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 Karrie Hovey

Mill Valley, CA 
Residency: August 2011

Project Description:
I utilized my time at Sculpture Space preparing materials and experimenting with new processes for future projects, exhibitions and installations. Although, the work was not completed during the stay it was a highly productive and work focused experience.

About the Artist:

Hovey grew up in a region called the Northeast Kingdom – a rural area in Vermont, where she learned many of the handcrafts and construction techniques that are present in her current installations. After studying Computer Science at the University of Vermont, Hovey transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York to study Graphic Design. While attending SVA, she was awarded the prestigious Bea Feitler Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship awarded to one design student for their final year of study. In 2002, after working many years as a professional designer, Hovey returned to study sculpture at San Francisco State University where she received her MFA in 2005. Hovey was nominated as the Art department’s Hood Recipient and graduated with honors. Post graduation Hovey was awarded a yearlong Headlands Center for the Arts MFA artist in residency fellowship. Hovey maintained an affiliate studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts through July 2007. Over the last few years, Hovey has participated in the following artist residencies: Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France, The Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesan Artist Residency Program in Scottsdale, AZ, Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois, Artist Residency Enschede, in Enschede, Netherlands, Can Serrat Artist Residency in El Bruc, Spain, I-Park Artist Enclave in East Haddam, CT, 943 Studio in Kunming, China and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY.

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