Karen Goetzinger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Fine Arts from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work is exhibited by public and commercial galleries throughout North America, and has been shown in exhibition spaces in China and Australia. It also hangs internationally in private and corporate collections.
Utilizing layers of mixed media, which often includes hand stitched thread, she expressively marks the imprint of time and place on individual memory. Each artwork is intentionally without figurative elements allowing the viewer to become the human element, in solitary interaction with the abstract landscape and their own personal narratives and perhaps fleeting memories.
Recent recognition for her work includes a 2016 exhibition award at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, an invitation to participate in the 2017 Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf in Quebec as well as 2016 and 2017 grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Karen has taught by invitation in Australia and New Zealand. She was appointed to the Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture, and Heritage Investment Program Steering Committee and was unanimously elected to the Arts Network Ottawa Board of Directors in 2013, and is currently serving a second term.