Karen Dolmanisth

Karen Dolmanisth

Dolmanisth earned a BFA from combined studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School For Social Research and Cooper Union, Magna Cum Laude, in New York City and an MFA, with Honors, in Sculpture, Multi/Media Installation, and Video Art atvUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dolmanisth has created site-sensitive, trans-media, environmental installations, performative artworks and works on paper, at museums, galleries and art centers in India, the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada, New York, Ohio and Throughout Southern New England. Selected museum invitations include, The Vienna Secession Museum, Austria, The William Benton Museum, Connecticut, The Mead Museum, The Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, and The University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, Massachusetts. Dolmanisth has traveled twice for invited work projects in India, producing site specific, multi-media sculpture exhibits in Varanasi, Chennai, Pondi- Cherry, and New Dehli, India. She has earned numerous grants and awards, including a NIFA/NEA New Forms Grant, a Bekshire Taconic Individual Artist Grant Award, a Connecticut College Dayton Artist in Residence fellowship, several Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant and a nomination for a prestigious Rappaport Prize.


Dolmanisth's work is included in the Harry N. Abrams' compendium, NEW ART, which documents the selected 100 international artists who most influenced the art of the nineties, and Vienna Secession's Wenn Die Kinder, with Andres Serrano and Nicole Eisenman. She was awarded her New York City solo show in 2002 at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, was included in EXIT ART's RENEGADES, 25 years of performance art, NYC, and exhibited with Judy Pfaff, Roxy Paine, Ming Faye and Rachel Stevens in The Garden of Sculptural Delights at EXIT ART’s SoHo gallery in NYC. 


In the seventies and eighties in NYC, Dolmanisth worked was the Artist Assistant and archivist for art critic and pioneering, performance artist, Lil Picard, and frequented Andy Warhol's Factory with Ms. Picard, in the late seventies.  Dolmanisth worked with the HERESIES collective in the eighties on the publication, HERESIES, Feminist Art and Politics.  Since 1978, Dolmanisth has been pushing the boundaries of contemporary experimental art in her daily practice in and beyond studio. She has produced site-specific earthworks, environmental sculpture projects, and transient, action-centered interactive, inter-media happenings. With unbroken dedication and devotion to practice, Dolmanisth has been exhibiting experimental created artworks, producing ephemeral, "flux-time" centered projects, for traditional museum and gallery venues and in such non-traditional spaces as railroad tracks, vacant lots, abandoned mills and factories, cemeteries, parks, rivers, lakes, ponds, the ocean, New York City piers, cornfields, woods, and mountain trails. Throughout, Dolmanisth has remained true to the integrity of her vocation.


The past several years, Dolmanisth has focused new work development in works on paper and several painting series, while living and working at The Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio Museum in the Berkshires. She presented her work in exhibits at The Geoffrey Young Gallery, The Welles Gallery, St. Francis Gallery and during several Summer through Autumn Open Studio exhibits with the Guild of Berkshire Artists. Dolmanisth has exhibited her recent series of large-scale paintings at several Art on Main, Pittsfield Art Walk events. She continues to explore her multi-media practice in collaboration projects with poets, choreographers, musicians and sound artists. Currently Dolmanisth is the invited Winter/Spring Artist in Residence Fellow at Bird Hill Farm’s Artist In Residence Program in Central Massachusetts. Part of the work series that she has been developing during this residency, will be incorporated into the work she has included at Coastal Contemporary Gallery in April. 

Earth Cosmos
Earth Cosmos

Oil, Pigment, Jamestown Coastal Rock 17"H x 17"W Framed $1800.00 USD

Earth Cosmos II
Earth Cosmos II

Oil, Pigment, Jamestown Coastal Rock 17"H x 17"W Framed $1800.00 USD

Cream Moon
Cream Moon

Cream Moon in Dark Aqua Marine Heaven Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 17.75" x 17.75" Framed $1800.00 USD

Parallel Passage
Parallel Passage

Parallel Passage, Vertical Intersecting/Overlapping Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 15"H x 15"W Framed

Ascending Into
Ascending Into

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 15"H x 15"W Framed

Cosmos
Cosmos

Graphite on Paper 48"H x 65"W Framed Please inquire about availability.

White Moon Passage
White Moon Passage

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 18.75"H x 18.75"W Framed Please inquire about availability.

Vecis Piscis White Light, Royal Blue and Royal Black Space Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen Please inquire about availability. 12.75"H x 12.75"W Framed

Sacred Ground...
Sacred Ground...

Sacred Ground with Blue Atmosphere Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 15"H x 15"W Framed Please inquire about availability.

Sacred Earth...
Sacred Earth...

Sacred Earth and Blue Atmosphere, Cream White Ray Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen Please inquire about availability. 18.75"H x 18.75"W Framed

Triangle Entrance Into Green
Triangle Entrance Into Green

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 12.75"H x 12.75"W Framed Please inquire about availability.

Two Moons Rising
Two Moons Rising

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 18.75"H x 18.75"W Framed Please inquire about availability.

Entry Through White Brown Blue Space
Entry Through White Brown Blue Space

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 11.75"H x 11.75"W Framed Please inquire about availability.

Lavender Atmosphere
Lavender Atmosphere

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 14.75" x 14.75" Please inquire about availability.

Generative Movement ...
Generative Movement ...

Generative Movement In Still of Space Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 12.75" x 12.75" Framed Please inquire about availability.

Blue Wing Portal
Blue Wing Portal

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 15" x 15" Framed Please inquire about availability.

Deep Space, Pink Entering Center
Deep Space, Pink Entering Center

Ancient Geological Rock and Oil Pigment on Linen 12.75" x 12.75"

Dolmanisth
Dolmanisth

Site-Specific Installation April 2020