Karen is a visual artist with a formal education in painting/drawing, and digital media with post graduate course work in printmaking. She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions and art fairs locally and nationally. Her professional career in the software industry has influenced her process and works to her advantage in developing her layered mixed-media works. She is able to refine her paintings, prints, and installations by adding intricate patterns of organic and inorganic forms. Acrylic paints and thin layers of photographic images are applied directly to birch panels in multiple layers creating the final work.
Karen's process is multi-layered. It is a hybrid between analog and digital, painting, monotype printmaking, and everyday iPhone snaps. With colors bold and plastic by intent, the final composition is an intricate symphony of contemporary clutter, celebrating the vaguely grim effects of a frayed society.
MFA Drawing and Painting, California College of the Arts 2007
BA Experimental Psychology, Magnum Cum Laude, San Francisco State University, 1988
2017 Hybrid Forms, Solo Show, 201 California Street Gallery curated by William Torphy, 201 California Street, San Francisco, CA
2017 Color Play, Danville Theatre and Art Gallery, Danville, CA
2016 99 Problems (But a Print Ain't One), The Southern Gallery, Charleston, SC
2016 StARTup Art Fair Chicago, Juried Art Fair, Mile North Hotel, Chicago, IL