Karen Viola Artworks
A bit about me
I spent my childhood in Canada then moved to New York to earn my BFA at Parsons School of Design. I have designed innovative children’s books for many years and now run my own graphic design business, Climbing Tree Studio, and micro-press, Climbing Tree Press. An endless fascination with the human journey informs my ever-unfolding studio practice and current progress towards a Masters in Liberal Studies at SUNY Empire State College.
My art practice
I find inspiration in the panoply of patterns and narratives of nature, humans included. I am currently experimenting with unconventional book and kinetic forms using paper, textiles, and single-use plastic packaging. I strive to offer visceral, hands-on experiences with both my individual and collaborative pieces in an effort to nurture curiosity and critical thinking in these challenging times.