karen steen

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the KCAC Artist Lifestyle crew! This week we are swinging into 2018 with local artist and KCAC member Karen Steen (@karenannsteen)!

Karen joined the KCAC family several years ago as a new artist to Kansas City. Since moving here, Karen has had a solo exhibition of her works in the KCAC Underground Gallery and participated in numerous group exhibitions both at the Artists Coalition and beyond. Karen’s artwork often explores the natural world through a macro lens and dives deep into the environment we find ourselves immersed in each day. Karen invites her audience to take a close look at the animals and organisms that move throughout our world often unseen by the naked eye. We enjoy her work so much, we thought it was time to share it all with our Instagram crew and you! So, take a seat and lets see what Karen is getting into and take a peek into her art world.

To get things started, here are a few words from Karen about her current work and artistic inspiration…

“My art is a celebration of nature’s web, its diverse life forms and interconnected systems. Humans are tearing at the web, damaging the balance. I draw attention to life that is very small, hidden or invisible, and its infinite detail and interconnectedness. Plants, insects, microscopic life, and animal and human anatomy inspire my drawings and the shapes I incorporate into my collages, wall sculptures and light-boxes.”

We just can’t wait to see what Karen has in the works for us, so here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

Steen_Karen_Image 1_AL_1_18   Steen_Karen_Image 2_AL_1_18   Steen_Karen_Image 3_AL_1_18

Be sure to follow Karen on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, January 4th – Tuesday, January 9th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle