22″ x 20″ x 4″
Ink, acrylic, marker and collage on paper
Hammond Harkins Galleries
Karen Snouffer concentrates on mixed-media and installation projects, exploring themes of movement and contradiction and how they intersect in studio practices. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a former residency fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, and a past Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; a recipient of five Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowships; a GLCA New Directions Initiative; and a McGregor Foundation Global Exchange Grant to France.
Karen has collaborated with poets, dancers, sculptors and new media artists. Her work has been published in three books: “The Next Hedgerow”; “Love Life: Memory and Nature at Play”; and “Somatic Principles and Dance.”
She teaches painting, drawing, and mixed-media classes at Kenyon College and has a studio and residence in Gambier, Ohio.
“I choose to work in mixed-media, as it provides a fluid structure for the exploration of disparate ideas and gives me a broad material vocabulary for creating unpredictable combinations,” says Karen. “I embrace artistic tension in my work that arises out of contrasting forces: still versus energetic, organic versus synthetic, fragility versus strength, bizarre versus logical, flat versus relief, wall versus room…order versus chaos. My work allows these opposites to co-exist and agitate within physical and psychic space.”
Karen’s piece “Quiver” will be featured in Art for Life on September 15. See more of her work at http://www.hammondharkins.com/artists-2/karen-snouffer/.