KAREN ESLER

EDUCATION / TRAINING
2004 MFA in Visual Arts, emphasis in studio practices and critical theory, Vermont College Union Institute & University, Montpelier, VT.
2002 B.A., Liberal Studies, Portland State University, Portland, OR, With Honors.
1998-1999 School of Realism, Seattle, WA
1993-1996 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.
1995 Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
1976-1977 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS
2017 Drawing Life, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Winter Group Exhibition, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 New Paintings, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 Winter Group Show, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 Hurricane, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 Recent Drawings, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 New Work, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Faculty Group Show, Portland Community College, Sylvania, Portland, OR
2008 Portland Art Center, Group Show, Portland, OR
2008-1995 Cascade Aids Auction, Portland, OR
2007 Paintings and Drawings, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Wax Portraits, Glimpse, Justice Center, Portland, OR
2007 POLITIK, North Bank Gallery, Group Show, Vancouver, WA
2007 Disjecta, Portland, OR
2006 New Paintings, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Alien and Sedition, Mark Woolley Gallery, Group Show, Portland, OR
2006 Faculty Show, Portland Community College, Sylvania, Portland, OR
2006 Small Wonders, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Soderberg Laman Designers, Solo Exhibition, Portland, OR
2005 Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR
2005 Pacific University, Solo Exhibition, Forest Grove, OR
2005 Prints for PICA, Portland, OR
2005 The Red Show, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 New Work, Mark Woolley Gallery,Portland, OR
2004 Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR
2004 Collaboration Exhibition with Starbucks Coffee, October-November, Portland, OR
2004 Wood Gallery Group Show, Vermont College Union Institute & University, Montpelier, VT
2004 21 Years of Studios, Curated Group Show, Cathedral Park/Haze Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Prints for PICA, Portland, OR
2003 History of Monotype, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2002 New Paintings & Prints, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 Artists Invitational Exhibition, PICA, Portland, OR
2000 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, NY
1999 SEEING MONEY, Curated by Helen Gundlach, Portland, OR
1998 S.W. Washington Juried Art Exhibition, Columbia Arts Center, Vancouver, WA
1998 Small Works Show, Eugene, OR
1997 Group Show, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 ZYZZYVA, published Fall 1997
1997 Juried Art Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, , Mendocino, CA
1997 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 The Landscape, Friendly House Community Center, Portland, OR
1995 Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1993 Group Show, The Loft Artists, Front Street Studios, Portland, OR

TEACHING / LECTURE EXPERIENCE
2004-present Portland Community College, Sylvania, Portland, OR: Beginning and Advanced Painting,
Life Drawing, Portrait Drawing
2007 Portland State University. Introduction to Drawing
2007 Visiting Artist Lecture, “The Art and Life of Charlotte Salomon,” Robert Gray Middle School, Portland, OR
2007 Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, Women’s Studies, “Portraying the Erotic Male”
2006 Visiting Artist, Portland State University Art Dept., International Studies Program, Florence, Italy.
2004-2005 Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon: Basic Design, History of Western Art
2004 Visiting Artist Lecture, “Painting and the Monotype,” Portland Community College, Sylvania, Portland OR
1994-2002 Art Literacy, Portland Public Schools, Cathedral Catholic, Portland, OR