Karen Bondarchuk Artist Talk and Book Signing
Karen Bondarchuk created a drawing every day over the course of a year to mark the days that her mother, who was stricken with dementia, no longer seemed to recognize. Bondarchuk’s lecture will focus on the process of creating Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day and its relationship to her overall studio practice.
Bio: Karen Bondarchuk, a Canadian visual artist living and working in the United States, has exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as Canada, England, France, Italy, Spain and India. She has received numerous national and international residencies including Stadt Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria; Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France; VCCA in Amherst, VA; and Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL. She has received honors and awards for her artwork in the United States, including Master Artist at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI, and her work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Woodson Art Museum and many other public and private collections. Bondarchuk received her MFA in sculpture from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and her BFA in sculpture and video from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax, Canada. She is a professor in the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. http://www.karenbondarchuk.com/.