Represented Artist

Karen Rifas

B. 1942, Chicago, IL, United States

Karen Rifas
Karen Rifas, 1616, 2020
Karen Rifas, 1616, 2020, Acrylic on paper, 96 x 96 inches

Through variegated floor and sculptural installations, works on paper, and wood panel, Karen Rifas uses a concise language to alter our perception of space.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

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Karen Rifas

Karen Rifas’s artistic practice has evolved through at least five significant shifts, nearly one per decade. Play meets rigor as she recalibrates ways to convey form and space. Curator Patricia Ortega-Miranda writes: “From [Rifas’s] early sculptural works to her most recent geometric paintings and three-dimensional constructions, the line has been a central element in Rifas’s work, weaving metaphors of presence and absence, separation and connectivity, and reimagining space as a system of activities. The line also speaks to the artist’s role in bridging different artistic generations, practices, and communities.”

Biography

Karen Rifas (Chicago, b. 1942) has shown nationally and internationally since the 1980s. She is the second recipient of The Michael Richards Award, presented by Oolite Arts. This award is given to Miami-based artists who have created a recognized body of original, high-quality work over a sustained period of time and who, through their practice, achieve the highest levels of professional distinction in the visual arts. In 2020, The Bass commissioned a series of banners by Rifas for their Art Outside initiative. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, The Bass, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Oolite Arts, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust, and Perez Art Museum Miami.

Select solo exhibitions include Deceptive Constructions, The Bass, Miami Beach, FL (2018); Macchietta: Small Sketches by Karen Rifas, MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL (2015); The Library, 581.4/R564.r, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL (2010); Volumes of Fragility, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (2007); Mayfaire at the Museum, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL (2004); Karen Rifas at Robert Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL (2004); Karen Rifas, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Republic of Panama (1993).

Select group exhibitions include At the Edge, curated by Dennis Scholl and Amanda Bradley, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL (2022); The Willfulness of Objects, The Bass, Miami Beach, FL (2020-22); Notices in Mutable Terrain, curated by Adler Guerrier, Fundación Atchugarry, Miami, FL (2019); MIA-BER, curated by william cordova, Berlin Arts Club, Berlin, Germany (2014); I Triennial, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana (2010); globe>miami<island, curated by Robert Chambers, DC Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC (2002) and The Bass, Miami Beach, FL (2001).

Karen Rifas taught at the New World School of the Arts, the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami. She lives and works in Miami, FL. This will be her third solo exhibition at Emerson Dorsch.

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b. 1942 Chicago, IL

Lives and works in Miami, FL

 

Education

MFA, University of Miami, Miami, FL 1987

BFA, University of Miami, Miami, FL 1985

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022    To Weave A Threshold, Curated by Patricia Ortega-Miranda, Emerson Dorsch, Miami FL

2020    Karen Rifas: 20/20, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2019    Defining Space: Selections from the Karen Rifas Papers, Women Artists Archive Miami, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL. Refer also online materials at https://www.wearewaam.org/karen-rifas

2018    Karen Rifas: Deceptive Constructions, The Bass, Miami Beach, FL

2017    Karen Rifas: Per Forms, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2016    Karen Rifas, Meetinghouse Gallery, Miami, FL

2015    Macchietta: Small Sketches by Karen Rifas, MDC Museum of Art +Design, Freedom Tower, Miami, FL

2014    Karen Rifas, Arevalo Gallery Project, Miami FL

Karen Rifas: Crosswords, [email protected], Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, Walgreens Windows at 23rd, with Oolite Arts and the Bass, 

Miami Beach, FL

2013    Karen Rifas: Recent Works, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, A Delicate Balance, MIA South Terminal, Miami, FL

2012    Karen Rifas, Interventions, under the bridge, Miami FL

Karen Rifas, Strung Out 2, 2011-2012, Dacra Space, Miami FL

2011    Karen Rifas, Strung Out, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2010    Karen Rifas, The Library, 581.4/R564.r, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, Abandoned, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL

2009    Karen Rifas: Nature Structure, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2008    Karen Rifas, Morning Coffee, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Centre Gallery, Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, Cornered, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami, FL

2007 Karen Rifas, Just Geometry, The Moore Building, First Floor. Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, Volumes of Fragility, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah, GA

2006    Karen Rifas, Martha Stewart’s Tree Farm, Art Basel, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse

Karen Rifas: Geocentric Installations, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2004    Karen Rifas, Mayfaire at the Museum, Emily S. Macey Gallery, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

Karen Rifas, Edison College, The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL

Karen Rifas, This Ain’t No Retrospective (I’m too young), Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2002    Karen Rifas, Not a sibling of the solar system but a geometric cousin, Projects Room, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, nine/eleven, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2001    Karen Rifas, Installation, Cultural Resource Center, Miami, FL

Karen Rifas: Recycled, Projects Room, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

