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Born     Duisburg, Germany
 
One Person Exhibitions
2018      Espace d'Art Contemporain, Le Poulet de Gruissan, Gruissan, France
2017      Musée du Textile in cooperation with Cie Porte Sud, Lavelanet, France
              Artistes à Suivre, 59 Expositions, Haute-Vallée de l'Aude, Quillan, France
              Textiles & peintures, Centre hospitalier du val d'Ariège (CHIVA), Foix, France
2016      Thread Count,Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY, USA
              Maison A, Association A, Cailhau, France
2007      Stoffwechsel, Produzentengalerie Zwischen den vier Wällen, Krefeld, Germany
              On the Fringe, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA, USA
2003      Eric's Studio Fine Arts, Newark, NJ, USA
1999      Atlantic City Art Center, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
              10 Jahre New York, Städtische Galerie Kaarst im Rathaus Büttgen, Kaarst, Germany
1997      The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, New York City, NY, USA
1995      Patterns Unraveled, Center Gallery, O.C.C.C., Demarest, NJ, USA
              Texture Off The Wall, Gallery of Living Artists, New York City, NY, USA
1989      Seniorenzentrum Schwafheim, Moers, Germany
              Galerie-Atelier Bredeney, Essen, Germany
1988      Denkmal-verhüllt enthüllend, Public Art Project, Altmarkt, Moers, Germany
              Verdichtungen, Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Moers, Germany
1987      CineFactory, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany
1986      Dröppel(fe)mina, Wuppertal, Germany
              Schwarzer Adler, Rheinberg, Germany


Group Exhibitions
2018    Salon d'Arts 2018, Axat, France       
           
Mai des z'Arts, Brugairolles, France
2017   
Symbolske og abstrakte landskapsmalerier, Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
            Vagabond'Arts, Baulou, France
            €Uphoria 17, East Meadow Libray, East Meadow, NY, USA
2016    Elles, Centre hospitalier du val d'Ariège (CHIVA), Foix, France
           
Six artistes ariègeois, Galerie des métiers d’art, Office du Tourisme, Mirepoix, France               
            Made in New York, Avelan’Arts, Lavelanet, France
          
18th Postcards from the Edge – Visual AIDS, hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
2015    La Maison des Arts de Lavelanet Fête ses 1 an, Lavelanet, France
            Regards de Femmes, Salle d’Honneur, Saint-Girons, France
           
Femmes des 2 Rives, Mediatheque Pamiers, Pamiers, France
           
LAVELANET accueille 7 artistes NEW YORKAIS, Avelan’Arts, Lavelanet, France
            ARTiculate, National Arts Club Roundtable 24th Anniversary Show, New York, NY
            International Textile Art Biennial 2015, Kunststichting Perspektief, Haacht, Belgium
            Follow Your Passion, Women’s Caucus for Art, Riverside Library, New York, NY
            Explore…, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
2014    Ubiquitous, Women’s Caucus for Art, La Galeria, Boricua College, New York, NY
            Nature: Beauty & Destruction, Women’s Caucus for Art, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013    On the Right Track, Trygve Lie Gallery. New York, NY
            Here and Abroad, East Meadow Library, East Meadow, NY
2012    On the Right Track, Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Oslo, Norway
            Distressed, Women’s Caucus for Art, La Galeria, Boricua College, New York, NY
2011    Transformations, East Chelsea Studio Nord, Oslo, Norway
            Global Art Projects, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
            Trim at Twenty, National Arts Club Roundtable 20th Anniversary Show, New York, NY
            New Cycle, East Meadow Library, East Meadow, NY
            New Beginnings, Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
2010    Water, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
2009    Family Ties: The First Wave, Fox Art Gallery at UPenn, Philadelphia, PA
            Exchange Rate Global Currency, East Chelsea Studio Nord, Oslo, Norway
            Potpourri, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
2008   
Needle Trade, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY
            Summer Salon, Artes Gallery, New York, NY
             … of the Cloth, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts (SICA), Long Branch, NJ          
            Ca-tas-tro-phe, Atlantic Gallery, New York          
2007    Liberty, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY         
            Winners’ Showcase, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House, St. James, NY
            Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ
            30th Small Works Show, NYU-Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY
            Juried Fiber Arts 2007, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House, St. James, NY
           
