Karen Wheeler moved to New Haven, CT in 2009. A Chicago native, Karen has a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from Ohio University. She is a recipient of the Southeastern Artist Fellowship and served as Associate Professor of Art at Wingate University in North Carolina for 11 years. Her work has been exhibited nationally in both solo & group exhibitions.
Karen works with multiple media including including drawing, handmade paper, collage, assemblage and digital imagery. She enjoys the ancient art of papermaking equally with using the latest version of Photoshop.
In recent work Karen Wheeler focuses on digitally collaging images of her handmade paper formations, drawings & paintings. Qualities of translucence, veiling and revealing are further enhanced with drawing on top of the resulting prints.