1999 Karen Rifas, Loose Ends, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA      

Karen Rifas, Stetson University, Duncan Gallery, Deland, FL

1998    Karen Rifas, Octagonal Vortex, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.

Karen Rifas, I Want, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

 1997    Karen Rifas, Loose Ends, Ground Level, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL

1996    Karen Rifas, Defining Space, Old Capital Gallery, State Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

Karen Rifas, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Karen Rifas, Cross References, St. Thomas University Gallery, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL

1993    Karen Rifas, Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Panama, Republic of Panama

1991    Karen Rifas, Geocentric Images, Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Karen Rifas, Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, FL

1990    Karen Rifas, Metro Dade Cultural Resource Center, Miami, FL

1987 One Person Exhibition, Sculpture Space Gallery, Miami, FL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Concerning the Spiritual, Curated by Liza and Dr. Arturo Mosquera, Belen Jesuit, 

 In The Company of Women: At Large, Curated by Dainy Tapia of ArtSeen365, LNS Gallery, Miami, FL

Exposed, Art and Culture/Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

              This is the Time. And This is the record of the Time PT3, Curated by Carlos Rigau,  Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2022    Book Bound, Curated by Meaghan Kent, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

2022    At the Edge, Curated by Dennis Scholl and Amanda Bradley, Oolite Arts Miami, FL

2022    Flag Project, ENTITLED, Curated by william wordova, Bridge Red, North Miami, FL

2021    Artful Books, Curated by Barbara Young, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach FL, in Association with the Smithsonian Institute 

2020    TWENTYSIX FUNERAL HOMES MIAMI FLORIDA, in collaboration with Harold Rifas.  Published in conjunction with A.I.M. Biennial, 2020

The Willfulness of Things, The Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL

2019    Eyes in the Canopy, Organized by Ground Control MIA,  CASACOR/MIAMI

Vida y Obra de Una Idea: Miami’s [email protected] and Farside Gallery in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organized by Arturo and Liza Mosquera. 

concrete jungle: narrative of presence, curated by William Cordova, Bridge Red, FL

Notices in Mutable Terrain, curated by Adler Guerrier, Atchugarry Art Center, Miami, FL 

Figuring Self: Portraits from the Bass Collection, The Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL

Tensions in 3 Dimensions, Deering Estate Spring Contemporary, curated by Ryan Roa, Miami, FL

Sweat Broadsheet Portfolio from the Permanent Collection of Miami Dade County Library, Miami, FL 

2018    Paradise Summit, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Art Basel Miami Beach week at the Warehouse, Girls’ Club Warehouse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

paradise lost?:alchemy of the everyday, curated William Cordova, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY          

outlaw culture or higher ground curated by William Cordova, Bridge Red, Miami, FL

Plush, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, FL

Habitat, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, FL

Dual Roles, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, FL

Aesthetics and Values, 2018, FIU, Miami, FL

2017    Sunrise, Sunset, curated by Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

The Bass Is Back: New Acquisitions, Miami Beach, FL

Exposed, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

 2016    Transphysics: istwa, landscapes, paisajes, curated by William Cordova, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

Flip Out: Artists’ Sketchbooks, Girls Club, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration, The Center for Book Arts, New York, New York

2015    100 + Degrees in the Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art, curated by Jane Hart, 

Miami, FL

+ONE, Deering Estate, Outdoor Site-Specific Sculpture Exhibition, Miami FL

inscribing: meditations on time and space, curated by william cordova, Bridge Red, Miami, FL

black. white, curated by Kathryn Mikesell, Fountainhead at 24th, Miami, FL

Locust Projects, Tigertail, Arts for Learning, Hollywood Art and Cultural Center fundraisers

2014    Miami Based Artists, [email protected], Miami FL

Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

Paper Hearts, MDC Museum of Art and Design, Miami, FL

A Close Read, Turn-Based Press, Miami FL

MIA-BER, Berlin Arts Club, Berlin

MIA-ATL, Saltworks, Atlanta, GA

2013    Karen Rifas, Kerry Philips, INKarnation, Bridge Red, North Miami, FL

20 Shades of Grey, curated by Bernice Steinbaum, Zadok Gallery, Miami FL

The Frost Art Museum Drawing Project, Artists, Miami, FL

Tigertail Productions and Locust Projects, Miami, and Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood fundraisers

2012    Following the Line: Drawings from the Collection, curated by Dina Mitrani, Girls’ Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sweat Broadsheet Project, contribution in collaboration with poet, Michael Hettich, Centre Gallery, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Locust Projects fundraiser, Miami, FL

2011    Continued, 6th street container, curated by Lou Anne Colodny, Miami, FL

Greenhouse, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

FL Waterways Dance Project, Jose Marti Park, Miami, FL

Aesthetics & Values, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

Those Who Do, New World School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, New World Gallery, Miami, FL

Tigertail, Bold Adventures, Locust Project fundraisers

2010    I Triennial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Rock and a Soft Place, curated by Fred Snitzer, CasaLin, Miami, FL

Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Locust Projects, Smash and Grab, Miami, FL

Faculty Exhibit 8/26, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

9 at 12th and Sixth, Curated by Adalberto Delgado, Miami, FL

Doctors Without Borders Haitian Relief Effort, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2009    CasaLin,    Urban Garden, Miami, FL

Smash and Grab, Locust Projects Fundraiser, Miami, FL

Pivot Points, Part 3, MOCA, North Miami, FL

Showings, NWSA Faculty Exhibition, New World Gallery, Miami, FL

Nine Lives: Dog Days of Summer, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Dog Tales: Words and Images, Fact and Fiction, Miami-Dade Public Library Systems, Main Library, Miami, FL

Spring into Art, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

The Art of Fashion and The Fashion of Art, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery Miami, FL

Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2008    Disappearances, Shadows, and Illusions, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Scavenger Con-Structs, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Explorations, Faculty Show at New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2007    Medium, Faculty Show at New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Palm Beach 3 Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL

What’s Next? The FL Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL

 2006    A Timely Response, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Translations, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

CIRCA Puerto Rico 06, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Women Faculty, Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Palm Beach 3 Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL

 2005    Sweet Basel, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

The Yard at Casa Lin, 2005, Miami, FL

Visions, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

Art Faculty at Kendall Campus, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL

New Art South Florida: 2005 Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Cool Connections, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

5 FL Sculptors, New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Distinctive Paths, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

Palm Beach 3 Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL

005 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for the Visual and Media Artists

Locust Projects, and Legal Art Benefits

2004    sites-miami, 2004, Lummus Park, Miami, FL

Nepotism: The Art of Friendship, curated by Edouard Duval Carrie, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Karen Rifas and Marie Mennes, Common Threads, MIA Gallery, Miami, FL

It’s for The Birds, Group Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

South Florida Fiber Artists and Friends, Futernick Gallery, J.C.C., Miami, FL

Florida Visual Arts Fellowship, Installation, Boggy Cove, Okaloosa-Walton College Art Center Galleries, Niceville, FL

The Last Show, The House, Miami, FL

Locust Projects, FL International University, Legal Art and Polk Museum Benefits

2003    Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL

Locust Projects Benefit, Miami, FL

Robot (curated by Fred Snitzer), The Arts Center Galleries at Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Niceville, FL

Visual Arts Fellowship Show, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL Okaloosa-Walton and the Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

2002    Art Basel, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

string resonance, Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL

Mirror, Mirror. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

A is for art. Main Library, Miami-Dade Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Flora: art and ecology in Florida, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL

Exploratory Paths. faculty exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

globe>miami<island, DC Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC

space, structure and vision, curated by Joie Lassiter, Bank of America Plaza, 

Charlotte, NC

Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

No Show and No Home Show for SAVE DADE, Miami, FL

Benefit shows for Locust Projects and Tigertail, Miami, FL

Small Packages, Cultural Resource Center, Miami, FL

Expanded Paths, faculty exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2001    globe> miami< island, curated by Robert Chambers, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL

A Painting for Over the Sofa (that’s not necessarily a painting), Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

The Sears Building, (curated by Robert Chambers), The House, Miami, FL

Lifting the Veil: Liberating the Virgin Mary, (curated by Carol Damian, Ph.D.), 

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

50th Annual All FL Invitational, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Me, My Friends and I, 6g, Miami, FL

Paths, Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Freedom Rocks, curated by Fred Snitzer, People for the American Way Foundation, Miami, FL

 2000    Levity and Gravity, curated by Amy Cappellazzo and Tiffany Huot, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Cultivated Under the Sun, Artworks Selected from the Permanent Collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami-Dade County Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Home Invasion, curated by Eugenia Vargas, Miami, FL

Judge, Melbourne Art Festival, Melbourne, FL

Departing Perspectives: Site-Specific Installations by Miami Artists, 1395 Brickell, Miami, FL

Paths 2000, Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Faculty Exhibition, Kendall Campus Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL

Synecdoche: Multiple Image Artworks, curated by Genevieve Linnehan, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL

Art Miami, Installation, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

1999    The Present Absent: eight artists from Miami, Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

All God’s Children Got Shoes, Main Library, Miami-Dade County Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Requiem: Living Artists Eulogize a Dying Century, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Physical FL, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, FL

Florida Fellowship Exhibit: University of West FL, Pensacola; Selby Gallery, Ringling 

School Art and Design, Sarasota; Museum of Art, Tallahassee and Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL

NWSA Faculty Exhibition: Renewed Paths, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Present Absent: Eight artists from Miami, Miami Airport, Miami, FL

Benefits: FFS Cancer Research, FLA BRA, Tigertail Productions and Miami-Dade County Public Library, Miami, FL

1998    Transposing: An Interactive Installation, Rifas, Andree, Jacquelin, ArtCenter-South FL, Miami Beach, FL 

Spring Into Art, University of Miami and Lowe Museum Benefit, Coral Gables, FL

The Artful Book, Main Library, Miami-Dade County Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Shaping Space . . . six sculptors draw and paint, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