What Have You Got To Say?, Touring Exhibition, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
            Dining In - Dining Out, East Meadow Library, East Meadow, NY
2006    SICA Third Annual International Exhibition, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
            What Have You Got To Say?, Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ
            Hanging by a Thread, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY
            Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ        
            Tired Feet, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
            Connections and Collaborations, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, NH Chapter, Library Arts
            Center Gallery, Newport, NH    
            17th Annual New Jersey Small Works Show, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
2005    Red is Everywhere, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY    
           
Workers of the World, A Shenere Velt Gallery, Workmen's Circle, Los Angeles, CA    
            Paper Cuts, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Pulse, Contemporary Artists Working in Fiber, Catskill Mountain Found., Hunter, NY
            16th Annual New Jersey Small Works Show, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
            Dining In - Dining Out, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
            Going Places, East Meadow Library, East Meadow, NY
2004    Stranded, HCC-Arts @ Casa del Arte, Highland, NY.
            Fiber Arts 2004, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House, St. James, NY
            The Medium: Aspects of Collage, (invitational) Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY
            Figurative Vision, Gallery of the Borough of Manhatttan President Office, New York, NY
            P.M.S (Painters, Musicians and Sculptors), The Brooklyn College Gallery at the War Memorial, NY
2003    The Birds, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
            World Paper, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
            Pier Show XI, Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY
            Lace(d), Women’s History Month @ YWCA, Brooklyn, NY
2002    Fantasy in Nature - The Nature of Fantasy, Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
            Birds, Center Gallery, O.C.C.C., Demarest, NJ
            Pier Show X, Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY
            25th Small Works Show, NYU-Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY
2001    Pier Show IX, Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY
            World Paper Challenge, Haworth Municipal Library, Haworth, NJ
            Blood & Guts, Women’s History Month @ YWCA, Brooklyn, NY
2000    Pier Show VIII, Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY    
            Hoops-Woops, Women’s History Month @ YWCA, Brooklyn, NY
1999    Small Works Show, BWAC @ The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
            Pier Show VII, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY
            Transformation, BWAC @ Phoenix Career Academy, Brooklyn, NY
            Through Our Eyes, Women’s History Month @ YWCA, Brooklyn, NY
1998    A Place In It, BWAC @ Williamsburgh Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
            Pier Show VI, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY
            Small Works on Paper, BWAC @ Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
1997    Kristal Gallery, Warren, VT
            Mixed Media ‘97, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
1996    21st Annual Juried Show, Smithtown Arts Counsil, St. James, NY
1995    Figure in the Landscape, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
            All Dressed Up, performed at Roulette & Einstein, New York, NY
1994    Ticket=Art, OIA Benefit, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York City, NY
             All Dressed Up, performed at Experimental Intermedia, New York City,NY
1993    The Manhattan Breakfast Club Part II, Station Gallery, Katonah, NY   
            Contemporary Art on Canvas, Gallery on the Circle, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
            New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1992    America 500, Touring Exhibition :
                                                                  Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
                                                                  City College New York, New York, NY
            57th Annual Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
1991    Intermountain Artists Inc., Fall River Mills, CA
            8th Batavia National Exhibition, Batavia Society of Artists, Batavia, NY
            9th Annual Regional Show, Art Gallery of Fellspoint, Baltimore, MD
            28th Anniversary Show, National Greeley Art Mart, Greeley, CO
1990    4 Corners Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
            Drei Frauen, Julius-Leber-Haus, Essen, Germany
1989    Wurzelwerk, Roter Faden, Moers, Germany
1988    Salix Jahresausstellung, Rathaus Büttgen, Germany
1987    Lebensart: Objekte und Installationen, (invitational) Hof Siemsen, Kaarst-Driesch, Germany
            Stadtteppich, Roter Faden, Moers, Germany  
1984    Bilder & Objekte, Quadrart, Duisburg-Huckingen, Germany
            Schnitte, Künstlerpavillion, Bottrop, Germany
1983    Lyrealismus, Sparkasse, Wahlstedt, Germany
1981    Zelt-Feld, Revierpark Giesenberg, Herne, Germany
1980    Essener Forum Bildender Künstler, Synagoge Essen, Germany
1979    Touring Exhibition of the Goetheinstitute:  
                                                                             Kobenhavn, Denmark
                                                                             Goeteborg, Sweden
1977    Pfaff Galerie, Offenburg, Germany


