Karen Graber









Every choice I make in the studio is filtered through the lens of meaning. I start with nothing and it is by the choices I make that meaning is created.

My practice of making art is also a vehicle for tapping into a deeper consciousness, where I can step outside of my day to day reality and shake hands with the unknown. This is what continually brings me back to the void of the blank surface, it is there truth resides.



Karen Graber is an artist, arts educator and psychotherapist. She has been a professional artist for over 25 years, as well as an art instructor through continuing education at community colleges throughout the city. Karen has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University and has studied painting at Cornish College of the Arts, The Factory of Visual Arts and the University of Washington. Her artistic interest is the exploration of the realm of abstraction through the use of found objects, mixed media and paint – producing work that has mystery, intelligence, humor and beauty within it.

Karen has been the featured speaker for the NW Collage Society and has juried numerous shows throughout the Seattle area. Her work is exhibited widely in the Northwest as well as throughout the United States. Karen is currently represented byColumbia City Gallery.




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