Art Against Aids VII Benefit, Miami, FL

FL Fellowship Exhibition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

Southeastern College Art Conference Juried Exhibition, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

 1997    Made in Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Crossings and Departures: Making Art in Miami, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Lincoln Road: past, present and future. Art 800, Miami Beach, FL

The FL Landscape, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

1996    Quest, New World Gallery, Miami, FL

1995    Nature Pro or Con, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL Piece retained for collection

Four Views: Rifas, Brown, Federighi, Thomas; Ritter Gallery, FL Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Dealer’s Choice from South FL Galleries, New World Gallery, Miami, FL

Becalmed in Miami, Main Library, Metro-Dade Cultural Center, Miami, FL Piece retained for collection.

Clean Sweep, Karen Rifas and Gary Moore, Gutierrez Fine Arts, Miami Beach, FL

Trees, South FL Art Center Ground Level, Miami Beach, FL

Art in Suburbia, Kendall, Miami, FL

Faculty, ’95, The New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Natural Histories, Rifas, Nash, Coe, Bell, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

Sculpture in the Landscape, an exhibition of South FL Artists in Conjunction with Sofa 1995, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

 1994    Miami dAda, Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Untitled, Rifas, Brown, La Rosa, Thiele, Winters, University Gallery, University of FL, Gainesville, FL

Art Against Aids IV (and V-VII, 1995-1998) and Art Factory, “Momento Mori: The Empty Chairs,” Benefit Auctions, Miami, FL

Libraries . . . 3×5, South FL Art Center, Miami Beach, FL

NCJW Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

H x W x L, The Brevard Art Center and Museum, Melbourne, FL

43rd, 42nd, 41st (award), 40th, 39th (award) and 37th Annual All FL Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

36th, 35th, 34th (H.M.), 30th, 29th & 28th Annual Hort Memorial, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1993    Harvest the Wind, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, FL Piece retained for permanent collection, Honorarium

Informatory, Rifas, Agusto, Oquet, Dawes, Moore, Verrili, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL

In The Eyes of the Beholder: Self-Portraits by South Florida Artists, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Metro-Dade Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Rethinking Sculpture, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Karen Rifas, Steve Goldberg, Frieda Tschumy, New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

South FL Artist Invitational,” Margulies Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

University of Miami Faculty Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

Harvest the Wind, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL

Book, Box, Word: Volume II, University Gallery, University of FL, Gainesville, FL

Justice and the Human Spirit, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL

New Paths, Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Eight from Miami, Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 1992    Divergent Paths, Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Organic Forms and Urban Culture (Karen Rifas, Helene Berkowitz and Nancy Richter) Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus, Miami, FL

The Gloria Luria Gallery Years: FL Focus, Wolfson Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL

Still Life: A Visual Feast, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Metro-Dade Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Installation, Gallery Josh Kligerman, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

University of Miami Faculty Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

18th (award) and 16th (award) Annual Small Works, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, purchase

In Celebration of Art Miami, Group Exhibition, Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Sculpture for Sculptors, University of Miami, New Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

Small Works, Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Group Exhibition, Instituto Chileno Norte Americano de Cultura, Santiago, Chile.

1991    Fiber, Selected FL Artists, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

Round and Round Again (Ron Fondaw, Karen Rifas, Patrick Dougherty), North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Group Show, Grand Central Gallery, Tampa, FL

South FL Invitational, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Karen Rifas, Geocentric Images, Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Five Sculptors, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Alumnae Show, University of Miami, New Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

Karen Rifas, Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, FL

Paths, Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

United Cerebral Palsy and Art Against Aids Auctions, Miami, FL

1990    1st Annual FL State of the Art Exhibition, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL

Books by FL Artists, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Metro-Dade Cultural Center, Miami, FL

The Expanding Figurative Imagination, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, New York.

Art in Corporate Collections, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

1990    Annual Juried Exhibition, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

Group Exhibition, Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, purchase.

Sculpture: Inside-Outside, De Graaf Fine Arts, Inc., Chicago, IL

1989    Nada 14, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Art Against Aids II Benefit, Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL

Way of the Woman Artist: Interviews with Strong Creators, Dade County Cable Television Access Project (Educational Channel One), Miami, FL

Sculptors and Drawings, New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Known/Unknown IV (Karen Rifas, William Latham), Wolfson Gallery, Miami- Dade Community College, Miami, FL

U.S.A. Invitational No. 1, De Graaf Fine Arts, Inc., Chicago, IL

Belief, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

South Florida in the 80’s: Selections from the Artbank at Metro-Dade Center, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

1988    Objects of Presence, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Matter Or Not: Installations, FL Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL

Second One Person Exhibition, Art in Private Places, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., Miami, FL

Art Is Politics, InterAmerican Art Gallery, Miami-Dade College

Exit, M.F.A. Show, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

Installation – Ancient Ritual of a Lost Civilization, Cox Science Building, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

1987    3D/9, North Miami Museum and Art Center, North Miami, FL

Mas Nada at Hyperspace, Hyperspace Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

     

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Batet, J. “Karen Rifas El Rito de Hilar El Espacio Y El Tiempo,” el Nuevo Herald, artes & letras, September 15, 2013, pp.1D, 6D.

