Curriculum Vitae

Karin Olah
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MEDIUM

Mixed media collage (hand-dyed fabric, vintage textiles, acrylic paint)
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
Liz Lidgett Gallery, Des Moines Iowa

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

2022    Liz Lidgett Gallery, Title tba, Des Moines IA
2020    Liz Lidgett Gallery, The Space Between, Des Moines IA
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

2021   Guest Speaker, Kiawah Arts, Kiawah Island SC
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,
            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

 Karin Olah posing with her piece Sea Wall installed in Meeting Street Lofts

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