About the Artist

I am a visual artist and art educator. I live and make my art in NJ. I am an exhibiting member of the Phoenix Gallery, NYC. I am a Professor of Art at Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA. My visual images have always been grounded in issues from living the day-to-day. I see the visual world as a mirror of human priorities. My work is meant to initiate an examination of the inherent responsibility that goes with living.


MFA Painting and Drawing, New Jersey City University, NJ  1996

MA   Fine Arts Education, Kean College, Union, NJ  1995

BA   Studio Arts, Monmouth College, West Long Branch, NJ  1971


Selected Participant- College Art Association, 2/07, NYC.

Paper: Going Beyond the Studio Walls/A Liberal Arts Partnership

Selected Participant-International Symposium on the Arts and Society  2/07, NYC

Paper: The Making of an Artist: Building On Past Practices While Looking to the Future.

            Published in: The International Journal of the Arts in Society

Selected Participant- Holy Family University Scholarship Conference 2010

Paper: Uncovering the Process

Work Included In: Best of America: Mixed Media, Kennedy Publishing, 2007


2006           Puffin Foundation Grant -Project: Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur


Three Green Rocks, Distributed- Printed Matter, NY, NY

duel duty, T 3, Distributed Printed Matter, NY, NY


2015    Old Enough to Know Better, Crane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2015    Considering Harm, Convergence Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2015    Voices: An Artist’s Perspective, online gallery             http://issuu.com/karengutfreund/docs/voices_catalog_for_issuu

2014    Forget-Me-Not, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2014    Best of 2014 WCA National, ARC Gallery, Chicago

2014    Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, NYC

2013    Considering Harm/Maryland, The Delaplaine Visual Arts, MD
2013    Small Shrines, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

2013    Violence, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA

2013    Invitational, Monmouth University, NJ

2013    Considering Harm/Philadelphia, A Seed on Diamond Gallery, Philadelphia

2013    Demarcation, Jed Williams Studio, Philadelphia

2012    “There’s No Racism in America”
The Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia

2012    Woman + Body Exhibition,
Kepco Plaza Gallery Museum in Seoul,
South Korea, Gwangju Cultural Foundation’s MediaCube Gwangju,     South Korea,

2012    Considering Harm, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2012    Gender Issues, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2012    Making HerStory, Center for Green Urbanism, Washington DC

2012    In Liquid Benefit V.12, Philadelphia, PA

2011    Stretching the Medium, Arizona State University School of Art

2011    Impact, Swing Space Gallery, Ohio State University

2011    Women and Water, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2011    Demarcation, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2010    SEPCHE Group Faculty Exhibition, Chestnut Hill College, PA

2010    Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur, East Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ

2010    Wall to Wall, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

2010    The Lens Based Image, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010    Quintet, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2010    Women, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2009    Four Cultural Stories, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ

2009    SEPCHE Group Exhibition, Rosemont University, PA

2009    Projection Show, Artist Unite, NYC

2009, 2010      Wish You Were Here, AIR Gallery, NYC

2009    Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2009    A.C.E., Program for the Homeless Auction, NYC

2009    Ponderings, Plastic Club, Philadelphia

2009     Freedom, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (best 2-d in show award)

2009, 2010, 2011 Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, NYC

2008    Think Tank, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, KY

2008    Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

2008    Artists Unite Live, Our Savior’s Atonement’s Cornerstone Center, NYC

2008    Environmental Distress, Louis Redding City Building, Wilmington, DE

2008    Space Place Life, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2008    Generations VI, Invitational, A.I.R.Gallery, NYC

2008    Making Marks, Brookdale Community College, NJ

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