Suarez de Jesus, C. “20 Shades of Grey,” Miami New Times, July 7, 2013, in print and online at www.miaminewtimes.com/ culture

Coppola, J. “The Art of Wisdom,” The Miami Herald, June 9,2013. 3M.

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Tschida, A. “The threads that bind,” Knight Arts Blog, (May 14,2013). www.knightarts.org/community/miami/the-threads-that-bind

Tschida, A. “Inkarnation Weaves Two Artists Together At Bridge Red Studios,” WLRN blog, May 13,2013, wlrn.org/post/incarnation-weaves (same as threads – that-bind)

Torres, JMR. “Inkarnation: Karen Rifas and Kerry Phillips at Bridge Red Studios,” Whats Up Miami blog, May 31, 2013, whatsupmiami.blogspot.fr/2013/05/inkarnation

Catalog, Following the Line, Drawings from the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Curated by Carol Jazzar, Girls’ Club, 2013, ISBN978-0-9886536-0-3

Catalog, 20 Shades of Grey, curated by Bernice Steinbaum, text by Helen Kohen and Denise Gerson, Library of Congress Control Number:2013905865, 2013

Online project at FIU Frost Art Museum, http//drawing project.frostartmuseum.org/project-space

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[email protected]

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Staff. (October 2011). Artsy Things To Do. Culturally Miami-Floridian View, p.3 (photo).

Suarez de Jesus, C. (September 29, 2011). Karen Rifas and Aurora Molina Wow at Bernice

Steinbaum Gallery. Miami New Times, (blogs.miaminewtimes.com), p. 1-2. (photo).

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Suarez de Jesus, C. (September 8-14, 2011). Ready, Set, Art. Miami New Times, p. 34.

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Staff (September 7, 2011). Strung [email protected] Bernice Steinbaum Gallery,

www.beachedmiami.com,pp3-4. photo

Paz, C. (September 4, 2011). Karen Rifas Strung Out, Miamiartblog.com, pp.1-2.

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What’s Up Miami, (whatsupmiami.blogspot.com), p.6 (photo)

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(artcircuitsartcentric.blogspot.com), p. 2-3.

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Austin, T. (March 13th, 2011). Frost forecast. The Miami Herald, pp. 3M

Austin, T. (November 2010). Yard Work. Ocean Drive, pp. 152.

Shabaka, O. (October 6, 2010). Kidsart and Karen Rifas Leaf Laboratory.

MiamiArtExchange.com.

Wagoner, G. (August 26, 2010). Abandoned. ARTstant.com/mia/articles/show18407, pp 1-2.

Diaz, A. (August 19, 2010). Creating Ways to Make It Rain. The Miami Herald, Neighbors.

Staff. (August 18, 2010). The Wall in Abandoned…Kidsartblog.blogspot.com (photo of exhibit and children’s workshop).

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Staff. (August, 2010). Art Listing. Biscayne Times, pp. 50 (photo).

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pp 1-2.

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What’s Up Miami (whatsupmiami.blogspot.com/examiner.com), pp.1-6 (photos)

Staff. (June 12, 2010). de la Cruz Collection présents Abandoned. Miami Art Guide (miamiartguide.com)

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Santiago, F. (October 25, 2009). Taking Turns, An Exhibit of MOCA Acquisitions

Highlights Pivotal Works in Artists’ Careers. The Miami Herald, p3M. (photo).

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of Contemporary Art, pp. 2.

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Santiago, F. (October 24, 2008). Provocative Views in Public Places. The Miami Herald, section 1M.

Klein, P. (2008, September 5). Chicago’s Fall Art Season Starts now, Online p1-2. http://www.huffington post.com/paul-klein/chicagos-fall-art- season_b_124100.html

Staff, (2008 September 26) The Miami Herald. Calendar of Events Miami-Dade College. Pg. G 31.

Porter, M. (September 2008) Glass Curtain Gallery. Scavenger Constructs, catalogue.

Staff, (2008 September). Art Gallery System Explores Miami’s Art Movement…Miami Dade College Forum. Vol. 12, No 7, pp1-2.

Staff, (2008 August). Columbia College News. Human/Nature Programming Launches. Online at www.cms.colum.edu/newsandnotes/archives/007866.php

Boswell, P. (June 2008) Disappearances, Shadows and Illusions, catalogue. Miami Art Museum.

Herrera, Adriana. (2008 May 31) Karen Rifas: Geometria que… El Nuevo Herald. Espacios, p 6.

