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Lenka Konopasek

Salt Lake City, Utah USA

email: lenka@xmission.com

EDUCATION

2001 Master of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, University of Utah
1981-85 School of Applied Arts, Painting, Architectural and Stage Design, Prague, Czech Republic

AWARDS

2011 New American Painting magazine – publication
2011 Studio Visit magazine – publication
2011 Utah Painting and Sculpture 2011 – Juror’s Award
2009 Central Utah Art Center, Utah Artist Show, Ephraim Utah, third place
2006 Central Utah Art Center, Utah Artist Juried Show, Ephraim Utah, best of show, Juror: Howard Rosenthal, Pratt Institute, art critic
2005 New American Painting # 60 – featured on back cover
2005 Utah Art Council Statewide Annual Exhibition, Painting ad Sculpture, Juror's Award, Travel Award
2002 Utah 2002, Painting and Sculpture, Juror's Award
2002 The Lieutenant Governor's Invitational Art Exhibition, State Capitol, UT
01,96,95 Individual Artist Grant, Utah Arts Council and NEA
1998 Merit Scholarship Residency, School of the Chicago Art Institute
1996 Prize of the Masaryk Academy of Arts for Artistic Achievements, Prague, CR

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2011 UMOCA, Salt Lake City, UT - Artist in Residence
2002 Great River Arts Association, Little Falls, MN - art instructor
1998 Advanced Painting Institute - School of the Chicago Art Institute, scholarship
1997 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont - scholarship

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2002-present University of Utah, Westminster College, adjunct professor
2005 Utah State University, Logan, UT – summer workshop
2004 Weber State University, adjunct professor
2002 Great River Arts Association, Little Falls, MN - art instructor
2000-01 Salt Lake Art Center - art instructor
1995-present Visual Art Institute - art instructor

LECTURES

2015 Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha, Qatar
2014 Art and Disaster, Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID- gallery talk
2013 Snow College, Art Talk lecture
2010 Utah Valley University, Visiting Artist Lecture
  BYU, Visiting Artist Lecture
2005 Utah Valley State College, Visiting Artist Lecture
  BYU University, Provo
2004 University of Utah, Guest Lecturer
  Graduate Seminar Utah Valley State College, Public Lecture Series

ART RELATED EXPERIENCE

2002 "Alternative 2002", Utah Arts Festival art exhibition, SLC - co-curator with Cordell Taylor
2001-03 Cordell Taylor Gallery, Denver, CO - gallery co-curator
2000-present Utah Arts Festival - Artists Market Place coordinator
1998-99 Salt Lake Art Center - exhibition assistant

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2016 McClelland Trail, Salt Lake City Corp., SLC, UT
2016 West Jordan Health Center, Salt Lake County, UT
2015 Summit County, Artscape Program, Park City, UT
2015 Finalist for Bruin Center, Salt Lake Community College, SLC, UT
2014 Cottonwood Park, SLC, UT
2012 Finalist for Streetcar/Greenway Project, Utah Transit Authority, RDA SLC
2012 Finalist for IHC Salt Lake Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, CLC, UT
2012 Flying Objects Commission – downtown Salt Lake City, UT
2011 Finalist, FrontRunner South Jordan, UTA
2009 Finalist for City Creek Development, downtown SLC
2007/8 TRAXX commission, Old Greek Town Station, downtown SLC, UT
2006 Flying Objects sculpture– downtown Salt Lake City, UT
2006 Wasatch Elementary, Four Murals for their new school building,
2005 Finalist, Salt Lake County Commission, Draper Library

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  National Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
  Fairfield Museum of Art, Fairfield, Utah
  National Museum of Dance, NY
  State of Utah Art Collection
  Utah State Capitol Art Collection

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough Attorneys
  Federal Bank of San Francisco
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Regional Art Collection
  First Western Trust Bank, Denver Colorado
  Richter Seven, SLC, UT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Art and Disaster, Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID
2013 Closing In, Gallery at Library Square, SLC, UT
2011 Drawing the Light In, installation, Salt Lake Art Center
2008 Paintings, Finch Lane Gallery, SLC, UT
2007 Close and Distant Danger, Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
  Selective Measures, Kayo Gallery, SLC, UT
2005 Rodeo Picture Show, A Gallery, SLC, UT
  Rodeo Picture Show, Red Shift Gallery, Denver, CO
  Rodeo Picture Show , St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT
2004 Multiplicity, BYU University, Provo
2003 Conditions, Mailroom Gallery, Portland Oregon
2002 Memory Game, Art Access Gallery, SLC, Utah
2001 Lost & Found, Cordell Taylor Gallery, Denver, CO
2000 Galerie U knihomola, Prague, Czech Republic
1999 Metropolitan Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
1999 Recent Work, Atrium Gallery, SLC, UT
1998 Pioneer Memorial Theater, SLC, UT
1997 Painting in Cage, Back Alley Gallery, SLC, UT
1996 Speakeasy Cafe, Seattle, WA
  Cordell Taylor Gallery, SLC,

