Delible Marks by Karen Azarnia

January 21 – March 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 23, 3 – 6pm
Curated by Anne Harris

Karen’s work can be related to 20th century “painter’s painters” such as Edwin Dickenson, but can also be seen in the context of established painters such as Eric Aho and Hanneline Rogeberg, and has a kinship with emerging artists such as Josephine Halvorson and Vera Iliatova.  Like Karen, these artists use fluid, expressive paint to convey air, light, hinted stories, and the mystery of revealed and concealed forms.

Having only received her MFA from SAIC in 2008, Karen has already been awarded an Illinois Arts Council Development Grant, a CAAP Grant, and a residency at the Ragdale Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Knock Knock Gallery and Gallery Uno in Chicago; the ASA Exhibition in the Puck Building, NYC; and at Miami Dade College in Florida. Delible Marks is her third solo show in the last two years. http://www.karenazarnia.com