

Building Resources, San Francisco

2015

reCYCLE Outdoor Public Art Contest

Mill Valley Arts Commission, Mill Valley, CA

50/50

Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Make Art, Not Landfill

Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA

2014

Build

Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

FLUID

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY

Earth Materials

SIM Salurinn, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013

The Art of Recology

San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

2012

(dis)locations | (trans)formations

Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tony 2012

Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Art and Social Activism

Nick Cohn Art Projects and Chashama, Long Island City, NY

Vanquishing Terrains

Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Taste 2012

Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Strange Worlds / Altered Realities

Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

10th Annual Sculpture Exhibit   

Cloverdale Reveille, Cloverdale, CA

of paper on paper   

San Marco Gallery, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2011

Ever After

Off-Space, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA

The Unresolved

Cell Space, San Francisco, CA

Chain Letter

Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Thought Bombers

Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT

re:Union

Michelle O’Connor Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010

Counter-reciting Circumference

Yunnan University Art Museum, Kunming, China

…the Garden Grows – Retail Outlet

Brief Space, Metreon, San Francisco, CA

…the Garden Grows – Park Plaza

Absolute ZERO, ZERO1, San Jose, CA

Global Village

Grote kerk, Alkmaar, Netherlands

2009

Exposed

Global, Long Beach Arts Council, Long Beach, CA

Natural Balance: Art & Ecology

Hibrids 2.0, Girona, Spain

2008

The Fiber of Matter   

Ice House, Phoenix, AZ

ikenschede

De Zuidmolen, Enschede, Netherlands

HIER EN DAAR

id11, Delft, Netherlands

there is no synonym for hope

Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2007

Annual Sculpture Exhibit

Cloverdale Reveille, Cloverdale, CA

Concept to Reality

Cloverdale Public Library, Cloverdale, CA

Out of the Ashes   

Undercurrents Art, Miami, FL

2006

Emerge | GenArts

Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA

Flux – Juror’s Choice   

Works / San Jose, San Jose, CA   

2005

MFA 2005 Graduate Show

Fiberscene, San Francisco, CA

New California Masters

Works / San Jose, San Jose, CA

MFA exhibition

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2004

Innovations in Textiles – Juror’s Choice

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Pacific Rim Student Biennale

Sega Building, San Francisco, CA

Student Exhibition CNCH

Santa Clara Conventions Center, Santa Clara, CA

12 x 6 x 5

Marshall Project, San Francisco, CA

Out of the Red, Into the Black

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2003

Art Bowl IV

b.Sakata Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Stillwell Show

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2002

Student Exhibition CNCH

Santa Clara Conventions Center, Santa Clara, CA

1995

Yugo Next

Grand Central Station, New York, NY (12 additional venues)

1994

What Makes Them Tick

New York Art Directors Club, New York, NY

1993

Don’t Touch That Dial   

New York Art Directors Club, New York, NY

1991

Skeleton Show

Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual, New York, NY

Skeleton Show*

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY  * AIGA show opening in conjunction with the Basquiat Retrospective

installations

2014

Karrie Hovey : Endangered

Storefronts Seattle, Seattle, WA

2011

…the Garden Grows: to be determined

SOCAP11, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2009

Perch

I-Park Artist Enclave, East Haddam, CT

Bamboo

Viviendo Verde Ya, San Rafael, CA

2007

ReDesertification

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ

Unknown

Terra Foundation, Museum of American Art, Giverny, France

Division (invitational)

