Nebraska Authors

Karen Kunc

AKA: pronounced Koontz

Born 1952 Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Avoca, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Artist (Wood-Cut Printmaking)


BFA, 1975, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
MFA, 1977, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Cather Professor of Art in School of Art, Art History & Design, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
University of California, Berkeley


Kunc's work is represented in: The Library of Congress
The National Museum of American Art
The Smithsonian Institution and the National Art Library
Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
The Art Museum and Gallery of Reykjavia (Iceland)
the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts in Tokoyo
and the Instituto per La Cultura e L'arte (Italy);


Illustrations featured in:
Nebraska: Short Fiction. 1991. (By Ron Hansen)
Poets Like Oysters: Last Poems. 1996. (By Barbara Gibbs)
Mirror of the Wood, a Century of the Woodcut Print in Finland. 2004. (By Jukka Partanen)
Ephemera. 2009. (By Robert Pinsky)
What it looks like, how it flies. 2015. (By Steve Langan)

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