Solo/or Two Artist Exhibitions
2015   Contexture, (with Kimber Olson) Textile Center,March-April, Minneapolis, MN
  The Poetics of Evolution, Duluth Art Institute, May-July, Duluth, MN
    Decay, Demise (with Kimber Olson) Phipps Center for the Arts, May-June Hudson, WI
   Carolyn Halliday, American Craft Council Offices, August, Minneapolis MN
   Transition/Survival (with Kimber Olson), Owatonna Hospital Healing Arts, November-Jan 2016 Owatonna, MN

2014 The Poetics of Evolution, Casket Arts Bldg, Minneapolis
Contexture, (with Kimber Olson) Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN 
Carolyn G Halliday & Kimber Olson, Owatonna Art Center, Owatonna, MN

2011  My Father's Religion Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2008   Women's Art Institute T.A. Show, 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

2002   Fiber Show, Images Under Glass, Edina, MN

  Stitches of Hope, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN,

2000  Figuratively Knit, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin

2008 The Hand to Hand Project, in Situations, MN Center for Book Arts, a collaboration of over 40 artists, Minneapolis, MN

Digital Shows
2009  Myartspace Miami, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, Florida

Selected Group Invitational Exhibitions
2015  Sculpture/Basket Invitational, Textile Center, July, Minneapolis, MN
Square, Textile Study Group of New York, Narthex Gallery, NYC, NY

How to Be a Feminist Artisit: 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  November
Ecoclosion, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin TX

2012   9x9x9: Salon de Refuses/ Selected Works by the Textile Study Group of New York, Hudson Guild, New York City, NY 
Twelve Strands: Textile Center Mentor Protege Program Exhibition, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN April

Focus on Fiber
, curator Erika Spitzer Rasmussen, Metro State University, St. Paul MN;
Plains Museum of Art, Fargo, North Dakota; 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, University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN

2008 Carolyn Halliday, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

2003 Figure Show, Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington, MN

Four Fiber Artists,
Minneapolis Foundation,  Minneapolis, MN

Selected Juried Shows
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  February

2012 Concerning Water Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI June
Refuse/re-seen Some things looming Gallery, juror Warren Seelig, Reading, PA April (in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia)
Reader's Art 12: Longing for Home, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis

2011 MN State Fair 100th Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition, St Paul, MN
Watershed, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Re-Tread Threads, juror Lynda Andrus, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Art as Gateway for Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture, Living Green Expo, St. Paul, MN

2010 Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration, juror Lucy Lippard, 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, jurors Adrianne Sloane & Karen
Searle, Textile Center, Mpls, MN
The Perfect Fit, juror Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA (also 2009)

2009 Emotional Body, juror Elzbieta Kazmierczak, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL
Web and Flow jurors Bruce Hoffman and Jan Peters, Textile Center, Minneapolis

2009 Nothing New, juror, Steve Animone, Textile Center, Minneapolis

2007 Ana 35, juror Willem Volkersz. Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana,
Nothing New, juror Jo Stealey, 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, juror Susan Brandeis,
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2003 Juried Fiber Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts; jurors Tim Harding and Ruth Mordy, 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, juror Randall Darwall, St. Louis Artist"s Guild, St. Louis, Missouri,
Nothing New: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials, juror Pat Hickman, MCAD Gallery, Mpls, MN

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 Minnesota 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
Minnesota Historical Society Craft Collection (2001 and 2006)

 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

2014 MN Originals  aired 5/4/2014 tpt MN

2006 MN  Artwear in Motion  produced by tpt and Textile Center


Women's Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2010
Love's Labour: six performances in proximity in conjunction with Quiet Time/Love's Labour, Katherine Nash Gallery, U of MN, Mpls., MN 2007

Artist Residencies
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont ( partial grant) 2010


2015  First appointee and Chair, Artists Council, Textile Center
2012-present Mentor in the WARM Mentor/Protégé Program, St. Paul, MN
2008-2013 Mentor in the Textile Center Mentor/Protégé Program, Minneapolis, MN 
2010-2013 Lead Mentor
2012 Awards Judge for Threads, Weisman Museum of Art, U of MN  Minneapolis (honorarium)
2012 Awards Judge for Fiber/Wood, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN (honorarium)
2012 Juror; Student Exhibitions 2012 International Surface Design Association Conference (honorarium)
2011 Student Exhibitions Chair 2011 International Surface Design Association Confer ence,Minneapolis (honorarium)
2008 Teaching Assistant to Women’s Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
2000-present Critical Response Facilitator and workshop trainer through WARM and individual artist groups, Minneapolis, MN
1985-present Private Practice as a Licensed Psychologist, Mpls, MN
1992-2000 Personal Counselor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis

Textile Study Group of New York
Fiber Art Collective
Surface Design Association
Women’s Art Resources of MN (WARM)
Textile Center


2007 Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Women’s Art Institute
2005 University of Minnesota, art classes
1999-2007 Split Rock art classes, U of MN
1982-present Numerous workshops and classes with textile and fine craft artists
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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