Carol Chase Bjerke


EDUCATION

1988 MFA in Photography, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
1976 BA in Art, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
1963-64 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
1961-63 Bates College, Lewiston, ME



RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 TOUCH/STONES: Cairns, Postcards & Other Marks from the Journey, The Cooler at Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2013 Hidden Agenda: ARTiculating the Unspeakable, The Cooler at Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2011 Hidden Agenda: ARTiculating the Unspeakable, Marion Gallery, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI

2009-10 Hidden Agenda: ARTiculating the Unspeakable, The International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

2008 The Tourist in Eden Portfolio, The Steenbock Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Madison, WI

(Solo exhibitions prior to 2008 are listed separately below)



RECENT INVITATIONAL & GROUP EXHIBITIONS (partial list)

2017 BUILT, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 Imagined Landscape, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2016-17 Whereupon Memory: Carol Chase Bjerke & Sarah O'Farrell, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

2016 Nocturne, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2015 Contemporary Landscape, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2015 Sterling, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2014-15 Exquisite Corpse, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI, and Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

2014 Adaptations: Visual Artists, Profound Disease & Illness, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

2013 Ossuary: A Project by Laurie Beth Clark, Herron Gallery, Indiana University IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

2013 Humans Being II, curated by Riva Lehrer, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 Private Universes/Personal Spaces, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

2012 Medium, Meditation, and Mu: Patrick Nagatani and Carol Chase Bjerke, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

2010 Cancer Stories . . . Art, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

2009 Book as Sculpture, Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA

2008 Krappy Kamera Show, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

(Additional group exhibitions are listed separately below)



RECENT BIBLIOGRAPHY & REVIEWS

"Staff Pick - After Shiko's: Hara, A Line at the Foot of Mt. Fuji," by Aedric Donovan, March 10, 2017. Link to article

"On View: Revisiting memory to inspire," by Robyn Norton, Wisconsin State Journal, January 1, 2017. Link to article

Mystery of the Marsh, by Richard Quinney, Borderland Books, Madison, WI, 2016 (dust jacket and title page illustration)

Reading and Writing Cancer: How Words Heal, by Susan Gubar, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2016 (pp. 166-8, and bibliography references to Hidden Agenda)

Adaptations: Visual Artists Work with Profound Disease and Illness, exhibition catalogue, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM, June 20-August 24, 2014.

The Artist's Library: A Field Guide from the Library as Incubator Project, by Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer, Coffee House Press, 2014. (featured artist)

Featuring: Carol Chase Bjerke, The Library as Incubator Project, October 7, 2011, linktoLibraryasIncubatorproject

Carol Chase Bjerke's "Hidden Agenda" at Marian Gallery, by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, WI, March 10, 2011.

"Carol Chase Bjerke and Masako Onodera," by Lauren Weinberg, Time Out Chicago, Issue No. 256, January 21-27, 2010.

"Unique Inspiration: An artist's journey through diagnosis, recovery and raising awareness," by Ilona French, The Phoenix magazine, Vol. 4, Issue 3, June, 2009. (feature article)

Hidden Agenda, by Carol Chase Bjerke, Borderland Books, distributed by University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 2008. Link to Borderland Books. Link to University of Wisconsin Press.

(Additional bibliography and reviews are listed separately below)



COLLECTIONS (Partial list)

The State of Wisconsin Collection
The National Museum of Women in the Arts Library and Research Center, Washington, DC
Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Cofrin Library Artists' Books Collection, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
The Robert Pope Foundation, Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
Women in Photography Archive, Arcata, CA
Creative Spirit Center, Midland, MI
The Dada Foundation, Monterey, CA
Angermeier, Rogers and Gryzinski, Milwaukee, WI
MunicipalNet, Boston, MA
Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh, WI
Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI
Numerous private collections, nationwide and international



EMPLOYMENT

1976 - 2017 Self-employed artist
Gallery representation: http://www.abelcontemporary.com/carolcb


1981-2003 Adjunct Faculty Positions

Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
Upper Iowa University Madison Center, Madison, WI
Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Central Michigan university, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Delta College, University Center, MI
Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison, MI


1988-2010 Academic & Community Instructor Positions

University of Wisconsin School of the Arts at Rhinelander, WI
Wisconsin Union Mini Courses, Madison, WI
The Center for Photography at Madison, WI
Madison Senior Center, Madison, WI
Valley Ridge Art Studio, Muscoda, WI
Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI
Midland Center for the Arts Studio School, Midland, MI
Elderhostel programs: Aurora University Lake Geneva Campus, Williams Bay, WI; and Central Michigan University at St. Ignace, MI


