KAREN KUNC

 

EDUCATION

1977 MFA, Ohio State University

1975 BFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003-present Willa Cather Professor and Professor of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2009 Visiting Artist, Oregon State University

1998-2003 Professor of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2001 Artist-in-Residence, Nagasawa Art Park, Tsuna, Japan, fall

1999 Visiting Professor, School of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1989-1998 Associate Professor in Printmaking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

UNL Study Abroad Program, Santa Reperata Graphic Art Centre, Florence, Italy, summer 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003

1995 Guest Professor, Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland

1993 Research Fellow, Kyoto, Japan, Spring

1989 Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Artist/Teacher, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

1988-91 Art & Art History Gallery Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1985-89 Assistant Professor in Printmaking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1987 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-Berkeley, spring

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

Anderson O’Brien Gallery, Omaha, NE

Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Davidson Galleries, Seattle WA

Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX

Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

Kechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, AL

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016:  “Into the Deep,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis Missouri

“Open Studio Treasures,” Constellation Studios, Lincoln Nebrask

2015: "Blue Moment," Constellation Studios, Lincoln, Nebraska

2014: “Of Process: Drawings, Blocks, Prints,” Constellation Studios, Lincoln,NE

2013: “Elusivematter:  The Prints & Artist Books of Karen Kunc,” Stalder Art Gallery, Falls City, NE

“Karen Kunc, Prints & Book Arts,” Gallery 101, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012: “The Immeasurable: Recent Prints of Karen Kunc,” Art Gallery, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

“The Immeasurable,” Anderson Obrien Gallery, Old Market, Omaha, NE

2011: Mokuhanga Innovative, Art Forum Jarfo, Kyoto, Japan

“The Nature of Abstraction,” Alexandre Hogue Art Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK

“An Eden,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Abstraction & Color,” Two-person exhibition, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY

2010: “Printedness,” Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

“Sense of Place,” Art Zone Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Karen Kunc/Blue Heron Press Artist Books and the BHP Collection, Clare M. Eagle Fine Arts Gallery, Murray State University, Doyle Fine Arts Building, Murray, Kentucky

2009: “Kaiku Gallery,” Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki

“Order,” Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

“Volumina,” Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

“Printedness,” Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2008: Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Malaspina Printmakers Society Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Emily B. Davis Gallery, University of Akron, OH

Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH

Minia University, El Minia, Egypt

2007: “Journey,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Walter Gropius Mast Artist Series, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

“Lyrical Legacy: The Prints of Karen Kunc,” Leed-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

“Karen Kunc: Sensory Source,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2006: Piano Nobile Gallery, Rynek Glowny, Krakow, Poland

Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland

Galerie d'Art Contemporain, 7th Mondial de l''Estampe et de la Gravure Originale, Triennale de Camalières, France (October)

The Downtown Gallery, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Northern Kentucky University, Fine Arts Center, Highland Heights, KY

Fine Arts Center Gallery, Augusta State University, GA

2005: "Visionary Evidence," Contemporary Print and Drawing Center, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

Abercrombie Art Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

“Featured Artist Project,” The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

“Recent Prints,” Kathy Carraccio Print Studio, New York, NY

“Prints,” Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

2004: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

SNAP Gallery, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2003: Gallery APA, Nagoya, Japan

Hartmann Center Art Gallery, Bradley University

2002: Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA

Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Printmaking Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2001: “Woodcut Prints,” Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Evoking Time,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Deluce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

2000: Galerie Dumont 18, Geneva, Switzerland

Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE

1999: “Working Riddles,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1998: Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1997: “Intangibles,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1996: Felix Jenewein Gallery, Municipal Museum of Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfijordur, Iceland

Galleri Unbra, Rekjavik, Iceland

Galleria Harmonia, Jyvvaskyla, Finland

Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Primary Object gallery, San Antonio, TX

1995: 20/21: Karen Kunc, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Gallery APA, Nagoya, Japan

Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

1994: Karen Kunc, New woodcuts, Monoprints, and Drawings, Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Porter Butts Gallery, Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin, Madison

1993: “New Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Karen Kunc, Artist/Printmaker, Babock Fine Arts Center Gallery, Sweet Briar College,

Sweet Briar, VA

Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

California Books, San Francisco, CA

1992: Albion College, Dickinson Print Gallery, Albion, MI

1991: Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1990: Woodcuts & Drawings, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA

Norra Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University

Merwin Gallery, School of Art, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

Harnet Hall Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND

1989: Jane Haslem Salon, Washington, DC

New Work: Woodcuts, Monotypes & Drawings, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Woodcuts,” Allen Priebe Gallery, Oshkosh, WI

