KAREN YURKOVICH

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2018
Functionally Extinct, SouthMain Gallery, Vancouver, September
Natives and Immigrants, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, January
2016
Proposed Installation in the tepidarium, Horticulture Gardens, Florence, Italy
2014
Herbarium Project, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC, Vancouver, May to September
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, November
Cool Fields, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, May
The Forgotten Pears, episode of Recreating Eden, on Vision TV, shown in February 2007, I was included in the episode on Isabella Dalla Ragione, founder of Archeologia Arborea, a biodiversity association and farm whose scope is the preservation of local ancient fruit varieties and the traditions and culture surrounding them.
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
2005
Post-Natural, Galleria Santa Marta, Milan, Italy
Meta, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
2004
Nature, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy
I never promised you a rose garden, part one, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
I never promised you a rose garden, part two, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Incontri, Project for Juliet, N. 118, June 2004, pages 48 – 49
2003 and before
Oracle, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
Metamorphoses, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
The Same Story Again, Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
Love KNots, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
Change of Season, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Family Trees, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle
A Single Line, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
West Meets East, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, USA
B.C. Natives and Immigrants, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
B.C. Natives and Immigrants, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
Karen Yurkovich, Sala Giulia Gens, Rome
Gli Elementi, Sala del Grifo e del Leone, Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia

 

Selected Group Shows

2015
Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, University of Alberta Museums, Enterprise Square, 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
2004
Vineart, Fair of contemporary and modern art, meditation of great wines, Messe fur Moderne und Zeitgenossische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy, November, catalogue
Ora, Galleria Spazio, Orvieto, Italy
Robinson, First International Prize for Contemporary Art, Passioni D’Umbria, Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy, curated by Maurizio Coccia, catalogue
Passione di Mela, various sites in Val di Non, Italy, curated by Vittoria Coen, catalogue
Artefiera, Bologna, February
2003
Pre-final, Miss Italia, San Benedetto del Tronto, Selected artist, artistic intervention on five gowns. Transmission September 13, Rai 1.
Enter. Invito al futuro, Premio internazionale d’arte Ermanno Casoli, sixth edition, Serra San Quirico, Ancona, Galleria Spazia, Bologna, Barbara Behan Gallery, London, January, 2004, curated by Valerio Dehò
Floralis, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Hortus Conclusus, installation in the Arciducal Park, Arco, Italy, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti
2002
DNArt, Biennale, Kunsthaus Merano, Merano, Italy, curated by Valerio Dehò, catalogue

 

Curatorial Projects

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
Including the organization of a show in Le Murate, cultural space of City of Florence, and a round table discussion including the cultural consultant for the City of Florence, Tommaso Sacchi, the curator and director of Le Murate and Il Novecento Museum, Valentina Gelsini, and several Italian artists of local, national and international profile.
2014
Within Alterity: a collection, a population a territory, co-curated with Daria Filardo, MAEC museum, Cortona, Italy, April to July

 

Education

Mentorship in scagliola technique with R. Cappelletti, Perugia, Italy, 2000
Mentorship in traditional painting techniques and restoration with restorer Giovanni Manuali, Italy, 1998
Master of Fine Arts, 1990, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1987, University of Alberta, Canada

 

Bibliography

Books and Catalogues
The Herbarium Project, catalogue with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, 2014
Terra, curated by Gianella Demuro e Antonello 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
Faculty Exhibition: SACI, SACI, Florence, 2006
Post-Natural, catalogue, Galleria Santa Marta, Milan, 2005
Arte Fiera, catalogue, renografica, Bologna, Italy, 2005
Artisti Stranieri in Umbria (Foreign Artists in Umbria), curated by Massimo Duranti, catalogue, Comune di Corciano, Italy 2005
Robinson, curated by Maurizio Coccia, catalogue, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy, 2004
Passione di Mela (Apple Passions), Comune di Val di Non, Italy, 2004
Nature, catalogue, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy, 2004
Enter: Invito al Futuro (Enter: Invitation to the Future), catalogue, De Agostini Rizzoli Arte e Cultura, Milan, Italy, 2003
Hortus Conclusus, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti, catalogue, Nicolodi, Arco, Italy, 2003
DNArt, curated by Valerio Deho’, catalogue, De Agostini Rizzoli Arte e Cultura, Milan, Italy, 2002
Metamorphoses, catalogue, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, 2002

