Karen Kang is a mixed media artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her richly textural work has been exhibited in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions, both nationally and throughout California. Her art resides in private collections across the country, including the set design department for the Lionsgate film "The Lincoln Lawyer," as well as the home of SNL writer Bob Odenkirk.
She likes to use a variety of materials in her art, or at least have the option to. This is because she is a very tactile person and is drawn to how things feel and how they transform as they are pasted down. She likes sawing wood, mixing paints, and drawing in precise detail.
Her work often begins with a paint stroke, a shred of paper, or some ink scratches on pages taken from old books. The use of vibrant colors is important to her, as it contributes to the feeling of something new emerging from what has been discarded. She also creates art on book covers that are mounted onto recycled pieces of wood.
When not making art, Karen can be found writing, drinking coffee, and photographing her surroundings.