Books and Catalogues

2017: Catalogue, "Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram," curated by Janice Caswell and Erick Johnson, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY.
2016: Catalogue, "Recurrence," curated by Julie Lohnes, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY. My 21 drawings: 20 small "Field Studies" and 1 large piece, "Midnight Field," all starting with fields of "#" signs.
2013: Catalogue, "Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process," Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis.
2012: Catalogue, "New York, Singular Drawings: 11th Annual Drawing Invitational" at the Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR), Summer 2012, curated by Charlotta Kotik, Senior Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at The Brooklyn Museum. My artworks: two Laid Line drawings and two medieval pattern pieces.
2012: Catalogue, "On Silence" at the NYCAMS Gallery, partly in commemoration of John Cage's centenary.
2009: Exhibition catalogue for "New York: New Drawings 1946-2007" (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, 2009), in which two of my drawings were included and I composed catalogue entries for William Anastasi, Agnes Martin, and Marjorie Welisch.
2006: Entry for one of four Agnes Martin obituary tracings ("Agnes Martin, The Los Angeles Times, 17 December 2004, II," tape on vellum, 17 x 14 inches, 2005) in the collection of Madeira Corporate Services (; online art catalogue at, now housed at the Serralves Foundation in Oporto, Portugal. The print version, "Desenhos [drawings]: A-Z," was published in 2006, edited by collection curator Adriano Pedrosa.
Articles and Reviews

2017: Critic's Pick, Artforum: Zachary Sachs selects "Sites of Knowledge," a summer group exhibition with themes of space and language, at Jane Lombard Gallery in Chelsea.
2016: "Getting In Shape for the New Year" by Teresa Chen, in the Yale Daily News, about the "New Geometry" group exhibition at Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, January 22.
2015: "Artists Explore Ramifications of Repetition" by William Jaeger, in the Albany Times Union, about the "Recurrence" invitational exhibition at Union College, Schenectady, NY, December 30.
2015: "Conversations: 'Type of Abstraction' at Key Projects," a series of reflections on Tamar Zinn's blog.
2015: "Karen Schiff at BravinLee Programs" post at, Susan Happersett's blog about mathematical art.
2015: Urmil Shah, "Short, Fast, and Deadly Podcast," This "remake" of my portfolio is another kind of tribute (?!):
2013: Andrew Knutson posted photos and a writeup of his time in my studio during Gowanus Open Studios, to his Art in Limbo blog.
2013: Raymond E. Mingst wrote up his visit to my studio during Gowanus Open Studios weekend, on the blog for his Curious Matter gallery.
2013: Amy Barry, "Artists on the same page in Old Lyme Exhibit," The Day, 2/2/13, front-page story in the Arts/Weekend section (C1-2). For a full pdf, click on the logo at left; to read it online (with only 1 image), go to
2012: Anna Kim writes about the four pieces I have in the "Art=Text=Art" exhibition, which started at the University of Richmond Art Museum in Fall 2011, and is at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University through January 6, 2013.
2012: An interview (including an audio clip) about my Laid Line drawings project, with collector Wynn Kramarsky and curator Rachel Nackman, on the occasion of the exhibition "Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process" (at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, through January 7, 2013).
2011: "Art=Text=Art" review in the November/December 2011 issue of Art Papers.
2011: "I Want Your Text" Style Weekly article on the "Art=Text=Art" exhibition at the University of Richmond art museum.
2011: William Anastasi, online catalogue entry about my piece in the "Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper" exhibition, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, January-May 2011. For the online version, go to:
2010: ABC (Madrid weekly), article about an exhibition I was in at Galeria Astarte, "Papel(es)," which translates as "Papers" and "Paper Is."
2009: Kunstforum, interview excerpt - collector and MoMA trustee Wynn Kramarsky talks about my work. Full article available at
2009: The Jewish Press, review of the Cultural Heritage Artists Project exhibition, at the John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT. The article discusses the video I worked on with Shalom Gorewitz.
2009: Zeek magazine says, "Karen Schiff contributed an insightful essay on our evolving relationship to art as we contemplate history." See the section below for a link to the catalogue essay, called "Elsewhere and Otherwise."
2007: Taos News article about the Open Studio I held, and the work I was doing, while I was an Artist in Residence at the Harwood Museum of Art, Spring 2007.
2007: Taos News, article about my Agnes Martin Obituary Project, during my residency at the Harwood Museum of Art, in Agnes Martin's adopted hometown of Taos, New Mexico, Spring 2007.
2006: My artist's page at Jentel, a residency I did in Sheridan, WY in Summer 2006. Includes an image of a piece I was doing at the time.
2006: Art New England, review of the "water marks" film I showed in the project room at the Kingston Gallery, Boston, during Mary Lang's exhibition of photographs, "Groundless."
2006: artscope magazine, article (including an image) discussing the tree grate rubbing I had in the "Boston Young Contemporaries" exhibition.
2004: Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid writes about my collages of pages from Shakespeare plays.
2004: Weekly Dig, Boston, another review that mentions a collage of book pages from Shakespeare.
Selected Website Listings

Bibliography Section Web Link
2009: Catalogue entry about Agnes Martin -- a typographical interpretation of a Wallace Stevens stanza -- for the exhibition, "New York, New Drawings: 1946-2007" at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, in Segovia Spain