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Doha, Qatar. VCUQ
  James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
2014 New Naratives, UMFA, SLC, UT
  Nation of Emigrants, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, SLC, UT
  Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  Papercuts, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
  Femme Fatales, Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, OK
  Only Light, Rio Gallery, SLC, UT
  Papercuts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon , MI
  Dissonance, Loge Gallery, SLC, UT
2013 Ink, Paper, Scissors, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
  The University of Akron, Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH
  Shadow and Light, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
  Hollins University, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA;
  Florida Atlantic University, University Galleries, Boca Raton, FL;
2012 Herron School of Art and Design / IUPUI, Herron Galleries, Indianapolis
  Columbus State University, Norman & Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery, Columbus, GA
  Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries, Atlanta
  Papercuts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Space 301, Mobile, AL
  Papercuts, Space 301, Mobile, AL
  West of Center, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 Nature/Culture, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY
  Untitled, Rio Gallery, Utah Arts Council, SLC, UT
  Landscape: Shaken Gently With A Twist, Art Access Gallery, SLC, UT
2009 ArtPrize, installation, Grand Rapids, MI
  Paperworks, bj spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
2008 Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins, CO
  Present Tense, Salt Lake Art Center, UT
2007 Intervals, Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick, ME
  337 Project, SLC, UT
  Kayo Gallery, SLC, UT
  Mizel Center for Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2006 Constructing Self, The Gallery at Library Square, Utah Arts Festival, SLC, UT
  Central Utah Art Center, Utah Artist Juried Show, Ephraim, UT
  Aesthetic of Complexity, Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 New American Painting # 60 – featured on back cover
  UAC Statewide Annual Exhibition, Painting ad Sculpture. WSU, Ogden, UT
2004 environMental, 8 Contemporary Utah Artists, Sundance, UT
  Borderline, Utah Arts Council Gallery, SLC, UT
  Interior Exterior Spaces, invitational alumni show, Gittins Gallery, UT
  Torrey Gallery, Torrey, UT
  Artists from Cordell Taylor Gallery, Bangor, India
  Emotions, Phillips Gallery, group exhibition, SLC, UT
  Love 4 Sale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO - invitational show
2002 Utah 2002, Painting ad Sculpture, Park City, UT - Juror's Award
  Rocky Mountain Bienial, Fort Collins, CO
  The Lieutenant Governor's Invitational Art Exhibition, State Capitol, UT
  International Mail-Art Project, Bacharach, Germany
  Ztracene-Nalezene (Lost and Found), Galerie Spektrum, Strakonice, Czech Rep.
2001 Ztracene-Nalezene (Lost and Found), Galerie U prstenu, Prague, Czech Rep.
  Juxtapositions, Finch Lane Gallery, SLC, Utah - invitational group show
  Size Matter, Flux Gallery, Denver, CO
  Rio Grande Gallery, Grant Recipients Show, Utah Arts Council
  MFA Show, Portland Maine
  Global Reflections, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
2000 Filament Gallery, Portland, Maine
  Gutenberg 2000, Mainz, Germany, France
  Western Regional Women's Artists Invitational, Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Bread Installation, Ginger & Fred House, Prague, Czech Republic
  Utopia,Dystopia,Apocalypse: Images for a New Millennium, Atrium Gallery, UT
1999 Emergency 23, Rough House, 330 W. 38 St., NY NY
  Folding Screens, Salt Lake Art Center, UT
  Breaking Boundaries: Women’s “Work”, Union Gallery, SLC, UT
1998 Phillips Gallery, group exhibition, SLC, UT
1997 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
1996 Zompa Gallery, Seattle, WA-three artist show
  Phillips Gallery, group exhibition, SLC, UT
  Finch Lane Gallery, SLC, UT
  Salt Lake Art Center, UT
  Kite to Asylum, Atrium Gallery, SLC, UT
  European Traveling Exhibit: Strakonice, Plzen, Tabor, Prague, Czech Republic

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

2015 Ladies of Substance, Gulf Times, Doha, Qatar by Anand Holla
  VCUQatar opens global exhibition Papercuts, The Peninsula, Qatar
  Papercuts, DNRonline, Harrisonburg, Virginia by Aleda Johnson
2014 Papercuts, Jconline, by Tom Shafer
  Traveling exhibition Papercuts opens at Columbia, The Columbia Chronicle by Jennifer Boylen
2013 Shadow and Light, The Tennessean, by MiChelle Jones
  Sun Sentinel, Papercuts review at FAU, by Jonathan D. Marcus
  15 Bytes, Closing In Review, by Geoff Wichert
2012 Burnaway, Papercuts exhibition review, by Jerry Cullum
2011 Papercuts in Space 301, by Thomas B. Harrison
  New American Painting #96
  Studio Visit Magazine #15
  Artistaday.com, web article
  Zionized 84: Artist Lenka Konopasek, YouTube
  Papercuts, exhihition catalog, Virginia Commonwealth University
2008 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Regional Art Collection Catalog
  Present Tense, Salt Lake Art Center, UT- catalog
2007 New Disasters of War, Mizel Center for Contemporary Art, Denver, CO - catalog
2005 New American Painting # 60 – featured on back cover
  UAC Statewide Annual Exhibition, Painting ad Sculpture, exhibition catalog
2004 The Ecclecticism of Lenka Konopasek, by Laura Durham, Artists of Utah
2002 Utah 2002, Painting ad Sculpture, Park City, exhibition catalog
  The Lieutenant Governor's Invitational Art, exhibition catalog
  Remembering Place, Lance Duffin, Salt Lake Magazine. Aug. 2002
2001 Galerie U Prstenu, Prague, Czech Republic, catalog
  Maine Sunday Telegram - Global Reflections review. Jan. 2001
2000 Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany, catalog
1999 Utah Painting and Sculpture/Swanson, Olpin, Seifrit
  Victory Park, Journal of the New Hampshire Institute of Art
1998 Salt Lake Tribune, Mark Knudsen, Oct. 1998
1997 Utah Painting and Sculpture/Swanson, Olpin, Seifrit
  Art Access, Seattle, WA, Feb 1997

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lenka@xmission.com




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