“The Prints of Karen Kunc,” Carleton Art Gallery, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988: “Woodcuts,” Cyrus M. Running Gallery, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

“Woodcuts,” Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

1987: Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Center for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Invitational Gallery, WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1986: Sioux City Art Center, Graphics Gallery, Sioux City, IA

U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Consulate, Crakow, Poland

Governor’s Mansion, Nebraska Arts Council

1985: Milliken University, Lower Gallery, Decatur, IL

Quincy College Art Gallery, Quincy College, Quincy, IL

University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX

Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO

1984: New Work, Miriam Perlman, Inc., Chicago, IL

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Blackburn College, Renner Art Gallery, Carlinville, IL

Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL

1983: The Ohio Series, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017: “Conspire: Collaboration, Cooperation, Collection,” CBAA Members Juried Exhibition, Museum of        

Fine Arts, Tallahassee F

2016: "From the Racks," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Paper Monument,” Offine Space, Central Booking Gallery, New York, NY

“The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking,” MOCA, Jacksonville FL

“Abstract National Exhibition,” Mark Arts Center, Wichita KS

“Cuts: An Exhibition of Relief Printmaking,” Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago IL

“Heartland Portfolio,” Cowles Gallery at Open Book, Minneapolis MN

“Statements on Nature: A Survey of Printmaking Today,” Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Culture Center, Kahului, HI

“Beyond the Norm: International Juried Print Exhibition,” University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

“Midwestern Matrix Continuum: Texas,” Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

“Graphic Realities,” Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH

Camaraderie: Books & Print Exhibition,” Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, N

“The Print,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015: “Women in the Atrium,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Wintry Mix,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Fertile Ground: Midwest Printmaking Traditions,” Swope Art Museum, Terra Haute, Indiana

“3-Person Show,” Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas

2014: “Summer Rotation,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Mokuhan Zomeki/What Happened in Japan?” Curated International Exhibition, University of the Arts Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2013: 8th Biennale Internationale de’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

2012: “Layers and Lines,” Keichel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

“RED,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“AAF-Los Angeles,” Atrium Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011: “SILVER,” 25th Anniversary Show, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Tempting Equilibrium,” Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010: “Prints,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Flora,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Art Matters/Mastering Printmaking: Karen Kunc and UNL Masters Students,” Walker Art Gallery,

University of Nebraska-Kearney, NE

“ColorPrint USA 40th Anniversary Exhibition,” Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

“Into the Wood, Contemporary American Woodcut Prints from the Art Bank Collection,” Art Bank Gallery, Harry S Truman Building, US Department of State, Washington DC

“Reunion Portfolio Images 2010,” Crane Arts Building, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Philadelphia, PA

“Contemporary Artworks from the MONA Collection,” Columbus Art Gallery, Columbus, NE

“Faculty Exhibition,” Eisentrager•Howard Gallery, Department of Art and Art History, UNL, Lincoln, NE

2009: “2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition,” Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand

“Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial,” Gallery 808, Boston, MA

“The 184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art Members Exhibition,” National Academy Museum, NY

“International Print Triennial-Krakow,” Contemporary Art Gallery “Bunkier Sztuki”, Krakow, Poland

“Unlimited Impressions: Kunc, Pfaff,” Shure, Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

“Sugar, Sugar,” InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

“Wood, Graphics Galleries,” Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

“Blocks of Color: A Century of American Woodcuts,” Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

“Printmaking Methods/Relief,” Worcester Art Museum, MA

“Art by Women, from the Wachovia A G Edwards Corporate collection,” Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

“Somewhere Far from Habit: A Collaborative Exhibit of Poetry and Artists’ Books,” Pierre Menard

Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Longwood University, Virginia, & tour

“The Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts,” McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, MA

“Visiting Artists Invitational,” On the Edge Gallery, New Orleans Center for Creative Art, Los Angeles CA

“Boundless Transformations: The Book as Art,” Art Students League, Denver, CO

“The Assignment: A Juried Book Arts Exhibition,” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

“Border Crossings: Group Exhibition of Visiting Faculty,” Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

“The Print Fantastic,” Theatre Art Gallery, High Point, North Carolina

“Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design and the Studio Quilt,” International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln, NE

“Field Report, Boston Printmakers,” Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hayes Sate University, KS

“Academia Invitational,” Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

“Cover to Cover: Artist Books,” Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

“Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Auction Benefit Exhibition,” Omaha, NE

“Summer Showcase,” Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

“Artist Fellows Exhibition,” Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

“Small,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2008: Print Invitational, 30th Anniversary of the Graphic Workshop, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland

The Art of the Book ’08, Craft Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Canada and International tour

IMPRINT 2008, “Clashes Between Civilizations,” Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland

“Choose One,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Small Works,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007: “New Prints 2007/Winter,” International Print Center, New York, NY

The 182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, member, National Academy Museum, New York, NY

“New Traditions: 5 Years of Collaboration at Flying Horse Press,” Orange Co. Government Office, Orlando, FL

“Red Herring Portfolio,” Center for Book Arts, NY; Lewis Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS; SGC Conference, Kansas City; Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX

2006: “Bound Visions: Artists’ Books,” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

“10 for 20” 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

"Paper, Paper," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

"Selections," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

"4 Printmakers/ 2 Curators," The Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington D.C.