Guest Lecturer (partial list)

2015 PhotoMidwest, Madison, WI
2012 University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies, "Art & Creative Writing Therapy: Follow the Image" workshop, Madison, WI
2011 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007 The Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, WI
2004 Images Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 LaFollette High School, Madison, WI
1999 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
1995 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1995 Edgewood College, Madison, WI
1989 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Administrative & Creative

2008-2013 Steenbock Gallery Committee, a partnership between The Center for Photography at Madison, and Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Madison, WI

2005-2008 UW School of the Arts at Rhinelander Advisory Team, Madison, WI

1997-2008 The Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, WI co-founder and Board of Directors, including serving as President, Educational Programs Chair, and Gallery Coordinator

1994 - 95 Set photographer and performer, KirOga Theatre, Madison, WI

1976 - 1980 Co-founder of 203 First, a cooperative studio and gallery, Clare, MI


Artist-in-Residence

1991 Not Just Vanilla children's creativity program, Midland, MI


Graduate Teaching Assistant

1985 - 88 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI



AWARDS & GRANTS

2009 Midwest Book Awards, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, Minneapolis, MN (Finalist for Hidden Agenda)

2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography (Nominee)

1988 Graduate Student Research Grant, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI



SOLO EXHIBITIONS PRIOR TO 2007 (partial list)

2005-6 Hidden Agenda studio installation, Madison, WI

2004 The Photo as Book, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2004 Life Boat/Life Savor, Aurora University Lake Geneva Campus, Williams Bay, WI

1999 Life Savor, Saint Benedict Center, Madison, WI

1998 Life Boat, Sunroom Gallery, Madison, WI

1997 Up to Now, Water Street Gallery, Prairie du Sac, WI

1995 CitiARTspace, Madison, WI

1993 After the Fall, Leah Ransburg Art Gallery, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

1988 Tourist in Eden, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1985 Saginaw Valley State College, Saginaw, MI

1983 The Gallery at Graphic Documents, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1980 Saginaw Valley State College, Saginaw, MI



ADDITIONAL INVITATIONAL & GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Partial list)

2013 Ossuary: A Project by Laurie Beth Clark, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2013 Healing through Art and Science, University of Wisconsin Biochemistry Addition, Madison, WI

2012 Bookscapes: Lands Observed and Imagined, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2012 How to Read a Book: an artists' books reading room, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI

2009 Life through a Plastic Lens, Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI

2009 f5 at the Steenbock Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Madison, WI

2008-09 A Winter Walk through the Artists' Book Collection, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2008 Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI

2008 The Center for Photography at Madison at The Steenbock Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Madison, WI

2008 Blooming Books, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2008 The Art of Healing: Explorations of Women's Health, The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2007 Sculpture at the Edge, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

2007 Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI

2007 Attention to Detail, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM

2007 Book friEnds: Friends of the UW-Madison Library Support Artists' Books, Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI

2007 Epidemic Peace Imagery project, a traveling show based in Madison, WI

2006 f5 at Madison Center for Creative & Cultural Arts, Madison, WI

2006 theSIX at HUE Gallery, Madison, WI

2005 Wisconsin Book Artists, Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

2005 A Way With Journals, The Bone Folders' Guild at Madison Central Library, Madison, WI

2005 Layered Intentions, Madison Artists Alliance at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

2005 4th International Book & Paper Triennial, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

2005 Face to Face, Corrales Bosque Gallery, Corrales, NM

2005 Beginnings 2005, Artpost Gallery, Grafton, WI

2005 A Progressive Conversation Party, The Bone Folders Guild at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library Special Collections, Milwaukee, WI

2004 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

2004 Messengers, Storytellers and Spirit Dolls, Wisconsin Arts Board Gallery, Madison, WI

2004 A Progressive Conversation Party, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2004 Beginnings 2004, Marian Gallery, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI

2004 The Book As Art, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2004 Photography Midwest, Wisconsin Union Galleries, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2004 If Death Were a Woman Interpreted, The Bone Folders Guild at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library Special Collections, Milwaukee, WI

