Karen has been a visual artist for over 40 years. Her paintings, papercuts, stained glass installations and sculpture have been shown in galleries, museums and private collections in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Japan, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and Mexico. Karen lives and works in Oakland, CA.
"Using hubcaps resonates with one of the defining principals of my work: viewing common objects with an uncommon eye and reclaiming them as art. I use materials and techniques that are inherently personal, intimate, and common . I find wisdom and beauty in the more usual places but also in discards, the marginalized, in the commonplace . Also I salute the inclusion in this show of artists with developmental delays."Karen Balos