Artist Lecture: Karrie Hovey

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Photo of Karrie Hovey
As a research-based, site-specific installation artist, Karrie Hovey is interested in how a manufactured or created space can destabilize customary expectations of and interactions with our environment. She explores the symbiotic relationship between the human landscape and the natural environment through three areas of exploration affected by human meddling: botany, evolution and geography. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Room 287
Art Department
Art Department
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Growing up in the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Hovey developed an appreciation of the natural world and a respect for the environment. This is also where she learned many of the hand-craft and construction techniques that are present in her installations.

After studying computer science at University of Vermont, Hovey transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York to study graphic design. There, she won the Bea Feitler Scholarship. In 2002, after working many years as a professional designer, Hovey returned to study sculpture at San Francisco State University, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2005. Post graduation, Hovey was awarded a yearlong Headlands Center for the Arts residency. Over the last several years, Hovey has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. Her wanderlust and art career have taken her to residencies throughout the United States and Europe, and to China and South Africa.


Karrie Hovey