 

Media

The Herbarium Project, Beaty Museum
Painting Today, invited speaker at debate, organized by Alessandra Borsetti Venier at La Barbagianna Encounters on Art, 2013, Pontassieve, Italy
Il sogno degli americani…, Sergio Tossi, La Repubblica, June 2, 2013
Artist Works with Specimens of the UBC Herbarium, 10/01/2012: http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/blog
Fascinating Fruit, Gilbert Bouchard, Where Magazine, May/June 2007
Nature as subject and implement, Mari Sasano, Edmonton Journal, June 1, 2007
Fiori del Male dal Canada (Flowers of Evil from Canada), D.V., Pre-visti, Il Giornale dell’Arte, Vernissage, December 2006
La Scoperta dell’ America (The Discovery of America), Marco Tomasini, L’Adige, December 14, 2006
Arte in Mostra, Corriere della Sera, March 15, 2004
Yurkovich: giardini dell’anima (Yurkovich, gardens of the soul), F. Degasperi, Il Trentino, March 25, 2004
Stupifacente natura di Karen Yurkovich (Amazing nature of Karen Yurkovich), Marco Tomasini, L’Adige, April 4, 2004
Uomo e Natura Indagini Pittoriche della Yurkovich (Man and Nature Pictorial Investigations by Yurkovich), Mariella Rossi, Corriere del Trentino, March 13, 2004
The best of Italian galleries, Extrart, March 2004
Karen Yurkovich, Monitor del Trentino, March 22, 2004
Karen Yurkovich – Nature, Exibart, March 22, 2004
La prima Guerra con dibattito (The first war with debate), Paola Rosà, L’Adige, Thursday, March 20, 2003
Hortus Conclusus, Mariella Rossi, Monitor del Trentino, April 22, 2003
Creative Pleasures, Milena Katz, Parkhurst Exchange, Volume 9 No.12, December 2001
Interview and story, Aislinn Hunter, CBC Radio, North by Northwest, January 27, 2001
Interview and feature story, Janet Dirks, VTV News at Six, January 30, 2001
Letter to a Friend, artist statement, Artichoke Magazine, November 1999
Karen Yurkovich at Linda Hodges, review by Paula Gustafson, Asian Art News, Vol. 9, number 6, 1999
Editor’s Choice, Nick Rockel, Vancouver Magazine, November 1999
Karen Yurkovich, Vancouver Sun, November 4, 1999
Big Talk Backed Up with Bigger Talent, Charles Mandel, Edmonton Journal, October 6, 1995
Exhibit Raises Heat, Tracy Neumann, SEE magazine, October 19, 1995
Renaissance Woman, Charles Mandel, Edmonton Journal, November 30, 1994
This Show Provides Undoubted Pleasure, Elizabeth Beauchamp, Edmonton Journal, April 24, 1992

 

Teaching

2018
Instructor, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
Instructor, LaSalle College, Vancouver
2012-2016
Director of MFA Program in Studio Arts and First Year MFA Studio Instructor, Head of Graduate Studies, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Instructor of Art History, Drawing, and Introduction to Digital Media, Art Institute, Vancouver
Instructor of Core Skills (Teen Institute) and Painting, Continuing Education, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver
Instructor of Drawing, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
2004 – 2010
Drawing and painting courses, SACI, Florence, Italy
2D Honors Studio, SACI (Studio Art Centers International) Florence, Italy
1998 – 2011

 

Selected Collections

Bill Gates Foundation, Seattle
Unicredit Bank, Italy
Collection Lissa and Cy Wagner, Midland, Texas
Halle Berry, 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.
Private collections in Europe, the U.K., the US, and Canada