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°COLLECTIONS  

Bank of Houston via Carol Lowenstein Gallery Houston, TX; Charles Campbell, Charles Campbell Callery, San francisco, CA;  (currently Thiebaud Gallery) Bacardi Cortijo , Malaga, Spain; City of Riodoso, New Mexico; Boiron Pharmaceutical, 2 pieces; 1 commission Lyon, France, Juan Carlos Blanca,  Cosmetic surgeon Malaga, Spain; Archetypos, (Mercurial Path)  Quito, Ecuador; C.G. Jung Foundation, Denver   °private collections regionally, nationally & Internationally

Solo EXHIBITS, most recent

2012 - Denver Alliance Francais “Alchemy of Art” and introduced guest-artist/author Claudine Jeanrenaud, psychologist and teacher, Quito, Ecuador

2012 - Holiday show and sale, Denver Highlands, Casa Quivas 

2011 - Art and Alchemy Archetypos Art and Dream Center

Solo EXHIBITS, Pre-Millennial (*press & Magazine)

1995- Summer Exhibit, Leadville, Colorado - Tabor Grand Hotel (*Leadville Herald Democrat)

1988- Two-person show with artist/mentor Robert Harvey, Bacardi Corporation      Cortijo  Gallery, Malaga, Spain - 15 pieces oils and acrylics (*Mediterranean Magazine)

1986- Riodoso, New Mexico invitational (*Art News, Riodoso)

1984- "Un Viaje Magico" paintings/illustrations for bi-lingual children's book with KT Tartakoff, first step towards Ms. Tartakoff's formation of "The Children’s Legacy" for children with life threatening illness. Poster and illustration.

1984- Denver Petroleum Club, curated by Sandra Wilson, Sandra Wilson Fine Art 1983 "Kaiser-Nossaman" solo show, Washington street studio, "Flowers, Fantasies,Dreams”.

1983- Studio Galleries "Gardens of the Mind” Jungian theme

1981- Fort Lewis College, invitational show, one woman show "Flowers, Fantasies and Dreams” Invitation-Professor of Fine Art and Philosophy Stanton Engelhart. (*Durango Herald)

1979- Frame of Mind Gallery, one woman show various media

1978- Charles Campbell Gallery (now Campbell Thiebaud Gallery) San Francisco, 

California invitational "Introductions '78" one-person show, commencing with gala honoring invited artists at Oakland Art Museum. (*Artspeak Magazine)

1977- Kenn Bunn Studio, Denver, Colorado, first major one-woman show hosted, Ken and Gretchen Bunn (*Rocky Mt. News & Denver Post)Group EXHIBITS

Group EXHIBITS

2017 - Community Gallery, Next Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2017 - Holiday Exhibit, Next Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2016 - Participated in Mask Project to benefit Hospice of Denver

2014 - Participated in Mask Project to benefit Hospice of Denver

2007 - Chosen, Curated Museum Show California Center for the Arts

1997 - October Art on Colfax  Fashion show, designed six pieces including wedding           gown for grand finale, Bluebird Theater Denver

1996 - May, Art on Colfax group show, Oil paintings, ”Caged" brooches in shadow   boxes & jewelry

1988 - Macharaviaya, Malaga, Spain, village show,  three artists

1986 - Studio Gallery II, Denver

1986 - Crystal Pavilion Gala, New York City 6 pieces Mussavi Art Center, New York City

1985 - Mussavi Art Center, New York City 

1982 - Maxim's of Greeley

1980 - Erotica at Mammoth Gardens (*Walking Distance News)

1978 - Gilmore Art Center group Christmas show

1978 - Jim Robischon, Blue Door Too, group humor show

Commissions & Projects

2017 - Denver, summer 2017 completed two commissions, painting & shadow-box, fish theme

2014 - Book design, composition The Silenced Needle

2013 - Completed commissioned painting 6 x 7 acrylic and oil, mixed media theme “urban” Los Angeles, CA

2012 - Cover and inside art/illustration Goddess Speak, Art in the Underworld vol. 1

1994 - "Iris" botanical painting commission for Boiron Laboratories, Lyon, France