Second International Biennial for the Artist's Book, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt

"Book Blast: Artist's Books," Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

5th Egyptian International Print Triennale, Cario, Egypt

"Book as Art: Twenty Years of Artists' Books," National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

"Crossing Gene (Hybrids), American and Korean Collaborations, Sun Contemporary Gallery,

Seoul, Korea

"Selected Prints of Tandem Press," Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"American Prints in Troubled Times," Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

International Print Triennial Krakow, Poland

“Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Art by Academicians,” National Academy Museum,

New York, NY

5th Minnesota National Print Biennial Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Tweed

2005: "Holiday Group Show," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

"With Spirit," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

"Open Expression: Contemporary American Prints," American University in Cairo, Egypt

Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Biennale Internationale d'Estampes Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Busan International Print Art Festival, Busan, Korea

"New Prints 2005/Summer," International Print Center, New York, NY

"Resonance and Response: Artists' Books from Special Collections", Wellesley College Library

2004: "Mentors: Inspiration, Influence, Expertise," St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO

Chesterfield Arts Gallery Exhibit, Chesterfield, MO

VII International Art Triennale Majdanek 2004, State Museum, Lublin, Poland

"Time Remembered/Time Past", juried Boston Printmakers Members Exhibition,

Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

National Print Portfolio Exchange from Catfish Press, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS

"Sublime Present: International Aspects of Contemporary Print," Musashino Art University,

Tokyo, Japan

"Art in Isolation," Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center, Capser, Wyoming

2003: "Crosscurrents: American Prints", II Quatro di Omega Gallery, Rome, Italy

6th Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format, Chamalieres, France

International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland

Intergraphia, World Award Winners Exhibition, Museum of Neipolomice, Royal Castle, Poland

International Print and Drawing Exhibition on the Occasion of 60th Anniversary Celebration of Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

The Boston Printmakers 2003 North American Print Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

Contemporary Art Festival Invitational Exhibition, Modern Art Museum, Japan

178th Annual Exhibition, for Academicians, the National Academy of Design Museum, New York

2003 Artist Members Juried Exhibition, The Center for Book Arts, New York

"Out from Japan: Watercolor Woodblocks in the Japanese Style", 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

Portfolio Exhibition, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

“Atrium at the Plaza,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Atrium Gallery at HOK, St. Louis, MO

4th Egyptian International Print Triennial, Sector of the Fine Arts, Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt

"Grabado sin Fronteras/Printmaking Without Borders", Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA, and Centro Metropolitan, Estamperi a Quitena, Quito, Ecuador

"Women in Print," Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK

"Cuts: The Contemporary Woodcut," Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA

"Radical Printmaking 2003," Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, CA

"Another View: A Selection of Contemporary American Prints," Greenleaf Gallery,

Whittier College, LA

"The Print," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2002: True North SNAP International Print Biennial, Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists,

Edmonton, Canada

Biennial 2002, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago

"The Liquid Language of Artist's Books," University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie

Prints from Nagasawa Art Park Artists-in-Residence, Skydoor Art Space in Aoyoma, Tokyo, Japan

5th American Print Biennial, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, Virginia

"Global Matrix", International Print Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana and Wright

State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio 2003

“Scale It,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Karen Kunc, Thomas H. Majeski, & Susan Puelz, Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

“Karen Kunc and Kenny Walton,” Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE

"Built by Hand: The Book as Art, Pyramid Atlantic International Book Exhibition,"

1111 Sculpture Space, Washington D.C.

2001: The 3rd Minnesota National Print Biennial, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

28th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Triennial 100 Cities 2001-2003, City Culture Center, Dzierzoniowo, Poland and tour

III Printmaking Festival 2001, Teoartis, Evora, Portugal

Saint’s & Sinners Print Portfolio, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C.