Staff, (2008 May) Karen Rifas: Cornered…Wynwood Magazine. Vol. 1 No. 9. Pg 54.

Russell, Candace. (2008 May 7) Dancing and Weaving…Sun Sentinel. Art Briefs, p 3E.

Ferre, Luis. (2007) Museo de Arte de Ponce: Annual Report 2006. Cover and pp.19 Schuker, L. (2007 July 21-22) Local fundraisers… The Wall Street Journal Pursuits, pp. 1,4.

Herrera, A. (2007 July 17) Solo Gemetria; Una Installation para Experimentar… El Nuevo Herald, Galeria El Nuevo Herald, pp. 2D.

Weinberg, M. (2007 June 2) Conditional Love, Moore Space… The Sun Post, Out and About, pp. 1-3.

Staff (2007 June 13) What’s up this Saturday… Socialmiami.com.

Turner, E. (2007 May 25) Art Pick… The Miami Herald, Weekend pp. 34.

Hughes, A. (2007 May 10) Rifas’ work speaks volumes… The Chronicle, The Arts, pp. 1-3.

Bennett, L. (2007 February 8) What’s Next? … St Petersburg Times, weekend, pp. 34W.

Triff, A. Miami Arts Explosion 2006. pp. 8, 61, 67, 109

Breukel, C. Native Seeds (show catalogue). 2006

Staff, (2006, May-June) Coleccionista…ArtPremium pp.60-63 (photo).

Mattingly, K. (2005, September 29) Capsule… Reviews, New Times

Marymont, M. (2005, October 11) There’s More Than one way to Design a Cage for Birds… The News-Press.com.

Stetson, M. (2005, October 1) Exhibit Looks at Some One-of-a-Kind Real Estate… Naples Daily News.

Turner, E. (2005, September 21) Good Fellows… The Herald, Arts and Entertainment, p. 3.

Russel, C. (2005, July 17) More (New Art 2005)… Sun-Sentinel.Com.

Pritchett, K. (2005, July 14) Museum… Eastsider, pp. 9,16.

Davis, J. (2005, February) Winter Leaf Tour… Tampa Bay Illustrated, p.40

Staff, (2004, December 24) South FL, Cultural Consortium Awards Fellowship… The Herald, p.3B.

Staff, (2004, December 16) Shadows, light and grace Polk museum… Orlando Sentinel.

Triff, A. (2004, December 2-8) Art Basel: …,Miami New Times, p. 34.

Russell, C. (2004, September 23) The Artist’s Eye…South FL Sun-Sentinel, p.8E.

Staff, (Volume 7, No. 2,Winter, 2004-5) Polk Museum of Art, An Installation by Karen Rifas…ART-i-facts, p.14.

Jackson, E. (2004, October) Gallery Guru…FL International Magazine, p. 82-89.

Turner, E. (2004, August 6) Critic’s Pick…The Herald, p. 33.

Russell, C. (2004, July 18) The Flap About Birds…South FL Sun-Sentinel, p. 14.

Griffith, M. (2004, July 7) ‘Falling’ leaves centerpiece of art exhibit…The Beacon, p. A10.

Russell, C. (2004,June 2) Karen Rifas…City Link, p.45.

Turner, E. (2004, May 17) Sculptors give new shapes to old materials…The Herald p.4

Triff, A. (2004 May 13-19, 20-26)…This Ain’t No Retrospective (I’m Too Young)… Miami New Times, p.99.

Turner, E. (2004, April 30) Critics Pick…The Herald, p.38.

Lourie, R. (2004, March 7) Celebration: Miami… The New York Times Magazine, p.66.

Turner, E. (2003, September 2) Snack on a pop art feast served up at the Miami library…The Herald, pp. 1,3C.

Triff, A. (2003 August 7-13) Now That It’s Summertime, Go Local… New Times, p.49.

Turner, E. (2003, July 24) Summer Sculpture… The Herald, p. 2E.

Jackson, A. (2003, July 19) Not ‘Necessarily’ what you would expect… The Campus Chronicle (Savannah College of Art and Design), vol.2, No.31.

Bennett, L. (2003, April 6) Still life with sofas… St. Petersburg Times, online 1 of 4.

Castro, J. (2003, March) Miami Beach “globe> miami < island” … Sculpture pp.76-77.

Vargas, E. (2003 Winter/Spring) Inspiration…Circular, p.1 (p.1 photos).

Turner, E. (2002, December 1) Trio of Dealers… The Herald, p. 4AB.

De Gale, A. (2002, November 6) Bras for a Cause:… The Herald, p.3B.

Turner, E. (2002, November 3) off the wall… The Herald, pp. 3M, 10M (photo, 10M).

Triff, A. (2002 September 19-25). Don’t miss… New Times, p.49.

Einspruch, F. (2002, September 16) The Attack…the Sunburn, www.the sunburn.com/pp.2002-09-16.html.

Turner, E. (2002, August 11) Regional Reflections…The Herald, pp. 3M, 6M.