2003 Pen, Page, and Paint, River Arts Gallery, Prairie du Sac, WI

2003 Beginnings 2003, Schlueter Art Gallery, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

2003 Identity: The Eye of the Artist Looking In Looking Out, Peninsula Art School of Door County, Fish Creek, WI

2003 Water and Metaphor, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI

2002 f5 at the University of Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, WI

2001 Visual Icons, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

2000 Art as Healing, The Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ (Award of Show Excellence)

2000 Badwater Book Invitational, University of Wisconsin Parkside Library, Kenosha, WI

2000 Bound Images, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

2000 Water Show, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2000 ImageBox at H20 Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2000 f5 at King's Foot Gallery, Madison, WI

2000 Book Explorations 2000, The New Art Forum, Kingston, MA

1999 Wisconsin Artists Biennial, The Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1999 Houston Center for Photography Print Auction Exhibition, Houston, TX

1999 Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI

1999 f5 at Artifacts Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

1998-2000 Art of the Book 98, The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Toronto, ON (traveling exhibition)

1998 ImageBox, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1998 Re: thinking Books, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1998 f5 at the Mode, Waterloo, WI

1997 photograpHERs at A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996 Turning the Page, International Book Arts Exhibition, Honolulu, HI

1996 photograpHERs at The McMillan Gallery, Madison, WI

1996 photograpHERs at the Blatz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1996 photograpHERs at the Campbell Steele Gallery, Marion, IA

1995 Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

1995 Place/Wisconsin exhibition, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI (Purchase Award)

1995 Northern National Juried Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI (Carol and Richard Brown Award)

1995 The Mode Theatre, Waterloo, WI

1995 Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1994 Midwest Winter, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

1993-95 Milliseconds to Millennia: The Art of Time, curated by Carol Barton, The Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA (traveling exhibition)

1993 Crossings, Central Wisconsin Women's Caucus for Art at The Pump House, LaCrosse, WI

1993 Faculty Exhibitions, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1992 Ann Arbor Artists Cooperative Photography Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI (Honorable mention)

1992 Faculty Exhibition, Delta College, University Center, MI

1992 All Michigan/All Media Show, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

1992 Michigan Friends of Photography Exhibition, Urban Park Gallery, Detroit, MI

1992 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1992 Focus '92 Biennial Photography Exhibition, Battle Creek, MI

1990 Showcase II: An Exhibition of Works by Midland Artists, Midland, MI

1990 Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

1990 Faculty Exhibitions, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1989-91 Books and Bookends: Sculptural Approaches, curated by Carol Barton, Bethesda, MD (traveling exhibition, with catalog)

1989 Photowork '89, The New Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1989 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

1989 Photo Invitational, Art Reach Center of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1989 Delta College, University Center, MI

1988 Bound in the U.S.A.: A National Sampling of Artists Books, Artists Book Works, Chicago, IL

1988 Michigan Art Competition, Holland, MI (Honorary Award)

1988 Michigan Photography Exhibition, Traverse City, MI (Honorable mention)

1988 Photography Invitational, Expono Gallery, Midland, MI

1988 Michigan Bell exhibition of Michigan Landscape Photography, Detroit, MI

1988 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1987 Toledo Friends of Photography Regional Exhibition, Toledo, OH

1987 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI

1987 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI (Second prize)

1987 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Third prize)

1987 Art in Scotland exhibition, Central Michigan University at Art Reach Center of Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1987 Michigan Friends of Photography Exhibition, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

1986 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

1986 Focus '86 Biennial Photography Exhibition, Battle Creek, MI

1986 Women's Art Registry of Minnesota National Exhibition of Contemporary Women Artists, Minneapolis, MN (exhibition catalog)

1986 Photoimages Exhibition, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1986 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI (Honorable mention)

1986 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI

1986 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1985-87 An American Album, Focus International: American Women in Art Exhibition, UN Conference on Women, Nairobi, Kenya (traveling exhibition now in the collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts Library and Research Center, Washington, D.C.)

