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AWARDS, HONORS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2009 Featured Artist, HGTV ‘That’s Clever’

2008 Guest, “Full Bloom,” Television interview with Zita Christian, CT
2008 Guest, “Pet Talk,” Television interview on Channel 12, CT

2007 Canadian Artisans Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2006 Keynote speaker, West Hartford Rotary Club, West Hartford, CT
2005 Keynote speaker, Gift Fair, Atlanta, GA
2005 Corporator, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
2004 Guest speaker, Savings Bank of Rockville, South Windsor, CT
2004 Keynote speaker University of Connecticut Career seminar, Voices from the Field: Visual Arts
2004 Featured artist Connecticut Building, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield MA
2004 Nawbo Artist of the Year 2004, Connecticut Chapter
2003 Recognized by New Orleans City Council for contribution to the Artist's Foundation Collection
2003 Keynote speaker, "HOT" Schools Conference, Connecticut Commission on the Arts
2003 Panel discussion leader, NAWBO Connecticut Business Expo, Hartford, CT
2003 Remarkable Woman In Business Award, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford, CT
2002 Keynote speaker, Connecticut Art Educators Association Conference
2002 Grand opening of the Karen Rossi Gallery, A Special Place, East Windsor, CT
2002 Nova Award for Best Overall New Product for 2002, Canadian Gift & Tableware Association
2002 Featured appearance on QVC
2002 A First Experience in Creativity exhibitor, First Experience Communications, Glastonbury, CT
2001 Connecticut Bloomer Award, Northeast Magazine, Hartford, CT
2001 Featured appearance on QVC
2001 Thematic images & pyrotechnic display, Mark Twain Days Fireworks Show, Hartford, CT

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS-RECENT

2010 “Believe”, Community Health Resources, Enfield, CT
2009  “Donor Recognition Tree”, Community Health Resources, Enfield, CT
2009  “Wreath Art Installation”, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
2009  “Let’s Play Memorial Wall Sculpture,  Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

2007 “My Friends Place”, Boundless Playgrounds, South Windsor, CT
2007 “Better Beginnings”, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
2007 “Jerusalem”, Philip Brody, Ridgewood, NJ
2007 “Asian Girl,” Pearl River, New York, NY

2006 "Wedding Chuppah", Denise Rosenberg, New York, NY
2005 Pine Grove Elem. School, Together We Share, Discover, Create & Achieve, Avon, CT
2005 South Windsor Library, Angels of Culture, South Windsor, CT
2005 "Garden Arch", Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, New Haven, CT
2005 Evergreen Walk, The Gabriels II, South Windsor, CT
2005 "Mosaic Throne", collaboration with Terra Gardens for Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford,CT
2004 If I Were a Rich Man….Or Woman…Or Beastie, Beastie Beat, Milwaukee, WI
2003 "Holiday Festivities" and "Fifties Girl" canvas murals, Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO
2003 "Uncle Sam" and "Lady Liberty" metal sculptures, Veterans Memorial Park, West Hartford, CT
2003 "RossiLand Mural," Wagon Road Camp Children's Aid Society, Chappaqua, NY
2002 Art sanctuary gate, Artists' Foundation Collection, A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans, LA
2002 "To Life," Beastie Beat, Milwaukee, WI
2001 Mark Twain House Ornament, White House, Washington, DC
2001 Mercy Health Care Community Wall Sculpture, WI
2001 "Uncle Sam" and "Lady Liberty" canvas murals, 225 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY
2001 "Adam and Eve," University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV
2000 "Our World Revolves Around Kids," Baystate Hospital, Springfield, MA
2000 "To Life," Bieber Memorial, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
1999 "Places to go, People to see," St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
1999 "Pittsfield Community," Berkshire Medical Facility, Pittsfield, MA
1999 "Aquarium," Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
1998 Triptych for Farmington Valley Women's Health & Resource Center, Avon, CT
1998 "Springfield Vignettes," Baystate Hospital, Springfield, MA
1998 "Aquarium," Baystate Hospital, Springfield, MA
1997 "Angels on My Shoulder," St. Francis Care, Hartford, CT
1997 "Fit For Life," St. Francis Care, Hartford, CT
1997 "Baltimore Wall Sculpture," The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD
1997 "Flying Shoppers," Shop Rite of Lacey, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
1996 SAKS Fifth Avenue Mobile, New York, NY
1996 "Chef," Collection of Rocky H. Aoki, Benihana, Japan
1996 "Animal Wall Sculpture," Linda Carter and Robert Altman, Washington, DC
1995 "Born to Shop," Lucy Arnaz, CA
1995 "Hillary," The White House, Washington, DC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS-RECENT