2001 North American Print Exhibition, Boston Printmakers, 808 Gallery, Boston University, MA

Artist’s Books by the Boston Printmakers, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

“On/Off/Over the Edge,” America Print Alliance juried exhibition, traveling exhibition,

University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Florida, Miami University, Oxford, OH

“Relative Unfoldings,” Juried Print Exhibition, Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2001 Artists Members Juried Show, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2000: “Relatives,” 4th British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, England, and tour

5th Sapporo International Print Biennial, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

International Artist’s Books, Galerie Dumont 18, Geneva, Switzerland

International Print Triennial - Krakow 2000, Poland and other international venues

“Art and the Printing Press,” 2nd International Small Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, Italy

Midlands Invitational 2000: Works on Paper, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

“Who Knows Where or When: Artists Interpret Geography and Time,” Wustum Museum,

Racine, WI

“Squish,” What is a Print Exhibition, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

“Visions of the Prairie: The Great Plains at the Dawn of the Millennium, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE

“Unbound: Reshaping Artist’s Books,” Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center,

New York, NY

“Recycled Paper III,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1999: “Wind and Water on the Land,” Great Plains Art Collection, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“Recycled Paper II,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Personal Iconography, Mythologies & Fairy Tales,” University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls Iowa

“Kunc & Youngblood: Printmakers,” University Art Gallery, Baylor University, Waco, TX

“Between Nature and Culture: American Prints,” Felix Jenewein Gallery, Kutna Hora,

Czech Republic

“Printmakers Artist’s Books,” Hayden Library, Arizona State University, Tempe

The 174th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York

“The Sense of Touch: Women Printmakers,” Art Gallery, Western Wyoming College,

Rock Springs

Forty-Eight Contemporary American Printmakers, Art Museum of the Central Fine Arts Institute, China

1998: “Between Nature and Culture: American Prints,” Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland

“Art of the Book 98,” The Gallery, Canada Trust Gallery, Toronto Reference Library, Canada

The 4th Sapporo International Print Bienniale, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

World Print Festival 1998, Lujbljana, Slovenia

American Graphic Art, 5th Biennial of Slovene Graphic Art, Novo Mesto, Slovenia

2nd International Triennial of Graphic Art, Old City Hall, Inter-Kontakt-Grafik, Prague,

Czech Republic

Group Print Show, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago

“Recycled Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997: “Kunc and Sorman,” Art Gallery, Columbus College, Columbus, GA

“Raw Vision, Raw Word: Book Art as Process and Power,” Bayly Art Museum,

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

“Beyond Boundaries,” National Juried Print Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

International Print Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Oregon

“New Dialogues: Women Printmakers Invitational,” Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley College, MA

Women’s Caucus for Art 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Artemsia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996: “Carved Block Prints in the Americas,” Graphicstudio Gallery, Tampa, FL

“Ibizagraphic ‘96,” International Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Ibiza, Spain

4th Biennial of Graphic Art Beograd ‘96, Cvijeta Susoric Art Pavilion, Beograd, Yugoslavia

Print Exhibition, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Abstraction: Monoprint/Monotype,” University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

International Artists Books Exhibition, Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Mid America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition, Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, NY

“Prints: Last Half of the 20th Century,” Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC

“Edges of Interfaces,” American Print Alliance, SCG National Conference, Morgantown, WV

“The Modern Print,” Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE

“Visual Poetry: Words & Images by the Nebraska Women’s Caucus for Art,” Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

1995: “Recent Acquisitions of Paper,” National Museum of American Art, Washington DC

“The First Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial ‘95,” Tama Art University Museum, Japan

“Printmaking Workshop Exhibition,” Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka , Bangladesh

“Print Invitational,” La Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, Paris, France

“3rd International Triennial of Woodcut & Wood-engraving,” State Gallery, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

“15th Mini Print International Cadaques,” Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain

“ARC National Artist-made Books Exhibition,” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition,” Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

“The Boston Printmakers 45th North American Print Exhibition,” Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass.

“Dressing the Text: the Fine Press Artists’ Book,” the Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, CA

“Multiples Only: A Book Art Invitational,” Special Collections Gallery, McDermott Library University of Texas, Dallas, TX

“Off the Press/National Print Exhibition,” DePaul University, Greencastle, Indiana

“USA Within Limits,” Documenta, Galeria de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Prints,” Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

Mayor’s Arts Award, Visual Artist Achievement, Lincoln, NE 2016

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Doane College, Crete, NE, 2016

Juror’s Award, Beyond the Norm International Print Exhibition, Illinois State University, 2016

Honorable Mention, Abstract National, Mark Arts Center, Wichita, KS, 2016

Prix de Print, essay and feature in Art in Print Journal, juried by David Story, July-Aug, 2015