1985 Michigan Photography Exhibition, Traverse City, MI (Honorable mention)

1985 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association Michigan/Ontario Exhibition, Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON (Cody Gallery prize)

1985 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI (Honorable mention)

1985 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Second prize)

1985 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

1985 Photoimages Exhibition, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1985 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1985 Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI (traveling exhibition)

1985 Lansing Art Gallery Sales and Rental Gallery, Lansing, MI

1984 The Art of the Print: 15 Michigan Printmakers, Saginaw Art Museum and Saginaw Valley State College, Saginaw, MI

1984 Springfield Art Association National Print Competition, Springfield, IL

1984 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI

1984 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI (Juror's commendation)

1984 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1984 Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI (traveling exhibition)

1984 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI

1984 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association Michigan/Ontario Exhibition, Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON

1984 Ann Arbor Art Association Statewide Print Competition, Ann Arbor, MI

1984 Photoimages Exhibition, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1984 Michigan Friends of Photography Exhibition, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

1984 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1983 Springfield Art Association Third Women in Art Exhibition, Springfield, IL

1983 Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI (traveling exhibition)

1983 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Honorable mention)

1983 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association Michigan/Ontario Exhibition, Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON (Juror's award)

1983 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI (Second prize)

1983 Michigan Photography Exhibition, Traverse City, MI (Honorable mention)

1983 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI

1982-83 The Detroit Institute of Arts Sales and Rental Gallery, Detroit, MI

1982 Contemporary Women Artists of Michigan Exhibit, Freeman Gallery, E. Lansing, MI

1982 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

1982 Springfield Art Association National Print Competition, Springfield, IL

1982 Lansing Art Gallery Prints Competition, Lansing, MI (Best of show)

1982 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1982 Capitol City Arts Exhibition, Lansing, MI

1982 McCune Arts Center Multi-media Exhibition, Petoskey, MI

1982 Lansing Art Gallery Sales and Rental Gallery, Lansing, MI

1982 Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI (traveling exhibition)

1982 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1982 Focus '82 Biennial Photography Exhibition, Battle Creek, MI

1982 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI

1981 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI (First prize)

1981 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI (First prize)

1981 Scarab Club of Detroit Michigan Photography Exhibition, Detroit, MI (Honorable mention)

1981 Michigan Photography Exhibition, Traverse City, MI (Honorable mention)

1981 Capitol City Arts Exhibition, Lansing, MI

1981 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1981 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association at Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

1981 Michigan Annual Multi-media Exhibition, Mt. Clemens, MI

1981 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI

1981 Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

1981 Lansing Art Gallery Sales and Rental Gallery, Lansing, MI

1981 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association at Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

1981 Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1980-81 The Detroit Institute of Arts Sales and Rental Gallery, Detroit, MI

1980 Saginaw Woman's Club Regional Art Exhibit, Saginaw, MI (First prize)

1980 Capitol City Arts Exhibition, Lansing, MI

1980 Scarab Club of Detroit Michigan Photography Exhibition, Detroit, MI

1980 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association at Hart Plaza Ethnic Gallery, Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON

1980 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1980 Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Association at Southwest Detroit Art Festival, Detroit, MI

1980 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI

1980 Michigan Photography Exhibition, Traverse City, MI

1979 All Area Photo Exhibition, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

1979 Lansing Art Gallery Photography Competition, Lansing, MI (Honorable mention)

1979 All Area Artists Show, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1979 Michigan Photography Exhibition, Traverse City, MI

1979 203 First Studios and Gallery, Clare, MI

1979 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

1979 Clare Arts and Crafts Festival, Clare, MI (Best of show)

1978 203 First Studios and Gallery, Clare, MI

1977 Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI



ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY & REVIEWS (Partial list)

"Private Universes/Personal Spaces invites the viewer," by Susan Wider, THE magazine, Santa Fe, NM, June, 2013.

"Exhibit moves far beyond the Camera," by Wesley Pulkka for the Albuquerque Sunday Journal, Albuquerque, NM, May 19, 2013.

Ox Herding in Wisconsin, by Richard Quinney, Borderland Books, Madison, WI 2012. (cover art & other illustrations)

"The Cure for the Common Book: Artists' Book Collection," by Lyn Korenic, Friends of the Libraries Magazine, University of Wisconsin, Number 52, Summer 2012.

"Through a Different Lens: Libraries as Incubators for the Arts," by Laura Damon-Moore, with Erinn Batykefer and Christina Endres, Friends of the Libraries Magazine, University of Wisconsin, Number 52, Summer 2012. (image)

"Transforming Ostomy Supplies into Art: Cancer survivor sheds light on colorectal cancer," by Nastassia Putz, Arches, March 2011.

"Photomidwest 2010 Review," by Tom McInvaille, CPM Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3, Fall/Winter 2010.