Awards & Grants
2016     Artist of the Month, Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), website June 2016
2007     Winner (“Family Ties” & “Orange Circles”)
             Juried Fiber Arts 2007, Juror: Lynn Felsher; STAC, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
2006     Award for Excellence (“Line Gestures”)
             3rd Annual Juried Show, Juror: Robert Curcio; Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
2005    
Best of Show Award ("The Song of the Shirt")
             Workers of the World, A Shenere Velt Gallery, Workmen's Circle, Los Angeles, CA
1999     Sparkasse Büttgen (local bank), to defray shipping costs for Solo Show at the Municipal Gallery
1998     3rd Price (“No Talk”), A Place In It, BWAC @ Williamsburgh Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
1991     Honorable Mention (“In A Summer Morning”)

             Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Felspoint, Baltimore


Invited Lecturer & Panelist
2016     Mixed Mediums Surface Design, 3-day workshop, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs,WY
2006     Non-Traditional Threads, 3-day workshop, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs,WY
2004     Mixed Media Art, public lecture, The American Academy of Design, NY
2001     Studio Visit and Talk, organized by 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
2000     New Wine in Old Bottles (Resurgent media – Cloth, Encaustic, Fresco & Paper), Panel Discussion

             Artists Talk On Art, New York, NY


Permanent Collections
1986     Arbeiterwohlfahrt (non-for profit organization), “Painted Pink” & “Painted Blue”, Moers, Germany
1999     Town of Büttgen, “Spring Glow”, Kaarst, Germany

              Works are also included in private collections in Germany, France, and the USA.


Critical Reviews
2017     Nadine Ribas-Douet, "Carmen Kolodzey, artiste icinoclaste", LA Gazette, Ariège, France
2015     J.-L.G.,
"Des femmes d'ici et d'ailleurs", La Depeche du Midi, France
2007     Irmgard Bernrieder “Fadenfedern und Blütenvögel”, KULT 4/2007, Moers / Region Niederrhein
              Anne Paprocki
"What Have You Got To Say?", Blog on NYBrainTerrain.com, Jan 13th
2004     Paul Smart “Uncommon Threads”, New Paltz Times, NY
1999     Stefan Skowron
"Zwischen Poesie und politischem Engagement". Neuss/Grevenbroicher
             Annemarie Jaax
"Kritik auf den zweiten Blick", Westdeutsche Zeitung
1997     Andrea Hécz “Keine sanften Ruhekissen”, New Yorker Staats-Zeitung
1993     William Zimmer "Sharing a Taste for Constructivist Principles (and Breakfast)
             The New York Sunday Times
1990     Christian Kirkpatrick "4Corners Gallery", ART-Matters Vol.9-No.8
             „3 Künstlerinnen“, Steeler Kurier (Photo)
1989     „Wurzelwerk“, Lilalotta No. 5
1988     Irmgard Bernrieder
"Emanation der Geschichte in einer Hülle", RP, Moers
             Heike Waldor-Schaefer „Preussen-Denkmal erstrahlte in ‚neuem herrlichen Glanz’“, WAZ, Moers
             Irmgard Bernrieder 
"Das Changieren von Stoff und Stein" Rheinische Post/Moers
1987     Irmgard Bernrieder „Sprung in eine relevante Ebene“, Rheinische Post, Moers
             Karl Daniel „2 Jahre Urlaub für die Kunst“, WAZ Moers (Photo)
1986     Ulrich Ernenputsch "Phantasievolle Landschaften mit Stoff und Faden gemalt", NRZ/Moers


