humble materials into
objects of beauty"

Painting and Pottery Show,
Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario.

Textile Museum of Canada 14th Annual Shadow Box
Silent Auction Textile Museum of Canada

Shadow invitation

Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario (solo).
March 7 to 30, 2008.
Opening reception Friday March 7 at 7:00 pm

Travelling exhibition:
Mennonite Committtee on Human Rights

Just Food?

Hunger Installation


karen thiessen: small works
Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario (solo).
October 2008.

Out of the Past invitation

Out of the Past …. Into the Future,
Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario.
November 2 to November 25, 2007
Opening reception Friday November 2 at 7:00 pm

Textile Museum of Canada Shadow Box 2007
Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario.
October 17 to November 1, 2007

Ontario Craft '07,
Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Ontario.
November 15 to December 31, 2007
Opening reception November 15 from 5:00 pm -9:00 pm

Rhubarb: The Magazine of New Mennonite Art and Writing Issue # 15 launch
Reading, launch, and reception: Saturday December 8, 2007 7:00 pm
Conrad Grebel University Chapel
Issue # 15 is featuring images of Thiessen's mixed media work

Karen gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Unit(y) invitation

May 10 to June 9, 2013
textiles, collage & pattern by Karen Thiessen
Opening Reception Friday May 10, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
You Me Gallery
330 James Street North
Hamilton, ON

Nov. 2011 to Jan. 2012
Just Food:
The Right to Food

Just Food: The Right to FoodWorkers Arts & Heritage Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
The opening reception will feature a talk by participating artist Karen Thiessen as well as a special screening of Yung Chang's Earth to Mouth. The exhibit features Canadian and international artists exploring issues around food access, security and "the right to food". November 25, 2011 to January 28, 2012

Just Food?
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 20, 2010 to January 15, 2011
*TBA: Following the Mennonite Heritage Centre show, this exhibit will travel to other locations throughout Canada.

Textile Museum of Canada 15th Annual Shadow Box Silent Auction
Textile Museum of Canada March 11, 2011


Past Exhibitions

We, the Mennonites invitation We, the Mennonites,
Robert Wayner/Black Walnut Gallery, Chicago, USA.
review of We, the Mennonites: Mennonite Weekly Review, March 16, 2009

Unity and Diversity,
Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009, Cheongju, Korea.