1990 - Completion of design work on physical building for C.G. Jung Foundation 1989 - Commissioned 9 x 12 foot mural of symbolic figures/C.G. Jung Foundation, including various murals in art therapy and dream work studio  

1988 - Painting chosen, Bacardi Corporate Collection, Malaga, Spain

1987 - Casa Cultural, Macharaviaya, Malaga, Spain three person show (*Mediterranean Magazine)

1987 - 88 Paintings decorated new restaurant/bar Malaga, Spain Arriba, Baja

1984 - "Mystery Flights" Carol Lowenstern Gallery, Houston, Texas, one-woman show

1984 - Iris watercolor purchase Texas Commerce Bank collection Houston, Texas*

1983 - "Kaiser-Nossaman" solo show, Washington street studio, "Flowers, Fantasies, Dreams”.

1979 - Frame of Mind Gallery, one woman show, various media

1978 - Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, five-woman show "Five Women”

1977 - Carson & Levin Gallery five-women show, "Five Women”

1977 - "Art on the Grasslands" invitational, Wright Ingraham Institute benefit

ARTICLES/POSTERS/COVERS/MEDIA RECOGNITION

1998 - July, Contributing writer for Walking Distance Newspaper "Interpreting Dreams"

1997 - December, The Creative Life, Messages from the Unconscious"

1997 - October, "Dream as Pathfinder."

1991 - 1993 - Various articles on Jungian art therapy projects, JATT newsletter

1986 - National Center for Homeopathy meeting posters

1985 - Illustrated Children's book A Magical Journey and did accompanying poster

1985 - American Homeopathy Magazine - cover

1984 - Houston Symphony Orchestra Magazine - cover

1979 - BRAVO - Denver Symphony Magazine cover

1995 - February, Leadville Herald Democrat "Leadville Native Artist"

1985 - Spree "Stuff of Dreams" Art section review San Francisco

1987- Mediterranean Magazine "Two Artists"

1985 - ArtSpeak, New York review

1982 - Denver Post "Working at Home"

1981- Durango Herald  "Now" section "Kaiser-Nossaman's paintings are really windows into her unconscious self"

1979 - American Artist Magazine - Review "Patterns in the Life Cycle: The Art of Karen (Kaiser) Nossaman"

1978 - Promoting and Selling your Art, by Carole Katchen. Chapter on "Having an Exhibition”.

1978 - Artweek, review by Peter Patton "Of Emotion and Identity”

1977 - Denver Post, March by James Mills "Nossaman Uses Amaryllis to Record  Drama of Birth, Life, Death”

1977 - Rocky Mt. News by Marjorie Barrett (Arts Now) "Artist's First One-Woman  Show Stimulating”

1977 - Denver Post, November, James Mills Review “Must-see Exhibit”  

EDUCATION, teaching & LIFE EVENTS,

2003 - Graduated from Union Institute and University, BA Psycho-Spiritual Studies and Fine Arts.

2002 - Conference: Creativity and Madness, Sante Fe, New Mexico.

1997/98-Completed one-year independent studies Regis University Without Walls program emphasis on art, homeopathy and Jungian studies

1994 - Certificate from C.G. Jung Foundation of Colorado in Jungian Art Therapy

1994 - Mentored Japanese exchange student, Himi Minagawa 3 months

1992 - Certificate from Jung Association of Therapists and Teachers as certified  Jungian Therapist specializing in Jungian dream work.

1991 - Completion of two-year course of study in Fundamentals of Jungian  Psychology, covering Jung's Collected Works and various  contemporary Jungian scholars.

1984 - Art trip to Athens, Greece. attended nineteen day intensive on Classical Homeopathy  by George Vithoulkas in Alonissos, Greece.

