BIO - Karen Amy Finkel Fishof
Born in the Bronx, Karen was influenced by the New York art scene in the 1980s. She apprenticed under artist, Marylyn Dintenfass and was motivated by her work practice. Karen received a BFA in painting from Syracuse University including a year abroad at St. Martins School of Art, London, UK, creating photograms under the same professors as Gilbert and George.
Karen has designed window displays for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dress Barn Stores, and major music labels and fashioned licensed products for Kraft Foods, Simon Malls, Crayola, Nickelodeon, Imax, Cartoon Network and Gameboy after receiving a second degree in Graphic Design.
“I start with what interests me, not just ideas, but the relationship between ideas. Figures are not only in a physical space but a psychological one as well. From a pictorial standpoint, compositional organization is paramount."
Currently, Karen is active in the Los Angeles Arts scene, exhibiting frequently including, The Other Art Fair by Saatchi and Solo Exhibitions at DNJ Gallery and UCLA, pushing the boundaries of conventional black and white photography, producing large scale, life-size, one-of-a-kind photograms, exploring themes of religion, politics, gender, parenting and life in Los Angeles.
“An exhibition of large-scale photograms by Los Angeles artist Karen Amy Finkel Fishof at dnj Gallery, Radiate, will engage and challenge you from the get-go.”
- EDWARD GOLDMAN - ART CRITIC, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO & HUFFINGTON POST
“Karen’s entire body of artwork is extremely original.”
- PAMELA SCHOENBERG - OWNER dnj GALLERY