UNL Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, 201

Honorable Mention Award, The Assignment: National Juried Artist Book Exhibition, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, 2010

Fulbright Specialists Roster, 5 year term, 2009 – 2013

Fulbright Specialist Grant, for teaching and exhibition, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, 2009

Leavin/Maynard Prize, 184th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, NY, 2009

Purchase Prize, 2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Thailand, 2009

Boston Printmaker’s 60th Anniversary Prize, for acquisition to the Worcester Art Museum, 2009

Visiting Artist Residency, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June, 2008

Southern Graphics Council 'Printmaker Emeritus Award', 2007

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Studio Award, New York, NY, November, 2007

Purchase Award, “The Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial,” Juror, Roberta Waddell,

Curator Emerita, New York Public Library, 2009

"Printmaker Emeritus Award 2007," Southern Graphics Council, Kansas City, MO, 2007

Milwaukee Art Museum, Print Forum commission of print Luminous Wonders, 2006

Sally R. Bishop Master Faculty Fellowship, The Center for Book Arts, 2005

Prize of the Director of the State Museum, VII International Art Triennale Majdanek, Lublin Poland, 2004

Willa Cather Professorship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003

2nd Place Award, 6th Triennale Mondiale D'Estampes Petit Format, Chamalieres, France 2003

Lance Prize, 178th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design Museum, New York 2003

UNL Research Council Humanities Enhancement Fund Grant, "Mirror of the Wood, A Century of the Woodcut Print in Finland," exhibition preparation, 2002-3

Juror's Award, Boston Printmakers 2003 North American Print Exhibition

Juror's Special Mention, Pressed and Pulled X, Georgia College and State University, 2002

UNL Humanities Center Annual Research and Creative Achievement Award, 2002

Fabriano Award of Distinction, Third Minnesota Print Biennial, 2001

Purchase and Juror's Merit Award, 28th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, 2001

Sponsor’s Prize, 5th Sapporo International Print Biennial, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan

Purchase Award, Sixty Square Inches, National Print Exhibition, Perdue University, IN

Best of Show, “Impressions,” Blandon Memorial Art Museum, Perdue University, IN

University of Nebraska Alumni Achievement Award

Nebraska Art Teachers Association Higher Education Award

Artist of the Year, 2000 Governor's Arts Awards, Nebraska Arts Council

Artist’s Book Production Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 1998-99

UNL Research Council Grant-in-aid for “Truly Bone,” artist book project, 1998

University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, 1998

Fulbright Scholar Award, for research travel to Finland, spring 1996

Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, 1996

Benzinger Winery Imagery Series, label image for limited release special wine, Glen Ellen, CA, 1996

Library Fellows commission for an artists book, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC,

1995-96

The Jane Voorhees Simmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios commission of a suite of prints, with publisher Kathy Caraccio, New York, 1995

Purchase Award, the Cimmaron National Works on Paper, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1995

Purchase Award, 69th International Competition of Prints, the Print Club, Philadelphia, 1994

Juror’s Award, Off the Shelf: Books By Artists, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona

Best of Show, Prarie Light Arts Showcase, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, 1994

Prize of the Manchita Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Print Exhibition, Manchita-Tokyo, 1993

Rembrandt Graphic Arts Award, 44th North American Print Exhibition, Boston Printmakers, 1993

Lincoln Arts Council Mayor’s Arts Award Recipient, 1993

Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Master Award, 1992

Fellowship Award, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, 1992

Juror’s Award, 13th Annual Jurored Art Show, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS, 1992

Middle Slovak National Committee Award, 11th International Biennale Exhibition of Woodcut in Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia, 1991

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Foundation for Graphics, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, CA

Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle

Alvar Alto Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland

American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Anheuser- Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Art Museum of Reykjavik, Iceland

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Carleton College, Special Collections

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art

Colorado College

Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington DC

Columbus Chamber of Commerce, OH

Columbus Museum of Art, OH

County/City Building, Lincoln, NE

Daum Contemporary Art Museum, Sedalia, MO

Denver Public Library, CO

Doane College, Crete, NE

Elvehjem Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Felix Jenewein Galerie, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Florida State University, Library

Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Georgia College and State University

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University,

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hatcher Library, Special Collections, University of Michigan

Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI

Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia

Hyndai Art Center Gallery, Ulsan, Korea

Idaho State University Library

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

Institute of Fine Art, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Inter-Kontakt Grafik Foundation, Prague

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Library, Los Angeles, CA

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland

Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Milwaukee Art Museum

Minia University, Egypt

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Museum of Modern Art

National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Nebraska State Art Council

