Karen Viola

category: Visual, Visual-Illustration,

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Artist Statement

I find inspiration in the patterns and narrative of nature, humans included. My work is an alchemy of painting, drawing, and collage, gravitating often to handwritten script and personal ephemera. I am currently experimenting with paper, hand-dyed textiles, and unconventional book forms. My pieces invite all ages into a visceral, playful experience in an effort to nurture imagination, social connectivity, and stewardship of our natural world.

Educational Background

BFA, illustration, Parsons School of Design. School of Parenting, School of Publishing, School of Backpacking, Random continuing-ed art classes, and School of Life (still there).