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Karen Goulet

Nitaawi Art
Home 516 Beltrami Ave Bemidji MN 56601 Work 505 Bemidji Ave Bemidji MN 56601 Work Phone: 218.902.0714Website: Miikanan GalleryWebsite: Watermark Art Center
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Biographical Info

For over ten years, Karen has worked in textiles and fiber focusing on needle arts, quilt making, surface design, weaving, mixed media and knitting. Karen is currently Director at Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Karen Goulet is an enrolled member of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation. Karen received her BA from The Evergreen State College in Fine Arts and Cultural Education, her MFA in Sculpture from The University of Wisconsin – Madison, and her M Ed from University of Minnesota Duluth. She has worked primarily in Education and most often with Indigenous institutions and programs. Experiences have included, instruction, program initiation and curriculum development.

Creative Medias – Traditional and Contemporary Skilled seamstress who designs and creates unique hand quilted Star Quilts, Mixed media works which are focused on meaningful incorporation of traditional motif and stories into contemporary works of art.   She has recently returned home to White Earth where she worked as Director of Gizhiigin Art Space, a tribal entity serving artists on the reservation. She is also art instructor at White Earth Tribal and Community College. Prior to this she was the Art Director for the Division of Arts at the Salish Kootenai Tribal College.

Recent Major Exhibitions  2016- Emerging Vision Juried group Exhibition -Plains Art Museum Fargo, ND 2015 Not Vanishing Contemporary Expressions In Indigenous Art– Group Exhibition Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA 2014 Debwe – Solo Exhibition -Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT 2013-2015  Changing Hands Art Without Reservation 3– Juried International Group Exhibition.

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