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Karen Bondarchuk_artist-in-residence 08_2019

Bild vergrößernBred in the Bone #3: Mind the Gapcharcoal, ink, carving on handmade gesso, 64.5cm x 48.5cm x 6.5cm, 2017; Quelle: Karen Bondarchuk

Bred in the Bone #3: Mind the Gapcharcoal, ink, carving on handmade gesso, 64.5cm x 48.5cm x 6.5cm, 2017; Quelle: Karen Bondarchuk

Karen Bondarchuk

Her work has received honors and awards in New York, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois and Maryland and is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Woodson Art Museum and several other public and private collections.

Bondarchuk received her MFA in sculpture from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and her BFA in sculpture and video from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax, Canada. She is an associate professor and foundation area coordinator in the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

Represented by Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, MI

“During my fellowship at Stadt Salzburg, I plan to further develop two series of recent drawings: Bred in the Bone and Martins in the Field, both of which deal in part with World War II history and trace back to my own family history (my mother was a girl in wartime London). Bred in the Bone attempts to evoke the larger continuum of life and death cycles, lineage, family history, evolution and the interrelatedness of life forms over time by pairing present-day birds with their Cretaceous-era ancestors.

I am using materials and methods that embody those life forms as well: a limestone base of underlying gesso containing calcified fossil remains of ancient

A visit to the cretaceous-era exhibits at the Haus der Natur in Salzburg is among several collections I plan to see.

Stand: 30.7.2019, Martina Greil