2010 Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, CT

2009 Burlington Public Library, Burlington, CT

2008 Center Framing, West Hartford, CT
2007 Wave Gallery, New Haven, CT
2007 “Tea Ladies,” Mainly Tea, Wethersfield, CT
2007 Farmington Valley Art Center, Farmington, CT

2005 Terra Gardens, Vernon, CT
2002 CT Commission on the Arts, Visual Arts Showcases, Bradley Int'l Airport, Windsor Locks, CT
2001 Artful Hand Gallery, Copley Place, Boston, MA
2001 Paul Brent Gallery, Panama City, FL
2000 Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
2000 Heather Gallery, Aspen, CO
2000 Zona, New York, NY
1999 "Artwalk," Pippens, New Orleans, LA
1999 "Retrospective," Saint Francis Hospital
1998 "Karen Rossi Recent Work," Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
1998 Delind Fine Art, Milwaukee, CT
1997 Zyzyx, Festival at Woodholme, Baltimore, MD
1997 "The Art of Giving the Giving of Art," Fischer Gallery, Avon, CT
1997 "People and Places," 100 Pearl Gallery, Hartford, CT
1997-1992 "Great Circus Parade Mobiles," Delind Fine Art, Milwaukee, WI
1995 "Twain's World - A Mobile," Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT
1995 "V.S.A. Mural," Special Olympics, New Haven, CT

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS-OTHER

1995/1990 "ISG Mobile Installations", Booz, Allen & Hamilton; Dallas, New York, and London
1994 "A Mirrored Jungle", Howie Mandell, Boston, MA
1994 "Ariel, A Mermaid", University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, CT
1994 "Siren's Song", Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI
1993 "Circus Parade", Ernest & Tova Borgnine, Beverly Hills, CA
1993 "The Oysterman", City of New Haven, Quinnipiac River Park, New Haven, CT
1992 "La Sirena", Spoleto's Restaurant, Northampton, MA
1992 "Fountain of Teeth and Heart", Lobby Sculpture, Buckland Farms Medical Offices, So. Windsor, CT
1992 "The Oyster Man", Bronze Public Sculpture, New Haven, CT
1990 "Hartford", Theatre Works, Bronson and Hutensky Theater, Hartford, CT
1989 "Hartford Buildings", Colonial Realty, CT
1988 "School of Fish", Site-specific Mobile, Stamford Transportation Center, Stamford, CT
1987 "Wheels on Whalley", Whalley Avenue Special Services District, New Haven, CT
1987 "Happy Birthday", Lady Liberty", Wall Sculpture, Ellis Island Museum, New York, NY
1986 "Engine 84", Hartford Steam Boiler Company, Hartford, CT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS-OTHER

1994 "Tropic of Capricorn", Pavo Real, Boca Raton, FL
1994 "Holiday Celebration", Neiman Marcus, White Plains, NY
1994 /1993 "New Orleans; Masked/Unmasked", Wyndy Morehead Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
1992 "Tall Ships Celebration Mobiles", Artful Hand, Boston, MA
1991 "An American Birthday Celebration", Gallerie Maas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1990 "Silver and Steel", Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
1989 "Angels and Faeries", Holiday Window Exhibition, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007-2010 Teacher - Creative Art Workshop, New Haven, CT
2008-2010 Teacher—Artsplace, Cheshire, CT

2008 Teacher – Brookfield Craft Center
2008 Teacher – Guilford Art Center          
2008/2007 Teacher - Creative Art Ways, New Haven, CT
2007 Teacher – Wesleyan Potters

1999 Teacher - Neighborhood Studios, Greater Hartford Arts Council
1999 Teacher - The Center for Health Enhancement, St. Francis Hospital
1998-1999 Artist in Residence - Saint Francis Hospital
1990 Lecturer - Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
1988 Artist in Residence - Artpark, Lewiston, New York
1984 Adjunct Professor - Southern Connecticut State College, Connecticut

EDUCATION

1980 B.A., Southern Connecticut State University
1984-1986 Additional studies include: Penland School of Crafts, NC; University of Massachusetts, MA; Parsons School of Design, NY, NY; Brookfield Crafts Center, CT

COMMUNITY PROJECTS-RECENT

2007 Cow Parade, West Hartford, CT
2007 Bear Affair, Norfolk, CT
2007 Whaler’s Whale, South Windsor, CT
2007 “My Friend’s Place” Boundless Playgrounds, South Windsor, CT
2006 "A Modern Tea", Acrylic Illustration, Community Health Network of CT, Inc.
2006 "Summer of Hope", Acrylic Illustration, Channel 3 Kids Camp
2006 "Find a Furrever Home", Acrylic Illustration, CT Humane Society
2006 "In the Company of Women", Acrylic Illustration, YWCA of the Hartford Region
2006 "Hartford," Acrylic Illustration, 2006 United Arts Campaign, Greater Hartford Arts Council




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