Karin Aggeler

karin_2013 Karin Aggeler came to Santa Barbara from Munich, Germany in 1963. Since then she has participated in the Santa Barbara art community as a career potter and sold ceramics to shops and galleries throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has received numerous awards for her works in juried shows. For fourteen years, Karin was Arts and Crafts Coordinator and Ceramics Teacher at the Braille Institute.
Before beginning her 30-plus-year career in pottery, Karin’s first love was drawing and painting. Since 2000 she has returned to the canvas, now dividing her time between creating new works in clay and painting with acrylics.

Karin is inspired by her memories, as well as landscapes and vistas, colors and textures. Rather than simply capture her own feelings on canvas, she aspires to create a piece of work that is open and abstract enough to embrace the experiences and visions of the viewer, and able to change as the mood of the viewer changes. “My hope is to create work that avoids a static position on the wall,” says Karin “and instead joins the viewer in a dynamic, continuous conversation.”

2013 MichaelKate Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (group show)
2013 Artiste Winery, Los Olivos, CA (solo show & 2paintings as wine labels
2012 MichaelKate Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 Artiste Winery, Los olivos, painting selected for wine label
2011 MichaelKate, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 S B Architectural Foundation, (solo show)
2011 UCSB Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 Corridan Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2010 Neuvie, Santa Barbara, CA (solo show)
2009 Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. (one woman show)
2009 Artiste winery selected painting for wine label, Santa Ynez, CA
2008 LACMA, Sales and Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (4 artists show)
2007 Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (two women show)
2006 Fielding Institute Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Step One Gallery, Carpinteria, CA
(juried show, second place award)
2005 Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara, CA (Special Juror’s Award from Barry Berkus) Galley Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
2004 Cody Gallery, Los Olivos, CA (one woman show)
2003 Artist-in-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (visiting artist: Wolf Kahn)
1968 Small Image Show, Santa Barbara, CA (3rd place, juried by curator of SF Art Museum)
Contact information:
805 962-7425

Gallery Representation
Cordian Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA
Primavera Gallery – Ojai, CA
Houshang’s Gallery – Santa Fe, NM

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