1982-86 150 hours homeopathic studies, emphasis on homeopathic remedy "types"  and "typology"

1981 - 1992-Completed more than the minimum two-year’s work with Dream Analysis for Jungian work and further study programs. Dr. Gary Toub, Dr. Claudine Jeanrenaud and Dr. Jeff Raff, all directly in line with Mary Louise Von Franz and C. G. Jung (6° of Separation)

1980 - “Achievement in Art” Award Consciousness - Transcendental Meditation Center

1973 - 1983 Private study, apprenticeships, assistant positions Including”

° Judy Chicago, Portland, OR; Jon Zahourek, Len Chmiel, Buffalo Kaplinski, Charles Reid, Denver, CO; Stanton Englehart, Durango, CO; Robert Harvey, Malaga, Spain; Claudine Jeanrenaud and various group workshops

° Attended classes at:  Otero Jr. College,  (Marjorie Bevlin); University of Denver, (Vance Kirkland); Loretto Heights, University of Colorado, Denver,  and two non-consecutive years at, Colorado Institute of Art. Graduated Union Institute and University.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS 

  • Study of Alchemy as it relates to art, psychology and symbols
  • Life Myth" mapping and personal study and project/home-studio environment which includes writing, building, artwork and self-study - ongoing
  • Rummaging in flea markets, thrift store, and junk yards
  • Collecting books of all subjects, mostly non-fiction and vintage including metaphysics and noetic science.
  • Cooking
  • Wildlife observation, earth stewardship and conservation
  • Ongoing interest in the field of Noetic Sciences and Metaphysics
  • Designing and building furniture, environments, home remodel and decorating including murals
  • Various commissioned pieces including home and environment creative projects
  • Sewing, fabric construction and design

Updated 2017 

 “Nossaman” is a former married name.

Addendum : PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES During Sabbaticals

2015 - California project to remodel guest house “Casita” and build separate art studio

2014 - Started “Cosmic Egg” projects, assemblage, Jewelry, started taking down Denver City Park art studio because of building sale.

2014 - Wrote and designed 75 page book The Silenced Needle with Quilt Exhibit for friend Cynthia Cornell who passed away from ALS   

2014 - Produced Quilt Exhibit - Denver Cynthia Cornell Wildfong, Fiber Artist

2014 - Completed commissioned painting 6 x 7 acrylic and oil, theme “urban” (Los Angeles)

2014 - Various creative projects in multi-media

2012 -13 Book design project  2 years with Dr. Jeanrenaud Goddess Speak, Art in the Underworld, Edition I  (QuarkXpress)   There is now a second edition

and one in Spanish, produced in Ecuador.

2010- 2 year Personal exploration, art and dream studies, began California studio and home, interior design, restoration work on Leadville home.

2006 - Sabbatical to explore new ideas and art forms in San Diego/North County California. Beginning of assemblage and collage work

2003 - Completed studies and BA in  arts and psycho-spiritual studies, Union      Institute and University. Final senior project The “Artist Archetype”

2000 - With partner purchased second home, Escondido, California. Began University Studies  A winter home in Southern California on old avocado farm and began with the birth of first grandson the life of a charmed grandmother. Cared for ailing Mother.

1997 - Co-Designed and built dream kitchen for client/friends, including “curiosity art cabi net”  Portola Valley, California (San Francisco area)

1997 - Co-Designed and built new bath Leadville, Colorado

1997 - Designed floral/decor for wedding, Pavilion at city park Denver

1996 - Did all florals for wedding, including Mother of the Bride and Bride’s dress

1995 -1st WeddingPavilion City Park Denver after remodel I designed and made over 30 pieces of wedding apparel, including wedding gown, flower girl, 12 groomsmen vests & ties, and brides’-maids dress mother of the bride dress ,…six months

1995 - Did all florals/decor for wedding at Pavilion City Park Denver

1993-2011 - With sister, Vera, shared taking care of Mother after Father’s death.

Student-WORK/PROJECTS/Art Therapy

1994 - Three years facilitated in the development of the CG Jung Foundation for the Study of Depth Psychology. Worked as group discussion leader and art therapist, taught beginning students, Jungian studies. Independent work with women with creative/family and life issues

1989 - 1990 Light box studio work with groups of Jungian students

1989 - Summer workshop with "troubled" teen group from special school; light box      painting, journaling and dream work.

1986 - 1989 Jungian dream-work with female clients with creative issues.