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

New York Public Library

North Dakota State University

Northestern University, Library

Oberlin College

Oklahoma Arts Institute

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Omaha Steaks

Panstwowe Muzeum Na Majkanku, Majdanek, Poland

Perdue University, IN

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix Public Library, Arizona

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library, Provincetown

Ringling School of Art, Kimborough Library, FL

Saint Mark's School, Southborough, MA

Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland

Scripps College

Seattle Arts Commission

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Silpakom University, Bangkok, Thailand

Sioux City Art Center

Smith College, Northampton, MA

State of Ohio, State Office Building, Cleveland

Stredoslovenska Glaeria Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Swarthmore College

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University

University Hospitals Cleveland

University of Akron

University of Alberta, Canada

University of Arkansas

University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Design Library

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

University of Michigan, Special Collections Library

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business Administration

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Engineering & Technology

University of New Mexico, Zimmerman Library

University of Richmond Museums, Virginia

University of Texas El Paso Library

University of the Arts, Philadelphia

University of Utah, Marriott Library

University of Vermont

University of Washington, Allen Library, Seattle

University of Wisconsin - Oskosh

U.S. Ambassador to Finland, Rockwell Schnabel

U.S. Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Walker Art Center Library Collection, Minneapolis, MN

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, TX

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

IMRT (a division of XRT), Fairview Heights, IL

Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, KS

Mercantile Trust, St. Louis, MO

USAA, Long Beach, CA

A.G. Edwards, St. Louis, MO

Parkcrest Surgical Association, St. Louis, MO

Armstrong, Teasdale, St. Louis, MO

Bryan Cave, St. Louis, MO

Pratt Graphics Center, New York, NY

The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

Capital Hilton, Washington DC

Ashland Oil Company

A T Financial, Chicago, IL

Union Pacific, Omaha, NE

Midwest Otologic Group, St. Louis, MO

Consultants in Women’s Healthcare, St. Louis, MO

United States State Department

Land Communications Corporation, New York, NY

Krey Distributing Company, St. Peters, MO

Champion International, Inc., St. Louis, MO

IBM Corporation, NY

3M Corporation

Kelly Lavoie Inc., Toronto

Marshall Erdman and Associates, Madison, WI

Putnam, Hayes and Barlet, San Francisco

J P Morgan Guaranty Bank, NY

Bank of New York -Delaware

Allsteel Inc. Aurora, IL

Hallmark Cards, Inc. Kansas City, MO

Peed Corporation, Lincoln, NE

Sequel Development Corporation, St. Louis, MO

Lang Communications Corporation, NY

Heileman Brewing Company, Chicago, IL

Johnson and Johnson Corporation

Putnam, Hayes, & Bartlet, San Francisco, CA

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York

The College Board, New York

 

 

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2016:    Keynote Presentation, workshop & lecture, CSP annual members meeting, Oakland, CA

Workshop & Lecture, From Block to Book, Honolulu Printmakers, Museum School, Honolulu, HI

Informal Visiting Artist, University of Hawaii Manoa

Workshop, Above & Below, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

 Juror, California Society of Printmakers members show, CCA, Oakland, CA

 Juror for awards, Student International Print Show SIPS, Minia University, Egypt

Visiting Artist, lecture, workshop, juror for student show, University of Tampa, Florida

Visiting Artist, lecture, print publication for Egress Press, Edinboro Univesity

Presentation, Eureka Extension Conference, UNL, 2016, on Art at Cedar Point

2015:      Juror, Americas 2016, Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND

Print Fair, Lawrence Art Center

Artisan Showcase: Materials Matter, Sheldon Museum of Art

Constellation Studios workshops: Papermaking, August; Color Woodcut Workshop

The Business of Art, Southeast Community College, Entrepreneurship Center

Presentation, “The Entrepreneurial Printmaker”, SGC International Conference “Sphere”, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Art at Cedar Point, UNL course, Eco Printing into Bookmaking, June

Woodcut to Book Workshop, PaperBookIntensive, Oxbow, Saugatuck, Michigan

Pages+Print=Book Workshop, Lawrence Art Center, Kansas

Visiting Artist, SUNY New Paltz, New York

Juror & gallery talk, PrintTX, hosted by PrintMatters and PrintHouston, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX

Workshop, Sheldon Museum of Art,

Patchwork Monoprints, Constellation Studios

Panel Discussion, Gee’s Bend Quilts and Prints, Sheldon Museum of Art

2014:  Anderson Ranch art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, NC

Bookmaking Workshop, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

2013:  Workshop & Gallery Talk, Stalder Art Gallery and Public Library, Falls City, NE

