Karrie Hovey grew up in a region called the Northeast Kingdom – a rural area in Vermont, where she learned many of the hand-crafts and construction techniques that are present in her current installations. Hovey received a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York. While attending SVA, she was awarded the prestigious 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 MFA in 2005. Hovey was nominated as the Art department’s Hood Recipient and graduated with honors. Post graduation Hovey was awarded a year long Headlands Center for the Arts MFA artist in residency fellowship.
Over the last few years, Hovey has participated in the following artist residencies: Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France (2007), The Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesan Artist Residency Program in Scottsdale, AZ (2007), Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois (2008), Artist Residency Enschede, in Enschede, Netherlands (2008), Can Serrat Artist Residency in El Bruc, Spain (2009), I-Park Artist Enclave in East Haddam, CT (2009), Spiro Arts in Park City, UT (2010) and Studio 943 in Kunming, Yunnan, China (2010).
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