"Hidden Agenda: A Must-See Exhibit," by Gisela Moffit, The Nancy J. Carey Cancer Support Group Newsletter, Mt. Pleasant, MI, November/December 2009.

"Hidden Agenda by Carol Chase Bjerke: An artist's journey and inspiration from diagnosis and treatment," a book review by Cliff Kalibjian, The Phoenix magazine, Vol. 4, Issue 3, June 2009.

"Book Review: Hidden Agenda," by Doug E. L. Haynes, Wisconsin Visual Arts, May 2009.

"Living with an Ostomy," by Carol Chase Bjerke, Nancy J. Carey Cancer Support Newsletter, Mt. Pleasant, MI, February, 2009.

Facing Fear, by Judith Strasser, Borderland Books, Madison, WI 2008. (cover art)

Cheap and Serious, CPM Plastic Camera Group, Madison, WI, 2008.

"Sculpture at the Edge," by Stephen Perkins, Curator, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, October, 2007.

"Artists sweat the small stuff," by Eva Dameron, New Mexico Daily Lobo, Albuquerque, NM, May 29, 2007.

Attention to Detail: 12 Artists, exhibition catalogue, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM, May 26 - July 21, 2007.

"Say, 'Cheap': Low-cost camera options produce seriously good photography, on display as part of PhotoMidwest activities," by Gayle Worland, Wisconsin State Journal, October 24, 2006.

"Overture Galleries" section, Overture Presents, official publication of Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, 2005/2006, Vol. 2 No. 2. (image)

"60 books 60 libraries: Patrons invited to fill blank journals created by artists," by Heather Lee Schroeder, The Capital Times, Madison, WI, October 3, 2005.

"Art and Healing," by Carol Chase Bjerke, a three-part article for The Nancy J Carey Cancer Support Group Newsletter, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Sept., Oct., Nov., 2005.

"Local art on view at Overture," by Jacob Stockinger, Rhythm, a publication of The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, September 8, 2005.

"Another Review: PhotoMidwest 2004," by Tom McInvaille, CPM Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 2004.

"What a Rush: Water-themed exhibit planned at Finlandia Gallery," The Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton, MI, May 22, 2003.

"Plastic fantastic: Local photographers explore the artistic potential of cheap toy cameras," by Linda Falkenstein, Isthmus, Madison, WI, March 14, 2003.

"Photofest 2002 Wrapup," by Tom McInvaille, CPM Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2002.

Untitled (2 Hills), by Carol Chase Bjerke, handmade artist book edition of 30 copies, 2002.

"Five Views from a lens," by Amanda Henry, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, February 4, 2001.

Art as Healing: Aesthetic Objects That Restore One to Health, exhibition catalogue, The Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ, 2000.

"De Rerum Natura, On the Nature of Things," by Michael Flanagan, Catalogue for The Water Show, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, July 28 - September 2, 2000.

"Water powers show at Walker's Point center," by James Auer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, August 23, 2000.

"Walker's Point Water Show: Four artists, four techniques explored," by Judith Steininger, Time Out, Milwaukee, WI July 27, 2000.

"This month," edited by Charlene Mills, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee, WI, July 2000. (photo image)

"Carol Chase Bjerke's Take on Photography," by Debra Illingworth Greene, Wisconsin Woman, Vol.2, No. 7, April, 2000.

"Photofest finds open arms in Madison," by Kevin Lynch and Rob Thomans, Rhythm, a publication of The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, March 2, 2000. (article & cover photo)

"Indiana Calendar," Arts Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, May/June 1999. (image)

1999 Print Auction catalogue, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.

LIFE BOAT, by Carol Chase Bjerke, handmade artist book edition of 75 copies, 1998.

"Traditional, Nontraditional Books Featured Through Dec. 9 in CMU Art Gallery," Central Michigan University News Bureau, Mt. Pleasant, MI, November 24, 1998.

"Photo show an image potpourri," by James Auer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, August 12, 1998.

"Water Street Gallery shows Bjerke's retrospective," by Kristina M. Brett, The Sauk Prairie Eagle, Sauk Prairie, WI, August 28, 1997.

"Artist Carol Chase Bjerke will be featured . . .," The Sauk Prairie Eagle, Sauk Prairie, WI, August 14, 1997.

"CWWCA Newsletter Gallery" featured artist, Update, Central Wisconsin Women's Caucus for Art, Madison, WI, September, 1996.

