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Kari Giordano is a visual artist and teacher working in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Her primary work is within the digital realm and she creates photographs and graphic design for commercial and personal use. She teaches art, design, and photography to grades 8-12 at Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her Master of Art from Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently working on a second Masters Degree from Falmouth University in Falmouth, England. Awards and honors include the prestigious James C. Kapteyn Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Fulbright Fellowship, Berkshire Community College’s 40 Under 40 Award, and State University of New York at New Paltz’s 40 Under 40 Award. Giordano has had over a dozen articles published in SchoolArts Magazine, a national art education publication, has presented her design curriculum at the National Art Education Association National Convention, and has been invited to speak at the New Paltz Women in Leadership Summit. 



University of Edinburgh - Fulbright Fellowship


Rhode Island School of Design - MAT, Art and Design Education


Falmouth University - MA Photography, est. completion December 2023

School of Fine and Performing Arts at SUNY New Paltz - BFA, Graphic Design

Additional Work Experience

Small Business Owner - Sundae Graphic Design and Photography 
Freelance Graphic Design and Photography 2006-present


Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Martha Boschen Porter Fund Artist Award

  • 2019 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Fellowship

  • 2018 Berkshire 40 Under 40 Honoree

  • 2017 State University of New York 40 Under 40 Honoree

  • 2015 James C. Kapteyn Prize Winner​

  • Published author in School Arts, a national education magazine (April 2015, February 2011, December 2015, September 2015, etc)

  • National Art Education Association - National Conference Presenter

  • New York State Art Teachers Association - Conference Presenter

  • Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Teaching and Learning - Guest Speaker

  • Received grants from the Eagle Fund and Massachusetts Cultural Council for student enrichment projects


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