Karl Jensen is an artist and architect in New York City. Jensen earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College. Recent work includes his latest installation for Bryce Dessner’s MusicNOW festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, special packaging for eighth blackbird’s HAND EYE, and the set design for Everywhere We Go, the Justin Peck/Sufjan Stevens collaboration for the New York City Ballet.
Registered Architect, New York State
MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY
BArch, Rice University, Houston, TX
BA, Rice University, Houston, TX
Special CD packaging for HAND EYE, eighth blackbird, Chicago, IL
Saunascape, Olivebridge, NY
Signage Tower Concept Design: Eaux Claires Festival, Eau Claire, WI
CD Artwork for FILAMENT, eighth blackbird, Chicago, IL
Set Design: Everywhere We Go, New York City Ballet (collaboration with Justin Peck & Sufjan Stevens), New York, NY
Artwork for Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Artwork for Sufjan Steven’s Christmas Music Compilation, New York, NY
Artwork for Bryce Dessner website, New York, NY
Expansions and Stratifications (two-person Show), Good Citizen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
CD Cover Art for Daniel Carlson’s Aviary Jackson, New York, NY
Set Design: The National/Summerstage, Central Park, New York, NY
Set Design: MusicNOW Festival, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH
Sculpture Commission (private): White Sulphur, Greenbrier, WV
Set Design: MusicNOW Festival, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Set Design: Bryce Dessner/The Kitchen, New York, NY
Crown Jewel Stolen from the King of Hell, Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY
Set Design: Bryce Dessner solo concert, Clockwork Apple Gallery, New York, NY
Pulpit, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Pulpit, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY
Birds Portchmouth Russum, Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Pretty Desperate Painting, Ah! Space Gallery, New York, NY
Opportunity As Community: Artists Select Artists, Part II, Dieu Donné, New York, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Abstract Tendencies The Drawing Center, New York, NY
I-Beam, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
Second Sight, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Architecture as Metaphor, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Imagining the Waterfront, South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY
Six Sculptors, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
Design Ideas for the East River, Van Alen Institute, New York, NY
Flatland, Temple Gallery, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, England
Young Architects, The Architectural League, New York, NY
Emerging Sculptors 10, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
International 97, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
Sunscreen for Pier 54, Van Alen Institute, New York, NY
Architecture on the Horizon, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK
Contemporary British Architects, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Sculpture Center at Roosevelt Island, Roosevelt Island, NY
Footbridge, Phoenix Arts Commission, Phoenix, AZ
Bollard Sculptures, New Jersey Transit, Jersey City, NJ
Entrance(s), Norbury Park, Surrey, England
A13 Road Improvements, London, England
Artist’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
Young Architect Award, The Architectural League, New York, NY
Funded Resident, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Emerging Artist Internship, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Virginia Tech School of Architecture, Blacksburg, VA
College Art Conference, New York, NY
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Queens College Art Department, Queens, NY
South Street Seaport Museum, New York, NY
Van Alen Institute, New York, NY
The Architectural League, New York, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Joe Hill, Contemporary, 9/04.
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Daniel Baird, Brooklyn Rail, 5/04.
Karl Jensen at Five Myles, Lilly Wei, Art in America, 4/03, pp. 146-7.
Art Guide: Pulpit, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Weekend, 9/27, p. E32.
On The Buses, Richard Wilcock, Editor, Surface, 7/01, pp. 51-54
Birds Portchmouth Russum, Adam Mornement, Architectural Record, 12/00, pp. 120-3.
Postcards from the 21st Century, Jayne Merkel, Oculus, 1/00, cover, p. 8.
Summer of Sculpture, Jonas Kover, The Utica Observer-Dispatch, Lifestyles, 6/1, pp.1, 8.
A Fertile Garden of Sculptures, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Weekend, 8/13, p. 35.
Flatland, Time Out Roma, 6/23, p. 40.
Mentors, Carole Rifkind, Architectural Record, 6/99, p. 26.
Sense of Identity, Kenneth Powell, The Architect’s Journal, 4/1, pp. 26-35.
Note on the Exhibition: Young Architects Forum, Yasushi Zenno, a+u, 12/98, pp. 130-1.
Young Architects at the League, Adam Griff, Oculus, 6/98, p. 19.
Voice Choices, Kim Levin, the village voice, 1/8, p. 8.
Emerging Sculptors 10, Matt Friedman, Review, 1/15, p. 18.
Revisiting the Urban Motorway, Paul Finch, The Architect’s Journal, 8/15, pp. 27-31.
Voice Choices, Kim Levin, the village voice, 10/1, p. 8.
Poetry in Parking, Deyan Sedjic and Georgi Stanishev, World Architecture, 5/96, pp. 38-9.
Varied Old England, Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, Arts and Entertainment, 3/17, p. 10.
Londra Ripensa Le Sue Autostrade Urbane, Francesca Vagliani, Kineo, 10/95, pp. 91-5.
Rebels Without a Manifesto, Kenneth Powell, The Architect’s Journal, 3/23, p. 17.
The Machinist’s Garage, Philip Arcidi, Progressive Architecture, 5/93, p.106.
122-124 Haberdasher Street, Marco Romanelli, Domus, 10/89, p. 52.
Space for Reflection, Diana Periton, The Architect’s Journal, 3/29, pp. 37-9.