Jackson, A. (2002, July 19) Not Necessarily…Campus Chronicle, Savannah College, v. 2, no. 31.

Harper, P. (2002, June). Bass Forward… Art in America, pp. 70-73, (p.70 photo).

Rinkel, M. (2002) Your Backyard: Art and Ecology in FL…WFSU 6 Documentary,TRT:28:30.

Ocana, D. (2002, January 4-10). A tall order…Street, p.45.

Triff, A. (2002, January 3-9). Take a Bow… New Times, p.41.

Turner, E. (2001 December 23). GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES… The Herald, pp. 3M, 9M.

Ocana, D. (2001, December 21-27). Overdosing on art and air kisses… Street, p.59.

Morgan, A. (2001, December). Miami Supports Miami… Sculpture, pp. 5, 47-50.

Ocana, D. (2001, August 3-9). There’s something about the Virgin Mary. . .Street, p. 4.Mills, M. (2001, August 2). Where’s the Rest of FL?. . . New Times Broward- Palm Beach Online, pp. 1-4.

Turner, E. (2001, June 13). Familiar objects become art. . . The Herald, p. 5E.

Staff, (2001, May 18-24). Recycled (photo). . . Street, p. 43.

Triff, A. (2001, February 1-7). All is Fair in the Art Market. . . New Times, p. 57.

Marger, M. (2000, September 21). The whole is greater than its parts. . . St. Petersburg Times, p. 31W.

Einspruch, F. (2000, August 2-8). Bernice Steinbaum Gallery: ‘Levity and Gravity’ 1st. . Coral Gables Gazette, pp. B1, B3.

Triff, A. (2000, July 27-August 2). Off the Ground. . .New Times, pp. 66-67.

Turner, E. (2000, July 29). Interactive ‘Levity’ rises to occasion. . .The Herald, pp. 1E, 3E.

Turner, E. (2000, July 23). Exhibit at Main Library paints moving picture of Miami. . .The Herald, pp. 5M, 11M.

Facundo, M. (2000, June 11). Con la violencia en la casa. . .el Nuevo Herald, p. 2E.

Harper, P. (2000, May). Banking on Art,…Art in America, pp. 78-79.

Triff, A. (2000, February 3-9). Something New, Something Wow … New Times, p. 59.

Turner, E. (2000, January 30). Artists bond in doomed building … The Herald, pp. 3M, 6M.

Robinson, W. (2000, January 29). Out in Miami … artnet.com, Magazine People, p.1.

Robinson, W. (2000, January 29). Miami Art Diary … artnet.com Magazine Review, p.5.

Cohen, H. (2000, January 21). Doomed building is artists’ canvas … The Herald, p. 4B. Stewart, L. (1999, September 19). Artist spins web that hangs by a thread … The News- Journal, pp. 1-2G.

Falk, D. (1999, September 17). New art exhibit `installed’ at Stetson’s Duncan Gallery … The News-Journal, p. W1.

Staff. (1999, September 5). Art at Stetson … The Orlando Sentinel, p. F2.

Meadows, G. (1999, August 18). Whaddaya bid to walk in Dave Barry’s shoes? … The Herald, p. 4E.

Turner, E. (1999, August 15). Gallery at Miami Airport: A Nascent Flight of Fancy … The Herald, pp. 5m, 7m.

Turner, E. (1999, August 1). Silly/sad photos disarming—but shoes have sass … The Herald, p.7m.

Staff. (1999, July 4-5). Esculturas, gravuras … Artes Visuais, (Rio de Janeiro), p. ?

Meadows, G. (1999, May 31). People in the Arts … The Herald, p. 2E.

Byrd, C. (1999, March 27). Nexus Presents … The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing, pp. 38,42.

Freckmann, D. (1999, February 26-March 4). Contemporary art drops in on university gallery . Pensacola News Journal, p. 5.

Kline, C. (1999, January 22-28). Taboo’s Requiem … Atlanta Press, p. ?

Copelon, D. (1999, January 15). Physical FL … The Daily Commercial, Weekender, p. 1.

Cole, C. (1999, January 15). Mixed-media exhibit takes nature to art .. The Lake Sentinel, p. 3.

Staff. (1999, January 14). Physical FL opens at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts … Mount Dora Topic, p. 10.

Njaim, J. (1998, November 23). Stitched-together leaves bring natural outdoor fabric inside … Toledo Blade, pp. 13-14.

Milani, J. (1998, September 13). Area art museums offering mixture of texture, technology … The Tampa Tribune Times, p. 10.

Marger, M. (1998, September 4). Not by sculpture alone … St. Petersburg Times, p. 25.

Turner, E. (1998, April 19). Forget the rules: Exhibit invites personal touch … The Herald, p. 6I.

Vitale, J. (1998, April 12). You’re supposed to touch this art work … The Herald, M.B, p. 23.

Staff. (1998, April 5). Touched by An Artist … The Herald, p. 20.

