EDUCATION

MA in Education, Santa Fe University of Art & Design
BFA-Art Education K-12, University of Minnesota Duluth
AA, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe New Mexico

SOLO EXHIBITS

2015 Duluth Art Institute, “Spirit” Duluth Mn
2015 Small Works, The Red Mug, Superior WIS
2015 Lyric Center for the Arts, Virginia MN
2014 Gimaajii Gallery, “Princess of the Pond” 40, Duluth MN
2014 Gimaajii Gallery, “Landscapes of N MN”, Duluth MN
2010 Madeline Island Museum, “Art Traditions of the Anishinabe” Madeline Island Wisconsin
2008 North Shore Bank of Commerce, Cloquet MN “Solo “exhibit

FEATURED ARTIST

2014 MNSCU “Systems Office Art Exhibit”, St Paul MN
2009 Krups Gallery, “Featured Artist” Indian Art” “Exhibit” Superior WS
1995 Minnesota through Artists Eyes, Mn History Cnt, St Paul MN

GROUP EXHIBITS

2016 Annual Membership Show, Duluth Art Institute, MN
2016 Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND
2015 Vessel of Connection, MPLS MN Two Rivers Gallery, 12-2015
2015 A Circle of Woodland Women October 1-31, Big Fork Mn
2015 Into the Peripheral Trepanier Hall Duluth MN
2015 Annual Membership Show, Duluth Art Institute, MN
2014 The 60thArrowhead Regional Biennial, Juried exhibition, Duluth Art Institute, MN
2014 “From the Collection” North Shore Bank of Commerce 131 West Superior Street, Duluth MN
2014 All My Relations, Juried Exhibition, “On Fertile Ground” MPLS MN
2014 Gimaajii Gallery, group show, “NWBZW Creations” Duluth MN
2012 OWAG Art Exhibit, FDLTCC Cloquet MN
2010 Krups Gallery, “American Indian Art Exhibit” Superior Wisconsin
2008 Krups Gallery, “American Indian Art Exhibit” Superior Wisconsin
2007 Krups Gallery, “American Indian Art Exhibit” Superior Wisconsin
2006 Krups Gallery, “American Indian Art Exhibit” Superior Wisconsin
2005 Ziibiwing Center, “Indigenous Peoples Art Market”, Mt Pleasant MC
2004 “Indian Market”, Santa Fe New Mexico
2004 “Pueblo Grande Artist Market”, Phoenix Arizona
2003 Duluth Art Institute, “Three Savage Sisters”, Duluth MN
2003 Jacques Art Center, “Passing Traditions” Aitkin Minnesota

COLLECTIONS (pubic)

Mino-aya-win clinic FDL, (50, pieces) Cloquet MN
Tweed Museum of Art (16, pieces) Duluth MN
Norshor Bank of Commerce, Cloquet MN
Minnesota Historical Society (1piece) permanent collection
Fond du Lac reservation Cloquet MN 1980-2015
Mural Mash-Ka-Wisen Treatment Center, Interior, Sawyer MN
Fond du Lac Ojibwe School, Exterior Mural 32x12
Edison Charter School Interior Mural 8’x’10’, Duluth MN

PUBLICATIONS (partial listing)

2015 NEA Journal “Indecision”
2015 WDSE WRPT The PlayList: Artist Karen Savage
2014 http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2014/04/local-art-seen-northern-minnesota.html
2001 “Our Journey” children’s book illustrations
1995 KBJR “Interview” Michelle Lee

GRANTS/AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

2016 Nomination; United States Artists (USA) Fellowship
2015 ARAC Fellowship award
2015 ARAC Technology Grant
2015 ARAC Career Development
2012 ARAC Fellowship
2010 ARAC Artist Support Grant
2007 ARAC Career Development
2005 ARAC Career Development
2005 2nd place painting, 5th Annual indigenous Peoples Art Market and Juried show Mt. Pleasant Michigan
2004 “Premium Work” award, Pueblo Grande Artist Market, Phoenix AZ
1999 Southwestern Arts and humanities career grant

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Waters of Superior, Canal Park, Duluth MN