BFA and MFA, University of Alberta. Has taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Her work has recently been featured in solo exhibitions at the Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver, and the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli in Trento. She has held other solo exhibitions in these cities as well as in Richmond, Perugia, Milan, and Rome, and her artwork was featured at the first Biennial in Merano, Italy, “DNArt” and the Bologna Art Fair. Her awards include a Vancouver Foundation Grant that enabled her to study scagliola and plaster casting in Italy and an Alberta Heritage Scholarship that funded her study of painting and sculpture with Giovanni Manuali in Perugia. Articles on her artwork have appeared in newspapers and journals in Canada and the US. Her work is in public collections in these countries and in private collections in Canada, the US, Italy, and Germany.
Karen in the News
Creativity is a difficult thing to define and nurture. As a practicing artist and part time teacher, I feel that my role is to provide conditions for students which allow them to be creative. This manifests itself in many ways--from practical instruction to discussion, critique, and acceptance of their individual ways of being creative; from providing a model of discipline (in the best sense of the word) to acting, on occasion, as a role model.