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Karin Richardson, Scupture
  Aldo Luongo
  Carrie Graber
  Emily Ashworth
  Ion Tamaian
  Jan Mucklestone
  James Shirtz
  Jessica Elam
  Jia Lu
  Karin Richardson
  William Allen Selden


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Ancestral Redwoods
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Offered Up
From The Se
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Remembering Grace

Counting Blessings #4
Copper Leaf on Paper

Remembering Passion
Glass w/silver leaf

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Hers Remains

Counting Blessings #6
Copper Leaf on Paper

Counting Blessings #5
Copper Leaf on Paper

Counting Blessings #2
Copper Leaf on Paper

Karin Richardson
The Willow and
the Beaver

Karin Richardson

Karin RichardsonArtist - Karin Richardson

In the raw dramatic landscape of the Southern Oregon Coast there is a continuing conversation with the elements, forces, and rhythms of nature. The experience of this conversation relates to that which simply is and remains. Karin Richardson has a compelling desire to explore, know, and embody this experience as completely and deeply as possible.

Karin uses the sculptural elements of wood, water, wind, and sand as her inspiration. Fire, both in metaphorical and transformational forms, is a dynamic integrating force throughout. Using a wide range of materials and media, her work evolves from a blend of architecture, archaeology, and anthropology. 

References to the totemic, ancient markings, and remains appear in Karin's work as repeating forms of remembrance. A need to acknowledge, honor, and remember is present in all of her expressions. She uses materials and processes that trigger deep memory, engage direct, intuitive hands-on interaction, and that relate the essence of the conversation. 

Karin describes her artistic process as more interested in revealing a presence than creating one because it opens the door to the unexpected. It is the unexpected, unintended, and unimagined that grabs her attention and gives direction to her realization of visibility, voice, and presence.


  • Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
    Worked with Richard Royal, Amy Roberts Chamberlain, Mark Kobasz, Therman Statom, Michael Taylor, John Drury, Robbie Miller, Paul Marioni & Ann Troutner, Janusz Walentynwicz
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
    Worked with Anne Welch, Henner Schroder, John Farrell
  • University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • Nansenskolen Humanist Academy, Lillehammer, Norway
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, BFA


Karin Richardson - Career Highlights

Selected Exhibitions

  • Counting Blessings, Alloro, Bandon, OR
  • Forms of Remembrance, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR
  • Global Connections, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • Metaphor and Memory, South Coast Hospital, Bandon, OR
  • Remembrance Remains, Birger Juell, Chicago, IL
  • The Remains to be Seen, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
  • Pilchuck Annual Action, Seattle, WA
  • Poncho Auction, Seattle, WA
  • Passion Afire City Centre, Seattle, WA
  • Clearly Brilliant, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Light Impressions, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
  • A Presence, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • The All, Learsi Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
  • Pilchuck Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Emerging Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • A Public Hanging, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
    Remains, Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, OR
  • Pilchuck Glass, Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, WA
  • A Form of Being, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

Selected Collections

  • Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
  • Sidney Stern, New York, NY
  • Michael & Marjorie Alhadeff, Seattle, WA
  • Phil & Sarah Davies, Seattle, WA
  • Day's Collection, Bandon, OR
  • George & Dorothy Saxe, San Francisco, CA
  • Ronald Crowell, Long Beach, CA
  • Kathy Simmons & Jim Mullally, Beijing, China
  • Mark Ward, Moscow, Russia
  • Yoko Higuchi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Styrk Fjose, Oslo, Norway


  • Alloro, Bandon, OR
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR
  • Birger Juell, Chicago, IL
  • Gallery 280, North Bend, OR
  • Triangle Square, Port Orford, OR

Awards & Grants

  • Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
    Emerging Artist-in-Residence, 1997
    Scholarship student to Therman Statom ('93), Michael Taylor ('97), 
    John Drury & Robbie Miller ('99), Henner Schroder ('00), 
    Paul Marioni & Ann Troutner ('01), Janusz Walentynwicz ('04)
    Artist-in-Residence Assistant to Judy Tuwaletstiwa & 
    Monika Larsen Dennis
    Teacher's Assistant to Maria Lugossy
  • Coos County Cultural Coalition, 2005
  • The Celebration Foundation, 2006


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