Karen Wheeler is a professional artist, designer and educator.
With a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from Ohio University, Karen has over 25 years of extensive exhibition and teaching experience. She was Associate Professor of Art at Wingate University in North Carolina for 11 years until her move to New Haven, CT in July 2009. Karen is a member of City Gallery in New Haven and currently serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport and Albertus Magnus College.
I enjoy the ancient art of papermaking equally with using the latest version of Photoshop, but within and beneath it all is a love of drawing.
My recent pieces combine traditional & digital methods to create hybrid images that could exist no other way. My mixed media drawings are scanned and used as raw material in Photoshop. A 2D drawing may assume a 3D appearance in an imaginary environment where the floor and walls are also iterations of the original drawing. I enjoy the playful irreverence regarding the ‘role’ of art by repurposing my ‘analog’ work in this way.
Out of the Box (detail)
Scanned drawing & Photoshop, aluminum print
"24" x 20"