About Karen Zuegner

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Karen Zuegner

Karen Zuegner, originally from Omaha, Nebraska, has lived in New York City since 1982, the last 12 in a loft in the Lower East Side's Chinatown overlooking the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.
She has exhibited her work in one-person shows at Dance Theater Workshop, The Knitting Factory, Virginia Center for The Creative Arts, Windows on White, International House, Long Island University and in collaborations at the Juilliard School  and New York University.  Grace Glueck of the the New York Times, cited her work with "Ms. Zuegner's forms cavort crazily but to great effect..."
Her work has also been seen in group shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum, the Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the New Museum, the Butler Institute in Ohio, Long Island University and in other regional and national group shows.  She was awarded a fellowship to Yaddo and was a three-time fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Her work has also been featured on the compact disc recordings of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, where she has been a member of the cello section since 1997.
Since 2002, Ms. Zuegner has exhibited at Jackson Artworks in Omaha's Old Market area with her longtime friends  and traveling companions Becky Hermann and Jim Butkus. Besides being close friends for over 25 years, the trio has traveled and  rented a house in Provence and southwest France for several weeks each summer for the last 10 years

After 2 years of academic study at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, her hometomw, Ms. Zuegner continued her art studies at the Kansas City Art Institute where she received a B.F.A., later followed by an M.F.A. degree from Queens College, New York City. She also attended the New York Studio School and was a scholarship winner to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.