Meadows, G. (1998, March 29). People In the Arts … The Herald, p. 2I.

Staff. (1998, March 28). The Ticket … The Herald, p. 3G.

Staff. (1997, August 28). State Awards … Miami Today, p. 1.

Staff. (1997-1998 Annual). 1996 in Review…Public Art. Art In America, p. 37.

Staff. (1997, Volume L, Number 1). Crossings and Departures: Making Art in

Miami… Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin, pp. 2, 3, 5, 18, 27, 29.

Marseglia, P. (1997, January 31). Exhibit at Douglas… Daily Journal, p. 2.

Cantor, J. (1997, January 23). Events… New Times, p. 23.

Sindelir, R. (1997, January 22). `100% natural’… Coral Gables Gazette, p. 8, 11.

Turner, E. (1997, January 10). Artist Ties Up Loose Ends… The Herald, p. 27G.

Staff. (1997, January 2). At Loose Ends… The Herald, Community Happenings, p. 18.

Washburn, A. (1996, December 16). Karen Rifas Shows at SFAC..Pinecrest Tribune, p. 24b.

Staff. (1996, October 4-10). Works by Karen Rifas… Entertainment News and Views, p. 10.

Meadows, G. (1996, September 11). Fund loss… The Herald, p. 1B, 4B.

Turner, E. (1996, May 29). Museum of Art… The Herald, p. 4D.

Staff. (1996, April). Defining space… Q. Magazine, p. 4.

Staff. (1996, April 5). Karen Rifas’… Tallahassee Democrat, p. 16D.

Turner, E. (1996, February 18). Cutting-Edge… The Herald, p. 1, 5I.

Staff. (1995, August 11). Best Bet… The Herald, Community Happenings, p. 28.

Staff. (1995, June 22-28). Best… New Times, p. 179.

Golub, A. (1995, November). Natural Histories… Art Papers, pp. 40-41.

Morgan, A. (1995, July-August). FL Sculpture in the Landscape…Sculpture, p. 42.

Turner, E. (1995, June 2). Under the Rug…The Miami Herald, p. 14G.

Kohen, H. (1995, March 23). Landscape Show…The Miami Herald, p. 3G.

Staff. (1995, March 17). Natural Histories…Tampa Tribune, Friday Extra, p. 22.

Staff. (1994, January 5-9). COCA Today and Tomorrow…Art Miami Catalogue, p. 28.

Kohen, H. (1994, September 11). Hortt…The Miami Herald, p. 7I.

Harbaugh, P. (1994, September 11). Spirited Exhibit…FL Today, pp. 5-6F.Valdés, K. (1993, November-December). Karen A. Rifas: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo…. Art Papers, p. 36.

Staff. (1993, July 25). Exposiciones Recientes: Karen Rifas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Talingo, La Prensa, p. 12.

Kohen, H. (1992, February 22). At North Miami’s COCA, Less Is More. The Miami Herald, p. 5E.

Turner, E. (1991, Summer). Sticks and Stones. Art News, p. 21.

Heller-Greenman, B. (1991, Jul-Aug). Round and Round Again: Patrick Dougherty, Ron Fondaw, Karen Rifas. Art Papers. pp. 62-63.

Blank, G. (1990, November). Bombs and Oranges: Discovering Miami’s Explosive Art Scene. Arts Magazine, pp. 75-79.

Rosendorf, D. (1988, November-December). Objects of Presence. Art Papers, pp. 62-63.

Gaggi, S. (1988, November-December). Matter or Not: Installations, Art Papers, pp. 61- 62.

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS 

The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, Art Outside, 2020

Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL

Art in Public Places

Caribbean Village Tile Installation, Miami Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL 

The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

MIA airport, Concourse J, Miami, FL

Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Four Seasons Hotel, Miami, FL

1428 Brickell, Miami, FL

Art in States commission, Florida Department of Transportation, Miami Construction Office Lobby, Miami, FL

Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Art Bank, Miami, FL

Miami-Dade College, Homestead Campus Outdoor Installation, Homestead, FL

Miami-Dade Public Library, Main Branch, Miami, FL

Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami, FL

Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

Barry University, Miami, FL

St. Thomas University, Miami, FL

Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, FL

MDC Museum of Art and Design, Miami, FL

Installation at Cox Science Building, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

 

AWARDS  

2022 Miami-Dade County, Individual Artist Stipend, Miami Dade-County Department of Cultural Affairs

2019 Oolite Arts, Michael Richards, Lifetime Achievement Award

Residency, de la Cruz Collection, 2010

2005 South FL Cultural Consortium Fellowship for the Visual and Media Artists

Florida Visual Arts fellowship 2002-03 and 1997-98

Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant 1999, Tampa, FL

Artist Access Grant 1998-1999, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council and Tigertail Productions

Metropolitan Dade-County Cultural Affairs Council 1996-97, New Forms Miami-International Individual Artist Grant

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