|Karen Parker||Biography: Karen Parker was born and raised in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
She received her BFA from UNC- Greensboro and her MFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Her work relies on classical masters for a foundation in realistic draftsmanship, accurate use of color and exquisite composition, yet each piece deftly incorporates modern themes and subjects.
Karenís award-winning paintings are found in public and private collections in U.S. and worldwide. Her portrait work has been recognized by leaders in the field, including Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Marc Prachter, as deserving recognition. Country: USA Birthyear: 1959 Galleries: North Charleston City Gallery, North Charleston, SC
Commons Gallery, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY
Iredell Museums, Statesville, NC
Depot Gallery, Mooresville, NC
Barr Gallery, Abingdon, VA
Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC
Milton Rhodes Gallery Sawtooth Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Elysium Studios, Winston-Salem, NC
Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury NC
Bloomfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
Chapel Hill Alumni Center, Chapel Hill, NC
William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA
Full Circle Gallery, Hickory, NC
Seaside Gallery, Nags Head, NC
MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney, MT
Lloydís Art Center, Fort Collins, CO
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL
Awards: Creative Capitol Professional Development Workshop Grant Charlotte, NC 2007
Through Womenís Eyes, By Womenís Hands, Chapel Hill, NC. Jurorís choice award.
Spring Art Competition, Mooresville, NC. 1st place award.
Fall Competition, Hickory, NC 2nd place award
Artoberfest, Mooresville, NC, Grand Prize
Spare Parts, Hickory, NC. First Place
Full Grant Funding for Installation project: Arts and Science Council of NC 1998
Media: oil Style: realistic Subjects: people, portraits and characters, Still Life, Animals|