Karen Mahaffy | CV
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CV

MFA, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
BA, Hope College, Holland, MI

Teaching:
2010-present  Associate Professor of Art, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
2005-2010      Assistant Professor of Art, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
2002-2005      Instructor of Art, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX.

Solo | Two-Person Exhibitions
2016  Southwest School of Art, Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2010  The Persistence of Moment, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX(catalogue)
2008  Window Works, Artpace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
2008  any given moment, Gallery4, Blue Star Contemporary Arts Space, SanAntonio, TX
2007  The Yellow Wallpaper, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX (with Erin Curtis; curator: Risa Puleo)
2005  Artists Looking at Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2005  Karen Mahaffy: Recent Work, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX
2001  Wallflower, Three Walls Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2000 Plain, Instant, Seedless, Project Room, San Antonio, TX
1999  without ceremony, Cactus Bra, San Antonio, TX

Group Exhibitions
2015  Blue Moon: The Feeling of Light, Kunsthalle HGN, Duderstadt, Germany (Curator: Dr. Catherine Nichols)
2015  Back from Berlin, Blue Star Arts Museum, San Antonio, TX
2015  Overwater Underland, Screening at Habitable Spaces, Kingsbury, TX
2015  Move Me (CAM Perennial), Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX (curated by Amy Mackie, PARSE Gallery, New Oleans, LA)
2014  Moveable Art Party, Artist Foundation of San Antonio, TX
2014  Open Studios Event, Kunsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2014  Tech Talk: The Joan Davidow Collection, University of Texas at Dallas, School of the Arts and Humanities, Dallas, TX
2014  Luminaria, site-specific video installation, San Antonio, TX
2013  Alternate Currents, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX (curated by Patty Ortiz, Director)
2013  Nature, Nurture, Torture, Sala Jesús Gallardo, Instituto de Cultura de León, León, Mexico. (Curator: Barbara Perea)
2013  Moveable Art Party, Artist Foundation of San Antonio, TX
2012  One-night only, video installation, Hotwells, San Antonio, TX
2011  Luminaria, outdoor, site-specific video installation, San Antonio, TX
2011  Home Grown in San Antone: Educators in Art, Beeville Museum, Beeville, TX
2010  SA Draws, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2010  La Mezcla / The Mixture, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX
2009  Perceptible Systems, New York Center for Art & Media Studies, New York, NY
2009  All Ladies Video Review, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX (catalogue)
2008  Playing with Time, Blue Star Contemporary Arts Space, San Antonio, TX
2007  A Quiet, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
2007  Still Life in New Time, University of Texas at San Antonio (Curator: David Rubin) (catalogue)
2007  Hope College Alumni Exhibition, Holland, MI
2006  E-flux Video Rental (EVR); Austin, Istanbul, Canaries (Selected by Renee Barilleaux, Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum
2006  Impossible Exchange, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (Curator: Lynn McCabe)
2006  Sincerity, Fine Silver Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2006  Alumni Exhibition, Hope College, Holland, MI
2005  Moving Pictures, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
2005  What’s Behind What’s Going On: 2nd Annual UTSA Video Show, Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
2004  Drawing, Three Walls Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2004  The Soft Machine, artWhere, Alameda Theatre, San Antonio, TX
2004  The Stray Show Art Fair, Kingsbury Place, Chicago, IL (Represented by Three Walls Gallery)
2003  Beyond the Academy, Arthouse, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
2003  Remember the Rodeo, Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX
2002  10×3, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
2002  Shared Sensibilities, Museo del Arte, Queretaro, Mexico
2001  PepperMint (Curiously Strong), Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2001  Drawing the Thread, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
2001  Here/There: An Exploration of Public Art, Blue Star Arts Space, San Antonio, TX
2001  Once There Was a Spot, Locust Street Projects, Miami, FL (Curator: Chris Ingalls)
2000  Annual Sculpture Conference Exhibition, Continental Airlines Building, Houston, TX
2000  Neo-Rococo, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX
2000  Spring Fling, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX
1999  Juried exhibition, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
1999  Blurring the Lines, Satellite Arts Space, San Antonio, TX
1999  XI Biennial Faculty Exhibition, University of Texas at San Antonio
1999  11th Annual Exhibition, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
1998  Art on Tour, traveling exhibition selected from New American Talent 12
1997  Women’s Work, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
1997  Work/Play: Back and Forth, Rrose Amarillo Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Time, Body and Memory, Women’s History Month, Satellite Art Space, San Antonio, TX
1996  Blue Star 11, “Doubles: Mirrors, Twins, Lovers, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX (Curator: Dana Friis-Hasen)
1996  (post-), Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
1996  New American Talent: The Twelfth Exhibition, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX
1996  30th Annual National Sculpture and Drawing Competition, Cain Gallery, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
1996  Women’s History Month, The Primary Object Gallery, San Antonio, TX
1995  Materials Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
1995  inasmuchas, The Primary Object Gallery, San Antonio, TX
1995  Profiles, Satellite Art Space at Blue Star, San Antonio, TX

Commissions | Public Works
2015  Public Art Commission, PLAYHouse, large-scale sculptural work, Yanaguana Gardens, Hemisfair/HPArc San Antonio, TX (collection of Public Art San Antonio)
2009  Public Art Commission, Look Up/Listen Up, site-specific video installation, Info Centro, San Antonio, TX (collection of Public Art San Antonio)

Honors | Awards | Residencies
2014  Residency, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2009  Media Arts Award, Artist Foundation of San Antonio
2009  Fulbright Scholars Grant (Lecture/Research), Estonia
2009  Residency, Estonia Artist Association, Tallinn, Estonia
2007  Nominee/Applicant, Arthouse Texas Prize for Contemporary Art
2006  Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art
2006  Residency, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China, June 2006
2004  Fulbright-Hays Seminar, China

Lectures | Panels
2014  Back from Berlin Panel Discussion, Blue Star Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (co-panelists: Cathy Cunningham-Little, Vincent Valdez, Ricky Armendariz)
2010  The Phenomena of Place, Panel Discussion, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX (co-panelists: Chris Oglesby, Megan Crigger, Chris Sauter)
2005  2 to Watch, ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
2005  Artists Looking at Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2003  Charting Communities: Artists Speak from Beyond the Academy, Panel Discussion, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
1999  Alumni Panel Discussion, Making Art in a Mediated Society, Hope College, Holland, MI (co-panelists: Nate Cassie and J. Chadwick Johnson)

Catalogs  
Persistence of Moment, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX 2010
All Ladies Video Review, University of Texas, San Antonio 2009
Still Life in New Time, University of Texas, San Antonio 2008
Beyond the Academy Arthouse, Jones Center for Contemporary Art 2003
11th Annual Exhibition, Truman State University 1999
New American Talent:12, Austin Museum of Art, Texas Fine Arts Association 1996
Women’s Work, Arlington Museum of Art 1997
30th Annual National Sculpture and Drawing Competition, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi 1996
Materials Hard & Soft. Center for Visual Arts, Denton 1995

Collections
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
The West Collection, Oaks, PA
University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts and Humanities, Dallas, TX (Gift of Joan Davidow)