Brief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, momentary, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory—these emotions that connect us to the situations of our lives and determines where we go in creating alternative realities.
Karen Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States but has now settled in the Bay Area in California from New York City. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco and the Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art, Member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org.
She is a co-partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, an organization that creates art as activism exhibitions “changing the world through art” and actively promotes the work of activist artists with national touring exhibitions exhibiting the work in galleries and documents the work in catalogs and online. She is an art consultant—renting artwork to corporations and individuals. Lastly, Karen is also an exhibiting artist with a focus on “Art as Activism” to facilitate social change.