Selected Group Invitational Exhibitions

2018 Artists in the Kitchen, a collaboration between chef and artist, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Studio Here MN State Fair Fine Arts Building, Visiting artist
2017 Dear Darwin, Weisman Art Museum, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN Weatherwise/Otherwise  Artists Respond to Climate Change, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia
Textile Study Group NY, NYC, NY

2016 Beyond Bojagi  Textile &Quilt Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea Women and Money, Quarter Gallery, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Radical Basketry, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Textile Study Group of New York, Narthex Gallery, NYC, NY
2014 How to Be a Feminist Artist: Investigations from the Women’s Art Institute, Catherine G Murphy Gallery, St Catherine’s University, St Paul, MN
MCAD Invitational,
Barnes & Thorneburg Law Office, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Fiberous, the Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
2012 9x9x9: Salon de Refuses/ Selected Works by the Textile Study Group of New York, Hudson Guild, New York City, NY
Focus on Fiber, curator Erika Spitzer Rasmussen, Metro State University,St. Paul; MN; Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, ND; American Craft Council Offices, Minneapolis; Anderson Center,Red Wing, MN
2009 My Father’s Religion Open Concept Gallery for Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
Shiny is My Favorite Color, U of St Thomas, St Paul, MN
2008 Featured Artist Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Figure Show, Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, MN
Four Fiber Artists,
Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Solo or Two Artist Exhibitions

2018 Adapt  with Kimber Olson, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
Transition/Survival with Kimber Olson, Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts, Owatonna, MN
2015 Contexture, with Kimber Olson Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Poetics of Evolution,(solo) Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
Adapt. Survive. Decay. Demise, with Kimber Olson, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
Featured Artist, American Craft Council Offices, Minneapolis MN
2014 The Poetics of Evolution,(solo) Casket Arts Bldg, Minneapolis, MN
Contexture, with Kimber Olson, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN
Featured Artist& Kimber Olson,
Owatonna Art Center, Owatonna, MN
2011 My Father’s Religion (solo) Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Nicole Drilling & Carolyn Halliday, WAI, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Fiber Sculpture, Atwood Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN Hand Knit Sculpture:  Body Vessel & Nature Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, MN
2001 Stitches of Hope, with Beth Barron, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
2000 Figuratively Knit, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin

Selected Juried Shows

2016 Swarm, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland
2015 Wintertide, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Eclosion, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin TX
WARM 40th Anniversary Juried Members Exhibition“WARM@40”,
Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN 
2012 Concerning Water  Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
Refuse/re-seen  Some Things Looming Gallery, juror Warren Seelig, Reading, PA  
Reader’s Art 12:  Longing for Home, Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 
2011 MN State Fair 100th Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition, St Paul, MN
Watershed, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Re-Tread Threads, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Art as Gateway for Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture,
St Paul, MN
2010 Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration,Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Cascade Meadow, Rochester, MN MN State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, St Paul, MN
Metaphoric Fibers: Untamed Knitting & Crochet,
Textile Center, Mpls, MN
The Perfect Fit, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA (also 2009)
2009 Emotional Body, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL Web and Flow, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Nothing New, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Ana 35, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
Nothing New, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Women’s Work 2007, juror Judy Chicago, The Old Court House Arts Center Gallery, Woodstock, IL
2006 WARM Annual Juried Show: Conversations: About Roots, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Juried Fiber Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2002 Constructed Surfaces, juror Warren Seelig,Textile Center, Mpls, MN
WARM Annual Juried Show:  Women Imaging Peace and Freedom, College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2001 Handweavers Guild of America’s Small Expressions, St. Louis Artist’s Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
Nothing New: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


2012 to present Ongoing collaboration/scientific consultation with Jessica Elizabeth Beyer, Ph.D, and Thayer Hallidayschult, Ph.D
2008 The Hand to Hand Project, in Situations, Mn Center for Book Arts, a collaboration of 40 artists, Minneapolis, MN

Digital Shows

2009 Myartspace Miami, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, Florida

Artist Residencies

2010 & 2015 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont


2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
2012 Honorable Mention WARM@40
2009 Finalist myartspace Miami
2009 Best of Show “Nothing New”, Textile Center, Minneapolis
2007 MCAD scholarship to Women’s Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
2007 Women’s Work 2007, Old Court House Art Gallery, Woodstock, Il, Second Prize
2006 Artwear in Motion, Textile Center, MN Historical Society Collector’s Purchase
2006 Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Honorable Mention
2004 Artwear in Motion, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN Knitters’ Guild Devotee Award
2003 Juried Fiber Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN, First Place
2003 Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Honorable Mention
2001 Purchase Award, Mn Crafts Council for the Mn Historical Society Fiber/Metal
2002 Honorable Mention WARM :  Women Imaging Peace and Freedom

Public Collections

2016 Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota


  Lee, Ann; Rooney, Ashley E., Sculpture  Artistry in Fiber Vol. 2, Schiffer Publishing,2017
  Ericson Elizabeth; Olson,Patricia, How to be a Feminist Artist, Investigations from the Women’s Art Institute,  2014
  Abbe, Mary,”Women’s (Art) Work”, StarTribune,February 28, 2014
  Nerhaugen, Ruth,”Artists Take Traditional Crafts to New Level”, Red Wing Republican Eagle, February 5, 2014
  Searle, Karen, “To Knit to Sculpt”,  Surface Design Journal Summer, 2009, Vol. 33 #4
  Searle, Karen, Knitting Art 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists, Voyageur Press, October 2008
  Searle, Karen, “Knitting and Contemporary Art”, Interweave Knits, Summer 2002,pp.16-2 
  “Carolyn Halliday," Jacquard, a cura della Fondazione arte della Seta Lisio,  2001,p16


2015 Bat of Minerva, Institute for Advanced Studies, Minneapolis/St Paul Regional 6
2014 MN Originals, featured visual artist, aired 5/4/2014 tpt   MN
2006 tpt MN  Artwear in Motion produced by tpt and Textile Center


2018    Artist for Studio Here, MN State Fair Fine Arts Building
2016 Textile Juror, Mn State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
Textile Center National Artists Advisory Council, Chair
Private art Mentor
WARM Mentor Program, St. Paul, MN
Textile Center Mentor/Protégé Program, Mpls, MN 
2008 Teaching Assistant to Women’s Art Institute, Mpls College of Art & Design
Critical Response Facilitator and trainer WARM and other artist groups, Minneapolis,MN
Private Practice as Licensed Psychologist, Mpls, MN
Personal Counselor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis


2007 Women’s Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
2005 U of Minnesota, independent study art classes
Split Rock art classes, U of MN
Fiber craft workshops and classes
1981 Lewis&Clark College, M.A. Counseling Psychology
1975 University of MN, College of Education, B.S. with Distinction, English/Theater

  Carolyn G. Halliday

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