Statement + Bio

kwc

I am a native of Michigan, and consider myself a Great Lakes Region artist. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in drawing and painting, which launched my 35 year experience as an artist, and arts business owner. I am currently a member of the WSG Gallery, and owner/operator of Format Framing and Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI.

I paint and draw the American landscape, with occasional excursions to Italy. My work is a combination of oil, oil pastel, graphite and mediums on paper and canvas. I use photography as a basis for my compositions, to capture a particular time of day, interesting light, or composition. I perceive and interpret nature, while constantly finding a new palette or color scheme to match mood and feeling.

As a child growing up in rural southeast Michigan I often played outside, ran in the woods and fields, and developed a deep inward connection to the land. My work reflects that relationship, and invites the viewer to share in my experiences.

-Karin Wagner Coron

BIO:

Born in Ann Arbor, MI 1956
Since 1992, painting and exhibiting professionally
Since 1986, Owner and manager, Format Framing and Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Degree, Eastern Michigan University, 1979
Graduate study in printmaking, Eastern Michigan University, 1981
Interlochen Arts Academy, 1973 and 1974

EXIBITIONS

2007

Ann Arbor State Street Area Art Fair
Art on the Rocks, Marquette MI
Metris Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2006

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Boca Raton Art Fair
GRACE Arts Festival, Restin VA

2005

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Fair on the Square
State Street Area Art Fair, Ann Arbor MI
Metris Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN
Women in Art Exhibit, Oakland Community College September

2004

Gifts of Art, University of Michigan Hospitals
State Street Area Assoc. Art Fair, Ann Arbor MI
Metris Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2003

Ann Arbor District Library, Biennial Exibit, Ann Arbor Area Pastelists
State Street Area Assoc. Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
The Art of Pastel, Ann Arbor Art Center

2002

The Ann Arbor Four, Saginaw Valley State University, October
A Long View The Oasis Gallery, Marquette MI
State Street Area Assoc. Art Fair

2001

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Washington street gallery, Group Exhibit, September

2000

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Award winner
Washington Street Gallery, One person show”A SELECTION OF VIEWS” June
Spring to life Auction, University of Michigan Cancer Center

1999

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Spring to Life Auction

1998

Ann Arbor street Art Fair
Eastern Michigan University Alumni Show

1997

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Ann Arbor Art Center Holiday Exhibition
Women in Art, Oakland Community College

1996

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Spring to Life Auction
Ann Arbor Public Library, Featured Artist
Borders books and Music, Featured Artist

1995

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Spring to Life Auction

1994

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Spring to Life Auction

1993

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
“Lines and Landscapes” T’Marra Gallery, Ann Arbor MI

1992

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

TEACHING

Assistant to Kay Gould, “Drawing on the right Side of the Brain”, 1982
Visual Arts and Music Educator, Lincoln Consolidated Schools, 1980

COLLECTIONS

Jacobsons Stores, Jackson MI
Comerica Bank Corporate Headquarters, Detroit MI
Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit MI
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor MI
Scio Township Hall, Ann Arbor MI
St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Womens Health Center
Pfizer Pharmaceutical

MEMORIALS

Landscape given in memory of Mrs. Peggy Semrevivo to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor MI

COMMISSIONS

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center 2007
First National Bank of Howell, Brighton MI

PUBLICATIONS

Ann Arbor News Review, John Carlos Cantu, Gifts of Art Exhibit, University of Michigan Hospitals, May 2004
Ann Arbor News Review of “The Art of Pastel”, November 2003
Ann Arbor Observer, Featured Artist Series, May 1999
Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor Street Art Review, July 1998
Saginaw Valley State University Interior, October 2002
Ann Arbor News review of Ann Arbor Area Pastelists, Biennial Exhibit