Canadian Sculptures' Society

Karen Stoskopf Harding

Artist Statement:
I admire the strong imagery and transcendent qualities of the art of native peoples. In my own work I seek to investigate and to translate the mystical/spirtual phenomena of nature and the human condition.
The human head has been my special focus over the years, with an earlier series of bronze masks, and a current series of encaustic masks decorated in symbollic fashion.

Education:
1977 M.A. (History of Art), University of Toronto
1974 B.A. (Honours Visual Arts), University of Western Ontario
1984 Summer Course, Atlin Centre for the Arts, B.C.
1995-Present Summer Courses, Haliburton School of the Arts

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1984-Present SSC Exhibitions, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto City Hall, Columbus Centre, etc.
1990,1992 "Bronzetto Dantesco" Ravenna, Italy
1987 "Twenty by Twenty" London Regional Art Gallery

Collections/Commissions:
Museum of Indian Archaeology, London
North York Central Library, Toronto
Musée Stoskopf, Brumath, Alsace, France
Numerous Private Collections
Comission: 2002 - 40th Anniversary, ADvent Lutheran Chrucy, Toronto

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

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Media: Mixed Media

SSC Member Since: 1984