"Cover Artist Carol Chase Bjerke, Photographer, Book Artist," Art in Wisconsin, Vol. IV, No. 3, June & July, 1996.

"Women photographers take the spotlight," by Jim Maraniss, Capital Times, Madison, WI, February 28, 1996.

"The Three Alchemists," by Jinx Davis, The Mode Theatre, Waterloo, WI, Autumn 1995.

"Portsmouth Exhibit Mixes Past, Present," by Teresa Annas, The Virginia Pilot, Portsmouth, VA, August 6, 1995.

"2 Area Artists Try New Twists with Photos," by Kevin Lynch, The Capital Times, Madison, WI, January 19, 1995.

"Two Surveys of Artists' Books: A Medium Comes of Age," by Judith Hoffberg in ARTSCENE: The Monthly Guide to Art in Southern California, December, 1991.

Conejo Valley Art Museum newsletter, Thousand Oaks, CA, November 1991.

A Salute to Women: Artists' Postcards and Albums from the International Festivals in Copenhagen and Nairobi, The National Museum of Women in the Arts Library and Research Center, Washington, D.C., 1991.

Books and Bookends: Sculptural Approaches, exhibition catalog by Carol Barton, Popular Kinetics Press, 1990.

"Marlene Pellerito and Carol Bjerke: Highlights from the MAC Faculty Exhibition," Artscape, Vol. 33, Issue 6, Midland, MI, July/Aug. 1989.

Naturalism and Photography: a personal perspective, by Carol Chase Bjerke, a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 1988.

"Between the covers there may be a book," by Michael Bonesteel, Evanston Review, Evanston, IL, 1988

"A Summing Up: The TFOP Regional," NEWSLETTER, Toledo Friends of Photography, Toledo, OH, December, 1987.

Women's Sensibilities: A National Juried Exhibition, exhibition catalog, The Women's Art Registry of Minnesota, 1986.

"Exhibit explores photographic possibilities," by Ann Wunsch, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, MI, November 11, 1985.

"Photo appears in Kenya exhibit," The Clare Sentinel, Clare, MI, July 17, 1985.

"Photographer balances images in exhibit," by Laura Wagner, Morning Sun, Mt. Pleasant, MI, March 15, 1985.

Pine River Anthology: Portfolio, 1984, Alma College, Alma, MI 1984. (images)

"Center photo show succeeds," by Jan Loveland, The Observer & Eccentric, Rochester, MI, June 7, 1984.

"All Area Photo show showcases great variety," by Barron M. Hirsch, Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI, April 14, 1984. (image)

"Standards high in Alma print show," by Barron M. Hirsch, Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI, February 25, 1984.

"Clare artist's work displayed," The Clare Sentinel, Clare, MI, February, 1984.

"Clare photographer to display works," Morning Sun, Mt. Pleasant, MI, November 11, 1983.

"Bjerke opens MMCC photo exhibit," The Buyer's Guide, Mt. Pleasant, MI, September 8, 1980.

"Photographs, silk screens at SVSC gallery," Saginaw News, August 23, 1980.

"Image Worker," by Tom Vranich, The Buyer's Guide, Mt. Pleasant, MI, July 21, 1980.

Numerous on-line references.

Numerous one-of-a-kind handmade artist books by Carol Chase Bjerke.



ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES (Partial list)

2012 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI with Mary Trotter
2006 The Center for Photography at Madison, WI with Deborah Riley
2004 Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI with Susan E. King
2004 The Center for Photography at Madison, WI with Doug Beasley
2001 Valley Ridge Art Studio, Muscoda, WI with Marta Gomez
2001 Garage Annex School for Book Arts, Easthampton, MA with Hedi Kyle
1999 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN with Wilber Schilling
1998 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI with Caren Heft
1998 The Duntog Foundation, Benguet, Philippines
1996 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN with Daniel Kelm
1994 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI with Walter Hamady
1992 Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY with Sally Gall
1992 Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY with Ruth Lingen
1992 Artists Book Works, Chicago, IL with Miles DeCoster
1987 Art in Scotland, Central Michigan University at The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1984 Kalamazoo, MI with Rosamond Wolff Purcell
1984 Alma College, Alma, MI with Kent Kirby
1982 Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY with Olivia Parker
1982 Alpena, MI with Misha Gordin
1979 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, ME with Kate Carter
1978 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, ME with Mark Wallack
1965 - 1966 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL