Self-represented for NM or West Coast
Please contact through this website, or
Email: kgor505@gmail.com, or karigorden@yahoo.com
www.about.me/kari.gorden
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Born
SAN JOSE, CA 1960
 
Education
 
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, BFA
     SOBEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SUMMER STUDY PROGRAM, LACOSTE, FRANCE
    FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP
 
ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP, RUSSELL THURSTON, INSTRUCTOR, EAI, CERRILLOS, NM
 
Selected Group Shows
 

FEB 2014, "FROM THE VAULT", IMOGEN HOLLOWAY GALLERY, SAUGERTIES, NY

NOV 2013, GOODMAN ART and DESIGN SHOW, ALBUQUERQUE, NM  

SEPT 2013, ARTGRAZE ART + DESIGN JURIED SALON SHOW AT PIPPIN CONTEMPORARY, SANTA FE, NM
 
MARCH 2013, “BENT”, IMOGEN HOLLOWAY GALLERY, SAUGERTIES, NY
 
MAY 2012, “ZOOM IN”, IMOGEN HOLLOWAY GALLERY, SAUGERTIES, NY
 
JUNE 2012, “GALA EXHIBITION”, ENCAUSTIC ART INSTITUTE, CERRILLOS, NM
 
FEB 2011, “HEARTS AFLAME”, ENCAUSTIC ART INSTITUTE, CERRILLOS, NM
 
APRIL 2011, “PULP FICTION”, ENCAUSTIC ART INSTITUTE, CERRILLOS, NM
 
SEPT 2011, “10TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SHOW”, ENCAUSTIC ART INSTITUTE, CERRILLOS, NM
 
NOV 2010, “SMALL PACKAGES”, ENCAUSTIC ART INSTITUTE, CERRILLOS, NM
ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS
BIO/RESUME
THE MEDIUM USED IN THE PAINTINGS ON THIS WEBSITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, IS ENCAUSTIC. A FEW WORDS OF EXPLANATION ABOUT ENCAUSTIC: THE WORD ENCAUSTIC DESCRIBES THE MATERIAL, WHICH IS BEESWAX MIXED WITH DAMAR RESIN TO MAKE A CLEAR OR HONEY COLORED MEDIUM. THE WORD ALSO DESCRIBES THE PROCESS OF FUSING THE MEDIUM WITH HEAT. THIS MEDIUM IS HEATED AND APPLIED IN A MELTY, LIQUID STATE TO A RIGID SURFACE LIKE A WOOD PANEL. ENCAUSTIC INVOLVES PAINTING IN LAYERS OF THIS HEATED PIGMENTED BEESWAX. AS EACH LAYER IS APPLIED IT IS FUSED TO THE PREVIOUS LAYERS WITH A TORCH OR HEAT GUN. USUALLY THE MEDIUM IS MIXED WITH DRY PIGMENTS WHICH IS THE COLOR YOU WILL SEE IN AN ENCAUSTIC PAINTING. ENCAUSTIC IS OFTEN APPLIED IN MANY TRANSLUCENT LAYERS LENDING THE WORK A LUMINOSITY AND LUXURY OF SURFACE. IT LENDS ITSELF TO BOTH LOOSE MARK-MAKING AS WELL AS HIGHLY RENDERED IMAGES.