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2006

Marionation

Project Space, Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

Site Keeper

Project Space, Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

Six Degrees of Separation

Project Space, Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

Six Degrees of Separation

Bar-or Ranch, Point Reyes Station, CA

2005

Consciousness Resuscitated

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

Brick, Apron, Flag, Quilt

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

Terra

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

So Called Right

Bar-or Ranch, Point Reyes Station, CA

Division

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

2004

Diamonds-in-the-Sky

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Diamonds-in-the-Sky

San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

270 nights | 270 days

Garden of Remembrance, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

performance

2010

Wall Flower

Yunnan University Art Museum, Kunming, China

2008

Nest : Shell :: Home : Hideout

Tetem II, Enschede, Netherlands

2006

The Reading Room

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

residencies

2017

Lucas Artist Residency

Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA

2015

ESXLA Artist Residency

Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA

Nirox Artist Residency   

Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

2014

SIM Artist Residency   

SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland

Brush Creek Artist Residency

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

2013

Taliesin Artist in Residence

Taliesin East, Spring Green, WI

2012

Bag Factory Artist in Residence

Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa

Recology Artist in Residence

Recology, San Francisco, CA

2011

Sculpture Space Residency

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2010

Studio 943 Artist-in-Residency   

Studio 943, Kunming, Yunnan, China

Spiro Artist-in-Residency

Spiro Arts, Park City, UT

2009

Artist Enclave at I-Park Residency

I-Park, East Haddam, CT

Can Serrat Artist Fellowship

Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain

2008

Enschede Artist Residency

ARE, Enschede, Netherlands

Artist in Residence

Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

2007

Taliesin Artist Residency Program

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, AZ

Terra Summer Residency

Terra Foundation, Museum of American Art, Giverny, France

Affiliate Art Residency

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

2006

MFA Project Space Residency

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

2005

MFA Residency

Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

commissions

2015

…the Garden Grows : BioMe   

Canal Convergence, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2011

WEADS Finalist

WEADS, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA

2008

Window Installation

Arboretum Apparel, Healdsburg, CA

SVB temporary Installation

Sociale Verzekeringsban, Zaandam, Amsterdam, NL

honors/grants

2012

Nominee – SECA Art Award

SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2010

Finalist Career Development Grant

ARTWORK International, Santa Fe, NM

2008

Career Development Grant

Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA

artist talks

2015

Karrie Hovey: Visiting Artist

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2014

Karrie Hovey …the Garden Grows

Jepson Center / Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

2013

Artist Presentation   

Taliesin East, Spring Green,WI

2012

Artist Residencies   

Bag Factory, Johannesburg, ZA

Felting workshop   

Bag Factory, Johannesburg, ZA

2011

Artist Residencies

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Advisory Board Artist Talk

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2010

TITLE

LOCATION

2010

Artist Lecture

Wen Hua College, Yunnan Arts Institute, Kunming, China

Geographies of Art: Sur le Terrain

Terra Foundation, Paris, France

Panel Discussion – Art Marketing

SFSU College of Creative Arts, San Francisco, CA

2009

Artist Presentation

I-Park Artist Enclave, East Haddam, CT

…the Garden Grows Artist Talk

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

Artist Talk

Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain

Artist Grantwriting & Applications

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2008

Artist Residencies Panel Discussion

id11, Delft, Netherlands

Artist Lecture, Professor Leonard

John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

Panel Discussion – Art & Peace   

Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, CA

2007

Artist Talk

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ

Guest Lecturer

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2006

Salon Series

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Guest Lecturer

Waterford School, Waterford, VT

2005

Show and Tell

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

academic

2015

Visiting Artist – MFA Visiting Artist Program

San Francisco State University

Adjunct Lecturer – Advanced 3D design

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2014

Adjunct Lecturer – Introduction to Graphic Design   

Dominican University

2013

Adjunct Lecturer – Introduction to 3D design

Dominican University

Adjunct Lecturer – Advanced 3D design