Bibliography
2016           Paul Ramirez, La Dépêche du Midi „L'Espace d'art international est né”
2015          J.-L.G., „Regards de femmes et discrimination“, La Depeche du Midi, France
                  Paul Ramirez, „Carmen allie avec succès textile et peinture“, La Depeche du Midi, France
                  Nadine Ribas-Douet, „Lavelanet a l’heure Américaine pour une exposition exceptionnelle“, Ariège News
                  Paul Ramirez, „La Maison des arts à l’heure américaine“, La Depeche du Midi, France
2007          Heike Waldor-Schäfer, “Fertig, nur noch aufbügeln!“, NRZ-Region Niederrhein, Germany
                  Gabriele Krafft “Erzählstoffe aus New York”, RP-Niederrhein
2006          Florence McEwin “Hanging by a Thread”, Daily Rocket-Miner, WY
2002          Miriam Kreinin Souccar "Affordable art in right place at right time", CRAIN'S
2000          Lisa Bruno (Associate Conservator, Brooklyn Museum) Paper submitted for
                  " Biodeterioration of Cultural Property" at Eastern Analytical Symposium, Atlantic City, NJ
1998          Irmgard Bernrieder “Immer mittwochs im Time Café redet man sich heiß”, RP, Moers
1992          America 500, Catalog of Touring Exhibition, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
                  City College New York, New York, NY
1988          Hans-Gerd Claus „Chaos in die Moerser Ordnung gebracht“, MOCCA page 24
                  „100 Punkte bei der Enthüllung“, Stadtpanorama
                  “Kunst- oder die Kunst zu hoeren und zu sehen“, Moerser Monat page 13
                  Irmgard Bernrieder „Denkmal mit Doppelsinn“, Rheinische Post, Moers
                  „Schleier wird bald gelüftet“, WAZ Moers (Photo)
                  „Verhülltes Denkmal auf dem Altmarkt“, Rheinische Post, Moers
                  Ulrich Wefers „Kunstprojekt im Schlosspark“, WAZ Moers
                  Irmgard Bernrieder „Ostern in Moers- zu Preussens Glanz und Ei, RP, Moers
1987          „Kinder und die Kultur“, MOCCA Vol. 12 (Photo)
                  „Windart-Festival: Das Schwein schoss den Vogel ab“, WAZ Kaarst
                  „Lebensart macht süchtig“, Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung
                  Katalog der Kunstproduktion Roter Faden, Moers
1984          Walter vom Endt, Sommerausstellung im Atelier Quadrart, Duisburger Journal Vol. 8, page 8
                  „Tausendundein Schnitt“, WAZ, Bottrop
1983          Walter vom Endt “Lyrealismus – eine Erneuerung der Bildform”, Wahlstedter Manifest
1980          Eva Thomkins und Martel Wiegand "Textilgestalten 2", Catalog of an exhibition of the           
                  University of Essen; cover and page 13


Media

1988          August 29, Channel WDR3 German Television

                  Report from Peter Rüben for the monument unveiling at the Moers Old Market           

                  Center, shown in "Schaufenster Düsseldorf" as part of the program "Aktuelle Stunde".



Membership & Affiliation

since 2017 Vagabond'Arts, Baulou, France

since 2016 Association ‘A’, Cailhau, France

since 2015  Avelan’Arts, Lavelanet, France

since 2005 Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY USA

since 2004 New York Artists Circle, Manhattan, NY USA

since 2009 Women’s Caucus for Art (lifetime member) National, USA

1998 - 2003 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC); bookkeeper 1998-2003, treasurer (1998-2000)



Education
1979     Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and Textile, University of Essen and Duisburg, Germany
1981     Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and Textile Education for Secondary Schools, Oberhausen, Germany


Professional Experience
1981-1990       Teacher for Fine Arts and Textile at Secondary Schools (Gymnasium) in Germany



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