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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE TALK: Thurs, April 18, 2019, 7:00 pm

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Karen Revis

Come over to the Morgan for our first Artist-In-Residence Talk of the season with Karen Revis!

During the discussion, she will speak about her previous work which was abstract, non-representational and how and why her work has become figurative and political.

Snacks, beverages, and lasting food for thought will be provided. As always, our artist talks are free + open to all.


About the Artist

Karen is a painter, papermaker and printmaker living in New York City. She completed a fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Workshop throughout the Elizabeth Foundation. She has also attended residencies at BACAS Italy, Pyramid Atlantic, the Women’s Studio Workshop and Henry Street Settlement. Karen exhibits and is represented by Sears Peyton Gallery in New York Kaller Fine Art in Washington D.C. and Weber Fine Art in Greenwich, CT. She studied fine art at The Corcoran School of Art and received a BFA from Pratt Institute. Her work is featured in The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax by Joanne Mattera and her work is in numerous public and private collections, including Alliance Capital Management (NY), the Venetian Macau Hotel (Macau), The Metropolitan Club (Boston) and Winston & Strawn (SF).


Artist Statement


REVISionary Prints is a series I started as a conversation about my experience growing up in a black community and existing in the worlds current political climate. “Let’s Make America Great Again” has made me think. When was America greater than now? For African Americans and women there’s never been a better time than right now, even though we still have so far to go. I am a black woman born in the 60s experiencing a new found joy and pride seeing myself, my family and my community increasingly present in pop culture in an well-rounded, truthful way. Through my work, I am celebrating and telling the story of my childhood, my heroes and the leaders of my community who fought so hard to make this growth possible. I am using existing images in the media as raw material to make work that tells my story.

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