|Karen Carasik||Biography: Karen Carasik is a mixed media artist, painter, sculptor and papermaker. Through a vibrant and diverse chromatic palate, her large paintings are immediately engaging. She has developed an analytical expressionistic style that communicates about the human condition and issues of socio political concerns. She received grants and awards for her series “A Journey to Where…The Refugee Experience”. Summer residencies at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Oxbow allowed her to experiment and evolve her art. Her art studio is at COMMA in Orlando. She is an arts advocate and the National South Eastern Vice President of Women’s Caucus for Art. Country: USA Birthyear: 1955 Galleries: Jason Gallery, Paper Press and Lincoln- Belden Gallery, Chicago. Landmarks, St. Paul, Minn,, Plastic Club Gallery, Philadelphia, Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, Ca., and Keys Gallery, Springfield, Missouri.
Florida galleries: Steinway Hall Gallery-Jacksonville and Altamonte Springs. Seminole Community College-Sanford. Main Street Gallery-Perry. Brick City Center Gallery-Ocala. Mount Dora and Osceola Center for the Arts. Bok Sanctuary- Lake Wales. Winter Park and Maitland Public Library. Oldsmar and Casselberry City Hall. Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville. Crealde, Borders and Gallery 17-92, Winter Park. Hope Barton Gallery, Clermont.
Orlando Galleries: Leslie Boyd, COMMA, Harwood Watson, Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall, OVAL, Gallery on Virginia, Stardust, Gallery 611 and Art Works Orlando.
Awards: Purchase Award- City of Orlando, 1st Place- Annual Juried Exhibit and Award of Merit for "Common Bond", Osceola Center for Art, Best of Show, 1st Place (twice) and Award of Merit through Women's Caucus for Art Juried Exhibits. Media: acrylic, papermaking, monotypes Style: expressionistic, Content Driven and anylalytical Subjects: other, human condition and socio-political|