2021 Honorable Mention – “Fugue State” – Archway Gallery

2018 Honorable Mention – “Evening Star” – Conroe National Exhibition

2017 One of 25 artists selected to participate in “Artist Inc”, Fresh
Arts Houston
2017 Honorable Mention – “Landscape 17-3” – Archway Gallery

2016 First Place – “Landscape 15-8” – Conroe National Exhibition

2015 “One of 8 artists selected to participate in “The Block”, Glassell
School of Art, MFAH

2013 Third Place – “Suspended Moment” – VAA Juried Invitational

2008 Frank Freed Memorial Scholarship, Glassell School of Art, MFAH, Houston, TX


Solo Exhibitions

2022 “Karen Eisele:  Icons” – Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, TX

2021 “Encoded” – SFA University, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

2016 “Suspended Moment” – Red Maple Gallery, Houston, TX

2015 “Selected Works” – Eleven XI, Houston, TX



2019  Aletierhaus Hilmsen, Salzwedel, Germany


Selected Group Exhibitions


“ICON”, d’Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA

“Glassell Figurative Students – Past and Present Artists 2000-2021”, Houston, TX

“Archway Gallery Juried Exhibition”, Houston, TX


“New Texas Talent XXVII”, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

“Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art”, Houston, TX

“Visual Arts Alliance”, Rudolph Blum Fine Art, Houston, TX


“Without Borders – Ohne Grenzen”, Monchskirche Gallery, Salzwedel, Germany

“Certificate of Achievement 2019”, Glassell, MFAH, Houston, TX

“Texas National 2019”, SFA Galleries, Nacogdoches, TX

“The Big Show”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

“Water”, Glassell/Kinder Morgan Exhibition, Houston, TX


“The Big Show”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

“Conroe National Show”, Conroe, TX

“VAA Open Exhibition”, BlueOrange Gallery, Houston, TX

“Real/Surreal”, Silos, Houston, TX

“Come Together”, Winter Street, Houston, TX

“Women of Winter Street”, Winter Street Gallery, Houston, TX


“The Big Show”, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX

“Ebb and Flow” – Selected Works of Karen Eisele and Penelope Ross,
West Gray Dental, Houston, TX
“Known and Underknown”, Brookfield -Two Allen Center, Houston, TX
“Trump This”, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
“Landscape” – Glassell, Kinder Morgan Lobby, Houston, TX

“9th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Archway Gallery, Houston, TX

“VAA 12th Juried Invitational, The Silos, Houston, TX

“The Block” group show, Glassell, MFAH, Houston, TX

“Line”, Kinder Morgan Building, Houston, TX

“Conroe National Juried Exhibition”, Conroe, TX

“VAA 7th Juried Invitational”, The Silos, Houston, TX

“Houston Symphony Exhibition”, Jones Hall, Houston, TX


“Tally Beck – New York”, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

“The Big Show – Lawndale Art Center”, Houston, TX

“3rd Coast National” – KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX

“The Block”, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

“VAA 34th Juried Member Exhibition”, Houston, TX

“Archway Gallery Juried Exhibition”, Houston, TX

“Glassell – Juried Student Exhibition”, MFAH, Houston, TX

“Conroe National Juried Exhibition”, Conroe, TX


“8(1)” group installation, Cullen Sculpture Garden, MFAH

”SAO Juried Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH

“VAA 33rd Juried Membership Exhibition”

“Block Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH

“VAA Juried Invitational Exhibition”, Avis Frank Gallery


“Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art”, Williams Tower, Houston, TX

“Audubon Society Juried Exhibition”, Archway Gallery

“Live Oak Art Center Juried Exhibition”, Columbus, TX

“VAA 32nd Membership Juried Exhibition”

“Departmental Focus Invitational”, Glassell – MFAH

“Juried Student Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH


“Juried Student Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH

“Excellence in Art”, JoMar Visions Juried Exhibition

“SAO Juried Show”, Glassell – MFAH

“3rd VAA Juried Invitational Exhibition”, Total Gallery

“30th VAA Juried Exhibition”, Heritage Square


“2nd VAA Juried Invitational Exhibition”, Lasslaux Gallery


“Environment” Juried Exhibit, Perimeter Gallery, Glassell – MFAH

“SAO Select Juried Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH


“1st Annual SAO Select Juried Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH


“Juried Student Exhibition”, Glassell – MFAH

“Summer Open Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL, Nassau Bay, TX


“Summer Open Juried Exhibition, TAACCL


“Winter Open Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL

“Figurative” Fall Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL


”Winter Open Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL

“Summer Open Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL

Guest Lecture

2011 “Artist Practice and Inspiration”, Bellville High School, Bellville, TX




“Art Thought Magazine” Issue 06


“Encoded Artist Talk”,



“The Courier”, “Art Talk: Finalists chosen for CAL National Invitational”, Conroe, TX


“The Courier,” “Art Talk: National Invitational Finalist artwork on display in Conroe”, Conroe, TX

“The Big Slide Show”, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX

“Voyage Houston”, Voyage Houston Magazine interview


“The Big Slide Show”, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX

“Houston City Hall, Artist, Inc. Presentation – Pecha Kucha”, Houston, TX

Houston Chronicle, Southwest Here Entertainment, “Visual Arts Alliance 12th Invitational”


“The Big Slide Show”, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX


Patrick Palmer, “Artists Collaborate toward a New Glassell School”, #FutureMFAH Blog, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX



2019 Certificate of Achievement, Glassell, MFAH, Houston, TX

2015-2017 Advanced Studies “The Block”, Glassell, MFAH, Houston, TX

2000 Las Artes del Fuego en Venezuela, Galeria de Art Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

1997 Master of Architecture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

1982 BA – Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Teaching Experience

2012 – present Iconography instruction, Houston, TX

2013 Sacred Wind studio, Lander, CO

2012 Abby Of St. Walberga, Virginia Dale, CO

2006 -2010 City ArtWorks, Houston, TX


Biographical Information

Born in Independence, Kansas and has lived in Texas, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Brazil, and Venezuela.  Currently lives and works in Houston, Texas