Karla studied printmaking and drawing and has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and an MFA from the University of Nebraska. Her work explores states of the conscious and subconscious mind. She works primarily with collage and mixed media creating art work that explores piecing together new realities from found materials.
Karla exhibits her work nationwide and has been included in shows at Museum of Wisconsin Art, Charles Allis Art Museum, Columbia College, and residency at the Jentel Foundation for the Arts in Banner, Wyoming .
Karla lives in Menasha, WI with her husband and their two cats, Dots and Blui. She works full time as an High School Art Teacher for the Appleton Area School District.
Lawrence University, Teacher Certification, Appleton, WI 2000
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Master of Fine Arts, Lincoln, NE, 1996
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Oshkosh, WI, 1992
Art Specialist, Appleton Area School District, Appleton,WI, 2000-Present
Art Instructor, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, WI, 2001
Adjunct Art Instructor, Serigraphy, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI, 1999
Graduate Instructor, Drawing, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1993-1996
Play, ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI 2017
Stages, Menasha Public Library, Menasha, WI, 2017
HumanbeingbeinghumaN, ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI, 2015
HumanbeingbeinghumaN, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI. 2014
HumanbeingbeinghumaN: University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, WI. 2014
Remission Part One and Two: University of Wisconsin Marshfield, Marshfield, WI. 2013
Steven Garst and Karla Lauden, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI. Fall, 2015
The Art of Collage/Assemblage, Arts Mill, Grafton, WI (Forthcoming)
WVA: Art on Paper, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Art of Water, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI
100 Days: The Creatives Response, Liminal Space Gallery, Oshkosh, WI
Print Matter, Master Mimics, Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI
38th Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
The Wake: Aftermath of An Election, The Draw, Appleton, WI
Forward 2016: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Print Matters, Master Mimics, Indiana University Southeast, Albany, Indiana.
Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin.
Contemporary Views, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI.
Take Me With You: Exhibition without Borders, John Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Mile of Music Artisan Festival: Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods Exhibition, Appleton, WI
Watefront Artist Exhibition Invitational: Best Western Hotel, Oshkosh, WI.
Remission Part One and Two: ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI.
ArtSpace Art Exchange, MainStreet ArtWorks, Hilbert, WI
The Triennial Invitational: Winnebago, Outagamie and Fond du Lac Invitational, Oshkosh, WI
Remission Series, ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI
Deceptive Objects, ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI
Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI
Valley of Expression: Painting Invitational Group Show, University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha, WI
New North Artists, Bergstrom Mahler Art Museum, Neenah, WI
Art View on Lake View Art Tour, ID Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exchange VI: Contemporary Prints, West Gallery Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Layfette, IN
Mid America Print: New World/Old World Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
23rd McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University, St. Charles, MN
The 31st Annual Paper in Particular Exhbition, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
The Triennial Invitational: Tri-County Exhibition, Wagner Opera House, Oshkosh, WI
Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI
Hardy Gallery Art Invitational, Hardy Art Gallery, Ephraim, WI.
Instant Art Invitational, Main Street Artworks Gallery, Hilbert, WI.
Seven County Art Exhibition, Bergstrom Mahler Art Museum, Neenah. WI.
FLOW, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Sheldon Statewide Exhibition, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
16 OZ Invitational; It’s About a LB of Art. Bay Area College, Escanaba, MI
BRATT Invitational, Aaron Bohrod Art Gallery. University of WI Fox Valley, Menasha, WI
VAST Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Center for Visual Arts,.Denton, TX
Landscape Invitational, Priebe Art Gallery,. University of WI Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Contents: Succession Series. ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI
Roots and Crowns, University of NE Lincoln Printmakers,. Great Plain Art Museum, University of NE Lincoln,
Lincoln , NE
Alterations and Time: Works by Jill Birschbach and Karla Lauden. University of WI Sheboygan, Sheboygan, WI
Happenings, ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, WI
MFA Portfolio: Past and Present. Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. University of NE Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Fox Valley Women Artists, Reeve Memorial Union. University of WI Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Alumni/Faculty Exhibition. Annex Gallery, University of WI Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Hillmer Art Gallery Invitational. Hillmer Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Omaha, NE.
Wisconsin Painter and Sculptors Biennial. University of WI Madison and University of WI Milwaukee, Madison and Milwaukee, WI.
Karla Lauden: Paintings and Drawings. Center for Research in Contemporary Art. University of TX Arlington,
La Grange National XIX Biennial. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum. La Grange, GA.
National Graduate Drawing Exhibition. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Oshkosh, WI.
National Works on Paper. University of Tennessee Knoxville. Knoxville, TN.
19th Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition. Emporia State College, Emporia, KS.
Appleton Public Library Artist-in-Residency, Appleton, Wisconsin, (Forthcoming)
Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming, May 15-June 13, 2015
New York Mills Artist Retreat, New York Mills, MN, July 16-29, 2012
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska,Lincoln, NE
First Choice Bank, Oshkosh, WI
Best Western Hotel, Oshkosh, WI
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Engage Magazine, Summer 2014, Creating a Place in the World
First Place, Contemporary Views, University Wisconsin Green Bay, 2015.