Workshop, Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE

2012:  Workshop and Lecture, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Workshop and Lecture, Cabrillo SummerArts, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA

Prairie Visions Institute, Kaneko Museum, Omaha, NE

2011:  An Italian Sojourn Residency, Printmaking workshop, Santa Reparata International School of Art Florence, Italy

Artist Books Workshop, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Vermillion, SD

2010:   Workshop & Gallery talk, American University Cairo

Visiting Artist, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Demonstration, Zea Mays Print Studio, MA

2009:   Workshop, lecture and residency, Finnish Fine Art Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Lecture, Blocks of Color Symposium, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Demonstration and Gallery Talk, Limited Edition Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park

Lecture, “The Space Within”, Book Arts Guild, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Demonstration & Gallery Talk, Seattle Print Arts, Shev Shoon Art Center, Seattle, WA

An Italian Sojourn Residency, woodcut workshop, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

Visiting Artist, New Orleans Creative Arts (NOCA) arts focus high school, New Orleans, LA

Visiting Artist, Oregon State University, Corvallis

2008:   Visiting Artist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Visiting Artist, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Visiting Artist, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

International Workshop, Minia University, Faculty of Fine Art, El Minia, Egypt

Juror, Collegiate Book Art Association 1st Members Exhibition, University of Iowa

Mid America Print Council Conference, "Convergence", panel coordinator and presentation "A Sense of Space", North Dakota State University, Fargo

Visiting Faculty, workshops in printmaking & bookmaking, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Workshop, Printmakers of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA

Workshop, lecture and residency, Holulaloa Foundation for Arts and Culture, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI

Visiting Artist, University of Colorado, Boulder

Visiting Artist, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Visiting Artist, University of Akron, Ohio

Visiting Artist, Utah State University, Logan

2007:  Lecture and Workshop, National Academy School of Fine Art, New York, NY

Artist in Residence, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

An Italian Sojourn Residency, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

Visiting Artist for print publication, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado,

Gropius Master Artists Lecture and Workshop, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Workshop, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha

Visiting Artist, Crafts Colloquium, The Banfff Center, Banff, Canada

Collaborative Printmaking Residency for UNL students and faculty, Fine Art Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Demonstration and Presentation, Southern Graphics Council Conference "Points, Plots, Ploys", Kansas City, MO

Juror, 39th Annual Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, all-media, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton,

2006:   Visiting Artist Lecture and workshop, Fine Art Academy, Helsinki, Finland,

Visiting Artist Lecture and workshop, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

Chairman of the International Board, the organizing committee for the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference, Tokyo, Japan 2014

Conference Director, Mid-American Print Council Conference 2004

National Academy of Design

The Print Club

College Art Association

Nebraska Art Association

California Society of Printmakers

Center for Books Arts, NY

Boston Printmakers

Mid-America Print Council

Southern Graphics Council

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Collegiate Book Art Association;

UNL Alumni Association

Lux Art Center

Haydon Art Center

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

Museum of Nebraska Art

Lincoln Arts Council

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2016:   L. Kent Wolgamott, ‘Constellation Displays 215-foot-long art book’, Lincoln Journal Star

Nikoel Hytrek, Metroplis portrays humanity in Lincoln art gallery, Daily Nebraskan, November 14, 2016

Kathe Anderson, Two exhibitions at Kunc’s Constellation Studios examine perspectives on urban experience, UNL Hixson- Lied College of Fine & Performing Art , November 23, 2016

Vellum, journal, issue 17, New York, Stephanie Young publisher, forthcoming fall 2016

Timothy High, Journal of the Print World, Imprint One, summer 2016

Roberta Wax, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Issue 67, July/August 2016

2015:   Teacher Resource Project, Museum of Nebraska Art, UNK, video interview by Bill Ganzel, Laurie Richards,  http://www.nebraskaartists.org

David Story, Prix de Print, essay, Art in Print Journal, July – Aug 2015          

L. Kent Wolgamott, ‘Incident & Accidents’, revealing contemporary printmaking show, review, Lincoln Journal Star

Patricia Hernandez, Spain, Conceptos y simbología en la obra de Karen Kunc.  2015, Escena Magazine, Universidad de Costa Rica.                                      http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/escena  

Patricia Hernandez, Seville, Spain, Karen Kunc: del boceto a la matriz grabada, December, 2015, El Artista Magazine, Columbia.    http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/revista?codigo=11060

 April Vollmer, NY, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, Watson-Guptill, 2015.

 Sylvia Covey, NY, Modern Printmaking: A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques, RandomHouse/Penguin, 2015, cover feature

 Sandi Draper, Maker Space Spotlight: Constellation Studios, Artists & Makers Magazine, Summer 2015

Sara Kovanda, Constellation Studios:  Education in the Arts, Art Move Magazine, Issue 6, 2015

2014:   Karen Kunc, "Welcome" articles, IMC2014 conference & Satellite Program, proceedings books, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

Karen Kunc, "Forward", 

2013:   Annual Report MI_LAB, residency program, Tokyo, Japan, 2014

2012:   Karen Kunc, A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, catalogue, edited by Matthew Egan, Michael Ehlbeck, Heather Muise.   Essay "Keynote Address: The Swan and the Snake", 2012.  Eastern Carolina University

2011:   Karen Kunc, Journal of the Mid America Print Council, "A Living Art: review of the 1st Mokuhanga International Conference, Japan", fall 2011, Vol 19, No 3-4

2010:   Lark Books, Masters: Book Arts, Eileen Wallace & Terry Taylor, (forthcoming)

2009:   Prentice Hall, Printmaking: Theory and Practice, Beth Grabowski & Bill Fick

Printmaking Methods/Relief, didactic publication, Worcester Art Museum, MA

2008:   Lark Books, 500 Handmade Books

David Acton, 60 Years of North American Prints 1947 – 2007, The Boston Printmakers

Dorothy Shinn, Printing layers of beauty, Akron Beacon Journal

Douglas Max Utter, Worlds in Transition, Cleveland Free Times Arts, June 18

Margaret Suchland, editor, PaperWorks, Journal of the Sonoran Collective of Book and Paper Arts, Tucson, AZ

2003:   Kunc, Karen, Twenty-Ninth Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, catalogue, "Juror's Statement", Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

2002:    Kunc, Karen, The Liquid Language of Artist's Books, Blue Heron Press, Avoca, Nebraska, "Braided Streams"

Kunc, Karen, The California Printmaker, Journal of California Society of Printmakers, "Artists Books and the Burning Question"

2000:    Glasgow, Catherine Clader, “Karen Kunc: Prints,” exhibition catalogue, Galerie Dumont 18, Geneva, Switzerland

Kunc, Karen, “Away Again,” Contemporary Impressions, Journal of the American Print Alliance

Wolfamott, Kent. “UNL’s Kunc Artist of the Year,” Lincoln Journal Star. January 26.

1999:   Glasgow, Catherine Clader. “Personality of Today: Karen Kunc,” Grapheion. International Journal of Printmaking, Czech Republic, January, 1999

Kunc, Karen, “Artist’s Books and the Burning Question,” Grapheion, European review of modern prints, book and paper art

1998:   Kunc, Karen. Teaching Printmaking: American Drive and Directions. The California Printmaker, Journal of the California Society of Printmakers, May 1998

1997:   Daniel, Jeff, “A Glimpse of Kandinsky, Miro, and Something Entirely Original,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 1

1996:   Gibbs, Barbara. Poets Like Oysters, Cummington Press, wood engravings by Karen Kunc.

1995:    Farber, Janet. 20/21 Karen Kunc, exhibition catalog, Joslyn Art Museum.

MacMillan, Kyle, “UNL Professor’s Work Receives Exposure it Deserves at Joslyn,”Omaha World Herald, September 22

Lange-Kubick, Cindy, “Lincoln artist seeks ‘thinking involvement’,” Lincoln Journal Star, September 17

1994:   MacMillan, Kyle, “She Leaves Her Imprint on Art World,” Sunday World-Herald, Omaha, NE, April 17

1993:    Shepley, Carol Ferring, “Kunc Built Career on Out-of-Favor Woodcut,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 11

Bellos, Alexandra, “Karen Kunc: Monotypes, Woodblocks, and Drawings,”The Riverfront Times, December 8-14

1992:   “Noted Printmaker to Lecture in Hartford,” Antiques and The Arts Weekly, April 3

Cunningham, E.C. Printmaking: A Primary Form of Expression, University Press of Colorado.

Kurosaki, Akira. Woodcut Printmaking, "Arts Know-How Series," Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha Publishing Co., Japan.

Geyer, Joel. Is it Art?, Nebraska Educational Television Production.

1991:    Shepley, Carol Ferring, “Kunc’s Woodcuts: Abstract, Colorful,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 18

“Karen Kunc: Woodcut Printmaker,” St. Louis Business Journal, Oct. 28-Nov. 3

“Mid-American Neighbors: Alice Andrews and Karen Kunc,” Exhibition Catalogue,University of Arkansas- Little Rock