1989    BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1988    European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy



2014    Standard, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2014    Standard, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME

2012    New Factories, Artist Intervention at Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2011    Assembly: A Collaborative Textile Project, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2011    In the Outside, 37-A Gallery, Portland, ME

2010   Banners, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME

2008  Terrarium: New Work by Karen Gelardi, 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA

2008    Components & Assemblies, Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity, ME

2007    Karen Gelardi: Thicket, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2007    Saco Bog, Front Room Gallery, South Portland, ME

2004    Karen Gelardi: Drawings, The Map Room, Portland, ME



2017  SeeSaw: Karen Gelardi and Anna Hepler, Perimeter Gallery and Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME

2016  You Yes You, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

2016 The Big Picture, 3S Art Space, Portsmouth, NH

2015  Printers Proof, Wingate Studio at 30, Boston University’s Stone Gallery, Boston, MA

2015   Swimming, Northern-Southern,  Austin, TX

2015   Some Assembly Required, Curator Gallery, New York, NY 

2013    Hawk & Handsaw, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2013    Surface Tension, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2012    Works on Paper, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2012    Free for All, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2011    We Believe in Everything, Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity, ME

2010     New Paintings + New Factories, Coleman Burke Gallery, New York, NY

2008    Sustain, Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity, ME

2008    The Crossing of Time & Environment Micro-Installations, Toshei Village, Taiwan

2008    Matter, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME

2007    Forever Home, Little Cakes Gallery, New York, NY

2006    The Arts Formally Known as Prints, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME




Contributing Artist: New Factories

Freehand Chicago, Chicago, IL


Contributing Artist: Andrea Zittel's Panelshop

Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA

High Desert Test Site Headquarters, Joshua Tree, CA

Mount Fuji General Store Pop-Up, Ace Hotel, Palm Springs, CA

Amy & Wendy Yao’s Swapmeet, Yucca Valley, CA

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

2007- 10     

Contributing artist: Andrea Zittel's Smockshop

Sprüth Magers, London and Berlin

Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich

The Suburban, Chicago, IL

Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA



2017    SeeSaw, Artist zine funded by Berkshire Taconic Foundation

2010    Constructions, Limited edition etchings published by Wingate Studio

2008    Hawk & Handsaw, No. 1, Journal of Creative Sustainability

2008    Volume One, Lines & Shapes/Artist Series 

2007    Saco Bog, Exhibition catalog

2004    Map Room Exhibit No. 5, Exhibition catalog 

2002    An Obsession with Pinecones, Limited edition letterpress with David Wolfe Editions        



2013    Hewnoaks, Artist Residency, Lovell, ME

2012    Portland Museum of Art, Artist Intervention Team, Portland, ME

2011    Emerging Artist Award, St. Botolph Club Foundation

2011    Bowdoin College, Visiting Critic, Brunswick, ME

2011    Quimby Colony, Artist Residency, Portland, ME

2011    University of Southern Maine, Visiting Lecturer, Portland, ME

2011    Percent for Art Commission, Gorham Elementary School, Gorham, ME

2010    Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission

2008    Montserrat College of Art, Visiting Lecturer: Beverly, MA

2008    Unity College, Visiting Lecturer, Unity, ME

2008    Maine College of Art, Visiting Lecturer, Portland, ME

2007    Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission



Anulfo Baez, Wingate Studio at 30, Visiting Critic, November 6, 2015

Daniel Kany, Show is hip, elegant, and conceptually edgy, Maine Sunday Telegram, May 12, 2013

Annie Larmon, Review: Karen Gelardi’s ‘botanical propaganda’ at Perimeter Gallery, Boston Phoenix, Portland Phoenix, September 1, 2010

Peter Smith, An Emerging Shape-Shifter, Port City Life, May/June, 2009

Justin Ellis, Artist draws from industrial process, Portland Press Herald, October 26, 2007

Ian Paige, Pattern Language, Portland Phoenix, June 22, 2007

Lauren Fensterstock, The Maine Print Project, Art New England, Cover, January, 2007

Allen Baldwin, Pinecone Revolution, Casco Bay Weekly, October 3, 2002