Karen Searle


Bio     Education     Collections/Exhibitions/Curating     Bibliography     Teaching/Residencies/Publishing     Writing
New York Mills Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN, funded by Jerome Foundation, Fall, 2005.
Canberra School of Art Fibers Department, Canberra, Australia, teaching residency, Fall, 2004.
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA., funded by Minnesota State Arts Board Opportunity grant, Winter 2001.
Selected Teaching
Classes at Weavers Guild of Minnesota, 2009-2010: visit www.weaversguildmn.org
College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN. Fiber Art, Summer 2007, Summer, 2008.
Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia. Sculptural Fiber, Fall, 2004.
University of Minnesota's Split Rock Arts Program, Knit & Crochet
Sculpture, Summer, 2002; Knit & Crochet Jewelry, Summer, 2008.
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Knit & Crochet Sculpture, Summer, 2002.
Mentor, WARM (Women's Art Registry of MN) Mentor Program since 1993.
Instructor, University of Minnesota's Compleat and Practical Scholar,
fiber classes and knitwear design, 1996, 97, 2004, 2005.
Adjunct Faculty, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN: MAX (Minnesota Arts
Experience) summer workshops for art teachers, 1996-2000.
Technical Assistant in sculpture and papermaking, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 1996-98.
Lecturer/workshop leader since 1974 at guilds and conferences
including Convergence, Surface Design Association, Mid-Atlantic Fiber
Association, Midwest Weavers; Fiber Art Symposium - Korea; Fibre Forums -Australia and New Zealand.
Instructor 1971-2000 Weaver's Guild of Minnesota; Textile Center of Minnesota since 2001.