Born 1968, Columbus, Ohio
Public Art Commissions/Professional experience 2018-2019  Lead Artist/designer, facilitation and volunteer coordination for community created mosaic mural, Bee City U.S.A: Talent for exterior stage base at Talent City Hall, Talent, OR
2017  Prescott Memorial sculpture for exterior of Medford Police Department, Medford, Oregon
2017  Watershed Cairn: Water is Life, exterior mosaic and rock sculptural installation, on Bandersnatch Trail in the Ashland Watershed, Ashland, Oregon
2016  Designer/co-facilitator for community created La Clinica Logo Mandala interior mosaic wallpiece, LaClinica Wellness Center, Medford, Oregon
2015  The Horses of Equamore, exterior mosaic handmade ceramic wall installation, Grotto Pizzeria, Talent, Oregon
2015  Lily Pond Mosaic, exterior ceramic paving, McMinnville Public Library, McMinnville, Oregon
2013  Artist assistant, Sturgeon mosaic, exterior smalti paving, Garden of Surging Waves, Astoria, Oregon
2012  History Underfoot: Places of Pride, exterior handmade ceramic mosaic paving installation, Grants Pass, Oregon
2010-2011  Lead Artist/designer, facilitation and volunteer coordination for painted mural, Creating Community: Talent, OR, Talent, Oregon
2009  Exterior mosaic installation, Downtowne Coffeehouse, Talent, Oregon
2004-2005  Lead Artist, Rio Amistad for Illahe Tileworks, exterior handmade ceramic and glass paving, Ashland, Oregon
2004  Life Cycle of the Salmon, exterior handmade ceramic mosaic paving, fabrication and installation for Illahe Tileworks, Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon
2000  Interior ceramic mosaic design, fabrication, installation, and sculptural architectural detailing for Artfull Tile and Design, St. Louis, Missouri
1997- 1998  Independent Contractor/Mosaic Artist, interior ceramic mosaic floor installations, City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Selected Private Commissions
2017  Interior mosaic backsplash, Talent, Oregon
2013  Exterior mosaic medallion and handmade tile installation, Talent, Oregon
2013  Mixed media exterior mosaic panels and interior mosaic mirror, Tampa, Florida
2012  Exterior mosaic stair risers, Ashland, Oregon
2012  Exterior handmade tilework and interior stained glass panels, Ashland, Oregon
2010  Interior stained glass panel, The Center for Chinese Medicine, Ashland, Oregon
2010  Interior mosaic panel, Ellicott City, Maryland
2008  Outdoor kitchen/bbq mosaic installation, Ashland, Oregon
Curatorial Experience
2010-2013 Curator for 14 separate group shows, Talent City Hall Gallery, Talent, Oregon
Selected Exhibitions 2018 The Gallery at Ten Oaks, Chiaroscuro: Casting Shadows in Mosaic, McMinnville, OR, August-September 2018 Wallow Gallery, Chiaroscuro: Casting Shadows in Mosaic, Carlton, Oregon, March-May
2018 Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City Cultural Center, Chiaroscuro: Casting Shadows in Mosaic, Lincoln City, Oregon, December-January
2016  Thorndike Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaic Art, Ashland, Oregon, September-October
2016  Rogue Gallery, Meditations on Daily Splendor: Sarah F Burns, Sarah Fagan, and Karen Rycheck, Medford, Oregon, February-March
2016  Art & Soul Gallery, Rogue Women: Unique Perspectives in Art, Ashland, Oregon, February
2015  Thorndike Gallery, Southern Oregon University, International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaic Art, Ashland, Oregon, September-October
2015  Rogue Gallery, Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibition, Medford, Oregon, February-April
2014  Illahe Gallery, Fourth Annual Mosaic Invitational, Ashland, Oregon, October
2013  Illahe Gallery, Third Annual Mosaic Invitational, Ashland, Oregon, October
2011  Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, Oregon, October-November
2009  Firehouse Gallery, 61st Annual Southern Oregon Art Show, Grants Pass, Oregon, July
2007  Bilston Craft Gallery, Breakout, Juried International group exhibition of members of the British Association for Modern Mosaics, Wolverhampton, UK, November
2006  High Risk Gallery, Beneath the Surface, Juried International Group Exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Chicago, Illinois
Continuing Professional Development
2018 Concrete in Paradise with Sherri Warner Hunter 2015  Mosaic as an Expressive Art Form with Dugald MacIness
2014  Fundamento: Shape+Direction=Flow with Kelley Knickerbocker
2013  Business of Mosaic: Marketing, Pricing and Strategy with Sonia King
2013  Magic of the Maquette with Kim Emerson
2012  Mosaic Portraiture with Carol Shelkin
2010  Abstract Mosaic Intensive Workshop with Lynne Chinn
2006  Designing and Presenting Mosaics for Commissions with Lynne Chinn
2006  Mosaic Art and Design: Feedback, Discussion, & Coaching with Emma Biggs & Sonia King
2006  The Business of Mosaics with Laurel True
2005  Hard Hat Workshop with Eric Rattan
1994/95/06  Graphic Design studies, St. Louis Community College, Kirkwood, MO and Rogue Community College, Medford, OR
1994  Bachelors of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri
Teaching Positions
2016-18  Mosaic Open Studio Sessions, Workshop Instructor, Talent, Oregon, on-going
2014  Mosaic Cutting and Laying Techniques, Workshop Instructor, Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon, April
2014  Mosaic LOVE, Workshop Instructor, Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon, February
2009/2015  Mosaic Intensive for Beginners, Workshop Instructor, Talent, Oregon
Publications and Media
2017, Rogue Artisans and Crafters: Karen Rycheck, November 11
2017, Mosaic to be installed at Medford Police Deptartment, October 18
2015  Sneak Preview, The Horses of the Equamore Foundation, August
2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Clayton-DeMunn Flat is a Local Work of Art, March 20
2012, First Community Mural Unveiled, August 18
2012  Grants Pass Daily Courier, “Mosaics add colorful splash of history”, May 22
2011  Ashland Daily Tidings, “’Miss Mosaic’ beautifies valley”, October 21
2006  Ashland Magazine, “Mosaic Public Art Flows Through Ashland”, Winter
2014/2015/2017/2018  Haines Philanthropic Foundation Grant, Ashland, OR
2006  William T. Colville Memorial Grant, Santa Barbara, CA
Professional and Community Affiliations
Member Clayfolk: Southern Oregon Potters Association  
Founding member of Non-profit, Talent Maker City
Professional Member Society of American Mosaic Artists
Member British Association for Modern Mosaics
Member Community Built Association
Volunteer Talent Public Art Committee Co-Chair

Karen Rycheck
P.O.BOX 262 Talent, OR