KAREN YURKOVICH
CV

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2019
Alchemical Kitchen, Su Bixinau, Monastery of Santa Rosa, Nurri, Sardegna, IVYnode residency, June
Doctrine of Signatures, exhibition and lecture on practice at the Canadian Association for Food Studies conference, June, University of BC, Vancouver
2018  Functionally Extinct, SouthMain Gallery, Vancouver, September
Natives and Immigrants, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, January
2017  Installation in the tepidarium, Horticulture Gardens, Florence, Italy
Project with Archeologia Arborea, biodiversity foundation in Italy, June
2014  Herbarium Project, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC, Vancouver, May to September
http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/blog/blueberries
Turning Landscapes, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, May
2013  Project with UBC Botanical Garden and Apple Festival, October 
Cultural Biodiversity Projects, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy, November
2012  New Paintings, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, USA, October
Working In Nature, project with UBC Farm and Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC, 
see blog post 10/01/2012: http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/blog    
Morphology, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, March
2011  A Concept of Cloud, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, May
2009  Karen Yurkovich, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, October
2008  Project for Vantage Art projects, photographic edition, Worm Hole, Vancouver
Clear Skies, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, October
Last Garden, Galleria Della Pina, Pietrasanta, Italy, August
Magic Nature, SACI Gallery, Florence, March
2007  Daylight, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, NovemberCool Fields, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, May
The Forgotten Pears, episode of Recreating Eden, on Vision TV, shown in February 2007
Cover for The Pear Orchard, by Joanne Weber, Hagios Press, Canada, 2007
2006  Fiori di Montagna, the dark side of Nature, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy, December
Nature Walk, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, November
Bio-D, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, July
Apple, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, July

Teaching
2019 to Present
Instructor, Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University, Langara College, Vancouver, and LaSalle College, Vancouver
2013-2016
Director of and Professor in the MFA in Studio Arts program, also Head of Graduate Studies, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Instructor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Selected Group Shows and Projects
2019 Manuale di Ultrabotanica, Atelier Dimensione Verde, curated by Sergio Tossi, Florence, Italy
2018 Arboreal Archeology, Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, November, with Isabella dalla Ragione
Extracted Landscapes, Bugera Matheson Gallery, group exhibition, August
2015  Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton 
The Teacher and the Student, project/installation with Walker Keith Jernigan on the relationship student/teacher, Florence, Italy
2011  Terra, Berchidda, Italy, curated by Gianella Demuro e Antonello Fresu, catalogue
2009  Artificio e Natura, GalleriaArmoryArte, Perugia, Italy, curated by Loredana Parmesani and Carla Berioli, catalogue
2008  Il vaso di Pandora, GalleriaArmoryArte, Perugia, Italy, curated by Valerio Dehò, catalogue
2007  ArtCover, Rocca dei Bentivoglio, Bazzano, Italy, curated by Valerio Dehò
SACI Faculty Exhibition, L’Albero Celeste Art Gallery, San Gimignano, Italy, December
2006  Diverse Nature, with Isabella dalla Ragione, fp architetti, Milano, Italy
SACI Faculty Exhibition, August 2006 to May 2007, selected US Universities, catalogue
2005  Vanitas, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy, catalogue
Artisti Stranieri in Umbria, Corciano, Chiesa di San Francesco, curated by Massimo Duranti, catalogue

Curatorial Projects
2016  U-Turn, with curator Daria Filardo, SACI MFA final exhibition, Biagiotti Arte Contemporanea, Florence
2015  Long Distance, with curator Daria Filardo, SACI MFA final exhibition, Florence
2014  Within Alterity: a collection, a population a territory, co-curated with Daria Filardo, MAEC museum, Cortona, Italy, April to July

Residencies
2019  Su Bixinau, IVYnode residency, Nurri, Sardegna, June
2017  Archeologia Arborea, Lerchi, Italy, June 
2012 – 2014  Beaty Museum for Biodiversity, Vancouver, BC

Education
Master of Fine Arts, 1990, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1987, University of Alberta, Canada

Books and Catalogues
Functionally Extinct, catalogue, SouthMain Gallery, Vancouver, critical text by Daria Filardo, 2019
The Herbarium Project, catalogue with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, 2014
Terra, curated by Gianella Demuro e A. Fresu, Edizioni Time in Jazz, Berchidda, Italy, 2011
Artificio e Natura, curated by Loredana Permesani, catalogue, GalleriaArmoryArte, Perugia, 2009
Il vaso di Pandora, curated by Valerio Deho’, catalogue, GalleriaArmoryArte, Perugia, 2008
L’arte nel bicchiere, la collezione d’arte moderna Di Franco, Cortina, 2009 and 2007
Fiori di Montagna, the dark side of Nature, catalogue, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy, 2006

Selected Collections
Bill Gates Foundation, Seattle
Unicredit Bank, Italy
Collection Lissa and Cy Wagner, Midland, Texas
Halle Barry, Hollywood
Erregerre Industries, Bergamo, Italy
Elica, Fabriano, Italy
Emaar Properties, Dubai, UAE
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, New York
Schweighofer Holzindustrie, Vienna, Austria
Collection Francesco Casoli, Serra San Quirico, Italy
Collection Di Franco, Alto-Adige, Italy
Washington First Bank, Seattle
Nordstroms, Seattle
Dorothy Ames Design, Toronto
Deloitte Touche, Seattle
Port of Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington
MillerThompson, Edmonton
Bio-Tech, Munich, Germany
Renaissance Wines, Vancouver and Calgary
Delta Hotels, Vancouver
Swedish Hospital, Seattle
Seymour Collection, Vancouver
Artemis Marketing Group, Vancouver
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
University of Alberta
Shaw Cable, Calgary and Victoria
David Zacharko Architect, Vancouver
Zacharko Design Partnership, Vancouver
The Lazy Gourmet Restaurant, Vancouver
Kyle Loranger Design, Edmonton
Zymogenetics Corporation, Seattle.