Dominican University

2012

Adjunct Lecturer – Introduction to 3D design

Dominican University

Adjunct Lecturer – Advanced 3D design

Dominican University

2010

Adjunct Lecturer – Introduction to 3D design

Dominican University

Advisor/Mentor – Community Service Learning

Dominican University

2009

Adjunct Lecturer – Introduction to 3D design

Dominican University

2008

Adjunct Lecturer – Junior Seminar

Dominican University

2007

Adjunct Lecturer – Introduction to 3D design

Dominican University

2006

Visiting Artist – Sculpture 4 – Professor Hunter   

San Francisco State University

work

2005-08

Assistant Office Manager

Fine Art Department, SFSU, San Francisco, CA

2002-15

Creative Director

Independent Consultant, Mill Valley, CA

1999-02

Senior Designer

Razorfish, Inc., San Francisco, CA

1998-99

Creative Director

Foglight Software, Pleasanton, CA

1998-98

Senior Designer

GAP Inc., San Francisco, CA

1994-98

Senior Designer

Jager DiPaola Kemp Design, Burlington, VT

education

2005

MFA Sculpture – 4.0

Fine Art Department, SFSU, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2005

MFA Student Representative

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1994

BFA Graphic Design – 3.87

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1990

Internship

Walt Disney College Program, Lake Buena Vista, FL

1990

Computer Science (transfer)

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

1998

Valedictorian

Concord High School, Concord, VT

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Karrie installing her solo exhibition at the Jepson Center / Telfair Museum in 2014.

As a research-based, site-specific installation artist, I am interested in how a manufactured or created space can destabilize our customary expectations of and interactions with our environment. My investigations have led me to explore the symbiotic relationship between the human landscape and the natural environment through three areas of exploration affected by human meddling: botany, evolution, and geography.

Intrigued by the impact of global trade, patterns of consumer culture, and the aftermath of our consumption, I use the bi-products of our buy-product disposable society to create landscapes of plastics, paper, cardboard, and discarded building materials. With this work I hope to epitomize the omnipresence of humans in the manipulation of nature.

In our current “Post-Darwinian-Survivalist” era, where a species can no longer rely on evolution to determine the survival of the fittest as a means of guaranteeing the continuation of their species, animals need to take an active roll in their adaptation process. I ponder the potential zoological adaptations and physical mutations that may become necessary for a species to rapidly evolve in our rapidly changing interconnected world.

Mapping was initially developed as a means to understand the geography and the geology of our planet. That intention has changed to one that feeds the human urges to grow, to expand, and to occupy. I am intrigued how in our information-overloaded world, the abstracted data of a map can be critical to one person, while utterly useless to another, all the while having tremendous political, cultural, social and environmental implications.

Back to normal?

 

Hovey grew up in the Northeast Kingdom, a rural area in northern Vermont. There she developed an appreciation of the natural world and a respect for the environment. This is also where she learned many of the hand-craft and construction techniques that are present in her current installations and paintings.

After studying Computer Science at the University of Vermont, Hovey transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York to study Graphic Design. While attending SVA, she was awarded the prestigious Bea Feitler Scholarship.

In 2002, after working many years as a professional designer, Hovey returned to study sculpture at San Francisco State University where she received her MFA in 2005. Hovey was nominated as the Art department’s Hood Recipient and graduated with honors.

Over the last several years, Hovey has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally at institutions including the Terra Foundation and the Everson Museum. In 2012, Hovey installed a site-specific solo exhibition at the Telfair Museum.

Hovey’s wanderlust and art career have taken her on artist residencies throughout the United States and Europe, and to China. Hovey just returned from her second stay in South Africa. She combined her passions for cycling, art and animal rights. Hovey rode in a 9 day/950 km mountain bike race to raise monies for a rhino preservation group called 12 Hours. After the ride she joined the non-profit, educational group, RhinoArt to bring art, awareness and financial support to the education of youth in rural communities. Hovey concluded her stay at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Cradle of Humankind where she completed a new work about rhino poaching titled man-I-cure. The piece is in the permanent collection of the Nirox Foundation in Johannesburg.

Since her return from Africa, Hovey has been preparing for a solo exhibition,
karrie hovey : spaces (in) between, at the Tiburon Heritage and Arts Commission.

Hovey currently maintains a studio in the DogPatch in San Francisco. She is a
15 year resident of Mill Valley, CA.

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Karrie traveling in Iceland, 2014.